I have been arrested by immigration enforcment in the UK for working with fraudulent documents.

I am from a Balkan country and wanted to know whether this would mean that I also have a Schengen entry ban.

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    You probably do not have a ban yet unless there is more to your story, but the Schengen countries might have information on you that makes the grant of a visa unlikely if you need one. Are you from an Annex II country? Then you need no visa for entry, just for work. – o.m. Nov 15 '18 at 21:21
  • @o.m. The only Balkan nationality that's not Annex II is Kosovo – Crazydre Nov 15 '18 at 22:16
  • I suppose we should assume that you're not from a Balkan country that is a member of the EU. – phoog Nov 15 '18 at 22:42
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    Close-voters, the question is only asking about entry to the Schengen area. It says nothing about long-term visits or anything like that. This question is squarely on-topic, here. – David Richerby Nov 16 '18 at 10:29
  • @Coke ...if you don't consider the Balkan countries that are EU members. – phoog Nov 16 '18 at 22:39

I cannot answer with any certainty whether you have a Schengen ban. However, it does seem quite clear that any such ban could not be issued by the United Kingdom. See the europa.eu page on the Schengen Information System:

The United Kingdom operates the SIS but, as it has chosen not to join the Schengen area, the UK cannot issue or access Schengen-wide alerts for refusing entry or stay into the Schengen area.

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