HI ThereI had valid visa until 01st of July 2010 & applied for extension of visa on 30th June 2010. My payment of visa application was already being taken from my account on somewhere on 05th July 2010 by UKBA. But, today I have received a letter from UKBA stating that my passport size photograph is not as per the UKBA requirements so I will have to make the fresh application within 21 days. They have sent me a blue sticker along with the papers. What is the option in my case now.
Province/Country relating to question : UK
Nothing has been tried because I have received this letter in the evening
What is your current visa?
Dear Sir/MadamHave you sorted my query.
No, I require you to state what type of visa application you have made?
Tier 4 (General Student)I have sent the older application alongwith the most recent Bank Statement, Photographs at address given on the blue sticker sent to me along with the papers.
If you have sent back the original documentation to the address on the blue sticker then your application should be considered. Although you have technically overstayed by 5 days they have returned your papers with a blue sticker.
The blue sticker is the name and department of the caseworker dealing with your matter and if they have already deducted the fee from your account then you can try to argue that your application is technically under consideration you are entitled to remain until you have received their decision.
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Thanks for your help. I want to know that I have sent the older application form with most recent photographs & bank statements. I believe that if the decision will be against me then they are not going to give me the right to appeal against their decision.
Your help in this regard shall be highly appreciated.
As long as you have complied with their request for a compliant photograph and this was the only objection initially stated in your letter then you should be fine.
If an application is made in time (ie. before overstay) then you will be granted leave to appeal.
If an application is made out of time (during overstay) then you will not be granted leave to appeal.
You're going to have to wait and see if they give you leave to appeal, if they don't then you are going to have to rely on the argument stated above - ie, that by accepting your fee and being assigned a caseworker it is technically still an active application. You may get some traction with this.
I hope this clarifies, if so please click accept. Tom
The last question in this regard:
I have sent back UKBA the older form but now I come to know that the new TIER 4 (General Students) form is available. I found no change in the form except the version at the bottom saying version (07/10). I want to know whether they will take it adverse or normal because in their letter they said the form should be the most recent form authorised by UKBA.
Your answer would give me relief.
I'm afraid it would be folly for me to be definitive on whether they will accept/reject your application and it would not be fair on you for me to pretend I could.
It is, I suppose, technical grounds for rejection, but it depends on how vigilant they are about checking.
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