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This is the advice i would take if i was you. Just a few months apart and you will legalise your stay. Note overstaying is not a ground for spouse visa refusal. Instead of all the headache just fly back home and marry her as advised.
Overstaying itself is not a ground for refusal of spouse visa but Working while illegal or receiving public funds while illegal is deemed as frustrating the immigration system.
If you have not worked illegally on record, used NHS without paying or recourse to public funds etc, the easiest way for you to have a family life and nurture that baby as required is to plan it out now(check that wife meets requirements to sponsor you etc), go to your hoe country, marry spouse and apply initial spouse visa and get entry clearance.
Bathanza you mean section 320(11)bathanza wrote: ↑Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:59 pmIf you were to go abroad you CAN be faced with section 302(11) refusal. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/immigration ... or-refusal
There is no guarantee for ANY visa application in your circumstances and even with a baby, you would face refusal if you had no other strong reason as to WHY you cannot apply for a visa using the correct method.
By leaving you can get married in your home country, get the English test, hopefully you meet requirements and then come back 4 to 6 months later on 5 year route.
OR apply as a partner (you still need marriage) and get to 10 year route.
The consequence of not leaving is an expensive and long long battle.
If you cannot leave due to Coronavirus restrictions look at how you can fulfil requirements in meantime.
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Not really rather mammoth obstacles you will have to go through with no guarantee of success.
I think you have had the best advise and nobody would be willing to discuss their case on a public board. Remember citizenship is a privilege not a right. It has to be earned by doing the right thing's. The system has its own rules and you have to play by the rules of the system.