While talking to me, she was writing a huge amount on a piece of paper, at least 2 paragraphs.When I asked her how I could rectify the situation, she said there wasn't any way to fix it.Or I could inform the UKBA what happened and hope that this was an isolated incident because of this particular border agent's incompetence. UKBA has been a shambles recently and is to be abolished, not that I expect that to improve anything.
I know that I got the 1 year extension, and I honestly don't understand how there can be no record of it.
My thoughts are that either: A) the border agent somehow didn't see all of my visa history when she researched my status B) the border agency somehow managed to selectively lose a chunk of my visa history C) the student visa 1 year extension was misfiled in some way, say by slightly misspelling my name or getting a digit of my passport wrong which is why the border agent didn't see it.
Plus - if your husband is British, surely under EU law you have a RIGHT as a family member to enter any EU country? I wasn't trying to enter on a student visa, since my student status ended back in 2011. Basically UKBA was on the verge of denying me entry because they thought I overstayed my student visa back in 2010.
The only reason they think that is because they lost the record of them extending my student visa.
From her point of view, I had overstayed my original 3 year student visa and could be denied entry.
Since I no longer had my biometric ID card, I had no way of proving that I had been given a 1 year extension, nor could the border agent explain why I was allowed in without incident in 2011 if I had previously overstayed my student visa in 2010.Or, if you have a couple of years to kill, mail the documents in and wait. Actually, the easiest way to get the to update their record is to re-enter the UK and, when you're flagged, go over it all with the officer and get them to do it for you. The only reason they think that is because they lost the record of them extending my student visa.If the border agent couldn't find any evidence for my biometric card existing, I don't know how to prove that it exists. Its weird but AFAIK you have to follow British immigration rules since your husband has a British passport However if he was a British citizen living in france for example you would have had the right to join him in France as the EU rules supercede the country rules.Somehow, from outside the UK, you have to get them to change the records. If not, petition a UK MP with Home Office connections. They make enough money off foreign students so it should be in their interests.However if he was a British citizen living in france for example you would have had the right to join him in France as the EU rules supercede the country rules.My initial student visa was stamped into my passport, my extension was sent to me as a new biometric ID card, which I no longer have since it expired in a few years ago.In July 2011, I entered the UK to attend my graduation ceremony without any problems.I hope this is the right forum, I wasn't sure if it should go in general travel or security. Initially I had a 3 year student visa, but I extended it for a 4th year to write up my thesis.I finished my degree and left the UK 6 months into the 1 year extension.Do I have the right to enter based on my British husband? I do know this because new financial requirements for being able to bring your spouse over to the UK has created issues for several low paid workers.the only way out is to move to another European country and then exercise EU rights for the spouse to join you. British Husband with very low pay ( Minimum is 18600 GBP or so) wants to bring non EU (say Thai) wife to UK. So the only alternative is to move to another EU country like Ireland and then exercise EU rights and get the spouse to Ireland.