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UKBA sets 30 Nov deadline for repayment of COA fee ad hoc pleas

Not to accept ad hoc pleas from 1 December 10th November 2010: From 1 December, the UK Border Agency will no longer accept ad hoc applications for a repayment of the Certificate of Approval (COA) fee.
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If you wish to make an ad hoc application for repayment of COA fee before scheme finally ends, use `Repayment of Certificate of Approval fee request form’ by November 30. After that pleas will not be accepted.

The UK Border Agency has asserted: `From 31 July 2009, migrants who applied for a Certificate of Approval between 2005 and 2009 have been able to apply for their fee to be repaid.

`They were required to show that paying the fee caused them real financial hardship at the time of payment. The advertised repayment scheme came to an end on 31 July 2010.

`Since 31 July, the UK Border Agency has accepted some ad hoc applications for a repayment of the COA fee. The Agency accepted such applications in the interests of ensuring that all those who may have suffered real financial hardship as a result of the COA fee had an adequate opportunity to apply for a repayment.

`From 1 December, however, the UK Border Agency will no longer accept such applications.

`Those wishing to make an ad hoc application for repayment of the COA fee before the repayment scheme finally ends should use the Repayment of Certificate of Approval fee request form (COAFR).

`The application forms should be sent by 30 November to: UK Border Agency, COA Ad Hoc Repayment Scheme, NCC1, Lunar House (9th floor), 40 Wellesley Road, Croydon, CR9 2BY

`All requests for repayment received by 30 November will be processed under the terms of the scheme. Applications made after 30 November will not be accepted and will be returned without processing. There will be no further extensions to this scheme.

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