I lived in the UK as Visiting Student for less than 6 months. 4 months later, I tried to go back to United Kingdom for a two weeks vacation. But I was denied the permission to get into the country because the Border Officer did not believe that I was genuinely seeking entry for the limited period as stated, since I was going to stay with a former classmate and his Family.
The main problem was that when he asked me about my relationship with this classmate I said we were friends, and then they called him and he said we were in a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship.
Honestly we had never discussed what label we world give to our relationship and I naively never imagined this was a very important issue for Immigrants. I really was not seeking for a way to stay illegally on the UK.
I tried to explain this to the Officers, but they said they would not believe anything else I said because I had already lied once. After that I was on detention for a few hours in which they took my fingerprints and then sent me back to my country on the next available flight. My passport now has a black cross on one of the pages.
In the documents they gave me, it says I was not allowed in the UK because:
- I failed to give satisfactory or reliable answers to an Immigration Officer's Enquiries
- I did not have an entry clearance valid for the purpose for which the application for leave to enter was made
Now I was offered a place to study a PhD in London and a full scholarship (uni fess and a stipen about £200 more than the embassy aks to have per month). I would like to know if the previous situation could affect my application to get a Student Visa? What should I do when explaining the past refusal?