Amendments to rules regarding Visa Extensions - | Hudson McKenzie


Amendments to rules regarding Visa Extensions

August 16, 2012 | News

We would like to send a reminder to our clients that with effect from 1 October 2012, the UK Border Agency (UKBA) will automatically refuse any applications for further leave to remain for migrants who have overstayed their visa for a period of 28 days or more. This change will affect applicants applying for further leave under all studying and working routes.

We suggest that applicants whose leave is expiring soon should ensure that they apply to extend their leave in time. If 28 days have expired, migrants will have to leave the UK and then reapply for a visa outside of the country.

For more information on the above, please contact the Global Mobility professional you deal with at the firm or send an email to one of our London Immigration Lawyers at