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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What can I do to lift a 10 year ban for making a mistake in my UK visa application?

I am a Nigerian citizen. In 2007 I was twice denied a visa to the UK. Recently I was filling out an application for another UK visitor visa and by mistake I answered no to the question whether I had ...
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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 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 Standard Visitor visa refused (V3.6(b), deception on prior convictions, 10 year ban), can I reapply immediately?

I'm a US permanent resident (30+ years) and applied for a UK visitor visa. There was a question concerning whether I had ever been "convicted" of a crime. I plead guilty to a crime in 1997 (white ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Circumventing a ban from the UK using another passport with a different name and dates of birth?

I have a 10 year UK ban on my South African passport but I have a Zimbabwean passport as well with different name and date of birth. What will happen if I use this?