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tvt wrote:As delay caused by the company and not by HO your friend should play safe and either:
1. Use an expert (like Work Permits.com) to regularise his stay.
2. Leave the UK and apply for an Entry Clearance based on the WP extension.
A friend of mine tried to get EC based on WP letter which had been sent to him to the home country by the UK employer - however HR made a mistake and applied for the WP assuming that the guy was in the UK whereas he had finished his studies and was back home...tvt wrote:You will be able to get an EC based on WPX unless the EC officer is too fussy.