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Guidance published on re-entry ban

Guidance published on re-entry ban

The Home Office and UK Visas have published guidance on their website about how their decision-makers should apply the re-entry ban and the concession that was announced. Unfortunately, they appear to be sticking to the strict terms of the concession that was announced in Parliament, meaning that the concession only applies to those present in the UK on 17 March 2008 who leave voluntarily before 1 October 2008. Anyone who left before 17 March 2008 does not fall within the concession and appears to face the exclusion ban.

Anyone in this position should certainly seek legal advice as it is absurd to treat worse those who had already departed from the UK in order to regularise their position than those who had lingered in the UK for longer.

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