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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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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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The law here is somewhat complicated, but if you have more than a year of unlawful presence in the US, you face a 10 year ban. This guide for those in similar situations may be helpful: Returning to the United States After Deportation. Since you left voluntarily and have a US citizen spouse, it may be possible to receive a waiver and then apply for an ...


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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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You have zero chance of getting into the US legally while the ban lasts. That's what a ban is. You can apply for a visa after the ban has expired, but it's going to be difficult. Since you already overstayed once the US will apply a lot of scrutiny and skepticism to your application. Your best shot is to consult with a capable immigration lawyer and create ...


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Yes, the ban for fraud or willful misrepresentation, in INA 212(a)(6)(C)(i), is a lifetime ban. Whenever the law says that someone is "inadmissible" without any other qualification, that means it is a lifetime ban (i.e. the person will still be inadmissible no matter how much time has passed). For the bans that last a fixed amount of time, the law says ...


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Once again, a peek into the Immigration Rules of the United Kingdom which are publicly accessible on the official site will clear up all remaining issues. First, let’s take a look at the refusal note; or rather, the small fragment we have which here is enough: You should note that this application for entry clearance has been refused under paragraph V3.6 ...


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While most CBP officers are professional and courteous, I've encountered a fair number who were incompetent, disrespectful and outright abusive. They wield a lot of power over you and they know it. That's one of the reasons I got a Global Entry card (when I could). You seem to have encountered one of the bad examples. As a Canadian you may be eligible for a ...


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You're probably not formally banned, but that just means that a border guard will be allowed to let you in without losing his job over it, if he believes you're really a genuine tourist or business traveler. But they never have to let anyone in. And with the background you're presenting here you will have a devil of a time convincing any border guard that ...


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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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It's actually very simple - your friend will require a visa to enter the US, so they should apply for one, and be sure to declare their previous issues. If their visa is approved, then they will most likely not have any further issues when entering the US. If their visa is rejected, then they will not be allowed even travel to the US (unless they are ...


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Looks to me like you're in for a 3 year ban, but you better check that yourself and take a look at the paperwork you got. This law firm has been so nice to provide a translation of the "Operation Directions for Banning Entry of Aliens (禁止外國人入國作業規定)". You should really have a look at it yourself, find the neat PDF here. There is also a slightly older ...


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Yes, the ban still applies. The ban applies to the person, not the citizenship. Even though as an Australian Citizen you do not need a visa to visit the UK, you are still subject to the 10 year ban, and thus can not visit. It is possible that if you were to attempt to visit the UK using your Australian passport you would be admitted on the grounds that ...


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Zero. A ban is a ban. It's not yet 2019. I do not even understand the question. Also note that after the ban expires they will be incredibly suspicious and it'll be very, very hard for you to get a visa into the UK again. If you are willing to make life altering decisions based on the crazy ramblings of a random Internet stranger then try to organize the ...


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Technically, yes, why not. Try to prove it to them, with a strong application, that you now fulfill all the conditions for being granted a tourist visa you may well be granted one. But that's easier said than done after a long ban, that ban will always come up in your future visa applications for the UK, and it might be much more advisable to take help from ...


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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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Zimbabwe and South Africa are both visa-national countries, so your question resolves to: "what happens if I apply for entry clearance where a ban is still in effect on a different travel document?" You might be thinking that nobody has ever thought of this before and that there's a loophole available. The previous use and ban on your South African ...


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If you are legally married and that marriage is not suspected of being a sham, a spouse's right to live with his family should allow a family reunification. But with a history of fake documents, it might be difficult to overcome the suspicion that the marriage is fake as well. The advice in the comments is good, your German friend should talk to an ...


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Can ECO reject my case, and ban me for 10 years, this time by saying that I used deception and withhold relevant information? I think the chances of another refusal are high, but your application will not attract a 10 year ban on deception. It's a judgement call as to whether an IELTS certificate constitutes 'compelling new evidence', but omitting this ...


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You will need an immigration lawyer to handle your case. First of all, it does not matter if you are innocent or not. From what you are writing, it sounds as if you were accused of a crime, failed to meet in court, were convicted in absentia and failed to lodge an appeal. You are now convicted and the deadline for an appeal has lapsed. There is nothing you ...


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Your passport contained a Dutch permit that the UK authorities believe to have been issued to another person. Firstly, you should consult with a competent immigration lawyer based in the UK. You should make efforts to obtain a Document Verification Report from the UKVI which would look something like this DVR Sample. This would contain the checks performed ...


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Your sister will not be visiting the UK for your birthday this year, and quite likely next year also. The first paragraph of your refusal explains that while your sister nominally submitted the correct documents, their quality was such that they had no evidential value. He noted that an endorsement from a chartered accountant is of no value if the tax ...


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Assuming you're talking about the US, you will need a B2 or B1/B2 visa, which is normally valid for unlimited entries for 10 years. Of course, given your black history, they could give less, or even refuse you. After all, if you overstayed once, why wouldn't you do it again? The documentation you present at the interview essentially has to satisfactorily ...


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Since you already have an Ontario driver license, upgrade it to an enhanced driver's license on your next visit to Canada. Mind the paperwork and timing. Once you have it, or even to get it, fly from Dubai into Toronto. You cannot be refused at Toronto because you are a Canadian citizen. Then, with or without the enhanced DL, cross the border by land. ...


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