I overstayed my visa in the UK and tried to beat the system by getting an emergency visa for my voluntary exit. After I returned to Nigeria, thinking I was smart, I used forged immigration stamps on my passport and this was discovered by the ECO when I made a fresh application in 2008.
In all honesty, I was desperate to return to the UK and I decided to appeal the decision but it was rejected and I was issued a 10-year ban for forgery and overstaying my visa.
During this period, I have got my act together, got married and have a good job. I have been to other countries including the UAE, the US and South Africa and did not stay beyond 1 month on each trip during the period.
What are my chances of getting a tourist visa to the UK by April 2018 when my ban is over?
If I apply with my family now, would my past affect their chances?
If yes to Q2, is it wise for them to apply alone as I am no longer keen to visit the UK?