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Post by mmc » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:00 pm

Hello experts,
We recently got married; details below

Wife status, Tier 4 Gen visa till June 2013.


Her visa runs out on the 5th of June, and she has got the final paper on the 06/06/2013, ACCA!

Can she overstay for a day in order to take her exam and fly back on the same day ? She will be applying for Tier 1 Gen dep visa from her country. Would that make any issue if she overstay for a day?


your help will be appreciated.


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MMC

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Post by Casa » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:41 pm

No.. but it may affect a 10 year ILR application in the future.

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Post by mmc » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:57 pm

Thanks for your reply. She will applying for Tier 1 Gen dep visa.


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Post by pennylessinindia » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:45 pm

Why not get her to ask to change her exam dates?

Just a point you might want to bear in mind for future posts the application is not a spouse application but a dependent one
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Post by mmc » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:15 am

Thanks pennylessinindia,
Exam date is scheduled by ACCA exam body! The next date will be in Dec 2013.

What is the grace period after leave expires ? i.e for how long can Tier 4 overstay with a valid reason?


Many thanks


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Post by Graceofgod » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:13 am

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If she leaves the country within 28 days of the visa expiry date then there should not be a problem and she could mention her circumstances for being overstayer in a covering letter to submit along with any future applications.


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Post by mmc » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:45 am

Many thanks Graceofgod,

Certainly she will leave the country after taking her exam and will fly back. Yes she will mention the overstay period with a valid reason and evidence. My concern was to make sure, we know the total grace period after expiry date. Also it would be a good idea to ask the UKBA via email and keep the response email from UKBA as an evidence in future applications.


Much appreciated your help guys! Bless you


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Post by mmc » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:37 am

Hello Experts,
I just called the UKBA and explained the situation, but they said, that she cannot overstay for a single day NO! except if there is an accident/serious illness etc... But not for exams or graduation ceremony. She should depart from the UK before her LTR expiry date. Which disappointed me! At least they should give someone a grace period! :(


Thanks for your help guys!

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