I am a current Tier 4 student in the UK, studying at a higher education institution (HEI). I decided to take a placement year last year,so I will have to apply for extension to complete my final year.
I had a visitor visa refusal in May 2005. I didn't mention this in my previous Tier 4 application, made in August 2015, because they were only asking for refusals in past 10 years.
But now, in the new visa application form, it asks if I ever had any refusals from the UK. I am confused whether or not I should mention my 2005 refusal.
Would they refuse the application on the grounds of a 13-year-old refusal or will it affect my extension application at all?
Also at the time of refusal, I was only 8 years old. I don’t even know the reason for refusal and my parents don’t have any documentation for it. The only thing I have is a refusal stamp on my old passport with the refusal date and location.