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Hello All (And request for advice)
« on: July 26, 2017, 01:39:05 AM »
Hello all,

I'm glad to have found this place.  My name is Ciaran, and I'm an American with a job interview tomorrow (the 26th) to teach at Oxford Brookes University.  I need advice, on a lot of things.  Most importantly though is getting a work visa.  My English friends say it is no problem, and shouldn't be much trouble, however, my investigations seem to indicate that may be typical English understatement.  I'm going to post this over in the visa thread as well, but any recommendations would be appreciated.  If I get the job, my hope would be to get indefinite leave to remain, as the job would more or less be a dream job for me.  I don't want to screw it up by getting the wrong visa, or anything like that.  Please help.  Thank you in advance.


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Re: Hello All (And request for advice)
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2017, 05:47:49 AM »
I see you've been getting some good advice over in the visa forum but just wanted to say hello and welcome.  :)

Best of luck with the interview tomorrow.  :)
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.


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Re: Hello All (And request for advice)
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2017, 01:28:08 AM »
Thank you.  The interview went well.  Now for the waiting game.


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Re: Hello All (And request for advice)
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2017, 01:19:48 PM »
Fingers crossed!


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Re: Hello All (And request for advice)
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 07:56:49 PM »
Hi Ciaran, welcome to the forums! Best of luck with the job!


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Re: Hello All (And request for advice)
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2017, 07:38:08 PM »
I got the job... now the next stage, figuring it all out.


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Re: Hello All (And request for advice)
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2017, 07:46:56 PM »
I got the job... now the next stage, figuring it all out.

Congratulations!  :)  What did they say about sponsorship?
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.


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Re: Hello All (And request for advice)
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2017, 02:03:59 AM »
I'm going to work on that one next.  I accepted the job at the end of day for the UK.  (Currently working with a 7 hour time difference)  I hopefully will have an email soon from HR.  I plan on talking to the consulate here in Denver, and hopefully they can help.


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Re: Hello All (And request for advice)
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2017, 04:02:37 AM »
I'm going to work on that one next.  I accepted the job at the end of day for the UK.  (Currently working with a 7 hour time difference)  I hopefully will have an email soon from HR.  I plan on talking to the consulate here in Denver, and hopefully they can help.

It's really the sponsor that should be helping you with this. They will know what to do. Hopefully they bring you up to speed sooner rather than later to save you from worrying about it!
Set your alarm early to deal with the time difference!  :)
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.


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Hello All (And request for advice)
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2017, 06:54:33 AM »
Congrats on the job :)

I plan on talking to the consulate here in Denver, and hopefully they can help.

They are not going to be able to help anything as they don't deal with visas.

Only the university can help you with this, because it's their responsibility to organise the visa sponsorship for you.

They will need to apply for and issue you with a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) for the job. Once you have the CoS, you can then start the visa application process.

If they are unwilling to sponsor you and won't issue a CoS, then unfortunately you won't be able to take the job.



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Re: Hello All (And request for advice)
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2017, 01:50:40 PM »
They will need to apply for and issue you with a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (CoS) for the job. Once you have the CoS, you can then start the visa application process.


The university have to request  a "Restricted-CoS" to bring someone to the UK to work for them. The board to award these R-CoS, sit once a month on about the 11th and they look at employers who got their request in by the 5th of that month. 

Once the university have got you a Restricted-CoS, the work visa the university will need to sponsor you on,  is called a Tier 2 General visa. You can read about it here.
https://www.gov.uk/tier-2-general/overview
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Re: Hello All (And request for advice)
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2017, 05:22:45 PM »
Welcome Ciaran42!

I hope all goes well with getting your CoS!
Met online: 2000
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Oct 13, 2017: Husband left for UK


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Re: Hello All (And request for advice)
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2017, 11:10:43 AM »
Hello all,

I just wanted to post here, that my move is complete, except for my stuff which may be a few more weeks in arriving.  I start my new job tomorrow, and I think I have most of the issues sorted out for now.  Thank you again for all your help.


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