Dear Sir/Ma'am, Hello. My name is Mohsin Alam, I'm an international student and have some issues regarding my student visa that I wish to consult you about. I switched degrees, from a one and a half year degree to a two year one. My current visa is set to expire on '21st of September 2020'. However my new degree will be completed in "May 2021" and I therefore possess a COE that should allow me to extend my Visa till September 2021. As such, I wish to apply for an extension of my Visa and I wanted to ask you some questions in this regard:
1) Does the process start from scratch and will I need to resubmit all the documents that were required for the initial application?
2) My original IELTS result has expired. Will I have to give a new test? Can I give a PTE test instead?
3) How long will this entire process take? Can it be done before my initial Visa expires or will I have to apply for a bridging visa?
4) How much will the entire process cost, including application fees and your legal fees? I wish to apply for my new Visa soon and am looking for the best assistance for this procedure. I hope that you can help me out.
Thank you for your time. Kind Regards Mohsin Alam.