In 2009, I was banned for deception (I applied as a student/dependent and my sponsor’s tax document was deemed fake). My sponsor claims (still) that the document wasn’t fake and it was obtained from the appropriate authorities even if he used a broker (which he still uses till date).
Unfortunately, we never received the document back from the Visa Office (it was withheld) and could not ascertain the validity of the claim (we submitted the original copy).
I was not allowed to appeal and my attempt at an administrative review was not received at the consular. I also didn't have the funds to get a UK immigration lawyer to help with my case. After several failed attempts to get my case looked at, I simply concluded that I was a guinea pig of a flawed system in my own country.
November 30, 2019 made it 10 years. I have served my time, gained full employment and have a work related meeting coming up in our London office in March 2020 (In the past, I have missed several work opportunities due to the ban even if I was a student and knew nothing about the document).
I am Nigerian but was recently assigned to a project in a different country. Curious to know what my options are and general next steps after one has gone through the 10 year ban period.
I don’t want this to affect my career growth like it has done in the past couple of years.