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Questions tagged [visa-bans]

A ban occurs when a person has committed a grave offence like overstaying or making false representations in a visa application. When a government issues a ban, there is a mandatory refusal period until the ban is lifted, so attempts to enter the country or apply for a visa will fail. Nearly all the developed nations have some sort of banning regime, and many countries have agreements to share information about the subject.

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I have an unpaid fine in the US from 19 years ago. How can I settle it so that I'm allowed entry into the US again?

In 2001 after having lived in Georgia, US for a year we were heading back to the UK, I'm a UK resident. I had a fine written (noisy house party) but we were leaving the country the next day so it ...
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Re entry to US after 10 year ban expired

I voluntarily left the US in 2006 after having overstayed for 3 years. I moved to America as a teenager and lived with my Aunt and cousins. Completed high school and decided to move back to Europe. ...
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10 year ban after applying for a UK student visa

I was banned for 10 years through a UK student visa application in 2007 due to a bank statement mismatch issue. The ban expired in 2017. I am planning to visit the UK on a standard visitor visa. ...
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Enter UK under new EU citizenship after ban

I got a 10 years UK visa ban a few years ago. Since then I obtained a new citizenship (it is of European Union, the country belongs to Schengen treaty, and does not fall under immigration rules), so ...
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Schengen visa after a ban from Belgium

I am from Albania and I was banned from Belgium before 4 years and now I finished my ban. What should I do to re-enter in Schengen without problems? I am a visa-free national but I need a document ...
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I have a 10-year UK visa ban; how can I visit my wife?

I was banned from entering the UK for 10 years because I didn’t disclose that I was married in my previous application. I have been married to my wife since 2015 and she is a UK citizen but, when I ...
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How do i find out how long my uk ban is?

We lived in the UK from 2012 on ancestry visa, which we applied to be extended in 2017, but South Africa lost my children's passport, so they invalidated that application. In the meantime my husband’...
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Banned from Ireland for 5 years, want to visit UK with my husband

I was banned from Ireland for 5 years for deception in 2015. My husband (principal) and I want to apply for UK tourist visa this year 2019. I hope being banned from Ireland will not jeopardized our ...
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uk student visa ban for 10 years due to lack of fund [duplicate]

I have been banned from the UK until February 2021 when I applied for a student visa in 2011 and was refused entry. This was due to a lack of fund in my account. The money was deposited by my agent ...
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Ban for 5 years.. accused of using false documents

Am I able to apply for a marriage visa in Germany after being banned for 5 yrs?? Do I have a chance to enter Germany if I get married in my country? I am banned for 5 years after being accused of ...
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Canadian living in Dubai - visiting US to see ill parent. Visa Off has put a 3 mnth ban from entering. Can I appeal? Should I apply for a visa

I am a Canadian citizen (Pakistani origin) and I currently live in Dubai. My father was diagnosed with cancer in October and has been undergoing treatment in the USA since then. So, I have been ...
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Overstayed and misinformed the US consulate officer about it, am I banned for lifetime?

I overstayed my J1 visa for almost 4 months in 2008. In 2017, I applied for a visa and I told them an approximate date of my return because I couldn't remember the exact date so basically I gave them ...
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Do I need a re-entry visa after voluntary re-entry ban expired?

I am a Malaysian. I usually do not need a tourist visa to enter into the UK in the past. But I had been studying, living and working on various legal visas until I reached my more than 10 years’ ...
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How can I verify whether my name is blacklisted by Indian immigration?

How can I check whether my name is blacklisted by Indian immigration?
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Bigamy/Deception UK Spouse Visa

I found out my husband entered into a marriage of covenience with a British citizen while still married to me. We still live together as husband and wife. Apparently he used a divorce decree from a ...
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10 year Ban since 2009

I am a British citizen living in the UK but have a fiancee living outside the country. She was banned in 2009 when she applied to come to study in the UK. Her agent included a fake bank statement ...
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Can I visit the US after a visa denial under 212(a)(6)(C)(i)

In 2014, I got an F1 student visa. I completed my studies and got an H-1B visa approved in 2016. In 2017, I went to my country and, while there, went for my H-1B visa stamping. They rejected my visa ...
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Ukraine bans entry for Russian men. Can I get the cost of my ticket refunded?

I hold Russian passport and was meant to travel to Ukraine for Christmas. However, their government banned all Russian men aged from 18 to 60 from entering the country. Am I eligible to get my tickets ...
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Visa refusal due to misrepresentation

I travelled to the US with my mum when I was 6 we overstayed and returned to my native country when I was 13. I recently applied for a tourist visa with my husband and concealed information about my ...
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What affect could prior illegal work in the UK have on future visa applications?

My groupmate was a student and was working illegally in London in 2016. In May, he was caught, taken by the police, released and allowed to leave the country voluntarily. According to his documents, ...
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Applying for USA permanent residency during 10 year ban [closed]

I am an American and my husband overstayed his tourist visa in the U.S. We are married and living out of the country. He has an approved I-130. Can he still receive a green card during his 10 year ban ...
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How can we re-enter South Africa after an overstay and subsequent refused entry?

My children and I are Swiss expats living in Botswana. Easter holiday, April 2017, we went to Durban and, unfortunately, were only given 7 days but stayed for 10. The immigration officer stamped our ...
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UK visa refusal and ban [duplicate]

I made an application for a UK visa for my 72-year-old mother-in-law. The main reason was for her to come and celebrate with us my son's 2nd birthday, since she hasn't ever met the grandchildren. I ...
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Schengen spouse visa after ban for deception [closed]

I am planning to apply for a spouse visa in Europe. 1 year ago I tried to use false documentation to enter Europe out of pressure and desperation and got detained by immigration in Europe. I was told ...
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UK visa ban based on an allegedly non-genuine Dutch permit

New Edit/information: I am attaching a picture of the original refusal letter. Personally it makes no sense to me as to why they would think it's a fake permit, especially since she personally went to ...
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I was banned from the US for giving false information. For how long am I banned? [duplicate]

The US embassy in Mumbai banned me in 2015 for giving wrong information about my marriage. I want to know how many years I'm banned for. How can I know?
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When does my automatic 10-year UK visa ban end?

I was in the UK in 2009 to participate in an event there. I went to London from 26 June until 11 September (long period) but I thought that was normal as I had a 6-month visa. I went to South London ...
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How many years am I banned from entering the Schengen Area?

In 2010, I went to Germany on a business visa that was valid for 7 days. From there, I went to Norway and stayed 1 year and 6 months, working illegally. When the immigration police arrested me, I was ...
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Is the ban on applying for a US visa after marriage fraud a lifetime ban or 10 years?

A Jamaican committed marriage fraud about 30 years ago by marrying a US citizen in a marriage where the groom was paid a certain amount of money to marry her. The groom got in legal trouble for an ...
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Overstayed in the USA for 2 years was arrested then deported. When can I return? [closed]

My wife, a Texan native, married me in my home country, the United Kingdom, in 2011, but shortly after had to return to the States for family matters. Six months later I joined her in Texas on a 90-...
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Can a person enter the EU if he is deported from the UK? [closed]

My husband is being deported from the UK in 2018. He is Lebanese, I am from the EU. Can he go to another EU country after he is deported from the UK, if his wife is from the EU?
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What are my chances of getting a tourist visa to Sweden? [closed]

I am a Cameroonian citizen who's lived in Denmark. I was charged and convicted for using a false document for 60 days. Consequently I was expelled from Denmark and was issued an entry ban in the ...
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Moving to Republic of Ireland with a UK re-entry ban [closed]

The background is: I am a UK citizen and my wife is a South African citizen My wife has a ban from the UK for 12 months (due to an overstayed visa, mistakes were made on our end with the dates) I ...
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Could a VWP overstay due to a pending asylum application result in being denied entry to the US?

I understand that if someone previously overstayed a visa waiver (ESTA) by 6 years, that person should be banned for 10 years. Now to be banned, you need to accumulate more then 365 days of overstay. ...
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How to check if someone blacklisted/banned from visiting UAE?

Is it possible to check that online? If, say , I travelled to UAE only by tourist visa, in what cases I can be blacklisted/banned from travelling there again by tourist visa next time?
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A transfer at an airport where you don't have admission into a country

I have a 3-year ban in Australia, with 1.5 years left. The reason: I thought my student visa expired in July but it expired in June, so I overstayed my visa for 1 month. I am going to New Zealand on a ...
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Re-entry to the UK after a 10-year ban

I overstayed my visa in the UK and tried to beat the system by getting an emergency visa for my voluntary exit. After I returned to Nigeria, thinking I was smart, I used forged immigration stamps on ...
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How can I remove myself from India's visa blacklist?

I am a Bangladeshi citizen. Back in 2013, I went to India with a tourist visa and overstayed for four days. It was due to a gout attack in my feet but I don't have my medical papers to prove that. I ...
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UK visit visa ban after becoming an Australian national [duplicate]

I've been banned from the UK for 10 years for not providing full information. Now I am an Australian citizen. Does this ban still exist? Any guidance will be appreciated.
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DS-160 Security and Background Information for UK Banned Applicants

I'd like to know whether the question in DS-160 form implies other country refusals as well? In 2009, I was refused and banned by UK for future applications for 10 years since they did not find my ...
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If I have a US 10-year ban, can I apply for a visit visa to the US or to Canada?

I overstayed my US tourist visa for 8 years, and voluntarily left US 2 years ago, returning to the Philippines. If I cannot wait for the 10 years I am banned, can am I still able to apply? If not, can ...
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Is this a 10-year ban from a UK application?

My friend just received his refusal letter, and he was so distraught to learn that he had been given a 10-year ban on the grounds that he had used deception, because he forgot to mention in this ...
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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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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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Trying to go to Turkey in spite of the visa ban between US and Turkey

If I travel to a different country to catch a direct flight to Turkey, as a US citizen, will I be given a visa at the airport when I land in Turkey with my US passport?
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How do I return for a visit after a 10-year ban?

I overstayed my visa waiver in 2008 and was given a 10 year ban, which will be up in June next year. Can anyone tell me what I need to do to be able to visit friends next year when the ban is up?
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Will a verbal ban from Spain 30+ years ago prevent my husband from taking a cruise out of Barcelona?

My husband was arrested 30 years ago in Spain while serving in the military, stayed one year on base and was "told" never to come back to Spain. This happened in his early 20's and they kept him on ...
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UK: Is a 10 year ban still valid after acquiring new citizenship?

I am an Indian national and was refused a UK visa in 2009 in NYC and given a 10 year ban, but now I'm a US citizen. Would the ban still apply if I wanted to visit the UK?
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How to tell how long a ban from South Africa for an overstay lasts?

My entire family was given a ban for overstaying in South Africa by 20 days, but it doesn't say anywhere on the papers we were given that it is for 12 months. Please advise how long the ban lasts.
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UK visa refused for deception. How to tell if a ban has been placed?

My mom and dad were refused under paragraph V3.6a, but at the end it says that any future application may also be refused under paragraph V3.7 (a) or (b) of the Immigration Rules, which leads to ...