Thanks for your service. It was big relieve. However, would just a few more details.
Based on the 1st question?
just want to make sure again (ref to the 1st question)
-The Home office got my IGS application on the 13th june 08
- my student visa expired on the 30th June 08
- I received my refusal form with appeal from to lodge, the Home Office sent a form 2 days after the signed date (30th July 08), stating that I have 10 working days and they have also stated on the letter : consideration has been given to the following : granted leave to remain as a student till 30 June 2008
- so i did not appeal instead, I made fresh application Tier 4 to secure within 10 days ( i mean that is what I was told by my consultant as he sent my applications on my behalf)
- I received a letter from the Home Office (dated at 27/08/08) * Im not sure why it was dated so late from the the applied date.
- Finally I received my application on the 13th Nove 2008. *it took them so long to to return my passport endorsed with entry clearance. All this while, I was in the UK while my documents were being processed. After that, I also went back to my country for holidays (3 times every consecutive year)and returned to the UK without no problem. * When i departed UK on the 2009 for a holiday, I had a valid leave and when I returned, I had a valid leave.
So my final 2 questions are:
1) Will I be considered over-stayer between 30 June 08 till Nov 08?
2) is there any break in my stay (continuous and lawfully)
many many thanks!
I will definitely rate your answer once i get this.
I would like to find out one more thing. Regarding my application for the 10 year lawful residence.
A year ago, my visa expired in Feb 23rd. I left before my visa expired and and entered as a general visitor within 1 month (End of March) and then I got accepted into university. I went back to my country to apply for tier 4 in June. I got my visa in Aug 17th before and I returned to the UK in Aug 17 with a valid leave. is there any break in the continuous six months? Many thanks!
Thanks a million for a quick reply? so does that mean even the General Visitor is not a valid leave in the UK?
sorry I am still confused. I'm a non-visa national as I m from Singapore, I still do not understand why I have a break in continuous lawful stay
I saw a related link here at http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/policyandlaw/modernised/other-categories/long-residence.pdf?view=Binary
pg 17 of 71 which states:
Time spent outside the UKContinuous residence is not considered broken if the applicant: is absent from the UK for six months or less at any one time, and had existing leave to enter or remain when they left and when they returned – this can include leave gained at port when returning to the UK as a non visa national, see related link: Information for non-visa nationals.
I would really appreciate if you could verify. Cheers!