Questions tagged [denial-of-entry]

Questions about being refused entry into a country upon arrival.

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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? [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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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Could I be denied entry into Ireland due to medical and police situations during a previous UK visit?

I am an American seeking to enter Ireland for a four-day trip next month. I have documentation for my lodging, funds, and return ticket, so ordinarily I would be fine to enter. However, I have an ...
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Need advice on entering close to 1 year on a green card

My wife and I are green card holders. She left the US in June 2018 to spend some time looking after her mother in Europe who was diagnosed with cancer. I left the US in July to join her for a month ...
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Do I need to physically mail in my passport for UK visa?

I’m trying to apply for a UK visa and I have a few questions...my trip is for May 15th and I don’t want to spend thousands on applying for an expidited visa. Any help would be great, thx!
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Port of entry - Have NL visa but port of entry is Spain [duplicate]

I have a unique issue, please help me. I had applied for NL Schengen visa a few months because of a business trip. i got the visa for a year but my trip got cancelled and i could not travel. Now i am ...
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Return to UK after having been refused entry years ago

So I was turned around from Heathrow airport in 2012 after customs stopped me and asked me what my plans were in London. I told them I was there to Dj...they then asked me if I was making any money. ...
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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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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 ...
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Visa rejection, Need sponsorship (Singapore)

My husband has visited Singapore on a tourist visa many times in the last 2-3 years before 2018. The last time he visited was on February 25, 2018, but due to an emergency, he had to come back to ...
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Denial of entry - declare or not declare?

I was refused entry into Pakistan due to a technical issue (incorrect mode of transport declared on visa application form - they are really strict about that) and I was asked to come back using the ...
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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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Refused to entry into the UK 25 years ago. Could I enter now? [duplicate]

I'd been living in the UK for a few years as a student when I got denied entry some 25 years ago. I did appeal but after all it wasn't successful and consequently I was removed (deported). I have no ...
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Airline's agreement to transport passengers to the U.S. under Visa Waiver Program has expired. Do I need a visa?

I'm planning to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program. However, I noticed that my airline's agreement to transport passengers to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program has ...
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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 ...
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3 time Schengen visa denial- having Sweden Personnumer [duplicate]

I have been rejected from Schengen Area 3 time in last 1.5 year( first from spain and the next 2 times from France) ,All with the reason they were not satisfied me to leave Schengen area. In 2013 I ...
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After being refused entry, how long should I wait to apply for a US B2 visa?

I'm from the UK and I'm 27 years of age. My girlfriend lives in Chicago in the USA. I've been with her for 3 years I have went to see her last year July 2018, staying for 3 months and entering on an ...
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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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What are these parallel lines on my exit stamp? [duplicate]

Can anyone please tell me what these two parallel lines on my exit stamp mean? And will it impact my further application & travel to the Schengen area? It happened when I was denied entry to ...
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Was denied entry at South African airport and was issued these stamp [closed]

I was denied entry at South African airport and was issued these stamps. Does this mean I can't use the visa again? It is a 3-year study permit.
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What does admission applied stamp on a passport mean to south africa immigration [closed]

An immigration officer refused me entry into South Africa and stamped my passport and wrote with a pen (ADMISSION APPLIED). I did not commit any offense, my passport had a little cut on the biometric ...
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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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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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Can I transit South Africa if I have a one-year entry ban? [duplicate]

I am a Botswana citizen. In October 2018, I was deemed undesirable by South Africa for overstaying two days and was given a one-year ban. I have to travel to Malaysia in January 2019. I am concerned ...
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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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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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How to lift a lifetime ban from Canada due to marijuana?

My husband was "banned for life" for entry into Canada for having marijuana on him back in the 90's. We had completely forgotten about this when we traveled to Toronto some years back, but were ...
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US citizen denied entry to the UK; will it go away if I renew my passport or get an enhanced drivers license?

I was denied entry to the UK due to unpaid house sitting (though I was originally let in for 45 days the first time after telling them I was house sitting). There’s a big ol’ X in my passport now ...
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Does being denied entry to a country affect future travel to other countries?

I was denied entry to India due to a visa technicality. I was advised by organisation I was travelling with to get tourist visa when I actually needed miscellaneous visa. Will this affect future ...
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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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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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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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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...)...