The US embassy in Mumbai banned me in 2015 for giving wrong information about my marriage. I want to know how many years I'm banned for. How can I know?

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    You could ask them, perhaps. What exactly did they say to lead you to believe that you were banned?
    – phoog
    Aug 6, 2018 at 17:14
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    You are banned forever. There are waivers available but those are very hard to come by. What kind of visa did you apply for?
    – user58558
    Aug 6, 2018 at 18:27
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    @DanNeely Marriage fraud which involves an actual albeit fraudulent marriage between a citizen and noncitizen is totally different from a non immigrant lying about his/her marital status on visa forms. Aug 6, 2018 at 21:05
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    @TheZealot that is discussed in (a)(6)(c)(I) about halfway down. Aug 6, 2018 at 23:24

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If you were banned for giving wrong information per your own words, then it is a ban for misrepresentation or fraud. It makes you permanently inadmissible and you must apply for a waiver for the inadmissibility to be waived.

Waivers for fraud are very very difficult to get.


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