Hi, I have applied for leave to remain in the UK in grounds of private life in August 2012. I want to get settlement through the 10 year route. I have mixture of legal and overstay in the visa and applied in grounds of links in the UK, UK tax payer and having family in the UK. I have lived continuously in the UK since I was 18 for over 13 years.
I have not had a reply from UKBA still apart from acknowledgement of application and Biometric test.
In August 2013 (one year after applying to UKBA) I got convicted in court of drink driving and received an 18 month ban with a fine (my reading was 62, not high risk offender). I did not have any other convictions of any kind before. I have just attended a rehab course for drink driving that was offered by the court and have the ban reduced by 4.5 months, but still do not get my license back until next year in end of October 2014.
I applied for leave to remain directly myself, I did not use a solicitor. I have not informed UKBA about this conviction. Do I have to inform that given that I got the conviction after the application? Will my application be refused if they find out about this? I cannot find the rules if I should inform them about this conviction after application. On the other hand, if I do inform them in a letter in writing, will my application be refused? Many thanks
The conviction happened after my application. This is why I am asking if I should inform them?