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An immigration officer refused me entry into South Africa and stamped my passport and wrote with a pen (ADMISSION APPLIED). I did not commit any offense, my passport had a little cut on the biometric page, but but all my documents were in place. This was not my first trip to South Africa.

What does ADMISSION APPLIED mean and what are the implications of this stamp in my passport?

  • What is your nationality? How frequently do you travel to SA, what’s the purpose of your trips and how long do you stay each time? – Traveller Jan 18 at 21:02
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    Please upload the stamp – Crazydre Jan 18 at 21:30
  • Welcome Adzartei! Is there a chance the phrase is "ADMISSION DENIED"? – mkennedy Jan 18 at 22:27
  • User has not returned to clarify. Putting on hold for now. – Mark Mayo Supports Monica Aug 5 at 2:01