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Not at all. It's not on a list of banned countries either. Source: I've travelled to at least 80 countries, including Colombia, Cuba, Iran, Uzbekistan, Zambia and other odd countries. Post-Colombia, I actually flew directly into the US. I got a lot of questions as I'd only been in Bogota for 3 days, but once I passed those, it was all good. The only one ...


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No, this is absolutely false! I'm British, and my wife is Colombian. We go to Colombia quite a bit and we've both travelled (separately and together) to all these countries. A few specific examples: I've flown to the US directly from Colombia several times We lived in Germany for two years, flying several times directly to and from Colombia. Colombians ...


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Yes it can, in combination with other factors. I'm Canadian and I crossed from the US into Mexico by motorcycle about five years ago. I was in Mexico for about four months and during that time, I took a flight to Bogota, Colombia to attend a tech conference. When I crossed back from Mexico to the US at El Paso, I was handcuffed, detained, searched, and ...


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For refusals, the ECOs are required to provide a refusal letter stating why they believe you are not eligible for a visa. Since the ban has now expired, you cannot be refused under paragraph v3.6. However, your credibility has been dented and your application and your purported intentions will be more closely scrutinized. You now need to prove, on a ...


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Yes, that should be fine. Your first trip to Japan is as a tourist, which is OK, and your second trip is as an unpaid intern staying under 90 days, which is also OK. Source: http://www.moj.go.jp/nyuukokukanri/kouhou/nyuukokukanri07_00109.html You may be asked for a return ticket when checking in or when entering, but showing a ticket to Korea is fine for ...


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There are three straightforward reasons for your refusal. You have asked for a ten week visa. Ten weeks in the UK is completely unnecessary to sit PLAB 2, and in view of your finances unreasonable. You are intending to spend your entire savings, an entire year of income, on this trip. That also seems unreasonable. A ten week trip seems even more ...


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This is not a non-issue. Every time you need to apply for a visa to New Zealand or any other country you will have to explain that you have been refused a visa, and give details of the circumstances. Don't be tempted to omit the details. If the country to which you are applying already knows you have been refused and you omit the information, you'll be ...


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You'll have to declare a refusal on any future visa application, and give details. Don't be tempted not to declare it: Australia shares immigration data with the Five Eyes treaty countries (Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States and UK). You should assume all five will know, and perhaps others by association. Whether a refusal on medical grounds will ...


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Firstly, with two refusals already, don't apply again any time soon. You will appear to be desperate and that will make your case weaker. Secondly, you must address the issues raised by the ECO in your next application. Specifically, why do you need ten weeks for a short test; why should your employer release you for that time; how will you support yourself ...


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