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Get an immigration attorney, a competent one. This is not the kind of question for which you solicit answers from random guys on the internet. It is not a trivial matter. Typically the fact that the law has changed does not mean immigration violations of that law in the past are forgiven because the issue is it implies you do not have a problem breaking the ...


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This question was shared on Hackernews and has a lot of comments and ideas over there that might be of interest to you as well. Some of the major points raised there: do take into consideration how many people here are for you trying to get out of this situation BEFORE going to the US seek support. You've done the right thing reaching out online, now it's ...


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The first stamp means that your exit from the Schengen area was cancelled. This is a good thing, since if you had been allowed to exit the Schengen area, you would not have been able to fly from the UK to Italy. The second stamp means that you were refused entry into the UK. You will have to report this if you're ever asked whether you were refused entry. ...


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You misunderstand. The lack of an international transit zone was not your problem. Even if there had been an international transit zone, you would not have been able to remain in it. Your problem was that you had a flight from Milan to Rome. That is a domestic flight, and you must enter the Schengen area to board it. You do not leave the Schengen area ...


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One of your best chances if you're not too much in a hurry would be to go see a specialized association in Spain (maybe a feminist association?). These people would then have access to bigger means (embassy for example?) that could help you. These people can act with discretion. As suggested by others, the idea to be denied the entrance is tricky and may ...


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Update - November 2017 On the 13th of November, the preliminary injunction (which prohibited the US government to enforce the presidential proclamation) was stayed except for foreign nationals who have a credible bonafide relationship with someone in the US. A summary of the subject countries is: So nationals of Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen ...


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Getting stopped at the border is a bad idea. But if you do something "stupid", you can probably persuade the US Embassy to revoke your visa, all while pretending that you were actually doing your best to smooth your passage to America. E.g. you could write them a letter like this: Passport number: xxxxx US Visa number: xxxxx Dear US Embassy, ...


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Were you really “denied entry” to Canada? Check your paperwork and your passport carefully. Often what Canada does for minor offenses is to allow you to “voluntarily withdraw” your application to enter Canada. You still get turned back at the border and a strike in your record on the Canada side but as you voluntarily withdrew your request to enter, it ...


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After a rule change in 2017 NHS would have asked you to pay up front for chargeable medical services. Note that emergency services in Accident & Emergency are not chargeable and you would not be billed for such services. Even more so that you apparently left A&E before receiving any service at all. So this should not affect your trip in any way. As ...


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Yes. Any country may deny anyone entry at the border, but if you send your passport to the embassy to get a visa then they already know your travel history. If you are given a visa then the immigration officer at the USA border shouldn't use that history as a reason to stop you. They might still have some other ordinary reason like they think you won't be ...


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Regardless of the answers to the other requests for clarification Getting another passport will make exactly no difference to your situation. Countries like the UK have sophisticated means of tracking your previous attempts to enter, and will definitely pick up on your previous record. The big X is to make sure you know what has happened, not to tell ...


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There are two kinds of ways that you get to not enter the US at a land border. The most serious is "denied entry". This means they officially refused you entry. It goes on your record in the US and you have to answer "yes " to any questions about being denied entry to a country. It will seriously affect your ability to enter the US and other countries. The ...


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The answers to your questions can be found in Air India's Conditions of Carriage, which you agreed to when you purchased the air ticket. Specifically: Can I blame the airline that let me board without checking my visa at the point of origin (Tel Aviv). Can I claim also compensation due to the 32 hours trouble? No. Article 14.1 states that it is ...


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The United Arab Emirates (Dubai) does not care about your religion: it's not even asked on your landing card, because there isn't one! I've visited/passed through a dozen times and never been asked, and neither have I ever heard of anybody being asked. The only country in the region that I'm aware of asking for your religion is Saudi Arabia, where you need ...


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The ban is a matter of law based on the facts of your situation. You can look at the law and make your own determination about whether you are currently under a ban based on the facts of your situation. Various bans have various durations, specified in the law. You can't ask the US government whether you currently have a ban -- in many cases they don't even ...


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The cause of your problem is that your route included an internal Schengen flight. This has nothing to do with there being (or not) a transit area in Linate. It is because of your Milan to Rome flight that you needed a visa, not to change planes in Milan. Airports in the Schengen area are divided in two zones. Schengen, and non-Schengen. A flight from ...


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Yes, they have the power, but: it is all recorded, and somewhat appealable (you may not get in this time, but next time) an agent showing a pattern such as always denying fat people, or people of a certain religion, would risk discipline, there is supervision and management most of them are good decent people who believe they are protecting their country, ...


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San Francisco Montreal New York I would swap the order: San Francisco New York Montreal Take a cross continental flight to New York and fly up to Montreal from there. If you are refused, you are returned to New York and you are done.


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You can use the DHS Traveler Redress Inquiry Program to help clear up issues like being delayed at the border every time. After you file your application, you will have 30 days to submit any supporting documents you may have. If you need more time than that to gather documents, you should get them first before you file a TRIP application. As part of the ...


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A removal from port is one of the more distressing experiences a traveller can have, and the UK Border Force has been taking a harder line towards abuse. Based upon what you wrote, you were building up a private life in the UK and working without the proper documentation (even though your work was performed for US companies and probably denominated in US ...


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The airline has no obligation towards a passenger who doesn't have the right visa. Any airline that flies internationally will have a clause in their conditions of carriage that says it is the passenger's own responsibility to have the right travel documentation. They reserve the right to deny you boarding if you're lacking a visa you need, but that is in ...


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Terminology-wise: You applied for 'leave to enter' under Appendix V of the Immigration Rules at a UK port and were refused. You were subsequently removed from the UK. It's an administrative procedure that takes place when the IO determines that a person is in violation of Paragraph 320 of the Immigration Rules (the fact that entry is being sought for a ...


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Some suggestions from a friend, conveying some advice from a forced-marriage-fighting charity. The woman posting the question needs to hide a spoon in her underwear when going to the airport before she gets to the plane. When she is screened, either via metal detector or backscatter it'll trip the scanners, and they'll have to take her into a more private ...


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As DJCalyworth wrote, the UK will know even if you get a new passport. They keep records. Other countries might be told by the UK, or not. Depends on how good their information interchange is. It would be a really bad idea to believe that requesting a new passport makes that information go away. When asked "have you ever been denied entry" e.g. by the US or ...


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Does this "encounter" constitute "refusal of entry"? Yes. Does this mean I have to declare it from now on in all visa applications? Only if asked. Many countries do not ask about refusals of entry to other countries. If you are asked and decide not to mention it because it's not a serious refusal, or for whatever reason, you run the risk of being ...


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It depends both on local legislation (in the country you are denied entry) and the terms and conditions of the carrier bringing you there. If you are travelling by air, the air line will of course check that you have all necessary travel documents before they let you board the flight at all, but if I understand your question correctly, you are asking what ...


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You'd have to look up the relevant laws in the country concerned, which could require some research and quite possibly translation. For example, in the case of the US, I believe it's up to $4,300—now $5,340—but there are a bunch of programs in place that can result in the fines being waived for airlines under some circumstances. This document lists a broad ...


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You might want to start by reading about Individual Rehabilitation (permanent) and Temporary Resident Permits, which can be used to enter Canada after a conviction. If the crime committed would have a maximum penalty over 10 years in Canada, you'll probably have to go the route of Temporary Resident Permit.


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Following is the official text detailing powers of immigration officers. The key para within this is: (2) to arrest any alien who in his presence or view is entering or attempting to enter the United States in violation of any law or regulation made in pursuance of law regulating the admission, exclusion, expulsion, or removal of aliens, or to ...


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