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I'm an Indian national who applied for a UK visit visa and got refused with 10 years travel ban to the UK, starting from 2015-2025.

This ban was due to a forged documents issue. The company that I worked for hadn't informed the UKBA about my salary details correctly. After that, I resigned started a new limited liability company with my partner back in 2008.

Now, I'm planing to apply for a Canada general visitor visa. My girlfriend lives in Toronto, Canada, and I want to see her. Will my previous travel ban affect my application for a Canadian visit visa?

  • why did you get the 10-year travel ban, and have the surrounding circumstances changed in the intervening time? – mlc May 8 at 9:02
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    @mlc A 10 year ban from the UK would almost certainly be for deception. – richardb May 8 at 10:13
  • If you were you I would try to solve the problem with UKVI first. in Canada visa forms you should declare your refusals but there is a section that gives you an opportunity to justify why you have been refused a visa. Try your best there without solving UKVA problem, there is a slim chance they issue a visa for you. – Iman May 8 at 15:13
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    @Iman Based on the information in the question it’s probably pretty unlikely the OP can ‘solve the problem with UKVI’. – Traveller May 8 at 15:26
  • @Traveller At least he can take a legal actiom particularly if he think he is innocent which he said he is.May be he should pursue it in India first and after getting an in favor verdict, apply for UK to lift their ban. We all know that even after 10 years he would not have a chance for visa in any of the so called 5 eyes. So the only viable action here is to start a case in his own country first and then the other steps. – Iman May 9 at 17:08
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Britain and Canada share immigration data under the Five Eyes treaty. You should assume that the Canadians are aware of your ban. Do not be tempted to try to cover up the ban. If the Canadians know and you don't tell them you're likely to get another ban.

Since the Canadians are likely already aware of your ban and the circumstances it is likely that it will make your application more difficult. Exactly what effect it will have will depend on the exact circumstances around the ban, and how well you present yourself in your application.

You might consider using a lawyer with experience in Canadian Immigration matters to help you, but this will be expensive.

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  • oh really, thank you for the answer, by the way do u can recommended good immigration lawyer with this regards, thanks – kumar rathnam May 8 at 10:19
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    @kumarrathnam Sorry - I can't recommend anyone. Your girlfriend lives in Toronto. She could make a few calls. You could start with the Canadian Bar Association Find-a-lawyer page – user105640 May 8 at 10:26

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