On 25th of November 2015, I was granted a 6 months C-VISIT visa for UK. I entered the country on 22nd of March 2016 and my visa expires on 25th of April. On my entry application I noted that I will stay for 30 days. Am I eligible to extend my visa?
Based on this information: gov.uk/standard-visitor-visa/extend-your-visa, I should be eligible to extend my visa. I've called UK Visas and Immigration centre and I was said that C-VISIT visa cannot be extended. The lady on the phone was very surprised when I've told her that I have another information from their website and told me that I could try.
I'm confused now: can I extend my visa or not?
Actually, I was calling them for another question. This application: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/516833/FLR_O__Version_04-16.pdf requires my Biometric residence permit in the Section 4:
Note 1 In accordance with regulation 3 of the Immigration (Biometric Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 anyone applying for an extension of stay in the UK in the categories for which this application form is specified must also apply for a biometric immigration document, otherwise known as a biometric residence permit.
But you can't have one if you're a visitor. In the meantime, they are referring this link: https://www.gov.uk/biometric-residence-permits that says:
You don’t have to apply for a BRP. You’ll get one automatically as part of your visa or immigration application.
When you make your visa or immigration application you have to give the personal data that appears on your BRP.
I am really confused now. Can somebody help me with this? Can I extend my visa or not? Do I need a BPR?