New fast-track trial for some Change of Circumstances requests

The UKVI have been taking an increasing length of time to allocate unrestricted CoS over the past few months – here’s why!

Since April 2016 getting an unrestricted CoS allocated to sponsors has become increasingly difficult, requiring a comprehensive representation as to why the CoS is required, but at least they were allocated within a few days.

However, as many sponsors will know to their fury and frustration, the UKVI have recently been taking 6-8 weeks, and sometimes longer, to deal with unrestricted CoS requests.

Now, out of the blue, they have announced a Tier 2 and 5 priority change of circumstance service which allows A rated sponsors to get their CoS allocated within five working days. This same service also applies to sponsors wishing to add a Level 1 user or replace an authoring officer.

However the service comes at a cost: £200 for each individual CofC request. And currently it is limited to 20 requests per day – for the whole country.
Our first experience was traumatic to say the least – We started dialling at 09.00 sharp but it took over three hours of non-stop dialling to get through to the premium service number in order to pay the £200. We were number 18!

But then, at least, the CoS was allocated within a couple of hours – so it can be done easily enough Yet another example of the system gathering extra revenue.

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We provide a ‘No Win – No Fee’ guarantee for all points-based system visa applications unless expressly stated at the time of appointment. We will guarantee our service for these applications by offering a full refund on our fee should it be unsuccessful.

These guaranteed terms are conditional upon the client being able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Home Office that they have earned the income claimed or that they have the necessary funding in place for maintenance or are fully conversant with their business plan in the case of Tier 1 Entrepreneurs.

It also presumes that neither the applicant nor their dependants have previously come under scrutiny or been under investigation by the Home Office for any immigration matter. In order that we can do our job properly the necessary information and details required should be made available and they must genuine as well as accurate.