In short term C type visa Overstay is the allowed duration a six month stay or the visa expiry date?

Because the duration of stay is 180 days. I entered UK at September 27; my visa will be expire 12 October. How Long I can stay in UK in this case?

If I stay after 12 October is it overstay or I can stay maximum 180 days from the date of entry even if the visa expires. What is over stay in this case please let me know .

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    What was the start date of your visa? It’s very unusual to get a UK Standard Visitor visa with a validity period of less than 6 months
    – Traveller
    Sep 30, 2019 at 14:31
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    – phoog
    Sep 30, 2019 at 21:31
  • @Abdul Not leaving on or before 12 October = overstaying unless you are eligible to apply to extend your visa and do so before your current visa expires.
    – Traveller
    Oct 1, 2019 at 8:23

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In the UK, as in the Schengen area, you may only remain while your visa is valid. Six months is the maximum duration of validity for a standard visitor visa, but if your visa has a shorter period of validity you must respect that.

If your visa has been issued for a shorter period, you can apply to extend it. The total duration of your visit may not exceed six months. Like many UK immigration fees, this is ludicrously expensive, costing £993 for the extension and £19.20 for biometrics processing, for a total of £1012.20.


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