Rules now changed for overstaying

Applications for leave to remain will fall for refusal if you have overstayed beyond the end of the last period of leave to enter or remain you were granted. The only exceptions are where your application is made within 14 days of your previous leave expiring and Home Office considers there is a good reason beyond your/your representative’s control.

If there are good reasons which prevented you from applying in time you must submit evidence of these with your application. The threshold for what constitutes ‘good reason’ is high and will depend on the individual circumstances of the case