Questions tagged [denial-of-entry]

Questions about being refused entry into a country upon arrival.

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UK visa after refused entry into India [closed]

I'm a Bangladesh citizen and in 2012 I was refused entry into India. They told me I must wait 60 days between visits. Oddly, a friend on the same flight with the exact same situation was let through. ...
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Refused entry but airline allowing boarding, who should pay the return ticket?

Here is what happened: my friend came to Osaka, entering Japan on a single-entry tourist visa for 90 days. We decided to go to Indonesia, both of us entered with a visa on arrival, stayed there for ...
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Misunderstood the 90 day rule and was denied entry

I planned a trip to Europe earlier but was denied by the French border authorities. I was told that I had already spent 90 days in a 180-day period, and had overstayed by a few days. It was not my ...
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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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UK refusal of entry impact on entering the Schengen zone

In 2015, I was refused entry at Heathrow Airport in London because of a prior conviction I had for possession of child pornography. In 2014, I was admitted to Norway and France on two separate trips. ...
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May I be refused to enter the UK?

I currently have the UK student visitor visa, valid until 26th of February. I am done with my semester in the UK, my studies are officially over but I really want to visit my friend in England for ...
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US: Immigration officer demanded I leave the country after 2 months (when VWP gives me 3 months)

I had a very traumatic experience recently while trying to enter the US. I was almost denied entry for having a "story that was too vague" according to the immigration officer. I lived in the US and ...
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Canadian visiting the USA after previously being denied?

I am hoping to hear from other people with similar experiences. What I am wondering is, what are the chances that I will be denied entry into the USA, after having been denied in the past? See the ...
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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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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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Canadian denied entry to the USA

So to keep it short but detailed, I am Canadian and been travelling to the USA over the years for pleasure. A few years ago, I wanted to visit a friend in Saudi Arabia, so I booked a flight that was ...
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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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How frequently does France refuse entry for Italian embassy issued visas?

I am planning a short 2 week trip to Europe next year and plan to travel to France, Germany and Italy. Our longest stay is in Italy, but we plan to start from Paris for now.
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Is it possible to enter the USA from Canada without having a return flight from USA, only from Canada?

I'm planning a trip of under a month from Europe to North America, with flights reserved to and from Vancouver. I'm planning to spend a little time in Vancouver, then cross from Canada to USA by land, ...
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Visa waiver denied at airport [closed]

I was traveling from Europe to LAX and my ESTA was denied. I was sent back home. I was going only for a 12-days holiday. The problem for them was that: Somebody bought the ticket for me. Not a family ...
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Traveling to Puerto Rico with expired visa but valid status

I think this question was asked before¹ on another post, but I feel paranoid and want to hear some opinions on my unique situation. I came to the USA on a tourist visa 18 years ago and have never ...
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Chances of denial of entry with a valid visa

I used to be a student in the US on F-1 visa. I graduated but was not able to secure an employment that would grant me H-1B. Instead I was hired as a private contractor and have no permission to work ...
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ICA Refused entry to Singapore [duplicate]

I came to Singapore as a tourist 5th of November. As I am holding a Polish passport I got a visa for 90 days. I left Singapore 4th of February and I went to Bali. I decided to return to Singapore 7th ...
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Can I enter Croatia providing a bus ticket to Slovenia as proof of onward travel?

I am a brazilian going to travel to some places in Europe, but I don't have my entire itinerary planed yet. All I have right now is my flight ticket to Croatia, and a bus ticket to Slovenia (from ...
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Can I enter Canada with previous entry denial into another country?

I was denied entry into Thailand on two consecutive attempts in 2014. I recently got admission into a college in Canada and I am applying for a study permit. Does my previous travel history affect my ...
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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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Would a ticket from Bangkok to a European destination be sufficient proof of onward travel arrangements to be admitted into Malaysia?

I'm arriving in to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore in a few days and have yet to sort out a travel itinerary for my time in Malaysia. I'm reluctant to book a flight from the capital to Thailand (my rough ...
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Detained at Heathrow and denied entry when can I visit again [closed]

I was recently traveling to the UK to visit friends. I was detained at Heathrow and held and sent back to the US. The reason they gave is that I had past paystubs with me and a card that said good ...
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My legal name is Mohamed. Should I be worried about getting denied entry to the US? [closed]

I'm a young guy from West Europe without a criminal record who plans to visit the US totally legally by preparing the right documents. I am planning to see my girlfriend and some friends during my ...
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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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ESTA denied, visit visa still in process

My husband and children are American citizens. I would like to travel to the US with them. ESTA is denied and visit visa is still in process. My mother in law hasnt been well since last year. Can I ...
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I have a British passport, don’t need a visa to travel to the US but have a earlier denial [closed]

In 1997, I was deported from the US; I was a juvenile. Long story short, 10 years later I was given a tourist visa, I never overstayed my time in the US, When I went to renew my visa, I was denied. ...
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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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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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Impact upon my future international travel due to my Canadian entry denial

I’m a 76 year old male US citizen. I just got denied entry to Canada, due to several long past misdemeanor convictions, like 25 or more years ago! None are weapon or drug related, they are public ...
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What if my Filipina girlfriend is denied admission

So my Filipina girlfriend wants to visit me in America and I know that that on a US B-2 Tourist Visa she can stay for a maximum of 6 months. Well, I want her here for approximately 5 months, but I am ...
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Travelling within Schengen with passport that doesn't have visa

I have lost my Kazakh passport in Germany together with my residence permit. The issue is that I need to travel to Vienna for some business issues in the next 10 days. Due to having a double ...
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Denied entry at the Canadian land border; will I be denied if I fly?

I recently was denied entry into Canada, due to me wanting to bring my other wheels for my vehicle to store them at a U-Haul facility until I started school in Canada in the Spring. They thought ...
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I was denied entry to South Korea even though I have a valid visa and passport

I'm an Algerian citizen. I applied for the tourist visa C-3-9, along with my friend. Our visas were issued by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Algiers. We bought the tickets and came to Korea (...
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What's different about the December 4 US Supreme Court ruling to allow the full travel ban to go into effect?

Up until this ruling, only pieces of President Trump's travel ban have been allowed. What does it mean for the ban to have gone into "full effect"? Specifically, here are my questions: Does the bona ...
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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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Need a Return Ticket at Port of Entry?

I have a tourist visa for Canada. Do I need a return ticket to be allowed entry, at the Port of Entry? I remember being asked for the return ticket at the PoE in USA. I didn't have a printout, and the ...
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I have an “assistant de langue/lecteur” visa for France. Can I go to the UK within the 3-month OFII validation period without the *attestation*?

I am American, and currently an assistant de langue (language assistant) in France. I have a special visa, called the assistant de langue/lecteur visa, from September 10th to May 10th. On the visa for ...
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will my visa be refused due to my history of being refused entry to the uk? [closed]

I was denied entry to the UK for the following reasons: limited funding 'used deception' by concealing that my parents are in the UK no return ticket Now the deception part I am concerned about: I ...
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How often are visitors who are visa exempt but do not hold return/onward tickets refused entry or denied boarding to Thailand?

According to the Timatic database, which I access through IATA: Visitors who are visa exempt but do not hold return/onward tickets could be refused entry. How often are visitors who are visa ...
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Do I need a UK visa after being refused entry 10 years ago?

I am a Mexican citizen and, when I was 18 years old, I wanted to visit Europe. starting with the UK. Unfortunately, I was refused entry to the UK and sent back home on the next plane because I could ...
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Japan - Over 180 Days in 1 Year As Temporary Visitor

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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How soon can I travel back to Ukraine after the refusal on the basis of insufficient cash on me? [closed]

I have a student visa for Ukraine but was refused entry on the basis of I don't have enough physical cash on me to take care of myself and that I panicked at the end of my interview. The immigration ...
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Bypass six month passport-validity rule when already in country

Two of my family just arrived at the Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, Peru (from the U.S.) for a vacation (tourism), but one of them has a passport that expires in two months. Peru follows ...
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What happens if you are denied entry but cannot re-enter the country of departure (and have no flight to your country of origin)? [closed]

Suppose that you are denied entry for a country but could not go back to the departure country for some reasons (already stayed for 90 days at the Schengen, cannot re-enter Vietnam for 30 days, etc...)...
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Visa-free entry to the UK refused due to frequent visit and overstay! Help with visitor visa [closed]

Please excuse my poor English. I'm Malaysian, 24 years old. I was refused entry in the UK on March 23, 2018 due to frequent and successive visits to the UK in 2017. The entry clearance officer ...
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If I get a tourist visa to Israel prior to traveling can I still get denied entry to Israel?

I heard that it's always a good idea -regardless of your destination- to get a visa to the country you traveling to prior to your travel even if it was the case that you can get a visa upon arrival as ...
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After an earlier US overstay, I was denied entry to the US; can this be reversed?

In 2014, I entered the US in January as a tourist had the I94 valid until July; I overstayed (until December) for 5 months more than I was allowed. I tried to return this week, almost 4 years later, ...
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Can you visit the UK after being refused entry to Ireland?

My friend went to Dublin through an agency but was denied entry as even though he had a return flight, digs set up and spending money; they did not believe he would go home. He was sent back to the ...
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Is it worth applying for a B1/B2 Visa application after being refused admission under INA 212 /INA 217.4 with a 'criminal' record?

Background: I am a UK citizen. I was recently denied access to the US at Dublin pre-clearance. The full reason was under section 212 (a)(7)(A)(i)(I) and also INA 217.4 Because of this I am unable to ...