Libyans in the UK

The UKBA accepts that Libyans in the UK may be unable to return due to the current situation in Libya. The UKBA asks that you keep proof of original travel plans as evidence of your intention to comply with your original visa requirements. They ask that you monitor the situation, and make arrangements to return as soon as it is safe to do so.

The UKBA does not, however, confirm how any future immigration applications will be considered if you are forced to overstay your leave. It is likely ...
The UKBA accepts that Libyans in the UK may be unable to return due to the current situation in Libya. The UKBA asks that you keep proof of original travel plans as evidence of your intention to comply with your original visa requirements. They ask that you monitor the situation, and make arrangements to return as soon as it is safe to do so.

The UKBA does not, however, confirm how any future immigration applications will be considered if you are forced to overstay your leave. It is likely it would be considered favourably, but silence is not often an indication of acceptance. They do suggest that those wishing to apply for permission to remain should do so in 'the normal way' and any representations about exceptional circumstances will be carefully considered.

This includes problems with payment of UKBA fees. If you have fun into financial difficulties because you were forced to remain in the UK longer then expected the UKBA hinted that they would look sympathetically where you are unable to afford their fees.

We would suggest seeking immigration advice from an accredited immigration lawyer about your stay here, and also when you come to making applications in the future. You can monitor the situation in Libya, as well as travel advice, here.


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