Re-entry bans

Re-entry bans if you are covering the cost of your own travel

If you have been issued with a notice advising you that you are an illegal entrant:

  • You may face a re-entry ban of 1 year and must leave without delay

If you have overstayed your leave to remain, the overstaying began before 6 April 2017, and on the date you leave the UK you will have overstayed:

  • Fewer than 90 days, then you may not face any re-entry bans
  • More than 90 days, then you may face a 1-year re-entry ban

If you have overstayed your leave to remain, the overstaying began on or after 6 April 2017, and on the date you leave the UK you will have overstayed:

  • Fewer than 30 days, then you may not face any re-entry bans
  • More than 30 days, then you may face a 1-year re-entry ban

Re-entry bans if Home Office is covering the cost of your travel

If you have been issued with a notice advising you that you are an illegal entrant, and the length of time (on the date you leave the UK) that you have overstayed since that notice was issued is:

  • Fewer than 6 months then you may face a 2-year re-entry ban
  • More than 6 months then you may face a 5-year re-entry ban

If you have stayed in the UK beyond the end of your permitted leave to remain, and on the date that you leave the UK you have overstayed:

  • Fewer than 6 months then you may face a 2-year re-entry ban
  • More than 6 months then you may face a 5-year re-entry ban

Re-entry bans if you are covering the cost of your own travel

If you have been issued with a notice advising you that you are an illegal entrant:

  • You may face a re-entry ban of 1 year and must leave without delay

If you have overstayed your leave to remain, the overstaying began before 6 April 2017, and on the date you leave the UK you will have overstayed:

  • Fewer than 90 days, then you may not face any re-entry bans
  • More than 90 days, then you may face a 1-year re-entry ban

If you have overstayed your leave to remain, the overstaying began on or after 6 April 2017, and on the date you leave the UK you will have overstayed:

  • Fewer than 30 days, then you may not face any re-entry bans
  • More than 30 days, then you may face a 1-year re-entry ban

Re-entry bans if Home Office is covering the cost of your travel

If you have been issued with a notice advising you that you are an illegal entrant, and the length of time (on the date you leave the UK) that you have overstayed since that notice was issued is:

  • Fewer than 6 months then you may face a 2-year re-entry ban
  • More than 6 months then you may face a 5-year re-entry ban

If you have stayed in the UK beyond the end of your permitted leave to remain, and on the date that you leave the UK you have overstayed:

  • Fewer than 6 months then you may face a 2-year re-entry ban
  • More than 6 months then you may face a 5-year re-entry ban