Hi Michele, thank you for your question. On what basis were you in the uk? When did your leave expire? What nationality are you ?
i am not sure if this has gone through so i will try again . i am canadian, i married a uk national in dec 2010 my spousal leave to remain expired 3.2.2013 and i just noticed it today. i am due to fly back to uk after a 13 day vacation to see my mother in winnipeg. i work fulltime in london. i will be renewing my leave to remain to the next stage asap when i get back. thanks michele
Michele I am sorry to tell you but you have a serious problem. Because you are more than 28 days after your leave has expired , you have broken your continuous lawful residence. You are therefore not eligible to apply for an extension of stay whilst in the UK. You could be refused reentry on your return to the UK if you tell them you are working and/or rejoining your husband. To comply with the rules you need to apply for a new spouse visa before coming back to the UK-I suspect that is what the embassy would have said. You may manage to talk your way in on short term leave but you could have a real struggle to regularise your position and legally you are not permitted to work. I am afraid there is no simple solution. Failing to apply on time is overlooked as long as it is not more than 28 days but anything more than that means your leave lapses. Sorry. Please come back if I can clarify anything
i have work permitted on my permit now , can i apply from here to extend? i imagine not. this is a disaster. thank you for your feedback.
do you think i can do it in two days?
thank you i do not know how to go about this, i will try and contact worldbridge here in edmonton, all i have are my expired permit my passport all my travel info is in winnipeg as i am in edmonton visiting my brother and his family for two days.
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