Questions tagged [denial-of-entry]

Questions about being refused entry into a country upon arrival.

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Welsh vaccine card accepted as proof of vaccination when entering Canada?

I am travelling to Canada for 5 days on holiday in a week. I will be travelling on my US passport from Heathrow to Montreal. I received both doses in Wales where I was given a Welsh vaccine card with ...
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What are common reasons for US immigration officers to deny entry in the country?

I recently got my US visa and I am really happy about it. Also, I recently saw a documentary where a US immigration officer was denying entry to some people. I never thought your entry could be denied ...
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How can I quickly return to Singapore after being denied entry due to testing positive for THC at the airport?

I am a French student going to Singapore to study for 4 months on a campus. I have been sent back from Singapore to my departure country as I have been tested positive to THC in the airport with CBD ...
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Denied entry at Montenegro border. What are my options?

I am from India and I am studying in Cyprus for last 4 years. As I like to travel, so I came to Serbia. I planned to go to Montenegro for 2 days from there as my return flight to Cyprus was after 2 ...
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In which situations is a US LPR and French citizen who was refused entry to Canada allowed to withdraw their application for admission to Canada?

I read on https://www.canadaduientrylaw.com/denied-entry-to-canada.php (mirror): In many situations where a US citizen is refused entry at the Canadian border, the visitor is allowed to request ...
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How does the rule of passport's 6 months validity to enter Colombia work?

I will travel to Colombia soon. Colombia has a rule the passport must be valid for at least 6 months to enter. However, I find contradicting information. Some websites recommend the passport to be ...
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What exactly are entry restrictions by mode of travel for citizens entering the United States?

The guidelines on some State department web pages are not clear to me regarding entry into the United States and seem to suggest that a citizen could be refused entry into the United States if they do ...
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Can I travel to Greece with a criminal record?

I am a Mexican national. I served a 3 year sentence in jail in USA and was then deported to Mexico (drug offense) 2016-2018 (2 years 8 months). I currently traveled to the Dominican Republic. In ...
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Entry to USA after previous denial

My Belizean fiancé was denied entry to the USA about three years ago, when he was attempting to go visit his daughter in Florida. He had travelled a number of times in the US with no problems. But on ...
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NL Refuse Stamp meaning and effect? What I can do to remove it?

I am a Colombian citizen without EU residence. My boyfriend is German citizen and we were travelling from Tanzania to Amsterdam. I had already 90 free to stay in the Schengen area without visa. When ...
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Travelling to Canada after Denied Entry from USA [closed]

I was wondering the chances that I could travel to Canada as a tourist, having been denied entry to America. I am a sex worker, I live and work in the UK where sex work is a totally legal job. I am ...
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Will a refusal to enter the US mean I can't enter Canada either?

In October 2020 I arrived in the US on a visitor's visa for a 5 day vacation. I was deported on arrival (at the airport), and barred for 5 years from the US. The US CBP officers asked me a ton load ...
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Banned from the US for five years due to history of prostitution in my home country, what are my options?

In August 2019, I attempted to enter the US from the UK (I am a UK citizen) and was swiftly denied admission after the border control officers discovered that I had previously worked as a prostitute ...
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What does the appeals process look like if you are denied entry to the United States?

I'm a British Citizen holding an L1 Visa, currently employed in the US. I may need to travel internationally soon. I am concerned about re-entry to the US at the end of this travel (I may be away for ...
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Effects of being denied entry to Poland

I was denied entry to Poland last February. The border guards told me this was because I didn't provide enough supporting documents like hotel reservations and travel plans. Will this affect my ...
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Do I have more chance to be refused at Schengen border next time?

As a citizen of a country with no visa requirement for entering the Schengen zone, I was given a "refusal of entry at the border" copy of the document for no justifying the purpose and ...
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Cancellation of visit visa at the airport

My visit visa to the UK was cancelled on two reasons: not having enough cash at hand and disclosing to visit family and friends whereas it's not stated in the application form. I made an appeal on ...
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Will I be refused entry even though I have a new passport?

Five years ago I was refused entry into Turkey because I had the wrong visa. At the time, I had a British Overseas Citizen passport. My husband had a British Citizen passport. We both had the same ...
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Does a UK entry ban affect travel to other countries? [closed]

Ireland? EU/Schengen party states? Asian and South American countries?
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Can you be denied boarding in Italy for not having a visa to the UK?

My wife, a venezuelan national, requires a visa to enter the UK and is flying with me and our son (UK nationals) from Milan Malpensa Italy when Ryanair flights resume on 1st July. As a family we have ...
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Which airlines offer indemnity forms? [closed]

I read on this answer by Anish Sheela: Sign indemnity form saying that you accept personal responsibility to pay the fine imposed to the airline, in case you are denied. Which airlines offer ...
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How much would an airline be fined if the immigration officers of the destination country deny me entry?

I read on this answer by Anish Sheela: Sign indemnity form saying that you accept personal responsibility to pay the fine imposed to the airline, in case you are denied. How can I know how much an ...
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Who is responsible for onward travel after being denied entry to a country? [duplicate]

I was booked with Qatar Airlines from Muscat to Bangkok, via Doha. When checking in at Muscat Qatar ground staff checked my documentation for my flight to Bangkok. I had the ‘fit to fly medical’, ...
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Can I book a roundtrip flight with a visa that expires before the return flight? (I understand that I will have to extend the visa while there.)

Can I book a roundtrip flight with a visa that expires before the return flight? (I understand that I will have to extend the visa while there.) The visa has too much time on it to review, plus the US ...
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Consequences of entry denial due to pandemic border closure en route [closed]

Application for visas or entry to a country are often contingent on not having been refused entry by any country at any point in the past. How does this affect someone who was refused entry to a ...
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What happens when refused entry at Canadian border? [closed]

Say I take the bus to go from the US to Canada, as a US citizen. If I am refused entry into Canada at the Canadian border, what happens next ? The bus is going to leave without me, I have no way of ...
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How can I know ahead of time whether the Taiwanese immigration and airline flying there will accept my passport?

I recently tried to fly from Manila (MNL) to Taipei (TPE) but at the airport ticket counter AirAsia refused to sell me a flight ticket on the grounds that my French passport was wet and that ...
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Is denial of entry for passport holders / residents of home country legal?

Are there any countries on earth that can legally deny its own citizens entry into said country? I'm excluding transit to different countries to reach the destination. It's also irrelevant to the ...
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Denial of entry in Japan because no visa. Can I sue the airline? [duplicate]

Last month I was traveling to Japan with my husband and my brother in law for visit from USA. Immigration officers let my husband and my brother in law entry into the country,but they not let me in ...
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No transit zone at Linate airport. Couldn't get on connecting flight. Whose responsibility is it?

I had the worst experience of my life today during my (attempted and failed) holiday trip. Please advise me on what I can do next. I am a citizen of a non-EU country (Kazakhstan). I live in London. ...
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Passenger flew to Brazil and was refused entry during The Olympics in Rio 2016

I'm a ticket sales agent in Uzbekistan. I issued an airticket for a Uzbekistani passenger flying from Tashkent to Rio de Janeiro and back during Olympic games 2016. Immigration services in Rio ...
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Was refused in UK, should I replace my passport? [closed]

My entry was refused in London. I was just visiting for 20 days from Italy where I'm visiting too. They sent me back to Italy. Now I would like to know if is better to get a new passport here before I ...
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Is this an entry ban?

I got an entry refusal but I would like to know if it is an entry ban. The letter states: You have sought leave to enter the UK as a visitor. However you have admitted that during your ...
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Am I blacklisted in Singapore?

I am an Indian and use to do on-job training in Singapore in 2014, I had 6 month work pass but left the job after 3 month without telling my employers. Am I blacklisted to enter Singapore on a ...
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Will denial of entry to the US due to improper documentation affect travel to Canada and other countries? [duplicate]

I was denied entry to US recently because of improper documents. My passport was stamped with entry withdrawn. I have a multiple entry visa also for Canada. Will it affect my travel plans to Canada? ...
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Will I be allowed to enter the US after living there illegally then legally in the past?

I was born in London. I went to the US as a child, my mother decided to make it a permanent move, so I became illegal. I graduated high school and when Obama came into office I was able to get DACA, ...
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Does Trump ban on Iranian citizens prevent doing exchange studentship in the US? [closed]

I'm Iranian and currently doing a PhD degree in Canada. I might need to do an exchange studentship in the US sometime soon. I had heard that Iranians citizens are exempt from the ban, but I'm ...
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Name and nationality change after entry denial, does this affect anything? [closed]

I recently changed my name and I was wondering if that’s going to affect my travel to Switzerland. I was given an entry refusal back in 2011 and my name was different back then, I changed my name ...
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Entry to Europe Visa denial

I was a non-US citizen when I was denied entry to Europe 15 years ago due to my low income back then, now I'm a US citizen and I don't require a visa to European countries anymore. I have a flight ...
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Denial of Entry or Travel Ban in Schengen area

My friend was stopped when she traveled to Germany from Ukraine for a short term (1 week) tourist travel. Ukrainians do NOT NEED Visa to travel to Schengen area. This was not a Visa issue but a quick ...
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Refusal of Entry A Few Days Before Visa D Validity

So I have asked about the possibility of entering Austria visa-free (El Salvador Passport) 9 days BEFORE the validity of my Visa D. The Austrian consulates in the US say they issue D Visas with a ...
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Fake Israel Visa Stamp on my Passport

I have an problem here... I applied as DH in Israel not knowing that I was Transacting to a fake agent and the problem is they already stamped fake Israel Visa on my passport. I already traveled here ...
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Can I travel to Croatia after being refused entry in 2018? [duplicate]

I was refused entry to Croatia because I had only a single entrance Schengen visa in 2018. However, I received no refusal stamps or letter from the Croatian border control. In June 2019, I managed ...
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Denied entry in Croatia Border

I’m hitchhiking in Europe and it has been about a week and a half since the start. I’ve been in Greece, Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia. Today I wanted to move to Croatia from Bosnia(Bosanski Brod to ...
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Japan - Over 180 Days in 1 Year As Temporary Visitor [closed]

I am a US citizen with a US passport who enters Japan with 90 day temporary visitor waiver. I usually stay around 85-87 days per 90 day temporary visitor waiver. I have a lot of savings, don't work in ...
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Will I likely have trouble flying to Japan after a stay in China as a US Citizen?

I'm going to China for work (a conference) for about a week, and thought it may be nice to visit my friend in Japan for 2-3 days or so on the way back, especially with the reduced flight costs ...
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usa - Can I be detained or arrested for refusing to unlock my digital devices?

After reading this news piece on how an american journalist was pulled in for secondary screening while entering the US, a question that popped up in my mind is what happens if, as a foreigner, I ...
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Do airlines compensate passengers if they allowed them boarding with invalid visa?

I got a multiple entry visa to Peru for 1 year valid from 20th May 2018 till 19th May 2019. I booked a ticket to Peru via Emirates Airlines to travel from 3rd May till 11th May. The airlines officer ...
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Can someone who doesn't qualify for admission to Canada just stay on board during a cruise stop there?

I am an American cruising on Norwegian Joy Sept 7th. We have a friend who might not qualify for admission to Canada. If she stays on board the ship while docked in Canada (6 hrs) is that ok, or would ...
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On attempting reentry with tourist pass after being rejected

I was rejected from entering Singapore today. I need some advice on how to re-enter. I was in Singapore for about 80 days on a tourist pass and then went to Johor Bahru in Malaysia for about 5 days. ...
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