I was in the UK for seven months. I arrived in UK with my husband (who is a British citizen) on August 11, 2018 after our wedding on August 4,2018. We applied for the Spousal Visa on January 1, 2019. I received my refusal letter on a Saturday, February 23, 2019. The letter said to count it as receiving it two working days later (February 26, 2019) I had 14 days to appeal or I had to leave the country. I decided to leave the country but I couldn’t at the time because the Home Office didn’t return my passport with the refusal letter.
I left on March 23, 2019 using the Voluntary Return Service BUT I paid for my own flight back to the U.S.
I am afraid that my second visa application will be refused again because I overstayed my six months visit. I’m also afraid I might have a re entry ban because I used the VRS and overstayed.
Any advice on what we should do? I’m currently in the process of reapplying from the US.