I have been told that I may have been banned to enter the UK in March 2016 because I edited the date of my expired bank statement. The Entry Clearance Officer (ECO) inferred that I was deceiving them with a false document. And I didn't apply for family visit visa any more. My newborn baby and wife are both British citizen and my wife has been depressed and sick because of this problem. Is there any way they forgive me and remove the automatic ban?

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    Yes - wait ten years. Learn that cheating has permanent consequences in life.
    – Aganju
    Oct 21, 2017 at 21:18
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    Inferred? Do you have any reason why your falsification of a supporting document should not be considered as deception? Oct 21, 2017 at 21:27
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    Can you please attach a scan of your refusal letter with your personal information blacked out? It is impossible to fully understand your situation here. You state that you have been "told" you may be banned, well by whom? Best would be to upload your refusal letter.
    – user68943
    Oct 21, 2017 at 21:48
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    Similar questions on this site usually get answers that go something like: "You'll have to hire a good immigration lawyer to have any real chance. Expect to pay several thousand pounds at minimum." Oct 21, 2017 at 22:49
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    Too late for the OP, but may be useful for others: Travel agents have entirely different trade-offs from their clients. The client cancelling the trip because of the bank not being able to supply a statement in time costs them just as much as if the client fails to get the visa because of deception. For an unscrupulous travel agent, the risk is worth taking. For the client, if the deception is detected it may negatively affect visa applications for many years, much worse than having to cancel one trip. Oct 22, 2017 at 2:24


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