I was recently traveling to the UK to visit friends. I was detained at Heathrow and held and sent back to the US. The reason they gave is that I had past paystubs with me and a card that said good luck in your new journey. I had lots of clothes with me as I was staying for 3 months and had a return ticket. When can I reenter the UK? How long will I be flagged as someone who was denied entry? I am an American citizen. Yes they made my detention Hell.

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    Just curious, why did you have paystubs? Sep 5, 2018 at 18:38
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    You should have been given some documentation explaining why you were being denied entry. Can you post images of that with the personal information blacked out. That should help us give you a clearer answer.
    – user79658
    Sep 5, 2018 at 18:46
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    Upload your refusal letter with personal info blacked out
    – Crazydre
    Sep 5, 2018 at 22:17
  • @jane Looks like they may have believed you were planning to work
    – Traveller
    Sep 6, 2018 at 6:59
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