My problem is that 2 months ago i wanted to travel from Ghana to Senegal but forgot my invitation letter. Senegal immigration would not admit me without an invitation letter, Now I'm back but Ghana put a cancelled stamp in my passport (but exit or entry date cancelled). In 2 days I'm going to travel to Senegal again with the invitation letter and pass freely, so my question is, if I seek entry in another Country, will they accept my passport?

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    Welcome! I'm confused. What country are you a citizen of? Did they cancel your passport or a visa inside your passport? Are you saying that Ghana cancel your passport because Senegal wouldn't let you in? – Zach Lipton Jul 3 '16 at 20:37
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    @ZachLipton My qualified guess is they cancelled his Exit stamp. Also he's unlikely to be Ghanaian. There are nationalities that require either a visa or an Invitation letter, but Ghana is completely visa-free for max 90 days – Crazydre Jul 3 '16 at 20:56
  • Please reply with the country of issuance of your passport and where was the canceled stamp stamped? I am assuming they just canceled your current visa for Ghana; that's right? – Newton Jul 4 '16 at 4:08
  • I m from Singapore and I live in Ghana I m doing business so my visa is not cancelled just exit or entry date if I apply any so no problem for visa – Ali Ali Jul 4 '16 at 8:12
  • @AliAli If you're a Singaporean citizen, then you've been a victim of corruption. Singaporeans can enter Senegal without a visa or invitation letter for tourism or Business, for max 90 days. They probably expected you to bribe them, and when you ddn't refused you entry. A depressingly common phenomenon in Africa :( – Crazydre Jul 4 '16 at 15:45

Generally speaking, countries try to welcome genuine tourists and business travelers and to refuse entry to illegal immigrants.

To make the decision, they look at your documents and their databases, if they have any data on you. They also ask you. A history of travel for legitimate reasons and without overstay incident is good. A previous visa or entry refusal is bad. Being caught in a lie is even worse.

So there is a good chance that the visa officials will note your refusal of entry. But a place like the EU or US won't give too much weight to a stamp from Senegal, and it won't be the only reason for their decision.

  • My brother I like your comments and now I have no problem about cancelled stamp if I apply any country so no problem – Ali Ali Jul 4 '16 at 8:09

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