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#11 sah10406

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 09:28 AM

Sounds like you need detailed one-to-one advice on your options, rather than tips and info from a board like this. Recommend you arrange to speak to an immigration adviser.





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Posted 27 August 2010 - 01:30 PM

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.


No my visa have not expire yet. Very soon though.

What is a settlement visa?

I went away to Europe during the summer and just came back this Tuesday. Should I have asked them to stamp my passport for extra 3 months as a visitor?

If possible and I don't get caught.. would getting a new passport help? Even though I still have 3 years left on my current till expiry date!

Edited by kiwidirect, 27 August 2010 - 01:35 PM.


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Posted 27 August 2010 - 01:33 PM

For you, probably fiancee or spousal visa.

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 02:03 PM

For you, probably fiancee or spousal visa.


Neither of those I want. If say I take fiancee, is there a time limit where we have to get hitch?

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 02:15 PM

Within 6 months, but if you do not intend to marry then you can't apply for this. besides, to apply for that involves going back to NZ.

If you leave the UK for, say, Europe, before the expiry of your current visa then you could re-enter as a visito, as long as the immigration officers are convinced that you are just a visitor and that you do not intend to stay for longer than another six months.

I can't see how getting a new passport would help. if you overstay, they will know about it, and you will be banned.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 04:13 AM

Just to let you know that all those months of worrying was for nothing. I flew out in December 2010 from Heathrow Airport and didn't have a single problem even when I went through passport control.

So I guess when I come back within 12 months.. everything should be fine?

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 01:24 PM

Not necessarily, if you overstayed last time and want to come to the UK again as a visitor, then I can see possible problems. Why if you overstayed last time are you not going to overstay this time?

Plus I hope you kept to your conditions and only did 12 months work.

If you want to come to the UK as a fiancÚ or spouse you have to apply overseas and different rules apply regarding overstaying.

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Posted 02 January 2011 - 02:57 PM

You've missed an important point Kiwidirect. Most overstayers have no problem leaving the UK, passing through passport control without questions being asked. The problem comes when you next want to enter the UK and are asked details about your previous stay here as Summertime has correctly warned and as Victoria professionally advised previously.

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 01:04 PM

I have closed the other thread about coming back, as it is best to continue discussion here.

How long did you overstay in the end?

Do you have any UK or EU ancestry? Many Kiwi's have Irish or Scottish ancestry.

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Posted 08 January 2011 - 12:11 AM

I have closed the other thread about coming back, as it is best to continue discussion here.

How long did you overstay in the end?

Do you have any UK or EU ancestry? Many Kiwi's have Irish or Scottish ancestry.


@ Victoria. My WHM expired on the 6th September 2010. I flown back into the UK from holidaying abroad on the 4rth September (Heathrow) and he didn't ask me when Im leaving etc even though it clearly states that my visa will expired in 2 days time - merely asked if I had a lovely summer etc and that hopefully the winter won't be too bad.

When I came in through passport control, I had to fill out a arrival declaration form. It has my home address in London etc - they would have known where to find me if really needed to boot me out of the country.


I flown out of London on the 14th December via USA and it was fine.

@ Summertime. I worked for 9 months and the rest of the time I was travelling in and out of the UK, up and down England.




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