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I'm sorry to hear this, and hope you find a way to rebuild in Nigeria. The UK government has a scheme to help in just this situation: see https://www.gov.uk/return-home-voluntarily Even if you think you do not meet the criteria on the website, I strongly suggest getting in contact with them, as they likely have some degree of discretion. Buying you a plane ...


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I'm sorry to hear about your troubles. This answer has a list of how long bans last. Two of the options are: "if they left the UK voluntarily, not at public expense" (I have reworded slightly), and "if they left UK voluntarily, at public expense". Hence it is clearly possible to get the Home Office to pay for your return flight. I suggest you get in ...


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For the purposes of Swedish law you were 'avvisad', which is translated as 'refused entry' in the official English edition of the Aliens Act. This term covers all kind of rejections at the border. Someone who is already present in Sweden and for some reason found unworthy to stay, will be 'expelled'. Swedish law uses the term 'expulsion' for any act of '...


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On the other side of the pond, on the US/Canada border, it is routine for a traveler to be told (over something non-scary like "forgot ID"), in as many words, that "this is a really good time for you to withdraw your application to enter our country". (Because if you pressed onward with your application, you would be refused, and that would have immigration ...


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I tried finding out anything on the local government websites but even in Swedish it is hard to find them using any specific words. These border controls are designed to make immigrants apply for asylum on the spot or return to the country they come from. Sweden as a country is not interested in making this have a lasting effect on your future travels, but ...


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1). Will this removal affect our future trips to EU and US? Yes, and other countries as well. You now have two removals or denials on your record. 2). Should we hire a solicitor and open a court case against this immigration officer which gave us an extremely stressful time? You could but it’s extremely unlikely you’d win. You’d have to front the ...


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For the updates: My boyfriend hired a lawyer who helped us to clear the situation. I've got an one year visa 8 months ago. They helped to clear the bad record in the EU system too. Lesson learned. Thank you very much for your all attention to my case.


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A person entering Canada at a land border (with the US, of course) would simply be returned to the US. There is no requirement for detention. An exception would be if the person claimed asylum at the border crossing. Canada does have immigration detention centres, subject to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act 2001. In the United States, visas and ...


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I wouldn't count on it. The UK and Irish visa authorities, though technically separate, do heavily share information and collaborate to avoid potentially troublesome visitors. If you're trying for a visa on arrival then expect to be subject to intense questioning and have to prove yourself to the Irish border guards. However, you are not banned from ...


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Your ban https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/606970/GI-Re-entry-bans-v7.pdf will have expired so you can of course apply for a visa. However, with that UK travel history the likelihood of approval is pretty low (possibly zero).


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In addition to Redd Herring’s answer I suggest that, if you decide to continue with a 6 month-long visit, as well as the documents you mention your girlfriend has her bank statements with her, and that you provide her with a full letter of invitation (see eg What should a sponsor tell the ECO?) plus a copy of your passport and your bank statements to prove ...


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You're sent back to where you flew from, provided you can enter that country. So in your case, it would be to Europe.


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