The UK Borders Agency (UKBA) website has just announced very important changes to applications from visa overstayers in the UK.
From 1 October 2012 anyone from outside the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) who has overstayed their leave by more than 28 days will have any application for further leave refused.
This change in the Immigration Rules will affect applicants applying for further leave unde the following categories:
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The points-based system;
All working and student routes;
Long residency routes;
Discharged HM Forces;
or UK ancestry routes.
This change is in line with the new immigration rules coming into effect for the family migration route from 9 July 2012 and is a continuation of a tightening on immigration policy in Britain.
If you have limited leave to remain you must ensure you apply to extend your leave, if needed, in time.
If visa holders allow their visas to lapse by more than 28 days, they will have to leave the UK to make a new application.
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