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#1 kiwidirect

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 11:50 AM

Hi I came over to the UK on the WHM visa September 2008. I have less than a year left but would like to either extend my visa.. how?? or could I possible change it to something else?

My boyfriend is British but we don't want to get marry yet - are there any other way? Im not too keen to fly all the way back to NZ and start the whole process again.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 01:09 PM

Hi I came over to the UK on the WHM visa September 2008. I have less than a year left but would like to either extend my visa.. how?? or could I possible change it to something else?

My boyfriend is British but we don't want to get marry yet - are there any other way? Im not too keen to fly all the way back to NZ and start the whole process again.

Cheers


How long have you been with your boyfriend?

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 04:35 PM


Hi I came over to the UK on the WHM visa September 2008. I have less than a year left but would like to either extend my visa.. how?? or could I possible change it to something else?

My boyfriend is British but we don't want to get marry yet - are there any other way? Im not too keen to fly all the way back to NZ and start the whole process again.

Cheers


How long have you been with your boyfriend?


Just slight under a year. We don't live together though nor have anything joint.

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:48 PM



Hi I came over to the UK on the WHM visa September 2008. I have less than a year left but would like to either extend my visa.. how?? or could I possible change it to something else?

My boyfriend is British but we don't want to get marry yet - are there any other way? Im not too keen to fly all the way back to NZ and start the whole process again.

Cheers


How long have you been with your boyfriend?


Just slight under a year. We don't live together though nor have anything joint.


You could apply under the PBS as a student (if you wish to study) or any other tier if you fit the requirements, but the application would need to be from abroad for PBS applications as WHM holders are not allowed to switch in country to these tiers. other options would have been spouse, fiance visa. You would not fit the requirements for as an unmarried partner.

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 02:56 PM

& there is no way to extend the WHV, it is a once in a lifetime visa. Don't overstay your WHV either, it will only make things harder for you in the long run.

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 10:03 PM

Your unable to extend this visa once you've had it. It's over with!

You may have to go back to NZ; a possible route you could look into is UK ANCESTRY (if you have a UK born grandparent!) that way you won't have to do the trip a third time and instead work without restriction and apply for settlement.


Otherwise you may go back to NZ for a skilled visa (I recommend not)

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Posted 25 July 2010 - 01:07 PM

Due to unforeseen circumstances I can't leave till end of the year. By doing so, I will overstay my whm by just over 2 months.

Will I be in trouble at the airport? Also will the HO be able to track me down and deport me before that? given that I have done the biometric etc back in my country. Could they track me?
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Posted 25 July 2010 - 04:58 PM

What do you mean by unforeseen? You seemed to indicate in November last year that you wanted to remain beyond your visa validity so you must have had some element of foresight with respect to your current situation. You will not be removed or deported but there remains a small but real chance that you will be stopped on departure and your overstay recorded. Any return to the UK will be denied for 12 months unless it's in a settlement category.

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Posted 26 August 2010 - 11:58 PM

What do you mean by unforeseen? You seemed to indicate in November last year that you wanted to remain beyond your visa validity so you must have had some element of foresight with respect to your current situation. You will not be removed or deported but there remains a small but real chance that you will be stopped on departure and your overstay recorded. Any return to the UK will be denied for 12 months unless it's in a settlement category.


That was back in November. My last post was in July. A lot can happen in between. I am leaving the country but won't be until 2 months past the expiry date which I have tickets for. I heard that its easier to leave via Northern Ireland as the they don't do passport check between UK & Ireland. Is this true?

In two months I'll be leaving but wishing to come back to the UK in January to be with my boyfriend. If I get stopped on departure.. I will be in Ireland. Will that lessen the trouble I'll be in as I can be in Ireland as a tourist on my NZ passport right?

I was told to head to Belfast as its between UK to UK so there will be no passport control. Then train from Belfast to Dublin and fly back to NZ that way.

Or leave UK via sea as they don't check your visa page Just your passport.

Or worst scenario is that I get caught. They can't ban me for 12 months or 10 years as my bf is living in the UK could they? If they do.. can I apply for Human Rights appeal?

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 06:35 AM

This will make no difference. Can't you leave within 28 days of the end of the visa, that way there will be no ban at all and you won't have to lie?

Or has the 28 days already gone? If so, the only way you can get back in the next 12 months is on a settlement visa.

If you try to come back within that time as a visitor, and lie about your overstay, you will be looking at the 12 month ban turning into a 10 year ban.




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