Questions tagged [denial-of-entry]

Questions about being refused entry into a country upon arrival.

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Does being refused entry to Singapore mean I am now blacklisted?

My friend who is an Indonesian citizen tried to enter Singapore this week and was refused entry at the Singapore Harbour Front Ferry Terminal by immigration. This was his first trip overseas and is ...
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Who pays for the return air ticket when a country refuses entry (by air)?

If I am on a tourist visa, and refused entry into the intended touring country, then who pays for the return ticket? I would assume I will have to. But if I have no money of any kind, then what ...
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What are these stamps in my passport after I was advised to divert via the UK but didn't have a visa?

I am from Myanmar. I was on my way to Venice from Brussels while holding Schengen visa (single entry). I bought a British Airways ticket to fly from Brussels to Venice. Unfortunately, on that day, all ...
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Refused entry to UK, not sure what to do

I'm a writer and theater/film director who has been traveling nearly all my life without incident. In February, I decided to pull up stakes in NYC and move to London. I am a freelancer and I'm working ...
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Getting refused entry and removed at Heathrow, X in passport

I have been to the UK 12 times and I also had a 2 year visa. My boyfriend lives in England and we have been together 8 years. Last time I visited I was refused entry because I didn't have a return ...
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How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble?

I have a multiple entry visitors visa for five years. I went to USA last year and lived there for one year with my husband (6 months entry and other 6 months of extension). I left USA legally. Now my ...
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How does President Trump's travel ban affect nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen coming to the US for tourism/transit/etc?

President Trump has signed an executive order which bans nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from traveling to the US for at least 90 days. Does this ban only include ...
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Are dual nationals (non-US citizens) also affected by President Trump's ban on Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen?

I am travelling to Australia from Canada in May and I have to take connecting flights to get back to Canada. I stop in Auckland and San Fransisco. I am a Canadian citizen born in Canada however ...
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German national visa (Type D), but entry through another Schengen country?

Disclaimer: This might be a duplicate post, but while looking up this question I did not find a response that would put my mind to peace Hi, I am an Indian student studying in Berlin just for fall ...
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Are dual US citizens affected by President Trump's ban on Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen?

I'm a US citizen, born in the US, but also an Iranian citizen due to my father being from Iran. I've never been to Iran except for a brief time when I was just a year old. In light of Trump's recent ...
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Impact of denied entry to Croatia on trying to enter a Schengen country with a valid visa [closed]

Last year I was not allowed to continue my trip to Croatia due to having only single entry Schengen visa. However when I was refused entry to Croatia the border guard from the Croatia side did not ...
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What is the practical consequence of being denied entry into the US for a layover?

Suppose, hypothetically, that I'm on my way home from a vacation in Mexico or Canada, on an itinerary that involves a change of planes in the United States for a flight towards my home country. I have ...
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Denied entry to Canada. Will this history deny me entry to other countries?

Sorry in advance for the lengthy post. I'm an American citizen who spends most of my time outside of the United States traveling for fun. I've never had a problem and I have no criminal history. I've ...
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How long should I wait before applying for a visa after being refused entry?

I was denied entry to the UK last week (without a visa which was possible BUT was rejected for a few reasons) and was wondering how long I should wait before applying for a visitor's visa? Is there ...
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Does a US immigration officer really have the power to deny entry to the country at personal will?

Quite some comments exist that in the end it is the individual immigration officer that has the final call to let you enter the US or not and that there is no way of objecting that decision. Given ...
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Entering Brazil by air, leaving by land, will I be denied entry?

I've just read this question Travelling to Brazil without return ticket which suggests that I will need to prove that I am leaving Brazil before the 90-day visa expires. If I was planning on leaving ...
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Denied entry into UK/given temporary administion - anyone entered again without a visa

Wondering if anyone has been denied entry into the UK (because of a small misunderstanding etc) but were able to enter again without having to get a visitor visa/clearance visa? Previous I held a T5 ...
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Entry Refusal - what does this stamp mean?

Following this question, I had a refused entry in the UK before (about two years ago) and granted a temporary admission. I am just curious, what does this stamp below mean? (there two stamps, what I ...
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Responsibility for visa checking

IATA rules state that the airline should ensure that the passenger has the correct visa. If failing that, and the passenger is denied entry to the destination country, the airline is subjected to a ...
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Removal at the expense of the Secretary of State?

This question is a follow up to someone's question: Getting refused entry and removed at Heathrow, X in passport If a traveler with a one way ticket to the UK from his/her home country is refused ...
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Can I still enter any Schengen member state if I have been denied entry to another?

I was held at the Polish borders when I attempted to enter by train. They took my fingerprints and sent me back with a written document. I respected the decision and returned immediately. The ...
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Will I be refused entry at the UK border after a visa refusal?

My partner is British and I’m American; we’ve been dating for three years. I visited back in March 2017 for a week, entering the UK visa-free. We then decided I should visit him and stay for 6 ...
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Denied US Entry in 2012. Is this on my PERMANENT record?

I have French and Canadian citizenship. Back in 2012, after a J-1 internship visa in NYC (under my French citizenship), I left the USA and went to Montreal before the end of my J-1. I then tried to ...
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Refused entry at Gare du Nord due to stolen BRP

My UK biometric residence permit (BRP) was stolen in Paris and I was not allowed to board my return flight. I was advised to try Gare du Nord as you could speak with an immigration officer there, who ...
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Refused entry to India

I traveled last week to New Delhi, India. When we reached passport control / immigration we discovered that my valid e-visa had my old passport's number (my travel agent by mistake used the old ...
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How to obtain a Schengen visa after being denied entry to Germany with a visa issued by Spain?

I am from Vietnam. I had a Schengen visa with multiple entries from 2 July 2016 to 2 July 2017 issued by Spanish Embassy. My daughter (15 years old) had a Schengen visa with one entry from 25 ...
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Being denied entry to Israel due to political activism?

I love Israel as a country and culture, but I am very skeptical of what's going on there with the Palestinians. I have a few Jewish/Israeli friends, and political discussions easily turn heated – e.g. ...
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Polish-Born Canadian entering Poland

My wife is a Polish-born Canadian citizen. She has not carried a Polish passport in over 20 years, nor has she done anything to maintain her Polish citizenship paperwork-wise. Recently, the Polish ...
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How to return to the UK as a non-visa national after previously experiencing problems at the border? [closed]

I used to hold a Tier 4 student visa and had it terminated recently. Before my visa was terminated due to being withdrawn from my studies, I attempted to appeal the decision and was advised to return ...
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It has been recorded that I lied to the Immigration Officer, but I didn't. How can I fix this?

One of the reasons for my entry to the UK being refused is because I 'used deception' and concealed the fact that my parents are the in the UK. The truth is, I never lied about this: I told the ...
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What would be my options if I were refused at USA port of entry?

I'm a legal visa holder but would like to know the process if, for some reason, I was refused entry to the US. Do I need to go back to my home country, the country of my citizenship, or can I go to ...
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Do I have a Schengen entry ban if I was arrested in the UK for immigration violation?

I have been arrested by immigration enforcment in the UK for working with fraudulent documents. I am from a Balkan country and wanted to know whether this would mean that I also have a Schengen ...
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Refused entry with correct visa and documents [closed]

I got a Schengen visa from the Polish Embassy in Cairo in February 2017, and I traveled to Warsaw. At the Warsaw airport, they asked me about my return ticket and hotel reservation; I had already ...
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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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Over stayer in south africa

I overstayed by one day in South Africa two years ago. I am going back there on holiday this October 2019 using my New Zealand passport,and of course getting a visa in NZ before going. Can I be ...