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Questions tagged [deception]

Any activity where a person provides information that is untrue. Deception can be explicit, but also by silence. Commonly deception occurs in making a visa application or in an interview with an Immigration Officer at a port of entry. Also covers false or forged documents and using an assumed name. In some cases, deception may result in sanctions against the person such as bans or removal.

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Banned from Ireland for 5 years, want to visit UK with my husband

I was banned from Ireland for 5 years for deception in 2015. My husband (principal) and I want to apply for UK tourist visa this year 2019. I hope being banned from Ireland will not jeopardized our ...
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UK visa application after Australia refusal for not revealing overstay in the US

Could someone please help me understand? I got the UK visa last year, and visited the UK 2 times without any problem. In that application I didn't tell them that I overstayed in the USA from 2006-2012....
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Bigamy/Deception UK Spouse Visa

I found out my husband entered into a marriage of covenience with a British citizen while still married to me. We still live together as husband and wife. Apparently he used a divorce decree from a ...
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Will fingerprints on record in USA be an issue when applying for UK visa?

My friend was caught with a passport in 2018 portraying name and nationality that differed from the one taken to the same USA embassy 8 years ago. She had her fingerprints captured at the USA embassy ...
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Visa refusal due to misrepresentation

I travelled to the US with my mum when I was 6 we overstayed and returned to my native country when I was 13. I recently applied for a tourist visa with my husband and concealed information about my ...
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UK visitor visa issues because of previous transgression [duplicate]

Between 1999 - 2005, I lived in Nigeria but travelled in and out of the UK numerous times. In 2006 (I was 21 years old), I overstayed my visa by a month and left voluntarily (was not deported or ...
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UK visa refusal and ban [duplicate]

I made an application for a UK visa for my 72-year-old mother-in-law. The main reason was for her to come and celebrate with us my son's 2nd birthday, since she hasn't ever met the grandchildren. I ...
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UK visa ban based on an allegedly non-genuine Dutch permit

New Edit/information: I am attaching a picture of the original refusal letter. Personally it makes no sense to me as to why they would think it's a fake permit, especially since she personally went to ...
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Can a UK visa ban affect an Ireland visa application?

I was issued a 10-year ban by the UK 4 years ago. Unfortunately, I answered no to the question of 'Have you been refused a UK visa before?' . It was a genuine error on my part when I was filling out ...
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Purpose of travel and failure to declare facts [closed]

I am trying to reconcile a couple of interesting UK visa cases that I have read about on this site and others, pertaining to how the rules are interpreted regarding the purpose of one's visit. ...
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How to remove ban of 320 7a [closed]

I had a ban of 320 7a under paragraph 245. I had a bank account but my consultant used a fake bank statement in 2010 for student visa. Now how can I remove my ban?
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Should I cancel my UK visa application after omitting important information?

Should in case I get invited to an interview due to my failure to divulge certain important information on my application. Please, what should I do? Is it possible to withdraw my application right and ...
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UK visa with past conviction [closed]

I recently applied for a UK visa but was denied based on the fact that I did not declare a criminal conviction of 1989. There was no jail term, but I was given 50 hours of community service and a fine ...
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UK visa refused under 3.6 a of Appendix V (deception)

I got a refusal under 3.6 a of Appendix V due to failure of checking the previous denial that I had 8 years ago. I changed the passport 2 times since then and have travelled to many countries and ...
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UK visit visa refusal for deception; should I reapply?

I am really confused about my refusal letter, and I don't know what I should do now. I want to apply again, but I'm not sure whether I was banned for 10 years or it's just a warning. There is only ...
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My visa application was refused because of the previous frequent travels to the UK with a 6 months tourist visa

So my case seems to be quite complicated. I'm from Russia, currently living in Russia, studying at University there with a programme that allows me to attend only exams sessions and to study from ...
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UK visa refused under 320(7A) (deception) in 2009. Am I banned for 10 years?

I applied for UK Tier 1 visa in 2009 from Pakistan. All the information in my application was correct and confirmed including my salary. The salary deposit into the bank account were also confirmed ...
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Schengen visa denied because of fake bank statement

I applied for a Schengen visa to travel to Germany and I was refused because of fake bank statement. Now I am worried that I will never be able to enter any Schengen countries. Is there any way to fix ...
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Should I Fabricate Additional Support Document after UK V 4.2 (a) +(c) refusal

My UK tourist visa has been refused due to paragraph 4.2 (a) and (c). I'm planning to reapply and ask an agency to guide me on the additional documents that I need to provide. They advised me to ...
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Second refusal of UK academic visit visa [duplicate]

I am from Palestine and I have applied for a business academic visa and got refused due to financial and personal issues. Photo of refusal attached. I have submitted another application in which I ...
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uk visitor visa ban for 10 years on wrong assumptions [closed]

my mother in law got ban for 10 years based on deception as she have been refused befor and she didnt say so but the truth she applyed before and before any decsion she with drawel her passport from ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa With Prior Travel to Gibraltar

An interesting question came up earlier today in an email (uninvited) from a person who travels on an Egyptian passport. She wants to apply for a Standard Visitor Visa. The form asks as question like ...
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After a removal and entry refusal, will a UK visa application be considered on merit or automatically refused?

I entered the UK on a student visa in 2000. I overstayed and was removed in 2003. On an attempt to re-enter in 2003, I was not given entry clearance. In 2012, I was a student in Dublin and applied ...
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Do I need to disclose a penalty fare ticket in the offence and conviction section of my visa application?

A week ago I received a penalty fare to pay for the amount of GBP20 because I could not show a valid ticket at the station gate. I thought I could pay for the journey using my Oyster card, but ...
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UK Visit Visa Refusal (Deception) Thai - UK [closed]

My wife applied for a visitor visa to the UK and was refused on grounds of deception over a question on the form. I am not here to argue that she didn't lie as i was not around when the original form ...
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UK visa refused for deception. How to tell if a ban has been placed?

My mom and dad were refused under paragraph V3.6a, but at the end it says that any future application may also be refused under paragraph V3.7 (a) or (b) of the Immigration Rules, which leads to ...
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Incorrectly answered 'No' to “Any previous visa refusals…” on a UK Standard Visitor visa application. How can I fix my mistake?

I'm from Lebanon and I've been working in Saudi Arabia for nine years. In 2012, I put the money that I collected from my job as a teacher in my father's Lebanese account since I didn't have one in ...
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UK Visa refused once under 320(7A), (false or forged document) and I want to apply again

I got one refusal under 320 (7A) due to wrong information provided by other party. Please check the below refusal letter. The signatory of one document (Leave approval letter from my then employer) ...
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Is it illegal for airlines & booking providers to charge a cancellation fee on bookings?

I understand that it is illegal for airlines and booking agencies to charge a cancellation penalty if (1) a flight originates in the U.S. (2) the booking is made at least 7 days prior to departure, ...
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Reapplying for a UK Standard Visitor visa after a refusal under article 320 (7a) (Deception)

My girlfriend was refused a UK visa as she didn't mention that she was arrested in 2010 for shoplifting (but only received a warning). At the time she was told she would have no record and it was a ...
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UK Family Visitor Visa refused on account of having a criminal conviction, however I've never actually had one. What are my options?

I have been travelling to the UK since 1978. Together with my wife I've applied for a visitor visa as the last one was expiring on 08/07/2016. Since 2001 to 2016 I got my UK visa 7 times. There was a ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa refusal due to funds parking and deception. What are my options?

I have been recently refused a visit visa to UK. There are couple of reasons, which are quite obvious. I did not provide the authorities some proper proofs which could have supported my application, ...
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Is changing your passport a good strategy for removing a negative immigration history in Schengen?

When certain nationalities of people want to travel in the Schengen zone, they are required to apply for a Schengen visa. This is a straight-forward process for most, but when an applicant has had ...
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How to intentionally get denied visa to the South Africa, without getting into trouble? [closed]

I was going to study abroad in South Africa in summer but there was a change of plan and I couldn't go anymore. However, I have to pay 50% of fee if I want to cancel the program. The only way to not ...
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I was banned for drunk driving 4 years ago in the UK. Will this affect my Russian visa application?

I am applying for a Russian visa for a visit this summer. Will a completed drunk driving ban (by the UK) affect my visa application? Should I bother to mention it. (It was back in 2012.)
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New UK passport with new name; would the US know it's still me? Suspected outstanding warrant

I went to Florida on family holiday, and at Disney World my little boy hid some toys under his pram, and I walked out the store not knowing he had hid stuff under there. Basically I got arrested and ...
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Getting a France Schengen visa but not going there [duplicate]

I have applied for a France shengen visa but am not able to go in France. Instead am going to Italy and Austria and then London. so will there be any problem at immigration due to France Schengen visa ...
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I was refused a tourist German visa. Is it OK to apply for a business trip to the same place? [duplicate]

The first time, I was not entitled to disclose the purpose of the travel to anyone beyond the company, so I applied for a tourist visa. It feels, er, not completely true, but I couldn't provide an ...
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I have booked a flight from the USA to China and am a dual national. How do I avoid China getting to know this?

I have two passports, both US and China. I want to visit China with my Chinese passport for its convenience. Therefore, when I book my round-trip ticket to China, I have to enter my Chinese passport ...
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Coming up with a fake travel plan to apply for a Schengen visa, will I get caught?

I am travelling from India with my wife and two teenage daughters to the Schengen region next week. My origin itinerary was 6 days in Rome, 3 days in Paris, 3 days in Amsterdam, 1 night in Zurich ...
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What can I do to lift a 10 year ban for making a mistake in my UK visa application?

I am a Nigerian citizen. In 2007 I was twice denied a visa to the UK. Recently I was filling out an application for another UK visitor visa and by mistake I answered no to the question whether I had ...
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Standard Visitor visa refusal (Deception, V3.6(b)) and procedure for reapplying

My mother acquired a criminal record in UK in 2010 when she was given a conditional discharge for 12 months and charged £85. This time while applying the on-line applications for her, I accidentally ...
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UK visa refused, now I want to reapply but didn't mention my family last time - what to do?

I applied for a tourist visa to UK. I am a student at university. I gave them proof that I am studying at my university. I got refused because he was not satisfied that I will go to UK and come to ...