How to assign an unrestricted CoS?

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How to assign an unrestricted CoS?


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Old 10th July 2020, 12:07 PM
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Default How to assign an unrestricted CoS?

Hi all, I hope this is an easy one for somebody here, because my HR rep and I are really confused!

I have been working for my company on a Tier 2 visa since 2015. The time has come to renew the visa, and my company requested an unrestricted CoS for this purpose. They have been allocated 1.

Following the guidance, it looks like we need to go to the SMS and "Create and Assign CoS". But, we got a bit stuck:

1. Do we need to create a new single certificate, or create a new single certificate based on an existing certificate?

2. How do we answer the question "Have you met the resident labour market test?" We did originally in 2015, but as I am applying for an extension and continuing to work in the same job, we don't need to readvertise and go through all that again. Is the correct answer here yes or no?

3. What work start date is appropriate? Technically my last certificate ran out on June 30, but we were told that they were happy to roll this over while we waited for the new CoS to be allocated. (COVID delays held things up) Do we put today's date? It looks like we can't put a date in the past.

4. I will be eligible for ILTR in August. When would it be appropriate to put the end date for this sponsorship?

5. Is there any issue with changing the hours of work from my last certificate to this one? The last certificate stated that I have a 40 hour work week, but the new HR rep said that this is technically incorrect, and should be 35 hours.

Thanks everyone for reading, I just want to make sure we get it right and neither HR nor I have any idea what we are doing!

Cheers

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