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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I get past a 3-year ban from overstay with VWP? [duplicate]

I have an overstay with a VWP of 333 days, I had to leave the US in January 2018 but stayed until December 2018 to take care of an American citizen who has no family. I have a 3 year ban. So I had to ...
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I overstayed and was deported from Taiwan, how long am I now banned for?

After legally living and working in Taiwan for over 10 years, I overstayed my ARC card (it's a long and emotional story), for 2197 days and was detained for 3 months in the Nantau (?) Detention Centre ...
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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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Bigamy/Deception UK Spouse Visa

I found out my wife entered into a marriage of covenience with a EEA citizen while still married to me. We still live together as husband and wife. They've submitted an application for a spouse visa. ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 can a ban from entering the US be lifted?

I know someone who left the country while on parole and he had also overstayed a student visa for nearly 20 years. He claims he doesn't know whether or not he was banned from the country. He's afraid ...
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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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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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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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Travel ban if overstay

I am Malaysian and I have been overstaying in UK from June 2007 until April 2010. Leaving UK by own expense, if I wanted to visit again next year (2020), is it a travel ban for me?
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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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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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Sister visiting the UK visa refusal

My sister is in India, before that she was in the UK on student visa but due to health issues she wasn't able to attend her course to the end of the term and was working less than 15 hours a week to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Possibility of refusal of a Standard Visitor visa due to deception

I've been rejected for a UK visa twice and decided to apply for a third time. Case can be checked at UK visit visa refused twice: first for funds parking, then for questionable purpose of travel. ...
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What effect 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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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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Can I return to Australia after serving an entry ban due to a prior overstay?

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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Can I re apply? [duplicate]

The decision: I have refused your application for a visit visa because I am satisfied that paragraph V3.6 applies. Under paragraph V3.6 of the Immigration Rules a person must automatically ...
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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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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 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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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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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?
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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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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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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 ...