If I have overstayed in UK, how many years ban?


The Home Office in the United Kingdom is clear that someone who overstayed more than 28 days will have their application refused unless they meet one of the exceptions set out in the Rules. Those who have breached the UK’s immigration laws could see applications to re-enter the UK refused for the following periods:

  • 1 year if, following the breach, they left the UK voluntarily at their own expense;
  • 2 or 5 years if, following the breach, they left the UK voluntarily at public expense;
  • 10 years if they were removed or deported from the UK following their breach.


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About the Author:

Don Magsino MBA is a graduate of Ateneo De Manila University Graduate School of Business. He is a qualified and a practicing Immigration Advocate in the UK. His mobile phone is 07446888377 / Direct Line: 0207 316 3027 Email is don@stanfordlawassociates.co.uk. His London office is located at 239 Kensington High Street, London W8 6SN. He is accredited by the Law Society in England and Wales and regulated by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC) Level 3: highest level in immigration professionals. He has represented clients in the First-tier Tribunal, Immigration Detention Courts and Deportation and Bail Hearings and to the Upper Tribunal and won many difficult cases in immigration law in the United Kingdom. Visit http://www.stanfordlawassociates.co.uk.

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