I applied for a UK visa using a passport with a false date of birth in 2009. The application was refused.
In 2012, I changed my passport to an e-passport and applied for another UK visa with sworn affidavit explaining the reasons behind the fake date of birth, and included my birth certificate. I was granted a visa; I traveled and returned after 11 weeks.
I applied again in 2012 and was rejected, and again rejected in 2013 citing the dual date of birth as the reason.
I applied again in 2014, and explained with an affidavit etc. But I was advised to stop applying for now. Though I was not categorically told that I was banned.
Please, if indeed it was a ban, when was I banned and when can I reapply for another visa? The visa I got in 2012 was a business visa which I presented the business evidence.