I am working for a company for the last 3 years, they sponsored me on Tier 2 General.
My UK visa will expire in July of this year, the company was supposed to renew their COS allocations in January but they still haven't done it.
Here are the reasons I have been told for this:
HR was too busy, they applied in March but it was rejected for reasons not known to me
Their immigration lawyer was too busy
In the same period as above they were able to get another newly-hired (less than one year) employee restricted COS for their visa (This process is far tougher than what they need to do for me).
I re-informed my manager about my concerns but nothing much has changed.
HR deceived me by saying that they received COS allocations in March but later on we found out that their request was rejected by Home Office.
This is a small company and I am desperate to get my visa extended otherwise my residence clock will be reset and I won't be able to come back for a year.
I tried explaining my problems to my manager and HR but they just don't seem to be taking matter as seriously as they ought to.
- HR doesn't seem to be understanding the urgency of the situation
- My manager doesn't let me talk to HR about immigration. He wants me to go through him for unknown reasons
Maybe there is something else going on which I am not sure about?
I believe I am a productive part of my team but you never know what is going on in other people's hearts.
I have very little time and I am desperate to get my visa extended. Should I involve company's CEO as it's a small company of less then 50 people. If yes, then what should I say?
I have been told by the manager that if I speak to the CEO and if he gets angry over the matter, I might get fired (I am not sure how true this is).
Not so related concerns
In worst case scenario if I couldn't extend my visa, I will have very little time to tell my landlord about leaving the house I rented.
Similarly getting vaccination for my family including less than a year old son.
and other travel related issues etc.