The UKBA has announced its intention to introduce another amendment to the Immigration Rules which will come into effect on 1 October 2012. The new rule will require mandatory refusal of applications for those who apply for leave to remain more than 28 days after the expiry date of their visa.
This rule will affect:
- all Points Based System migrants;
- everyone on working and student routes;
- migrants on UK ancestry visa;
- applicants under long residence rules;
- discharged HM Forces.
If you have overstayed your visa and plan to regularise your status at some point in future we strongly recommend that you seek legal advice without delay.