The UKBA announced changes to applications submitted by overstayers which take effect now. The new requirements might affect the migrants, who are currently present in the UK under:
– the point-based system;
– all working and students rules;
– visiting routes;
– long residency routes;
– discharged HM Forces;
– UK ancestry routes.
Migrants, who have overstayed their leave by more than 28 days at the point of application will no longer be able to apply for further leave to remain the UK as their application will be refused. Migrants who find themselves in this situation will need to leave the UK and make an entry clearance application.
The changes in the Immigration Rules will also affect Tier 4 applicants, intending to apply for Tier 4 (Student) leave extension. The Applicant has to make sure that the gap between the end of the current leave and the start of the studies must be no more than 28 days.