Sharan Rupra of Kangs Solicitors outlines the entry bans that can be imposed by the Home Office on individuals who have previously breached immigration law.

Individuals who have entered the UK illegally, overstayed their visa, breached a condition attached to leave or used deception in an immigration application may face the following re-entry bans which are governed by paragraphs 320 & 320(7B) of the Immigration Rules.

No Ban 

  • for individuals who have overstayed for ninety days or less and
  • left the UK voluntarily at the expense of the UK government

One Year Ban

  • for individuals who entered the UK illegally,
  • overstayed,
  • breached any conditions attached to their leave or
  • used deception in the UK but
  • left the UK voluntarily at the expense of the UK government

Two Year Ban

  • for individuals who entered the UK illegally,
  • overstayed,
  • breached any conditions attached to their leave or
  • used deception in the UK but
  • left the UK at the expense of the UK government within six months of being issued with removal process or administrative review process

Five Year Ban   

  • for individuals who entered the UK illegally,
  • overstayed,
  • breached any conditions attached to their leave or
  • used deception in the UK but
  • left the UK at the expense of the UK government or
  • left or was removed from the UK as a condition of caution

Ten Year Ban

  • for individuals who have been removed or deported from the UK or used deception in an application for entry clearance.

Exceptions | Kangs Immigration Advisory Team

There are a few exceptions where re- entry bans will be forfeited such as applications made under:

  • Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules, paragraph A320
  • Appendix Armed Forces of the Immigration Rules, paragraph B320 & EEA Regulations
  • Victims of trafficking
  • Individuals who were Minors at the time the immigration law was breached
  • Individuals who did not know that the documents they submitted were false
  • Human Rights grounds

Commencement Of The Re-Entry Ban

The ban period commences from the date that an individual left the UK or from the date of the refusal notice in applications refused on the basis that deception has been exercised.

How Can We Help? | Kangs Immigration Solicitors

At Kangs Solicitors we have an experienced team of immigration and criminal lawyers who regularly advise and assist clients with all aspects of immigration and criminal defence.

We have a proven track record of successfully advising and guiding clients through their proceedings.

Who Can I Contact For Help? | Kangs Solicitors

Please feel free to contact our Immigration Team through any of the following who will be happy to assist you:

Sharan Rupra
immigration@kangssolicitors.co.uk
07989 521 210 | 0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396

Sukhdip Randhawa 
immigration@kangssolicitors.co.uk
07989 521 210 | 0121 449 9888 | 020 7936 6396