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Hold on. There's more to this than you gave us in your question... Answering 'no' to the question about previous refusals can be easily forgiven by an ECO if you had completed the other parts of the form accurately. Let's look at the form... There's the section about Date, Country, Reason, and Reference Number wherein previous refusals are itemized. Had ...


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In order to acquire a canonical question/answer about lying on Schengen applications in our TSE archives, allow me to offer the following advice. The strict 'party line' on TSE is we do not encourage deception. We won't do it, and any answer that proposes it will be heavily downvoted anyway. Deception can have disastrous consequences. It goes into your ...


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Lifting your 10-year ban is very easy - wait 10 years. You have been denied twice before, and you made a mistake / made a false statement / lied on the new application. Unfortunately for you, Nigeria is top of the list where visa fraud and false documents are concerned - the examiners aren't interested in your explanation as they've heard it plenty of ...


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First of all, I applaud your resolve to be truthful in the application. Definitely tell the truth. Having said that, visiting a boyfriend or girlfriend can indeed be a bit of a red flag to immigration, though it is not an insurmountable one. The key parts to successfully getting a visitor visa are convincing the officer reviewing the application that the ...


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I’m afraid your hopes will be dashed because you will have to declare your ban in any UK visa application. UKVI takes previous travel history into account when assessing applications, a ban for deception makes it unlikely your application would be successful. In case it helps, you should be aware that the UK and Ireland share immigration data https://www.ein....


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Although it doesn't entirley answer your question, I am posting this as answer because I don't think you appreciate the risks involved here. Your proposition is to travel to a foreign country and risk imprisonment there, for the sake of a family holiday. Your hope for avoiding these consequences is that they will not recognise you based off the fact that ...


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From personal experience I don’t believe this is true, and I do believe it is always best to tell the truth in any visa application. My partner is Cuban. It is notoriously difficult for Cubans to get a visa for any destination, and it’s virtually unheard of for a Cuban to be able to meet the financial eligibility requirements in their own right. I have ...


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The strategy gets a lot of mileage on the net because it sounds so perfect. Even on this site I read... Refusals to the Schengen area are not recorded centrally, you are not asked for prior refusals when applying for a new visa and chances are high that the only trace of the refused entry is a cancelled entry stamp in the passport. Get a new passport and ...


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Firstly, and most importantly, non-disclosure of material facts can have tragic consequences that follow a person for a long time. This community recommends always disclosing all material facts. The important thing for this question is deciding whether or not a railway penalty fare is material. From reading this gov.uk guidance on "Good character ...


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Your mother's application was refused under Paragraph V3.6(v) of the rules. This paragraph is a restatement of Paragraph 320 for which subsequent decisions will apply. It's better to research Paragraph 320 because it's the full statement of general grounds. In addition to the refusal, her application attracted a 10 year ban. This is the standard policy for ...


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TL;DR Getting to the UK is not in the cards for you for a good, long time. That interval (i.e., a good, long time) is measured in decades. Answer You presented a false document and were refused under Part 9 of the Immigration Rules, specifically Paragraph 320 (7A)... (7A) where false representations have been made or false documents or information have ...


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Instead of faking your travel plans, you should simply mention your situation when applying for a visa in Italian consulate, and ask them if they could speed up your visa delivery a bit. If you have already submitted your application, call the consulate and explain your situation to them. In both cases, be polite, apologize for applying late and ask them ...


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While I agree with all the advice that it's both foolish to risk incarceration in a foreign country for the sake a family vacation (in quite an over-rated spot, at that) and that showing up in court in response to a summons is not considered an optional activity, you can check fairly easily on whether or not you have any active warrants in Florida. The ...


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Although your refusal was a V 4.2 (a) +(c) for which we have an excellent canonical located at UK visa refusal on V 4.2 a + c (and sometimes 'e') which you must absolutely read, since your question is compounded by a proposal to commit what is essentially fraud, I will add a little to it and actually combine liberally from Gayot's [to whom thanks] ...


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01) I am an international student, studying my Masters degree in Tallinn, Estonia. self funding my studies.I am in my final semester. what documents should i provide which satisfy the Uk visa authorities that i won't slip in uk and will come back after the proposed time spent in the Uk? They got you on funds parking, it's a very common refusal ...


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As I understand your situation, you've made quite the mess. You lied about the purpose of your visit on your first application, were refused, and now wish to apply for substantially the same trip, presumably without too much time in between, with a different purpose. That is bad, yes. So you're proposing one of two options: Admit that you lied before and ...


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I think you meant 212(a)(6)(C)(i), at which concerns misrepresentation (not misinterpretation), codified at 8 USC 1182(a)(6)(C)(i): Any alien who, by fraud or willfully misrepresenting a material fact, seeks to procure (or has sought to procure or has procured) a visa, other documentation, or admission into the United States or other benefit provided ...


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And I'd hate to have my holiday ruined or substantial money lost! It is far better to have your (ill planned) holiday ruined than to be in the list of deceptive applicants known to EU. That information will surely be shared with US as well. Just to cover up a mistake, do not make use of any such advice which has enough potential to forbid your future ...


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There is not much to be confused about. You were asked about previous visa refusals, and you did not mention that you had one. Whether this was a mistake or not, they now allege that you lied on your application, and that is the reason for your refusal. You are not technically banned from further applications. However it is extremely unlikely that any ...


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It's about deception. You applied for entry clearance and were refused on Paragraph 3.6a of Appendix V... V 3.6 An application will be refused where: (a) false representations have been made or false documents or information have been submitted (whether or not material to the application, and whether or not to the applicant’s knowledge); or The ...


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There will be important details in the notice of refusal you got in 2012. You might consider scanning it and attaching it to your question -- we have members who are skilled in picking out the relevant legal phrasings of those letters. The visa application explicitly asks you about earlier refusals, so in order not to disclose it, you would need to have ...


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There are at least four separate problems here. The following answer is speculative, but short of somebody working in Chinese immigration chiming in, you're unlikely to get a better answer. Problem 1: Will the airline let you leave the US with a Chinese passport? Likely answer: yes. In my experience, the US and its airlines understands the concept of ...


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v 3.6 (a) reads: An application will be refused where... false representations have been made or false documents or information have been submitted (whether or not material to the application, and whether or not to the applicant’s knowledge) This is extremely damaging to the chances of any further UK visa application being granted for the applicants. ...


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Your gf got a refusal under Paragraph 320 (7a)... (7A) where false representations have been made or false documents or information have been submitted (whether or not material to the application, and whether or not to the applicant’s knowledge), or material facts have not been disclosed, in relation to the application or in order to obtain ...


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Briefly, you checked 'no' on a sensitive field. It's a bad situation and in the archives here we have one or two 10 year bans from doing that. Everybody makes up some excuse like they forgot or they were absent-minded or whatever. The point being that Entry Clearance Officers do not react favourably to excuses, instead they refuse (and possibly ban the ...


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You were refused under Appendix V Section 3.6 of the rules. This rule is a restatement of Section 9 Paragraph 320 (7a) of the rules. It was transcribed to Appendix V to make it more user-friendly for visitors, but the content and meaning was preserved. Deception is a serious offence; the UK has deep issues with deception because it has been used so often in ...


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Of course the UK ban can affect your Irish application. Ireland asks if you have ever been denied a visa, and you will presumably tell the truth this time, so they will take that into account in their decisionmaking. Regarding the first part of your question, see What can I do to lift a 10 year ban for making a mistake in my UK visa application? -- the ...


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You are correct in that you need to tell the UK about your Australian visa refusal, and probably the reasons for it. the UK immigration will find out the reasons anyway from Australian immigration. Whether you get a ban depends on whether you lied on the original application. If they asked about overstays and you didn't tell them about yours, that is ...


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