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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10-year UK visa ban. 15 years later and new citizenship

I was given a 10-year UK visa ban. It's been 15 years since the ban, I have learnt my lesson and through the grace of Jah, I have become a naturalized citizen of a country that doesn't require a visa ...
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10-year visa ban

On my application I said that I have been refused a UK visa before, but failed to state the reasons for the refusal. I was refused a visa again under deceit and was given a 10-year ban. Is this a ...
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Overstayed Schengen by many months, best place to leave EU from to go back to the US to apply for a proper visa? [closed]

I have an American friend who was a graduate student in Berlin and entered Germany 4/1/22. She has taken a break from studies and has been traveling around Europe since, thinking that each new country ...
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My visit visa was cancelled at the border - am I banned?

My visit visa was cancelled at the border due to false misrepresentation I was temporarily admitted into UK but I left UK after getting this letter: If you fail to comply with bail conditions ...
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Traveling from Haiti to Colombia without a layover in the United States

I want to leave and travel from Haiti but all flights seem to pass through the United States. I wish to travel to Colombia, DR, Mexico, Brazil, Grenada and Turkey.
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Can i come back to Poland if I leave Poland just before my visa expires and have already applied for TRC

My visa will expire soon but i have applied for TRC and have a stamp of the same.. I want to return back to India. Will there be any consequence in returning back to the country in the future..?? Will ...
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I overstayed in Spain with residence visa, but again received a new residence visa. Can I enter Spain?

I had a residence permit in Spain but I overstayed for several months after the residence period expires. While departing Spain, the immigration officer took a photo of my passport and verbally warned ...
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Can a South African V-List ban be removed?

Was duped by a conman who presented himself as an Immigration Agent and assisted me on obtaining a Work Visa which I later found out that it was fake. I removed it from my passport but it left a ...
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My UK Visa V3.6 Refusals looks a little different

Here’s a summary of my immigration history: I applied for my brother’s wedding in 2019 which was to be held in the UK. I applied for a visit visa and got the notice posted. My other family members ...
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Will an Irish visa refusal letter state if you have a ban or not in the UK, if you forgot to disclose

I have been refused twice in the UK. I cannot find my 2nd refusal letter. All efforts to locate it proved abortive. However, I was refused in Dublin once and one reason for the refusal was that I did ...
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Completion of 10 years UK ban

I was banned for 10 years by the UK for a document my company submitted via an agent in support of my UK application in 2013. The company didn't give the directive for the agent handling the ...
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Will a 5 year Irish ban keep me from getting a UK visa?

I had a 5 year ban from the Republic of Ireland because I used a fake job offer letter and fake work permit that the agent gave me to submit. Now I have a certificate of sponsorship (COS) to work as a ...
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Am I banned from the UK for the next 10 years?

I received my decision today and I am not sure if I am automatically refused entry to the UK for the next 10 years or if I can still apply for a visa in the future. This was the reason given for the ...
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Consular Fraud Penalties for the Schengen Area

Is there a common codification of the consequences and penalties resulting from consular fraud across all Schengen member states? Or does it differ from member state to member state? I am specifically ...
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Returning to South Africa after a visa overstay ban of 12 months has expired, will I be able to enter?

3 years ago, I overstayed my visitors visa by 10 days and got banned for 12 month and declared undesirable. It has been 2 years since the 12-month ban has expired/finished; will I be able to re-enter ...
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I was denied entry in the US 7 years ago for violating the terms of the Visa Waiver Program. I want to go back as a tourist. What should I do?

I'm a Spanish citizen and I was denied entry to the US 7 years ago because they found out I had been working after being admitted under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). They banned me for 5 years. Now I ...
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How does a 10 year visa ban affect a spousal visa?

I have a UK 10 year ban and I have a spouse in the UK. We want to get together and I'm wondering if my ban will affect spousal visa application. Does the ban take effect when we have a kid together ...
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Can my 10 year ban be overridden by my new Canadian citizenship?

In my visitor's visa application I made an error in answering a question of Do I have family living in the UK? At the time my daughter (who I traveled with to the UK) was still in the UK when I went ...
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Can someone who an agent applied for UK visiting visa with 10yrs ban without disclosing to the client appeal

An agent applied for my sister and her daughter for UK tourism visa which the agent used a falsified account documents for them without her consent in other to fast track his job. The application ...
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Schengen area violation database

Where do I find Schengen Area records of violation and punishment for a 90 day stay violation and fine in Switzerland in June 2019 ? The fine was paid. I never received any other communication. How ...
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Driving ban in EU but need to exchange my EU driving licence for UK full license cat B

I have a driving ban in the Czech Republic. Now I live in the UK and need to exchange my driving licence for a UK licence. Will I get a full UK driving licence or not, because of my driving ban in the ...
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Irish study visa ban based on deception

I applied for a study visa in 2018 but I was denied. I deferred my admission to 2019 and reapplied for a study visa again. To my surprise, I was given a 5 year ban for deception. The consulate said I ...
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Can I ask the UK Home Office to explain their decision to give me a 10 year ban for deception?

First I’d like to say thank you to all of you that are willing to spend your time helping others that feel helpless when dealing with immigration authorities. I, for one, am extremely grateful for ...
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When does UK visa ban start?

A friend was denied UK visitor visa in May 2012 as ECO could not link the cash in account to her company. In October 2012, she re-applied adding evidence like payslip and tax clearance which ECO found ...
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How can a UK 10 year visa ban affect a US visa application?

I was given a 10yr UK visa ban in 2015. I recently got admission to a US university for masters. Can the existing UK ban affect my chances of getting the US visa? What other countries can I migrate to?...
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How do I find out if I have a ban for overstaying in the USA?

I overstayed my tourist visa, but 16 years have passed (from when I left in 2005) and I know that back then their immigration tech system wasn't as sharp as now.... I think the system was implemented ...
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New visa after overstaying in UK

My partner left the UK after overstaying for 4 months. He is now banned from the Uk for a year. I'm wondering if he can reapply for his new visa before the year ban is complete, so that he can come ...
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I was banned from UK for giving false information

I am a Nigerian, I was banned from UK for 10 years 12 years ago for stating that I haven’t applied before and used a wrong date of birth in my previous passport. I lied because I was a teenager when I ...
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Banned from the US for five years due to history of prostitution in my home country, what are my options?

In August 2019, I attempted to enter the US from the UK (I am a UK citizen) and was swiftly denied admission after the border control officers discovered that I had previously worked as a prostitute ...
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Can Singapore ban me because I left a contract position on short notice?

I worked in Singapore as a healthcare assistant in a hospital starting in 2001. I was an overseas Filipino worker. My contract should have been until 2005 but I went home in 2004 for an emergency ...
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Are there any provisions within the immigration rules for exonerating one for overstaying due to extreme extenuating circumstances? [closed]

Typically an overstayer would be subjected to a ban of various lengths. Supposing it was not one's own fault that one overstayed, are there any provisions within the rules for making an argument along ...
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Which types of UK visa applications are affected by entry bans, and which are unaffected?

In the UK, policy is to "ban" applicants from entering for various periods of between 1 and 10 years if they are found to commit various misdeeds, like deception on an application, ...
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Does a visa ban apply to a minor? If so, for how long?

In this question a mother has applied for a UK visa for her 12-year-old son. The visa was refused under Section V 3.6, deception. Normally, a subsequent application will almost certainly be refused ...
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In what way are overstayers issued their entry bans upon departing the UK?

Title should say it all, really... Are you issued a letter? Stamp in your passport? Told verbally? At what stage in the airport does this happen?
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10 year ban - what can be done to remove that ban?

I’ve got a 10 year Ban under paragraph 320 (7B) Wrong information submitted by a traveller office in my country in my visitor visa led me to get the ban. However, I was unaware about the false ...
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How long does a visa ban last when you are blacklisted for business visa violations by FRRO or MHA India?

I had a 3-year Indian business visa, which expired in November 2019. I was banned from India in February 2019 after I applied for a Residential Permit and left India on an Exit Permit with the remark: ...
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UK visit visa refusal with 10 year ban: effect on Canadian visa application

I'm an Indian national who applied for a UK visit visa and got refused with 10 years travel ban to the UK, starting from 2015-2025. This ban was due to a forged documents issue. The company that I ...
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I have a flight booked to Germany May 7th from the U.S [closed]

I will be going to Berlin May 7th. Does anyone know if the borders will be open, and If I can make it there and back?
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Will I be affected by the travel ban Europe to USA (Connecting flight)

Will I be able to get home to Canada? My flight is on March 18th from Delhi to Frankfurt Germany to Seattle to Vancouver (where we live). The layover is 3 hours in Germany and 2 in Seattle. The DHS ...
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Can I return to Australia after serving an entry ban due to a prior overstay? [closed]

I am English and I left Australia in 2015 upon which I received a ban for 3 years for overstaying my welcome, even through I was granted a visa (or what I thought was sponsorship visa for 5 years). ...
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I was deported and my ban period ends this year, will I be able to return to the US?

I got deported because I worked illegally in the States and they banned me for 5 years. This period ends later this year and I'd like to go back and visit my friends. Will they let me? What type of ...
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How to get a UK visa after a 10 year ban is over [closed]

I previously had a 10 year ban from the UK. How do I go about getting a visa now? My circumstances have changed. I am a permanent resident in USA and have a good job.
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Is it possible to somehow open a bank account in Vietnam with a tourist visa of six months?

I know that for opening a bank account in Vietnam a tourist visa of one year is required. I consider staying in Vietnam six months or one year. Paying the one year visa fee is a bit "heavy" for me ...
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I have a 10 year ban from United States and want to go back

I overstayed in the States by 1001 days on the visa waiver program. I was immature at the time and I was about to marry my girlfriend who is a US citizen. Unfortunately my ex wife abandoned our ...
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10 year UK ban done. What next?

In 2009, I was banned for deception (I applied as a student/dependent and my sponsor’s tax document was deemed fake). My sponsor claims (still) that the document wasn’t fake and it was obtained from ...
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Does Trump ban on Iranian citizens prevent doing exchange studentship in the US? [closed]

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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Overstayed visa by over year and want to return to home country without 10 year ban [closed]

A friend entered the US 7 years ago on a tourist visa from Europe and has never left. Since then they have maintained employment and paid taxes. They want to return to home country in Europe but don'...
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Can you relocate to Taiwan after being deported from China? [closed]

My Ukranian girlfriend was recently deported from China for a minor offense. She wants to relocate to Taiwan to be closer to me since I'm still in China. The problem is we're worried that might not ...
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10 year re-entry ban [closed]

I got a 10 year re-entry ban for a visitor visa. Can I apply for student dependent visa or not? The notice said "This application for entry clearance has been refused under paragraph320 (7a) and 320(...
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DS-160 Immigration Law Violation Information for UK Banned Person [duplicate]

I work for a global company and need to travel to US with a B1/B2 visa; however, I do not actually know what to answer for below question: "Have you ever sought to obtain or assist others to obtain ...
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