Frustrated and confuzed on visa issues!
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Dec 6, 2012 5:49 AM Last Post By: BOOMER1
Dec 6, 2012 1:33 AM
Frustrated and confuzed on visa issues!I had been traveling the world with no troubles, met the love of my life we traveled together, shes English and being from New Zealand i could easily get a working visa for the UK.
At the point in time there was no sense in me getting a 2yr working visa then as id waste half of it before i arrived.
My girlfriend wanted to do Aus and NZ so made sense as i was traveling from america i would go into the UK on a visitor visa since i was so close and we could spend xmas and new years together. Wed travel back to nz together whilst there get my working visa and return with her. 6 months later (9 months total since i went to get in)
So anyway I flew to the UK and was handed a refusal of entry notice handed to me, for insufficient reliable information and failed to give satisfactory answers to Imm officer. I also had no flight out, but there was no mention of this issue, but careless on my part i know realize.
As of right now i dont really know where to start.
I was flown out at the governments expense, how do i find out whether i owe money or not before i try to re enter? And to who if i do?
I want to get a youth tier visa, i can only do this once. How do i make sure i get approved besides proof of a job, sufficient funds and place to live, ties to home, return ticket? basically clear my name of any evils that may be looked upon me as it was a harmless mistake.
Also am i banned for any amount of time since i didn't pay for my return flight? ive tired reading legal terms and conditions but find them confusing as i don't know where i fall.
Can i still gain entry to america to work again on route to the uk?
Will i have to get married to gain entry haha? illegitimately of course it would be real.
My girlfriend arrives in NZ after we've had 4.5 months apart, she has a working visa all approved for 12 months and she has funds so we can be together while i sort this all out.
I just want to find out where i stand so i can plan what i have/need to do or expect in the future.
Dec 6, 2012 2:11 AM
1I was flown out at the governments expense, how do i find out whether i owe money or not before i try to re enter?
I don't know of any facility to repay the goverment.
I want to get a youth tier visa, i can only do this once. How do i make sure i get approved besides proof of a job, sufficient funds and place to live, ties to home, return ticket?
The only thing you need out of all that is sufficient funds. I doubt you would even be able to buy a return ticket for 2 years away.
One thing you must do is declare the entry refusal on the application - there is a special section for this. Failure to do so is very likely to be classed as deception which can incur a 10 year ban. However having been previously refused entry is not grounds to refuse the YMS visa.
Also, you cannot in the foreseeable future attempt to enter the UK as a tourist on arrival - you would need to pre apply because of the entry refusal.
Also am i banned for any amount of time since i didn't pay for my return flight?
A 2-5 year ban exists but I don't think it applies in your case as you were refused entry rather than breaching immigration conditions while already here then leaving.
Relevant immigration rules are:
Grounds on which entry clearance or leave to enter the United Kingdom is to be refused
(7B) where the applicant has previously breached the UK's immigration laws (and was over 18 at the time of his most recent breach)by:
(b) breaching a condition attached to his leave;
(c) being an Illegal Entrant;
(d) using Deception in an application for entry clearance, leave to enter or remain, or in order to obtain documents from the Secretary of State or a third party required in support of the application (whether successful or not);
unless the applicant:
(iv) left the UK voluntarily, at the expense (directly or indirectly) of the Secretary of State, more than 2 years ago; and the date the person left the UK was no more than 6 months after the date on which the person was given notice of the removal decision, or no more than 6 months after the date on which the person no longer had a pending appeal; whichever is the later;
Edited by: wadef
Dec 6, 2012 5:49 AM
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