I requested that the above be written into my contract when I signed it almost one year ago. It was one the points of unclarity I requested be made explicit. I wanted management to treat me fairly such as to resolve my employment situation in a reasonable timeframe. Last time, they delayed a lot.
Professionalism dictates, surely, that the matter should be settled long-enough before my visa runs out that I can make my next plans. I requested the date by which we should settle the matter be made explicit, and set to July 30. That way, there was a firm date which we can both clearly see, and, I hoped, they wouldn't endlessly delay like last time.