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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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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I overstayed my post study work Visa and was removed from the UK with a 2 year ban. How can this be overturned [duplicate]

I overstayed my Post study work Visa (having lived and worked in the UK legally for 8years) because I had just been divorced and didn't have the wherewithal to immediately relocate to in my home ...
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Visa refued for not disclosing 12 years old Rejection from Uk [duplicate]

I applied for a UK visitor visa, I thought I had all my document straight forward disclosing all required information. When it came to question have you been rejected Visa, I was wrongly adviced by ...
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Is it possible for me to re-apply for UK Visa after been ban [closed]

I was banned from entering United kingdom back then in Nigeria before coming to settled down in Europe.... I have a wife and a baby here in France and I wish to go to UK on holiday with my family.... ...
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Applying for Canadian visa after US visa refusal & permanent ban [duplicate]

I was banned permanently from the US in 2009 for misrepresenting a document issued by an agent that I used. I'm applying for a Canadian student permit and I would like to know if this ban would affect ...
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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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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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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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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 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 [closed]

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 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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Getting a UK visa after a 10 year ban [duplicate]

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 ...