23. Exceptions for overstayers.

Leave to enter or remain in the United Kingdom1 may be granted to an applicant subject to a requirement that they are not in breach of immigration laws, with current periods of overstaying being disregarded where:


    (1)     the application was made within 14 days of the applicant's leave expiring and the Secretary of State2 considers that there was a good reason beyond the control of the applicant or their representative why the application could not be made in time3; or


    (2)     the application was made following the refusal of a previous application for leave which was made in time