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#1 physicskate

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:26 PM

Dear all,
Can anyone take an educated guess as to how long the entire Tier 2 process can take, from a business signing up to be a sponsor through to getting the actual visa. What if they do the priority visa service? Is there any way to reduce this time??

I feel like it's a pretty significant hurdle to sponsoring people, the months that they advise this process to take.

I was just advised by the school (that hired me as a shortage occupation teacher currently here on a Tier 2) that they actually hadn't completed their application for sponsorship until today, even though they said they did it (2) months ago. I am 'meant' to start work there in one month. Now with this whole cooling down time mallarchy, I have been left truly trapped!!! Rant over. I have no hope, right??

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 02:49 PM

I think it is unlikely.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 10:59 AM

Unlikely is an optimistic view. So they have taken two months to do nothing... It is likely to take months for Sponsor Registration to be completed. They are still not on top of all allocation renewals and have gone from answering their telephones almost immediately to sometimes not picking up at all.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 05:41 PM

So does anyone have a rough guess (give or take a month) how long the whole process takes? From signing up as a sponsor to being able to work, providing there were no real difficulties with the case?
Most businesses can't wait 5 months before an employee can start while the UKBA fumbles around in bureaucracy. But what if they cannot find a British person to do the job? What is the point??? They are hurting British businesses by creating so many excessive barriers to hiring when there aren't enough people here already to do the job!! Rant over.
Any ideas on time?? Or would it just be such a wild shot in the dark as to be a bit pointless??

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 09:15 PM

10 weeks tomorrow and still no word... On another thread it is suggested that I can apply for the visa before the sponsorship has actually come through. Is this possible? At this point, I would be happy to hire an advisor to help. I feel like I'm banging my head against a brick wall!! (But then again, perhaps it is just this idiot the school has assigned to manage all of this...) I'm literally just sitting here twiddling my thumbs and losing money in time I am not allowed to work. Thanks!

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:47 PM

10 weeks tomorrow and still no word... On another thread it is suggested that I can apply for the visa before the sponsorship has actually come through. Is this possible? At this point, I would be happy to hire an advisor to help. I feel like I'm banging my head against a brick wall!! (But then again, perhaps it is just this idiot the school has assigned to manage all of this...) I'm literally just sitting here twiddling my thumbs and losing money in time I am not allowed to work. Thanks!



13 weeks today. Radio silence.
I will keep updating this thread with any progress made, as it does seem to be a problem of people trying to change jobs (is locking someone into a job by making it virtually impossible to get another one legal? Especially when the practices of the previous employer were exploitative?). Come on UKBA!!!
I have sought counsel, who have advised waiting until sponsorship is granted and applying in the usual way, in my particular case.

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 04:57 PM


10 weeks tomorrow and still no word... On another thread it is suggested that I can apply for the visa before the sponsorship has actually come through. Is this possible? At this point, I would be happy to hire an advisor to help. I feel like I'm banging my head against a brick wall!! (But then again, perhaps it is just this idiot the school has assigned to manage all of this...) I'm literally just sitting here twiddling my thumbs and losing money in time I am not allowed to work. Thanks!



13 weeks today. Radio silence.
I will keep updating this thread with any progress made, as it does seem to be a problem of people trying to change jobs (is locking someone into a job by making it virtually impossible to get another one legal? Especially when the practices of the previous employer were exploitative?). Come on UKBA!!!
I have sought counsel, who have advised waiting until sponsorship is granted and applying in the usual way, in my particular case.


Date of application for sponsorship: July 27, 2012
Date of acceptance as a sponsor: Dec 4, 2012
New employer has still not obtained access to SMS...

The saga continues....

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:18 PM

The whole system is an absolute bloody disaster. If it helps, it's not just you.

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:55 PM

Date of application for sponsorship: July 27, 2012
Date of acceptance as a sponsor: Dec 4, 2012
Date CoS assigned: Dec 12, 2012
Date application submitted: Dec 12, 2012
Date of Biometric enrollment: January 8,2013
Date of approval letter: January 22, 2013
Date of receipt of approval letter: January 28, 2013
Date of receipt of BRP: 14 February, 2013
Date of leave validity: 14, January, 2013 - 14 January 2016

Total time to change employers: 7 months

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:16 PM

Pathetic.




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