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My nephew overstayed in the United States and received an order of removal four years ago. He never committed any crime and always maintained a good record throughout his entire stay in the US. He left the country himself (means that he was not escorted by the immigration officers or received a direct deportation). In fact, he didn't even know that he has a removal order. He's currently in Japan (his birth country) and is interested in completing his postgraduate degree in the UK. I believe that he would need to apply for a student visa in order to travel as an educator. My question is will he be eligible to apply for a student visa to UK with a record of a removal order in the US?

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Your nephew is not automatically barred from applying for a student visa for the UK. However, the visa application will ask:

Have you ever been deported, removed or otherwise required to leave any country, including the UK?

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It will be up to UK immigration authorities as to how, if at all, the US overstay will affect the visa decision.

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