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Thanks for your reply. There are some points that need to be clarified.
1. The link you gave me in your answer relates to domestic workers. I am not a domestic worker, so that link is irrelevant!
2. When is the cut-off time for submitting an application for extension? The UKBA website says you must apply at least 4 weeks before your permission to stay in the UK ends, whereas the guidance notes to the FLR(O) rules say you should apply before the end of your permitted stay in the UK (no mention of "4 weeks before")
3. Can you give me an indication of the normal processing time for an extension application. I will have to re-arrange my travel bookings, and if the processing time is only a couple of weeks, it may not be worth the expense involved for such a short extension..
My situation is not very common, because I have an Academic Visitor visa, not a tourist or domestic worker visa. Can you please explain the extension process and timescales.
I'm not clear about the meaning of this sentence :
"This process can take up to 6 months, this is why I stated that once you have undertaken the work required to withdrawn the application and return home". Can you clarify please.
I understand that the leave to stay will be extended while the application is being considered.
I was really questioning the ungrammatical structure of your sentence ... I'm afraid it makes no sense. However, I think I've got enough information now. Thanks for your help.
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