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I am applying for the tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa from Canada. I traveled to the Czech Republic in 2012 and was denied a freelance working visa shortly thereafter in 2013. I appealed the decision, only to be refused again. I therefore ended up overstaying my 90 day tourist visa in the course of this. I had no troubles upon leaving the country in December 2013.
The Tier 5 application asks if you have been refused a visa in any other country. It is very obvious on my passport that I was denied-as the visa appointment is stamped in it. Would it be wise to "lose my passport" or just be honest and hope for the best? Will the fact I was denied and overstayed be detrimental to my tier 5 application?
I also traveled throughout the Schengen zone whilst waiting for the appeal to come through-I was under the impression I was still legal whilst waiting for the appeal answer (I'm still unsure if that is true or not). The tier 5 application also requires you to list all the countries you have traveled to in the past 10 years. Since I traveled to many countries (perhaps illegally) will that be further detrimental to my application? I also don't have stamps in my passport for the above travels since I traveled by ground and did not receive stamps. I know that the UK and the Schengen zone do not share information, so how necessary is it to list these travels?