Questions tagged [denial-of-entry]

Questions about being refused entry into a country upon arrival.

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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...)...
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Will a refused Schengen entry affect application for a UK EEA family permit?

I want to apply for the EEA family permit in order to travel to the UK with my husband, an EEA national (Spanish); I am a Ghanaian (non EEA). In 2010, I applied for a Schengen visa (Belgium). I ...
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is there any chance of arrest if i carry laptop with NSA Sticker to USA?

Myself planning trip by coming week to Portland,USA. I carry laptop with a sticker "NSA Monitoring device". Is there any chance for getting arrested or refusing visa at transit due to the sticker. ...
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UK Entry Visa - How do I defend my Employment Status

I recently applied for UK visa which was refused. I overstayed years ago when I was in school. Thereafter in 2013 I was given a 6 Months visa which wasn't used. I then applied in 2017 for a Conference ...
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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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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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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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Denied entry to Turkey [closed]

I was denied entry to Antalya, Turkey 4.09.2018. I went with an evisa, accepted straight away, travelling there for the 4th time with my parents wife and child. Everyone got through except me, ...
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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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May a entry to the US holding a B1/B2 Visa be rejected if the entry to Chile as a tourist was recently denied?

If I was found admissible to enter the US through a B1/B2 visa about year ago, but never went to the US, and recently was returned to my country while trying to visit Chile for tourism by the ...
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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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UK entry refusal

At the U.K. border in the Paris Eurostar, the border control refused my entry to the U.K. for below reasons. Last nine and half months, too many ins and outs from the U.K. I do not think there is ...
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If border control refuses me entry at the airport, can I fly to any chosen country or only the country of origin?

The scenario: a person is flying from country A to country B upon landing, they are refused entry to the country B by the border control question: instead of flying back to A, can they book the next ...
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Could not enter Jamaica

I am an American citizen with a US passport. I bought a one-way ticket to Jamaica to visit friends and my boyfriend. He is incarcerated at the moment until October 2018. I was told that I could not ...
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Can I enter the UK with my family visit visa while my settlement visa was refused and waiting for the tribunal court hearing?

I was denied entry clearance for a family settlement visa as a spouse and after appeal I'm waiting for the hearing date in.court. Can I enter the UK with my existing family visit visa, which I got ...
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India visa expiring 2 days after arrival

I finish my last university exam on the 15th in the UK, so I'm flying to Pune via London-Delhi to see my family (where my father is employed and whom I'm dependent on) on the 15th arriving on the 16th....
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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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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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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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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 my father return to Canada after a refused entry?

My father travelled to Canada last month but he was refused entry at the airport and sent back. The CBSA officers at the airport assumed that he would attempt to stay there because he took only 800 ...
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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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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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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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Accompanying mom (green card holder) who’s just out of surgery to the US

I'm a 30 year-old Indian living in Canada since 2013. I have a 10-year visitor visa to the US expiring in 2019 and a pending green card application (through my dad who’s a citizen since 2015). So far,...
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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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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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Is it possible to be denied entry into USA after being granted a tourist visa by my local embassy?

I have a trip to the USA planned for 2018. I am a citizen of Montenegro - we are on good standing with the Americans, but we do need to apply for a visa in order to visit. The possible issue is - I ...
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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 are the odds of successfully re-entering the UK after previously having stayed there on a Tier 2 visa? [duplicate]

Will I have issues re-entering the UK for Christmas, after being on a Tier 2 visa three months prior? I lived in the UK throughout 2017 with a Tier 2 visa until deciding to ask for a transfer back ...
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How can I check if I am banned from travelling to the US?

I am a UK citizen and I last entered the US in 1998 under the Visa Waiver Program. I overstayed the maximum permitted time, leaving after approximately 21 months total stay. At no time was I ...
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Can my 10-year ban be lifted now that I have a baby in the UK?

I was given a 10 year re-entry ban in 2012 for incorrectly completing an extension application, accused of fraudulently applying. At the time I didn't appeal and I returned to Turkey to live. Last ...
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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 ...