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The decision:

I have refused your application for a visit visa because I am satisfied that paragraph V3.6 applies.

Under paragraph V3.6 of the Immigration Rules a person must automatically be refused entry clearance if false representations or documents are used (whether or not material to the application and whether or not to the applicant’s knowledge), or material facts are not disclosed in relation to the application. A false representation for these purposes is a lie, or a false statement in a visa application, made either orally or in writing.

In your current visa application form you have stated that you will travel to the United Kingdom for 5 days to see your friend. You have declared in your application you never been refused a visa for the UK However, Home Office records show that you previously made an application to enter the UK for which you were refused entry. You applied and were refused with your application at DHAKA (BHC) 431876 on 14/01/2008 when you applied for a visa to come to the UK. I am satisfied that you were given ample opportunities to disclose relevant information about these applications. The fact that you chose to omit such information undermines your credibility and I am not prepared to exercise discretion in your favour.

I am satisfied that you have made false representations in support of your application and that your application should therefore be refused under paragraph V3.6 of Appendix V of the Immigration Rules. You should note that because this application for entry clearance has been refused under paragraph V3.6 of the Immigration Rules, any future applications may also be refused for the same reason, under paragraph 320 (7B) of the Immigration Rules or paragraph V3.7 of Appendix V of the Immigration Rules. A refusal under paragraph V3.7 of the Immigration Rules may attract an automatic refusal period of up to 10 years. The period starts from the date of the previous event in which the deception or submission of falsified documents or information was employed.

I am also satisfied that you have used deception in this application. This means that future entry clearance applications may also be refused under the Immigration Rules for a period of up to 10 years depending on the type of application you make. The period of 10 years starts from the date that the deception was used in this application for a visa.

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    Why did you lie? You did not expect to be caught? Forget about ever visiting the UK in this lifetime, and maybe even the next. – user 56513 May 21 at 11:40
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    You can apply and they will just send a refusal that brings the ban into effect. After 10 years, you may apply after consulting a good solicitor having experience in handling such cases, which will cost you. Please see the linked question for a very good overview. – RedBaron May 21 at 11:56
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    You've got a 10 year ban effectively. – CMaster May 21 at 12:14
  • I do not want to hide it. In 2008 I applied for student visa. It was my hand written passport and I do not have any kind of info from that pass which i can provide to them. And I just thought it was more then 10 years so do not need to maintains as well.. – user97884 May 21 at 13:41
  • Too late for the OP, but for others in the future: In that situation, answer "Yes" to the question about past refusals, and give what information you do have or remember, no matter how incomplete. – Patricia Shanahan May 21 at 15:23
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Can I re apply?

Yes you are free to reapply. Your application will almost certainly be refused and you will receive clear notification of the ban. Don't let the use of the word may confuse you into thinking you have an out.

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