6 month uk visitor period
Replies: 17 - Last Post: Nov 24, 2012 2:59 PM Last Post By: Nice_But__
Nov 20, 2012 1:12 PM
6 month uk visitor periodsimple question or is it....my girlfriend came to stay with me in the uk from croatia for 4 and half months as a visitor from 15th June 2012 to 4th November 2012
When can she come back for another 4 and half months? 6 months from when she entered the country or at the start of the new year??
does anyone know cause we can't find an answer anywhere
many thanks all
Nov 20, 2012 1:18 PM
Nov 20, 2012 1:33 PM
Nov 20, 2012 1:44 PM
3Please look here....
Nov 20, 2012 1:47 PM
No data is currently held on when she exited the UK.
Nov 20, 2012 1:54 PM
Nov 20, 2012 2:01 PM
Nov 20, 2012 2:36 PM
7No record of anybody leaving the UK is currently held by UK Border Agency.
What an individual does is up to them but there is no Govt records held of people leaving the UK.
Police can and would investigate someone coming or going in the event of a serious crime being committed to find out someones movements.
Nov 20, 2012 3:02 PM
Nov 21, 2012 1:35 AM
9"i would have thought there there would be some sort of record of her exiting the uk on computer.....checking in for example? "
As others have stated, UKBA does not record (and rarely checks) people leaving the UK. The problem here is that from the sounds of it you have (righfully) declared the length of her previous stay in the visa application.
That is now on record and you cannot change your story next time you apply or attempt entry.
If you did, it is classed as deception and can potentially incur a 10 year ban.
Nov 21, 2012 1:40 AM
10".. as a visitor from 15th June 2012 to 4th November 2012
When can she come back for another 4 and half months? 6 months from when she entered the country or at the start of the new year??"
Until 15 June 2013, she can be present in the Uk for a maximum of 6 months. So she has 1.5 months remaining until then.
"so if my girlfriend would like to come back in January with all the necessary document supporting her reasons to visit and length of stay....like we had back in June when she came the first time....she would have no problems (touch wood) getting through immigration."
No, very risky to attempt this given the previous refusal. She would be advised to apply in advance - if she did so and the length of stay was less than 1.5 months and there are no other reasons for refusal, she should be granted a visa.
Nov 21, 2012 1:53 AM
11Are you aware Croatia is joining the EU in July 2013 - so she will be able to enter the UK (but not neccessarily work)without a visa after that time.
Edited by: wadef
Nov 21, 2012 3:40 PM
12cheers wadef for sheding some light on our situation, its more than we got anywhere else thats for sure. on the first visit however she didn't have a visa, she didn't need one....we only had to supply evidence that she was intending to leave the uk at the end of her stay, in this case a printed reciept of her flight booking for returning home.
and yeah, we are very aware of Croatia's entry into the EU next year :) that day can't come soon enough for both of us.
Nov 22, 2012 2:06 AM
13another thing....once croatia enter the EU will the whole of europe and the uk open their borders straight away after the 7th July 2013 upon Croatia's entry into the EU.....or is it a process and does anyone know how long that will take?
Nov 22, 2012 2:08 AM
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