Why does he not obtain a new passport from the Ghanaian Embassy in London?
I thought he couldnt as he has overstayed. Isn't there a procedure to follow for an overstay returning to their country? Do we have to inform anyone?
There is no procedure to follow as the UKBA wishes to make it as easy as possible for people who are in the UK illegally to return home as easily as possible.
The obnly thing he will need to do is obtain a new Ghanaian Passport.
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He can request his passport back, however, the UKBA may not return it if they believe it to be fraudulent.
If that is the case, he would be better off making an application for a new one.
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