UK Immigration News
New Guidelines for Overstayers in UK Announced
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
News Guidelines for overstayers in the UK have been announced by the UK Boder Agency.
From October 1st, 2012, applications for renewed leave to stay in the UK will be refused if the application is made 28 days or more after the previous leave has expired. This rule has already applied to applicants who apply under the UK family migration route. It will also apply to all other applicants from October 1st, 2012.
These are applicants under:
If the applicants want to make an application when their 28-day period has expired, they must leave the UK and reapply from overseas.
The rules remain unchanged for anyone wishing to change his status from a Tier 4 student visa holder to a Tier 2 Skilled Worker visa holder. Applicants for a UK Tier 2 Visa must have a valid Tier 4 visa when making the application, else they must apply from overseas.
Similarly, applicants for extending a Tier 4 student visa to remain in the UK by starting another course must ensure that the new course of study begins no more than 28 days after the end of the leave to remain in the UK.
If you are interested in UK Visas, contact Migration Expert for information and advice on which visa is best suited to you. You can also try our visa eligibility assessment to see if you are eligible to apply for a visa to the UK.