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Upon your leaving your overstay will be noted. This will not result in an automatic ban immediately but it is likely that any visa application you make in the future will be refused initially because of the overstay. You will then have to appeal this and the decision will be entirely at the discretion of the Home Office.
On appeal you will have to produce very good reasons why it was necessary for your overstay and if this is because of a dispute with your college on your student visa then it would be well worth your while to collect as much information on it now so that you can produce it at a later date. All of this will be needed to establish the credibility of your claim that an overstay was your only option, but, again, it is at the discretion of the Home Office.
If you were here on a mere visitor's visa then it will be much harder to justify your overstay I'm afraid.
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No, they do not issue bans upon your leaving but, as I say, your overstay will be noted and possibly used against any future application you make.
There is no way of disguising your overstay I'm afraid and I would urge you not to consider attempting to do so - it could compound your problem and make it much harder to apply at a later date. Swallow the overstay and take your chances applying at a later date.
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They will always be able to tell you overstayed your visa because they will have records of when your visa was granted for and when you actually left the country I'm afraid.
There is also the possibility that you will be banned from entering the UK for a period of 1 year when you leave.
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