In most cases, people do not overstay on their UK Visa or Permit on purpose. Mostly it happens as people live busy lives and accidentally miss the expiry date of their visa. Unfortunately, to overstay on your visa can have very far-reaching consequences.
Also read our article on how the Home Office is clamping down on people who overstay, via the banking sector.
Tips on how not to overstay on your UK visa
- Set up a reminder system on your calendar or on your phone. You can even ask friends or family to set reminders, as well. The importance of maintaining valid Leave to Remain in the UK is worth the extra effort.
- Ensure that the Home Office has your current and updated contact details. If the Home Office decides to amend the period of your Leave to Remain for any reason then they will seek to contact you to let you know of the change. If they are not able to contact you as a result of having outdated contact details, you could end up overstaying, whilst believing that you hold a valid visa.
- Make sure that you know all the requirements for your next immigration application. Also make sure that you are able to meet these requirements. This will help prevent last minute delays and stress. Feel free contact BIC today if you are not sure what your next application will require and they can ensure that you are well-prepared for the next step in your journey.
- Speak to your Breytenbachs consultant at least a month before your current visa expires. This will ensure that you have plenty of time to collect the paperwork required in support of the application. This will also give enough time to prepare & submit the application in advance of your visa expiring.
UK Immigration rules change and evolves regularly. Applying for your UK visa, can be time-consuming, stressful and feel overwhelming at times. Why not arrange a consultation with Breytenbachs and allow us to ease the burden and help you with the application? We offer a professional service that will put your mind at ease and ensure that the application process is smooth and efficient.
Contact us today for a consultation.