UK immigration – changes to applications from overstayers

January 7, 2012

From 1 October 2012 migrants who have overstayed their leave for a period exceeding 28 days will have any application for further leave automatically refused.

On 29 June 2012 the UK Border Agency (“UKBA”) announced that this change would affect applicants applying for further leave to remain in the UK under the points based system as well as through a number of other routes, including all working and student routes.

From October 2012:


Changes to applications from overstayers

For further information or to discuss the issues raised, please contact Sarah Buttler on +44 (0)20 3051 5711.


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