ciran wrote:He made his application on the 20th. I was wondering, will he be banned for 12 months because he went back on the 15th? this is so distressing - I have never been this distressed in my life.
I just keep thinking, if they were going to do that - why would they give him an interview?
I left the UK on 26th Feb , few weeks before 17th March. I applied on 2nd April and got an interview on 1st May. I was so hopeful going to the interview, thinking the same way as you do, that if they havent rejected straight away, there might be a chance.
At the interview, however, ECO asked me nothing about my relationship with my husband,etc, nothing apart from how, when I came to the UK first time, how many times I extended my student visa, how I got my Work Permit and then was not granted leave to remain because of another stupid rule of theirs.They asked "were you aware that you were in the UK illegaly?", I said "yes". That's it. As if they were checking if I would lie about my immigration history. I then got a feeling that my case had been decided before the interview, they just wanted me to tell them that I overstayed.
Simirarly to you, it is the most stressful time for me and my husband.I can't wait for all if this to finish and live our lives again. Waiting for the results of the appeal we have no choice but to be optimistic and I wish you the very best, please keep strong. Each case is individual and perhaps your husband's interview will be successful, I just wanted to share my experience so that you are ready for any outcome.