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Hi, thank you for your enquiry. So that I am clear on your question, when you got your passport back from the UKVI, how long did you have remaining on your Tier 4 study visa?
Also did you cancel the application or did you ask for your documents only for purposes of urgent travel but without cancelling the application
Thank you for the clarification. I n that case since your immigration permission had already expired, you will be considered you would have been considered an overstayer from the date that you made your request to withdraw your application, not from the date when your immigration permission actually expired. It used to be 28 days but this has been reduced to 14 days. This effectively is a grace period and so when you apply for your entry clearance to return (remember if the Home Office had not considered your application yet they likely would not have used your CAS and if it is within 6 months since it was issued you can use the same to apply) as long as you left within 14 days of the date of your withdrawal the overstaying will not have an adverse impact on your application. I would be grateful for your 5 star rating of my guidance today. Feel free to send me your follow on question if you have one, I am still able to respond to you after your rating, All the best
Hi, apologies for the delay in reverting back to you,I must have inadvertently missed the notification. You cant answer No because that would not be true. The implication of saying NO when you did overstay would be the Home Office seeing this as deception and this alone can result in refusal of new application. Disclosing it should not have a negative implication because when you state the dates they will know that the period has to be disregarded. At the time it was 28 days as the rules had not changed.