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Old 04-05-2013, 11:28 PM
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Shall I mention my overstay in UK ?

Hello,

I overstayed in the UK for 2 years on my student visa. Came back to Pakistan voluntarily. I got engaged (both families present including friends and realtives ). My fiance' has Australian PR. It is 110% genuine relationship. About to send my PMV(subclass 300).

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SHALL I MENTION MY OVERSTAY IN THE APPLICATION ? OR DON'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THE UK ?


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Old 04-06-2013, 01:40 AM
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Hello,

I overstayed in the UK for 2 years on my student visa. Came back to Pakistan voluntarily. I got engaged (both families present including friends and realtives ). My fiance' has Australian PR. It is 110% genuine relationship. About to send my PMV(subclass 300).

My question is :



SHALL I MENTION MY OVERSTAY IN THE APPLICATION ? OR DON'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THE UK ?
Always be honest.

It will work against you for pretty much ever if you lie to them once.

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Old 04-06-2013, 03:05 AM
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Agreed with Nelly - the issue will be the question of whether you have ever had a visa cancelled or refused. If your visa was cancelled due to the overstay, then you need to admit that. There's another question about whether you ever left a country in order to avoid removal or deportation - that's the question where this would likely come up.

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Old 04-06-2013, 03:22 AM
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2 years is a long time to overstay in any country, not alone in the UK, you need to declare this and show all reasons why you overstayed as said by both Mark and Nelly. The Immigration im sure will ask for the reasons why and what actions were taken, unfortunately they don't take likely to some one lying about there application details so you must give them every piece of detail you have in connection to your reasons for overstaying.
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Thank you everyone for your replies. I really appreciate that ! I'll do as you all said ! Cheers !


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Old 04-06-2013, 10:26 PM
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One more thing I need to ask.

How can they find out that I overstayed in the UK if I'm not going to write anything about that ?


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Old 04-06-2013, 11:03 PM
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They will ask you what you have been doing between year x and year y and if you don't give satisfactory answer with proofs they will send it to ASIO who will find out the answer.

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Old 04-06-2013, 11:23 PM
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Hi Dgs -

Countries regularly share movement records with each other - it's commonplace (especially since 9/11) and a typical part of the immigration and security checks done when a person applies for a permanent visa. This kind of info does not require an ASIO check - it's considered routine immigration info shared between countries - all DIAC needs is a passport number to run this type of check.

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Hi Dgs -

Countries regularly share movement records with each other - it's commonplace (especially since 9/11) and a typical part of the immigration and security checks done when a person applies for a permanent visa. This kind of info does not require an ASIO check - it's considered routine immigration info shared between countries - all DIAC needs is a passport number to run this type of check.

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So I have a question in regards to being in other countries. In 2005, I studied in the UK for 3mo (Sept-Dec) and traveled around Europe on the weekends and breaks. Is this something they would have to do extra security checks for? I included all the countries I have been to in the past 10 years on my application. European countries while abroad and visiting with family, Canada, Australia 3 times. I have never lived in another country except for that 3mo period for a semester abroad. Now I am worried this may hold up my application!

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Hi -

Always better to tell the whole truth on immigration applications. Casual travel to countries will not usually cause extra security checks, unless those countries are high-risk countries and there is some reason to suspect an issue.

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