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Hello, I am a 27 year old Australian currently living in the

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Hello, I am a 27 year old Australian currently living in the UK on a 2 year working holiday visa, which runs out on the 4th of June this year. What will happen if I leave the UK 1-2 weeks after my visa expires. Would I be running the risk of being banned from re-entry?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 7 years ago.



Thanks for your question.


Although they would be within their rights to ban you from re-entering if you overstay by any length of time generally there is a convention (though not a rule/law) that no such action is taken if you overstay by less than 28 days. If you make a further application for re-entry you will have to explain why you overstayed and its best to have a good reason for doing so.


An overstay would not be atomatically fatal to a further application for re-entry but you would have to explain it, and it would also be much better to volunteer the information rather than tender it upon request.


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Edited by T_Graham12 on 5/13/2010 at 11:56 AM EST
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