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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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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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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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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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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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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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This is not true, I have Turkish stamps and I fly in and out of China at least 10 times per year. My wife has tiramisu stamps and do the same


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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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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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In answer to @phoog question about the classification of Strafbefehl is only allowed for a Vergehen (§ 12 Absatz 2 StGB) In the German Criminal Code there is no general classification for something where the maximum punishment is more than 1 year only if it less than 1 year or by a fine The learn the maximum possible sentance (over 6 or 12 months), one ...


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If you are denied again on immigrant intent (INA 214(b)), there is no waiver for that. For the ban for the crime, it is possible to seek a nonimmigrant waiver under INA 212(d)(3)(A), but only if 1) you are not also denied for immigrant intent, and 2) the visa officer recommends the waiver.


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The simple answer is that there is nothing you can do to expedite your application. Historically many ESTA applications were approved (near) instantly, however as of late 2018 most now take at least a few days to be approved, although there have been occasional reports of them taking less. The official ESTA application sites also makes this very clear ...


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My second ESTA application was denied as well. I did not state it here before but I've been to Iran in 2014 for a week. I just found out that anyone who has been in Iran, Somalia, Yemen etc. after 2001 or 2011 has to apply for a Tourist visa from the embassy.


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