I am an Indian citizen who was working in the UK on a SEGS (post-study) visa. My HSMP visa was denied as the UKBA was unable to verify the IT Returns document. The time taken for the decision was well over 1 year. Leave to Remain/Variation of Leave (LTR) was automatically rejected, as I did not have a passport with a valid visa, as it lapsed due to the time taken for decision.
I appealed against this decision and voluntarily returned to India at my own expense. My appeal request was approved for HSMP, and I made an application for LTR from India, and this application was refused.
An administrative review request against this decision was refused under paragraphs 320 (7a) and (7b), and all future application are being refused for the next 10 years.
It's been over 5 years now, and I would like to see if I stand any chance of receiving a visa from any EU nation/non-EU nation. If I disclose my rejection details proactively to any other country that I wish to apply for business/work/visit visa, will the 10-year UK ban pose any issue?
Has anyone gone through a similar situation, and are there any general grounds of refusals like the UK has in other EU countries?