Thank you for your response.
I wish I had had information like this earlier.
However if I do take the option of asking for an extended stay through the form you mentioned, how long does the decision usually take? This is because my last exam is on Dec 10th, and if I can stay till then that will be perfect.
Secondly, If i do apply and end up staying beyond the 28 day grace period would I be in breach of the law for overstaying?
Lastly, Do you have an idea how much the process costs?
Thanks again for the help.
But if I apply for the FLR O then I get my CAS while waiting for a decision, you say that I can withdraw my application then apply for the visa as normal?
Would I have to receive confirmation that the FLR O has been cancelled before I apply for the visa? And secondly, would I be submitting my passport along with the FLR O in which case do I wait till I get it back before applying for the visa?
Thanks so much.
1) If i wanted to make this FLR O application, is it done online or by post? And if by post , does the postal rule apply whereby I would have been deemed to have submitted once the date of posting falls within the 28 days?
2) Would I be able to recieve this correspondence between us via email so that I can be able to refer to it later?
3) Based on your vast experience, have you handled a similar case as mine and what do you feel my chances of success are? I would not hold you to it as I just want an informed opinion before I apply as GBP601 is quite a hefty sum of money.
Thanks for your advice earlier.
I submitted the FLR O application this morning and I am also applying to other universities so as to get a CAS so that I can withdraw the application and make a new visa application.
When I do get the CAS, would I be making a visa extension request or a request for a new visa? This is because, given that I have overstayed, can I still apply to extend a visa that has already expired?