I am a Malaysian and I have a Tier 2 Skilled Migrant visa that will be expiring on April 20 and I plan to leave on 15 April to go for a vacation in Poland before I leave Europe for good and go home to Malaysia.
However, my company has booked for me a flight home that will depart from London Heathrow airport on April 25, when my visa would already have expired and I could no longer re-enter using my visa when I return from my vacation.
My plan as of now is to try to re-enter as a visitor but I have the following questions:
- Would I be able to properly exit UK by just going to Europe for a vacation? As in getting my passport stamped for exit so I can re-enter as a visitor? I have this doubt as I have heard before that it is border-less between EU and UK.
- I have been advised by my agent that re-entering so soon is likely to cause the officer to question, or even refuse my entry as they would suspect my intention to leave the UK, is this true?
- Would there be any difference with regard to my chances of clearing immigration if I enter the same day or one day before my flight and show my flight ticket home to prove my intention to leave? I have read about transit visa and my intention of reentry is really only a transit but I am a Malaysian and I do not need a transit visa to enter UK, is there such a thing as entering as a "transitor" rather than visitor to convince them it's just a short stopover?