I am planning to apply for a spouse visa in Europe. 1 year ago I tried to use false documentation to enter Europe out of pressure and desperation and got detained by immigration in Europe. I was told that I have been given a ban in Europe and in any schengen countries. I was not deported and was let free to leave the country voluntarily. Will this have any effect on my future travel to Europe?
There are two entirely different kind of "family" visa.
- One is when a family member of an EU/EEA citizen wants to accompany the citizen while the citizen travels under freedom of movement to a different EU country. Those are under EU rules. We can answer questions on those.
- One is when a family member of an EU/EEA citizen wants to live with the family in the country of citizenship. Those are under national rules. Questions can be answered on Expatriates stack exchange.
Living with the family is seen as an important human right of the EU citizen (or other resident, but less so). But it is not absolute, and being caught in a lie will certainly hurt.