Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywFawwad Nisar mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.

Dear Home Office,

I have been reading the guidance notes with respect to the long residence, and this in the guidance notes, and I quote " departed the UK before 24 November 2016, but after the expiry of their leave to remain, and applied for fresh entry clearance within 28 days of that previous
leave expiring, and returned to the UK within 6 months"

From this it is clear that the 28 days limit applies if the person leaves the UK after his/her entry clearance has expired and before 24th Nov 2016. Also the new rules say that if the applicant leaves after 24 Nov 2016, then he/she should re apply within 14 days.

My question is, what would happen to a person who leaves the UK before his entry clearance expires and returns back to the UK with new entry clearance. But he/she applied for the new entry clearance beyond 28 days. There is no mention of 28 days anywhere in the guidance note for a person who does not overstay and gets entry clearance. Is there any such rule or its just that I am overthinking too much ?

Yours faithfully,

FOI Requests, Home Office

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FOI Requests Home Office

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FOI Requests, Home Office

Dear Fawwad,

Please be aware that we have decided to handle your correspondence of 19 February outside the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act. This is because it does not meet the criteria for a Freedom of Information request, as it does not ask for recorded information.

Below is a link to the ICO guidance for the criteria for valid requests under the Act:

We will provide an answer to your query, but it will be answer outside of the provisions of the Act.  You should expect to receive a response in due course.

Thank you,

P. Zebedee
FOI Requests
Home Office

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Nid ydym yn gwybod a yw'r ymateb mwyaf diweddar i'r cais hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth neuai peidio - os chi ywFawwad Nisar mewngofnodwch a gadael i bawb wybod.