I have a problem. I overstayed my UK visitor visa for about 9 months and returned voluntarily in June 2008. I was 16, and no paperwork or administrative proceedings occurred. I did not get any deported stamp on my passport.

Prior to my exit I had been a frequent visitor since 2005 and never overstayed.

I got back to my country and had to apply for the new electronic passport because we were no longer using the old one.

However, I decided to use my real age which is 1992 compared to 1994 that was on my old passport.

The passport number on my old passport is different from the new passport I got too.

I have traveled to India and the U.S with the new passport and the visa is still valid until 2020.

However, since I left the UK in 2008 I never applied for visa or made any attempt in visiting.

I plan to go there for holiday this year and want to apply. How do I go about it? If I am asked if I have visited before or overstayed on the form do I indicate yes or no? What are my chances of getting it, and how do I got about the age difference?

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    Apply just like everyone and tell the truth. Your chance of getting the visa is slim. I would estimate your chances of refusal around 25%. See ukvisa.blog/2018/11/23/uk-visa-success-rate . You were a minor when you left, that will be considered in your favor. – user 56513 Jan 22 '19 at 23:52
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    @Lizzy The application does ask about previous visits and overstays (not just to the UK) and so you will have to declare your travel history. Attempting to hide it will get you a ban. As regards the age difference, you’ll have to disclose the explanation for it and hipe for the best. Holding a current US visa may help your credibility. – Traveller Jan 23 '19 at 1:06
  • @Traveller the application does not explicitly ask about an overstay. The UK had no exit checks in 2008 (even electronic ones like they have since 2014) and the application only asks about visits to the UK in the last 10 years. I would be more concerned about the fake date of birth. Would a fake date of birth render the old passport false? – greatone Jan 23 '19 at 5:40
  • @greatone: she is not to blame about wrong date on old passport (she was minor, and the birth date, name, etc. should be checked by authorities). To me seems like a common error on issuing passport (and one ask passport when one has travel plan, so a replacement is often not done). – Giacomo Catenazzi Jan 23 '19 at 9:25
  • Ok. But with respect to the date. I did an affidavit before I could even change the date on the new electronic passport. – Lizzy Jan 23 '19 at 9:53

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