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Questions tagged [removal]

A procedure for expulsion or exclusion from a country of an undesired, usually foreign, individual. May be voluntarily or involuntarily. Removal most often occurs at a port of entry when an individual is found to be unqualified to enter. Removal affects all entrants (including visa on arrival) who are found to be unqualified. Removals can also occur in-country when a person has failed to observe the terms and conditions of their visa.

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Mexican girlfriend visiting me in the UK for 6 months, will she have problems?

My Mexican girlfriend has bought a ticket to the UK for 6 months at the start of June. With a little over a month until she comes we've become a little concerned about whether immigration officers ...
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Overstay in UK 8 years ago - with mention in passport

I over stayed in the UK (Scotland) for more than a year and while returning to India, they wrote (handwritten) 1515/a in my passport. It happened 8 years ago. Will there be still any record of that ...
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Schengen Visa Annulment and Subsequent Removal

I got my Schengen visa from the Italian Embassy in my country (Iran), but after that I changed my plan to go to Germany as my first entry. I traveled to Germany but unfortunately the Airport police of ...
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Re-entry to the USA 6 years after a 5-year ban (deportation)?

I am looking for some advice and hope I can find it here. I have overstayed my visa in October 2011. I was involved in a minor car accident and found that ICE has a hold on me and got deported to ...
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UK Immigration Control: Will henna/mehndi on my hands cause a problem?

I have plans to travel to the UK. This is the first time I will be going abroad. It would be a two week trip. My question is, if I put mehndi or henna on my hands before I go, is it going to create ...
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Can I visit Ireland if I’ve voluntarily left the UK? [duplicate]

I left the UK voluntarily last year and have been given notice that I am not allowed to renter the UK for another 2-5 years. However, nothing is mentioned about Ireland. I have a couple of friends ...
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After being refused entry and removed from Heathrow, can I visit England?

I'm currently on a 3-month visitor visa in Denmark. A few weeks ago, I bought a return ticket and flew to London to meet my British boyfriend. On my arrival at Heathrow, I was detained for almost 6 ...
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Available help for voluntary departure from the UK

I would like to inquire as to what kind of assistance is available for voluntary repatriation to my country, Nigeria? I’ve spent 14 years in the UK, worked-studied and even started a family here. ...
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Removed voluntarily from UK six years ago, can I apply for a new visa?

I was removed voluntarily in 2013 from the UK, can I apply for new UK visitor visa? From 2013 I have not applied and I will try in 2019.
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Lifting a South Africa “undesirable person” ban [closed]

I am not a South African citizen but I grew up there all my life. My whole family are South African citizens but I was born in Ireland but moved to South Africa when I was 6 months old. The home ...
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Recourse for bad/inaccurate information given on the Home Office help line

The Home Office sponsors a type of help desk where people can call them or exchange emails or even engage in live chat. When someone calls the Home Office with a question about a Visitor Visa and the ...
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Will I be allowed to enter Ireland if I was deported from UK

I'm EU citizen, in 2015 I was deported from UK and got a 10 year ban. The forms i got are IS.165 and ISE.312 yes I have spent time in UK prison and got deported. Question is will I be allowed to enter ...
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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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What if you get denied entry into the US while holding a residence permit for studies in Europe?

I am a student visa holder in Europe with a US B1/B2 visa. I am originally from Sri Lanka and I was wondering that if I travel to US and in the unlikely scenario that I get denied entry by the CBP, ...
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What happens to people stuck on a land border in North America? [closed]

My German friend's US Visa expires, and he plans to travel to Canada, where he does not need a Visa. However, he has overstayed in the past, and so I suspect he has a high change of being refused ...
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Does intra-Schengen removal count as deportation or removal from any country?

I took the Helsingør to Helsingborg ferry from the Danish side. I was not warned that there would be passport control on the Swedish side before boarding the ferry and, as such, I did not I know I ...
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Will the removal from Uk will affect my future trips to EU and USA

I am an Albanian nationality, businessman and my wife is a pharmacist. On 12 October 2018 I was traveling with my wife from Tirana to New York, we chose British airways with flight change from London ...
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Difference between deportation and removal

As I understand it, there are two mechanisms for throwing somebody out of the UK: deportation and removal. Informally, people seem to call both of these "deportation". What are the differences ...
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Am I under a ban after being detained and removed from the UK?

I visited the UK 10 times in my life and never overstayed. On the 11th journey to the UK in 2016, I was arrested because I overstayed 15 days. I was sure that I was not in breach of the UK law ...
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What does “voluntarily elected to depart the U.K.” mean? [closed]

Recently I have been refused entry to the U.K. as they were not satisfied I am a genuine visitor. Now, I would like to study in the U.K. But I'm confused as to what “voluntarily elected to depart the ...
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When applying for a UK visa, how do I explain the US parole stamp on my passport?

In 2014, I worked on a cruise under a C1D visa, which was valid for 5 years. However, I resigned early from the cruise line, which made me have a parole stamp on my passport saying "DT Removed Under ...
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Cancelled UK visa on entry

My friend applied for a UK visa last month (that is, June 2015) for 3 weeks in the UK, but got 6 months. Since she got more days, she decided to extend her stay, because she has a six-month visa with ...
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Schengen eligibility following a removal and visa cancellation

I have a Schengen multiple entry visa. Last week I travelled to Rome, Italy but I forgot to reserve a hotel. They ask me about a hotel or invitation letter; I didn't have either but I showed him my ...
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Re-entering the UK [duplicate]

I was removed from the UK for overstaying my visitors visa in 2003. After returning to Jamaica, I got married and then migrated to the United States in 2009. I’m now a naturalized American citizen. ...
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Will US boyfriend have issue visiting me in UK for 3 months?

My partner is planning to visit me for 3 months from August this year. I previously visited him in the US for 10 weeks from Dec to Feb with no issues with border staff. My partner is a US citizen and ...
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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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Returning after being removed from UK

I've recently been refused entry at Heathrow Airport and was detained for 6 hours with some interviews before they decided to put me on the next immediate direct flight back home. I wrote that I was ...
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Is changing your passport a good strategy for removing a negative immigration history in Schengen?

When certain nationalities of people want to travel in the Schengen zone, they are required to apply for a Schengen visa. This is a straight-forward process for most, but when an applicant has had ...
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standard visit visa [closed]

I voluntarily left the UK in 2008, with a view to lodging an entry clearance application to re-enter the United Kingdom as a person exercising rights of access to a child resident in the UK. Now, I'm ...
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Can a person that has been refused entry to a Schengen country, re-enter to other Schengen country, if no visa is required?

I'm a citizen of Ukraine. Last December I've made a mistake and tried to travel with two connections, both in EU, in a row. I wanted to fly from Africa to Paris then connect to a flight to other EU ...
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Can I enter Bulgaria (Schengen joiner state) if I have a Schengen ban?

I am from Argentina and I would like to know whether I can enter Bulgaria. I overstayed in the Schengen area and when I exited Greece, on my way to Turkey, I was told that have a penalty of 1200€ ...
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Refused Entry and Removed from the UK; What are the Consequences?

Last week I was travelling to London Heathrow from Pakistan. The immigration officer asked me my reason for coming to the UK. I replied that I was going to visit my friends and also meeting with an ...
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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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What are the visa rules for US speakers, at UK conferences, who may be getting paid?

In the last few days, a friend-of-a-friend who was due to give a talk at a tech conference in the UK was denied entry at Heathrow and sent back. Their full story is blogged here. It seems that, in the ...
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Slightly illicit: felon traveling on a US passport; will I be refused entry to the UK?

I was convicted of a felony in the US, and my conviction will not be considered "spent" as of the period in which I intend to travel to the UK. I understand if I were to apply for a standard visa I ...
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Administratively removed 7 years ago, chances of returning to the UK? [closed]

I was administratively removed from the UK in 2010 after overstaying my student visa. I had completed my MSC programme in marine engineering. I am Nigerian and now my state government is sponsoring ...
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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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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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How to fill out and apply for Subject Access Request (SAR) in Hungary?

How to fill out and apply for Subject Access Request (SAR)? is for the UK, how do I do this for Hungary?
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Visiting the UK after a previous work visa refusal?

I have a quick question if anyone can help it would be appreciated. My friend (she is Canadian) is on a trip through Europe. She arrived in London for a layover today before heading onto the continent ...
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US citizen travelling to the UK with an immigration hiccup in the past

I am a US citizen currently living in France with a long-term researcher visa. In the next year, I need to visit the UK for the following purposes: A week-long meeting / informal training with ...
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Schengen visa cancelled and traveller searched

My relative, a young student and mother, was travelling to visit me in Scandinavia from Africa. She had a legal visa issued for medical reasons. When she arrived in Germany in transit, she was asked ...
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Cancelled UK visa at airport but still allowed in for 3 weeks. Why did it happen?

My friend is a regular visitor to the UK from Ghana and a company director of a large business out there - so proof of means isn't an issue. His partner is also a British citizen - although they've ...
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Why was I refused 'Leave to Enter' at an airport in the UK (and subsequently removed)?

I recently (Mar 9, 2016) arrived in Gatwick Airport on a visit from the United States (intended 1-1.5 months), mistakenly requesting a visa length of 3 months (I thought visas were issued on a 3 or 6 ...
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Options when improperly expelled from Schengen [closed]

Currently in Spain but ordered to leave. Reviewing an application which included photocopy of passport, someone found my entry stamp from a year ago, but failed to find the entrance stamp into U.K. ...
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Can I reapply for an ESTA if I've been previously deported/removed from the US?

In 2011 I visited my cousin in USA and stayed for a period of 3 months. While there, I was helping him and travelling a bit. So he gave me some money for recreational purposes. Then I returned again ...
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Port Removal from Ireland and ILR Application in the UK [closed]

I'm an Irish citizen - my girlfriend and I live in London. Last Christmas we tried to go to Ireland on the boat, but my girlfriend didn't have her passport with her (she is not an EU citizen). The ...
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Can I apply for the right to remain in the UK after my 2 year ban is up? [closed]

Seven months ago, I was removed from the UK, as my right to remain application was refused, due to some mistakes made by my lawyer. I was 8 years old when my family applied for the right to remain ...
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USA to UK entry refused (and subsequently removed)

I met my wife online. I am from the UK and she is from USA. Also I am Muslim and she is now also but wasn't always. I visited her in August 2015 for two weeks - we have been in a relationship since ...
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Required funds for American traveling to UK to visit fiancée [duplicate]

I am looking to travel to the UK (Britain) to visit my fiancée. I have the passport and I am getting the funds for the visa and the trip. But I am not completely sure how much money I would need to ...