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Hi just wanted ask if someone has over stayed in the uk and

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Hi just wanted ask if someone has over stayed in the uk and gets caught from police
will there finger prints that they gave to enery the uk be enough for
The immigration to send them back to their country.
As this person has lost the passport
Many thanks

Alex Hughes :

My name isXXXXX and I am a Solicitor based in London. I'm happy to help with your question today.

Alex Hughes :

If the persons biometrics were taken (e.g. fingerprints) and this shows they are an overstayer then yes they can be sent back.

Customer: He has hidden his passport and working here with out a visa
Alex Hughes :

It sounds like he is in breach of immigration rules and liable to deportation. He cannot work without permission from Home Office and he certainly should not be in the UK without a visa.

Customer: u wanted know how long will imigration take to send him back
Alex Hughes :

It depends. If he is arrested by immigration he could be sent back in a few weeks. But if he appeals the process can take many months. If he wins his appeal he might even stay.

Customer: I have tryed reporting him two yrs ago but imigration haven't done anything
Alex Hughes :

Sadly not much else you can do. You can report him again to UKBA but they are short staffed and under funded these days.

Customer: he had a two year student visa which expired 1 year ago
Customer: what r the chances he will win the appeal on these basis
Alex Hughes :

Many people find many different reasons not to leave the UK. For example, he could claim asylum or apply on human rights grounds. Whether or not he can stay really depends on the reasons he gives immigration.

Customer: Ok thank you
Alex Hughes :

My pleasure. Please remember to rate my answers. Alex

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