How can I extend my stay in UK?
I hope that you are fine.
I need to seek advice in a matter related to my visa/stay extension in UK. I am an international student and have done Masters this year, hence have a tier 4 visa. My visa is going to expire on 3rd of February next year. There is a good chance that I might stay in UK for a year or two if I get an extension of 2-3 weeks as there is a good chance that I might work for the university from which I graduated. The only hindrance in my way is that it would be until end of January that the job that I am interested in, would be advertised. The description in the job will be well suited to the area of my expertise, so there is a good change that I'll get it.
Furthermore I wanted to add that I have been working for the same university for a period of two months as a research assistant, but it was a contract based job and has already been finished. Can I get a tier 2 visa on the basis of that?
In addition to that I have a conference paper to be presented in April. the deadline for the submission of abstract is 21/12/12, and I'll submit an abstract before I reach the deadline. I'll receive confirmation that my paper has been included in the conference within one and half month. Will I be able to extend my visa based on my conference paper? I have read on the UK boarder agency website that if you want to appear in a conference then you'll have to apply for a business visa, and it was enlisted that for this visa category you might not have any intentions to work in UK. Can my student visa be extended based on my conference paper and can I apply for visa extension a week or two before that date of my visa expiry?
It would be really nice if you could help me out with this mess as my hopes are diminishing as the days pass by.