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What Happens When You’re Denied Entry into the US at the Airport?

If you are denied entry into the United States after a long flight, you might be tempted to argue with the airport officials. Do not argue. Many foreign travelers are denied entry into the US at airport terminals everyday. The causes may vary because of the traveler’s background.

 

 

Background Denials Might Include:

• Criminal history
• Prior US entry denial
• Suspicions of malicious intent
• Problems with paperwork
• Conflicts with travel documentation

The most common reason individuals are turned away at an airport is paperwork. Travelers may have overstayed a prior visa or passport allowance. They may even have expired documentation.

It is rare for most travelers to be denied entry into the States because of criminal background problems, but this can cause trouble. However, if you have been refused entry into the United States at any point in the past, even for an expired passport, prior denial is reason enough for future denial.

Steps to Follow When Denied Entry to the US at the Airport

You will probably be standing in the airport terminal when you discover that you have been denied entrance into the United States. When you receive this bad news you must follow these steps before doing anything else.

 

1. Ask for patience: If you can avoid having your record officially entered as denied entry, you will benefit in the long run: ask to call a lawyer first if possible.  Niren and Associates has lots of experience helping people out who have been denied entry, and can provide the guidance you’ll need to overturn the decision, if possible.
2. Ask follow-up questions: Do so in a calm, nonthreatening manner and accept no for an answer. If you are shown disrespect, remain calm and continue to ask questions.
3. Take notes: It is very important to write the responses to each of your questions regarding your denied entry. Be as detailed as possible.
4. Find a quiet place to collect your details: You want to pay special attention to your paperwork at this time. You will likely have been given the reason for your denial. Recheck all paperwork to confirm the details of your entry refusal.
5. Call a lawyer: If you have not established a lawyer for a case such as this, take the opportunity to contact one like Niren and Associates and relay the details of your case appropriately.

What A Lawyer Will Do:

Once an immigration attorney learns about your denied US access, he or she will go to work on your case and help you solve the rejection of your visa. It is possible and likely that you will find a solution that will allow you into the country if you followed the steps regarding your rejection.

Certainly, if you have a criminal background and were denied for that reason, or if you do not have the proper paperwork, or if you did not respectfully navigate your interactions with US airport employees, you might be in a dead end case. If you are worried about being denied entry to the US at the airport, a lawyer can help you to take the next important steps to gain US access or return safely home for further work on your travel documentation.

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136 thoughts on “What Happens When You’re Denied Entry into the US at the Airport?

  1. Roberta

    Hello I was denied entry into the USA at the boarder crossing I am Canadian Citizen. They said that they will withdrawal my application for entry. I have a trip booked with friends to go on a cruise to the USA. I did not receive any paperwork form the boarder security garde. Will I have an issue when I try to go on my cruise?

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    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Roberta. From what you have written, it appears that your withdrawn application was probably recorded on your permanent record. Whatever the reason was, it will come up again. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan to find out what the cause of the denial was, and find the best way to keep it from being a problem in the future. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  2. Anish Ratna Shakya

    Hi i was on my way to US f1 visa for my GRADUATE DEGREE at LINCOLN UNIVERSITY OAKLAND CA.. It was a first time on US, unfortunately i was stopped at LAX Los angeles port. And my entry was denied by officers suggesting me to withdraw my application and apply for better u university next time. I don’t know what went wrong or may be i wasnt able to convience CBP OFFICERS.
    So i withdrew my visa application and took a flight on the same day, returned to Home country.
    Will i be facing problems in gettting visa in future. Im planning to reapply for F1 visa for another university. Is it true that i wont me able to enter US again or will i have problem in visa interview. Please help your Information will be hugely appreciated for my future visa interview.
    Regards
    Anish

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Anish. A study visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that you will return home after your studies are complete. Many people who attempt to apply on their own, face the same problem as you. I am going to suggest that you us our help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  3. Bianca Scott

    Hi I entered the USA in 2011 on a visitor visa my purpose for overstaying was because I was in a toxic relationship and wanted to get away from him. I returned to my home country in march 2014 because my parents were very sick and I needed to take care of them. I live in Trinidad and I would like to visit my sister who just had a baby in the US. I hope you can help me take the necessary steps so I won’t be denied entry.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Bianca. It sounds like you have been through a lot. We are going to need to know a lot more about you and the circumstances when you left the US after your overstay. From what you have written, it seems that we will be able to apply for a waiver for you so that you can visit your sister, but we will need to know more details before being certain. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  4. Anonymous

    Hello please i need to ask a question because am about to be moving to usa and i dont know if i would be having any problem, i relocate to paris france 4year ago and my wife a usa citizen so she file for me K1 fiance visa my visa was approved after i provide all document requested with two police record of my country of nationality and also police report from france since have been living here for 4years now i already book my flight ticket i never had no criminal record or ever been arrest by police before both in my home country of nationality and also in france but i get into little problem with police yesterday while helping a friend and police told me it was a crime so they fingerprint me and release me from police station after few hour i dont know if i would be having any problem when getting to USA port of entry with immigration because am traveling on K1 visa please?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello. If you were charged with a crime, it will be a problem for you. It is best to find out from the police what the exact nature of your incident was. Criminality is the leading reason for border refusals.
      Regards, Vahe

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  5. Tim Nguyen

    I had a student visa and overstayed from September – January ( almost 4 months ). I should have left the country in September because I couldn’t attend the university anymore.
    I flew back to my home country and flew back to the States where i got denied at the airport.
    I applied for a visa which first got confirmed and a week later declined.

    Since then ( almost 2 1/2 years now ) I have never tried to apply for a visa or tried to fly back to the US.
    Can I ever enter the US e.g. holidays in summer? What are the requirements for it.
    If I´m banned from this country. How long is it.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Tim. Overstaying on a visa is a very serious problem, and something that remains on your permanent record. There are waivers that can be implemented that might be able to help you get back into the US. In order to see if you qualify for them we would need to know a lot more about you and your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  6. Sonja

    Hi I’m a US Citizen and my boyfriend is an undocumented immigrant. He had overstayed his visa by many years. We are planning to get married in the near future and he wanted his son to be present for the wedding. When his son was a toddler back in 2002, his visa was revoked upon entry due to his mother who accompanied him having overstayed her visa on a previous visit. What can I do to help him gain a visa for the wedding? Should I send a letter of invitation?

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    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Sonja. Thank you for writing to us. We are going to need to know a lot more information about your future step-son; nationality, age, any criminality, the details of the visa that he was on that was revoked. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy to make sure your future step-son can attend the wedding. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  7. A.Patel

    I am a UK citizen and currently hold a valid ESTA until January 2017. Unfortunately in April 2015 my B1 visa was rejected. I am looking to go to the states for a holiday, can I still travel with my ESTA? If so, what are the chances I will be refused entry into the US? My ESTA was issue in January 2015 for two years and the B1 was rejected in April 2015.

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    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello. Thank you for writing to us. Whenever there is a rejection on your permanent record, you can always expect that you will be thoroughly questioned about it whenever you cross the border, and the possibility of being denied entry will exist. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  8. Elena

    I was denied entry and my visa was cancelled. I was told I can reapply in 5 years or appeal. I was stopped at immigration because I was travelling with a buddy pass and did not have a returned ticket. My phone was taken and my messages read. There were some compromising messages, regarding me having worken in the US during a previous visit. What are my chances of appealing and getting my visa back.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Elena. Thank you for writing to us. The cancellation of a visa is very serious. There is a lot of information that we will need to know before we can determine the best strategy to take to get you back into the US, things such as your nationality, the type of visa you had, your previous immigration history. You certainly need the help of immigration professionals. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our experts who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  9. michael

    I have quick question, I am a UK citizen and I have been approved for an ESTA valid for 1 more year, I also have a temp residence for mexico as I live and work here, IF by unlucky chance I fly to USA and for some strange reason when I give my fingerprints I am flagged and declined entry because of what my PRINTS say when connected to the UK servers, Lets say HYPOTHETICALLY, i have a criminal record in the UK, and again lets say HYPOTHETICALLY, i have warrants still outstanding in the UK ( lets just assume that I also gave false information on the ESTA application lol,WHERE WOULD THE USA DEPORT ME TOO, PLACE OF DEPARTURE MEXICO, or BACK TO THE UK

    THANKS IN ADVANCE

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Michael. Under normal situations, when someone is denied entry at the border, they are sent back to the country that they left from.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  10. Sabrina

    I entered the US with a K1 visa in February 2016 and my husband and I got married four days later. We filed the I-485 AOS application but only received the receipt number.
    While application in process I went back to my home country Germany for personal reasons… without the advanced parole.
    I know I have abandoned the AOS application but that is fine by me as I have to stay in Germany for a while. I would like to visit my husband in September 2016 for a 2 weeks vacation.

    Will I experience any problems entering the country with my valid Esta because I abandoned the AOS application?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Sabrina. You should not have any problems because of abandoning the application. K1 visa requirements are that you get married within 90 days, or you must leave the country; you left the country.
      Regards, Vahe

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  11. Amelia

    Hi,
    I am a UK citizen, 25 years old and have been rejected my visa waiver because I have travelled to Iran twice in the last 5 years. I have visited America three times since 2011, and after my first trip to Iran and had no problems.
    Since the new laws have come in place, I’m now having to apply for a b2 visa. My reasons for travelling to Iran is because I am married to an Iranian man and we visited family and the second visit was for a cosmetic procedure (rhinoplasty) for myself. Me and my husband are no longer together but we haven’t yet divorced. But we live in seperate cities.
    I’m very anxious that my b2 visa will be denied because I have visited Iran. Or if it is granted that I will be denied entry at the border. I am only hoping to go for 10 days to visit friends in key west (the place I always visit) and have a holiday.
    What do you think my chances are of my visa been granted?
    Many thanks.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Amelia. Thank you for writing to us. If you have already submitted the application for your B2 visa, then there is no reason to sit and worry; you will know soon enough. If you receive a denial, get back in contact with us and let us help you obtain the visa that you need.
      Regards, Vahe

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  12. Mc

    Good day! I am a filipino citizen and i am planning to go back to the US this april with my daugther i went to US last nov. And the POE gave me only till jan 5 i followed the rules but the airline im into got some problem so the connecting flight is late and the gate is close when we arrived and the airline staff said to us that the next flight will be nxt day. My friend is a staff in that airline so she let me sleep in her apartment near the airport. so do you think i can enter again in the US? Thank you for the immidiate reply

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello. As long as you explain, if asked by the border officer, the circumstances of your one day delay because of your flight, you should not have a problem.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  13. Abdal

    hi, i am pregnant and on a b1/b2 visa, came here to be with my mom for support since she couldnt leave the usa to be with me, and a lot of people told us to apply for the insurance because labor costs so much more than what i expected and i applied and got accepted. Then i heard if you use it you will be denied any other visas in the future!! ApparentLy, happened with some people. But i didnot know! And now am afraid i cant go back to the usa because i used the insurance and went to the dr.
    My husband is canadian, i dont know if this will help me get accepted when i apply for my next visa! And futurely when i become canadian will i still be denied entry?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Abdel. I do not believe that using your medical insurance policy will have any effect on your future visa applications. I am surprised that someone would mention that. You will only be denied entry if you do something illegal; since that is not the case you should not have a problem.
      Regards, Vahe

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  14. Abigail

    I was denied entry into the US and my 5 years B1/B2 visa was cancelled with prejudice pursuant to 22 CFR 41. 122(h) (3)/(4) of the INA. I was denied entry because I lied on my visa application about my Dad being in the us. My sister is getting married in the states in December and I am supposed to be her maid of honor. Can I obtain a visa to honor the occasion? Also I wasn’t told if I have been banned or not, I have gone through the transcript over and over again and I haven’t seen anything with regards to being banned entry into the states. Is this it for me or is there a way to be able to get a visa to attend my only sister’s wedding? Thank you

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Abigail. In all your documents and in all your conversations with a border officer it is important that you always tell the truth. Your denial does not mean that you are banned for life. It just means that you need to be able to have the proper explanation and justification when you attempt to re-enter for the wedding. From what you have written, it seems that you probably will need either a I-601 or a I-192 waiver. It is hard to tell without knowing the full details of your case. If you want to make sure that you do not have any problems when you go to your sister’s wedding, I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  15. .

    Hi, I’m a UK citizen born and bred but have an Iranian parent. I’ve never been to Iran, I used to travel on the VWP but due to recent changes suggest I might be ineligible to use the VWP. I have to travel for work conference and have done the right thing and obtained a B1/B2 visa, which I was given instantly with no restrictions. All my paperwork, company details, invite letter is all in order and I have significant financial and family ties to the UK.

    My questions is CBP may ask me why as a UK citizen I have a VISA, which seems a reasonable question, I will answer as above due to Iranian heritage and confusion over new VWP rules etc. Will CBP be happy I have a VISA issued by a consulate or will they take issue with any of this/ over rule the fact I have a legitmate VISA and can clearly evidence my business travel and ties back home?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello. The most important thing to remember is to always tell the border officer the truth. Make sure you have all your documentation with you and you should have no problem.
      Regards, Vahe

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      1. Anonymous

        Thank you, may I probe a little further in that as I have a visa are CBP usually happy and to go along with the issuance (and have faith in I’ve been vetted)of this, as you say providing any questions I’m asked or copies of my invite stack up etc as in can I presume I’ll be admitted as I have the visa, or what was the point.

        How confident are you I won’t inadvertently cause an issue by just having the visa ? The online guidance says the new rules on VWP don’t stop travel but just means those that no longer qualify for VWP need a visa. That surely means I’m more vetted than most ESTA passengers and in my eyes should make the CBP officer more happy with my admission. Do CBP by in large trust and admit passengers with visas? I guess they must go along with their issuance as those with waivers or inadmissibility would never get in as the reason they have them is because they have a reason they would usually deny them entry and CBP must probe this and still let them in as they have the paperwork and waiver. D

        I’m just looking for some reassurance. If I’m asked why I have it I will happily say I have an Iranian born parent. I’ve never been there and was born in the UK etc I’m just worried that this on its own, despite having a visa, will cause me to stand out through no fault of my own.

        Thank you,

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          If you would like to have us take an in depth look at your situation and examine all your details, then I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to help you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Vahe

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  16. Tomo

    Hi! We are a band (music) from Japan. We attempted to enter the US to do a tour, but did not have the proper visa. (We applied only for ESTA, not a visa). We were denied entry. They said we might not be eligible to get approved for visa for some time but did not say for sure. If we apply for performer visa in a couple months for other event, do you think we will be denies? Or maybe we should not try for 6 months?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Tomo. It must have been so frustrating to have the denial at the border. Your success at obtaining your performer visa will depend on how well you do at completing the application form. Any little mistake or omission will face an immediate rejection. Navigating the US immigration system can be very difficult because of all the rules and regulations. We have been practicing US immigration law for over 18 years, and we are regarded to be one of the country’s top immigration law firms ; we can certainly help you navigate the complexity of US immigration. If you want help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  17. Arthyom

    I’m a citizen of Russia. I was committed to felony (shoplifting over $500) when I was working with J1 visa in Tennessee 2011. Can I re-enter the US again? Can it be expunged?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Arthyom. You would need to apply for a waiver to allow you to temporarily visit the US. If you need help with your application to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  18. Curiousity777

    Can a Canadian citizen who has defaulted on U.S timeshare payments be denied access into the United States?

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    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      If your default payments result in a court action against you, and that action results in the decision that there was fraudulent activity such as NSF cheques, then yes you may be denied entry into the US.
      Regards, Vahe

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        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Christian. If the US border services believe that an alien poses a problem or threat to the US in any way, for whatever reason, they have the right and the power to deny entry on the stop.
          Regards, Vahe

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  19. Haya

    Hello, my sister has been sent back from the airport because she was pregnant, and got her visa taken away. What should I do?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Haya. It is always stressful when you encounter a border denial, it must be even more so when you are pregnant. You did not say what the citizenship is of your sister, if she had a visa for the US entry, not how far along she is in her pregnancy. So here is a general view. US Border Services need to make sure that someone is not going to the US for the expressed purpose of having their baby in the US and thus getting immediate US citizenship for the baby. If you would like to discuss the matter in more detail and see if there is a short term solution, then I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for your sister. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  20. Larry

    My uncle has terminal cancer and a short time to live. I am his power of attorney and caregiver. My children live in Tucson Az and I was bringing him to see them. He was denied entrance for a minor offence 30 yrs ago. He may only have a month or so to live and the agent was very rude to him and would not let me back in secondary inspection with him. Any ideas to speed up a process to get him in before he passes away? Thank you for your help

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    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Larry. You have a lot of responsibility as caregiver for your uncle. It cannot be easy having to deal with the stress of a border denial. It is possible to apply for a I-192 waiver that would allow someone with an inadmissibility (previous criminality) to enter the US. Your uncle’s situation is complicated because of his unfortunate poor health. You may be asked for proof of healthcare coverage during his trip to the US, and proof of finances. The US border services do not want to take the risk in case that your uncle gets more ill in the US.
      Regards, Vahe

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  21. kristina

    I am a US citizen living in Canada. My Canadian husband applied and was approved for a waiver for criminal inadmissability. We are flying down for 2 weeks. As long as my husband has a job here in Canada and we have our apt. Here is there any reason they could deny him even with the waiver?

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    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Kristina. The fact that your husband has a proper waiver, and that you have all your ties here, there should be no reason for him to be denied entry. You may face a delay as the border officer examines the waiver and both of your paperwork.
      Regards, Vahe

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      1. Kristina

        Will it be an issue that my application for Canadian PR is still in process? Or does the US border really not care about my Canadian status? Thank you so much!

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hi Kristina. You are a US citizen. You should have no problem crossing into the US. Even when you get your Canadian PR, you still keep your US citizenship.
          Regards, Vahe

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          1. Kristina

            I actually mean my husband (Who only has Canadian citizenship) will they give him a hard time since I do not have Canadian status for returning purposes? Or will they not care about that as long as we show our ties to Canada 🙂 TY Again (I cant get over how quick you guys respond!!!)

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            1. Vahe Mirzoyan

              Hi Kristina. You should both be fine going to the US, and both be fine coming back to Canada. You seem to be doing everything by the book.
              Regards, Vahe

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              1. Kristina

                I’m in a slight panic. I just noticed on my husbands approved waiver it states his employer. He has since switched jobs – will this cause an issue since he does not work where it says on the waiver?

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                1. Vahe Mirzoyan

                  Hello Kristina. Whenever something on an immigration document does not reflect the truth, there is a potential for a border entry denial. It is always better to have everything in perfect order. Book a consultation with one of our US immigration experts so that you can see how big a problem this is, and what options you have available before you arrive at the border. If you book the consultation online at http://www.visaplace.com/bookonline and use the promo code “Blog” you can benefit from a deep 25% discount to the consultation fee.
                  Regards, Vahe

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                  1. kristina

                    Considering we are flying out in 4 days that is not possible I guess we will just have to hope for the best and hope we dont lose out all of the money spent on 3 round trip tickets.

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  22. Jay

    Hello I was denied entry into the US at the Philadelphia airport. I had a b1/b2 visa, but the immigration officer thought I was coming there to work. They called a contact on my phone and confused the contact to admit that I was coming there to work. So I was advised on a voluntary withdrawal of entry. My visa was stamped WD. Please can you tell me how possible is it for me to get another visa and clearance on entry to the US?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Jay. Thank you for writing to us. I know how frustrating and stressful is is to be denied entry at the border. We can certainly help you. There are US immigration waivers that we can apply for that will get you back into the US. The most important thing is to be able to explain clearly and accurately what happened and give US border immigration the confidence that you are not going there to work. We have been practicing immigration law for over 18 years and are considered to be one of the top immigration law firms in the country specializing in US and Canadian matters. I am going to recommend that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  23. Julie

    Hello,
    My brother came to USA from India in 2010 and his Visitor visa was stamped with visa Withdrawn and was sent back by next flight. The reason was he was carrying some educational documents with him too and they suspected his intentions were to study. Can he visit US again ever? Would you be able to provide him with any entry packages just to visit US?

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    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Julie. It is very frustrating and stressful to be denied border entry, and sent back home. We would need to know much more about your brother’s situation to be able to advise you, but in similar cases, a Waiver will allow your brother to re-enter the US. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for your brother. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
      1. Julie

        Thank you so much for the input. My brother was stamped Withdrawn under 212(a)(7)(A)(i)(1)
        I read somehwhere that this category might not be eligible for a waiver. Could you please let ne know if you would still be able to help in this scenario? Thanks.

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        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Julie. Your brother is eligible for a waiver, but that does not mean that he will necessarily be granted a waiver. It is important to make sure that the application is properly prepared.
          Regards, Vahe

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          1. Anonymous

            Thanks Vahe. In that case i will definitely schedule an appointment with one of your immigration professionals in the coming month or so.

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  24. Xtine

    I am married to a US citizen and have a valid B1/B2 visitor visa since 2012. We got married on my last visit to the US (Dec 2015) but did not start filing paperwork yet since I am still in school. I plan to visit the US on my next school break (July 2016). Should I be worried that I will be denied entry?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us. Since your B1/B2 visitor visa is still valid, you should not have to worry. Of course the border officer has the ultimate discretion to decide on anybody’s entry. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to recommend which supporting documents you should have with you when you cross the border. It is always wise to have a formal letter prepared by a professional that explains your situation so that it is clear to the border officer. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  25. Mani

    My sister had gone for usa ,chicago and from the chicago airport they send her to home town.she dont know what to do their.cant she get access to usa immediately.please provide some idea

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Mani. It must be very stressful and frustrating for your sister. Unfortunately every refusal will stay on your sister’s permanent record. You need to act quickly to clear this problem up. Time is of the essence. I am going to suggest that you and your sister contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy to fix this problem. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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      1. Ashok

        I heard that in chicago airport o hare intl airport they ask alot question and write opposite answer and reject our visa with prejudice and return us back.. Is this realli true that they dont rven care about passengers health ??

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Ashok. US Customs and Border Protection officers are mandated with a very difficult assignment; making sure that everyone who enters the country follows the rules that are set out in the immigration laws. I am sure that it is possible that some people who are denied entry feel that they were treated unjustly. I think that with the thousands of people that CBP officers see in a day, that the number of unhappy people would be very very small.
          Regards, Vahe

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  26. lizzieb

    We have new ESTA’s approved and have travelled to us on a number of ocassions – since reading in the press all the latest changes can the ESTAS be revoked at any point prior to travel ?

    Also if we have ESTAs and arrive in the US can we still be denied entry ?

    Im a little nervous with all the changes and 1 of the travellers has old criminal records which have never caused any issues for us

    thanks

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Liz. You have a valid right to be concerned. US border services have every right to revoke a visa at any time if they feel that the person is a danger to the country, is coming in under false pretenses, of was not truthful with their application. The criminal record of one of your travelers will become a problem at some point, and when it does it will surely lead to inadmissibility. Instead of waiting for the inevitable to happen, take measures now to avoid it. We have been practicing immigration law for over 18 years. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who can assess the exact situation and advise on the best strategy to take. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  27. Shaik Mohd Ahmed

    My application has been withdrawn at the JFK aitport upon arrival. Officer said me to correct my paperwork. Though i have proper paperwork and legal documents. He said me to reapply again, get new visa and come to the next semester. Right now i am confused if i get visa again if they do same thing upon arrival then it will be a nightmare for me. I heard that the student who is deported from US cant come to US for five years.Is it true? And please help me out what should i do.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Shaik. I am always amazed at how many people think that immigration is so easy to navigate through that they do their own paperwork and submit it, only to find that there is something wrong with the application and that they have been denied. Study visas are the most complex of all the visas because immigration officers need to be absolutely sure that your intention is to go back home after you finish your studies. A proper study visa application has to answer all the immigration officers questions before he even asks them. If you make another failed attempt at getting your visa it can lead to a five year ban. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who can assess your situation and advise on the best strategy to take. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm Do not let your permanent record get scarred with another rejection.
      Regards, Vahe

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  28. Ana Gallegos

    My brother in law was denied entry because he supposedly came to work but he doesn’t. They found pictures of bathrooms that he fixed in my houses but he was never paid for them and he never actually worked but as a friendly gesture he helped us. Can we contest the denial so he can come back to the states because he is baptizing my daughter in 2 weeks

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    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Ana. It sounds like the pictures on your brother in laws smartphone gave the immigration officer enough doubt to cause a denied entry at the border. A denial is a serious matter. It will stay on his permanent record. The two week time frame does not give you a lot of time to remedy the situation, but I assure you that we have dealt successfully with problems more complex than this. We will be able to apply for a I-192 Waiver to allow your brother in law to come into the US so that he can fulfill his role as Godfather for your daughter, but you MUST act quickly. Please contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who can start the process. To make the appointment you can call us at 1-855-886-8472 or book the appointment online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm Time is of the essence.
      Regards, Vahe

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  29. Joelle

    I was denied entry at the airport with my 5 years visa withdrawn stamp and flying back home .. The reason was i was pregnant .. I filed to application a year a go for a visitor visa again and was denied too .. The consular didnt tell me anything about my withdrawn visa or the pregnancy issue .. He refused to give me the vise because my parents live in the us .. I dont know what to .. And i dont know if i ever gona take the visa again .. Although the offecer who stamped the withdraw on my visa told me to go give birth and take a visa and come back ..no body mentioned a disability for me to re enter the us again .. Any help please?!!??

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Joelle. Thank you for writing to us. Dealing with the bordering crossing can be stressful at the best of times, and even so much more so with your pregnancy. Given the urgency and severity of your case, I suggest that you contact us right away to set up a consultation with one of our immigration professionals who is part of our legal team. You can can reach us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm Make sure that you mention that you had a denial at the airport and that you are pregnant. I know that we will be able to help you.
      Best regards, Vahe

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  30. Danielle

    Hello I just tried to get to USA to visit a male friend who they suspected I was there to marry ??? We wanted to spend time together to see if we were compatible before I filed a fiance visa which is what you are supposed to do , but because I made a comment in an email to him ‘ marry me ‘ jokingly they made a decision from that one email comment
    that we intended to marry. Absolute joke.
    The customs lady asked what my relationship status was on Facebook,
    seriously ? I don’t use Facebook ffs. My
    passport was also noted 212 a7aiI like the other traveller on here. Also they gave me no info on what it meant. Do I have any chance of re entry later ?? They never told me Cheers

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    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Danielle. What is your country of citizenship? What country were you flying in from?
      Regards, Vahe

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  31. Carolin

    I just learned about changes to the visa waiver program. I am a german citizen who traveled to Iran a few years ago for tourism. This Wednesday in flying to the US and I learned that I need a visa now because of my one week stay in Iran. I doubt I can get a visa before Wednesday. I will try. What should i do? Board the plane and hope to be granted access? Is this rule already established? It’s really new and maybe they still decide on a one-by-one case? They didn’t communicate about when they implement it prior to suddenly implementing it last Thursday… Any help/ideas??

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Carolin. With such little time to look at options, I hope that you are successful in your travels. The US is implementing many new policies regarding travelers who have been to specific countries such as Iran. Please let me know how you made out.
      Regards, Vahe

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      1. Andrew

        I am in the same situation as Carolin. I am an Australian in the UK. I just found out about this new condition today. I have flights booked for this Friday, 4 days time. They were booked back in early January before the new conditions came into effect. My ESTA from a previous visit is still valid (double checked today). I am concerned that I will be denied entry.

        Have you heard anything more about the implementation of this new restriction? It is too late to apply even for an expedited visa. I tried to visit the US Embassy but required an appointment. The Australian embassy was unable to assist or advise.

        I can’t believe this has happened after diplomatic relations were re-established between USA and Iran. I feel like I’m in Wonderland.

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          Hello Andrew. The new restrictions which came into effect at the beginning of January, apply to anyone who has traveled to Iran, Iraq, Syria, or Sudan in the past five years. Please let me know if it causes a problem for you on Friday.
          Best wishes, Vahe

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          1. Andrew

            Hi Vahe,
            Thank you for your reply, swifter than he visa process for sure.
            I have applied for a visa this morning, and am seeking an expedited appointment. But it seems highly unlikely that this will work in time for my trip.

            Are you able to email me your contact details to the email I have provided the website? In what capacity do you act? Would I be able to contact you if stopped at the border? The law seems pretty black and white but the advice given is not at all clear.
            This is the best given about my situation on the CPB FAQ site:
            “What should travelers do if they did not receive a revocation email, but have travelled to Iran, Iraq, Syrian or Sudan since March 2011? Can they still travel under the VWP?

            We recommend that affected travelers apply for a U.S. nonimmigrant visa well in advance of desired travel to minimize the chance of delays. ”
            http://www.cbp.gov/travel/international-visitors/visa-waiver-program/visa-waiver-program-improvement-and-terrorist-travel-prevention-act-faq

            They could have said “you cannot travel” but it doesn’t. It almost implies that those delays would be at the border but that the law wouldn’t be imposed in this circumstance? People in my situation could not possibly apply for the visa “well in advance”. I’m at a loss, but am pretty sure I won’t have a visa in my passport by friday…

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            1. Vahe Mirzoyan

              Hello Andrew. I hope you have no problems at all! You can contact me at vahem@visaplace.com. Should you have any problems at the border, let me know, we have a legal team of immigration professionals at our firm that might be of service to you.
              Regards, Vahe

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    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Jade. Thank you for writing to us. I do not know what the policy is for your bookings, but the more important issue is that you now have a denied-entry on your record. This is something that you need to take care of as soon as possible or else you will never be able to successfully cross the border. Resolving these types of issues is not simple. We have been practicing immigration law for 18 years and have dealt with many cases such as yours. If you wish, complete this form for me http://goo.gl/RvRtRK it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your problem, so that I can determine what is the best action to take.
      Regards
      Vahe

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  32. David

    Hi there,
    My girlfriend had overstayed her visitor visa (of 3 months) by 5 minutes because of plane delay last time she came to USA to visit me. She came again this time, to be pulled aside and denied entry after this visit. What can we do?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hi David. We can always find a way to remedy a situation such as the one that your girlfriend finds herself in. Unfortunately these types of cases are much more complicated than a two sentence question can explain. For example, what is your girlfriend’s country of citizenship. what country is she in now, how many visitor visas has she recently had. What were the detailed reasons why she was denied entry.
      I am going to suggest that you book a consultation with us so that we can get all the details and plan a strategy to fix your girlfriends problem, and make sure that it never happens again. I am sure that you would like to have this taken care of as soon as possible. It must be very distressing for your girlfriend to have to deal with that anxiety at the border.
      You can book a consultation with us at http://www.visaplace.com/bookonline I know we can help.
      Regards
      Vahe

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  33. Nadz

    I over heard a conversation where a lady was telling someone she was denied entry to the us and WD was stamped in her passport and she don’t know what it mean, so am asking what does WD means?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Nadz, WD means that an application for entry was withdrawn, it is less severe then being denied entry.
      Regards
      Vahe

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  34. Rose Lagi

    Good Day!

    I have a 10 year multiple visa (B1/B2) visa and first travelled up to the states in Aug 2015. It was at the airport I was granted a 6 month stay, however, I stayed for just a month.

    Now I wish to make use of the great deal (airfare) I have obtained and travel back in Jan 2016 for 2 weeks.

    I am 24 weeks pregnant and have medical clearance for travel. Will they deny me entry seeing that I am expecting.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Rose. Although there are no specific regulations prohibiting pregnant foreign nationals from entering the U.S., entry is allowed or denied at the discretion of the admitting U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officer. If the CBP Officer determines that you are likely to become a ward of the government (meaning that the government must provide medical care because you do not have medical coverage), you can be denied entry. When determining if you will be allowed to enter the U.S., CBP Officers take into consideration the date your child is due for delivery and the length of time you intend to stay in the U.S. In addition, they want evidence that you have sufficient medical insurance to cover any medical necessities while you are in the U.S. and that you intend to return home.
      Best regards,
      Vahe

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  35. Dileep

    Hi,

    My F1 visa was cancelled at the port of entry in Chicago very recently. The CBP officer stamped APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION WITHDRAWN 212(a)(7)(A)(I)(1). Does this cause a serious problem to travel elsewhere? Can I apply for student visa to any other country, say Australia?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Dileep. It is always troublesome when a border entry is denied.
      In your case, An immigration officer from another country may in their due diligence, ask the reason for which it was cancelled, and you would have ot be honest and straight forward in your explanation.
      Regards
      Vahe

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  36. Hari

    If they deny entry at US airport, do they give any rejection paper or stamp on passport?
    How long does it take to see i-94 online after we are allowed entry stamp at the airport?
    Thank you

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  37. Ogunrinde

    My brother was denied entry into America, what i dont no is if d visa is still valid, it has been stamped with WD. Can he stil travelled with the visa or he will have to re apply for visa again. Your advice will be highly appreciated. Tanks

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  38. Esomi

    Hello, my mum and brother just arrived into Houston this morning enroute new Jersey. What happens of they are denied entry because i have not heard from them and the airline said they canceled their flight voluntarily so i asked them to be booked on the next flight which they did and confirmed. My question is how soon will the airline know they have been denied entry and asked to go back home. The airline did not say they have been denied entry as at this moment. Please help

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for your inquiry Esomi. I am really glad that you contacted us.

      It must be very stressful not knowing exactly is happening with your mother and your brother.

      Please Esomi, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and see how we can get answers to your questions.

      Vahe

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  39. nyokie

    Am from Bahamas and my husband is us citizen. We got married last year July 20, 2015 and we know each other’s since 2010. We haven’t yet put in for our paperwork, I was in the state since I got married and never return home until last year October 2014 for my grandmother funeral.
    After the funeral I went to the airport and I was questions, ever since I was in college immigration stops me and questions me. Every time I travel back and forward I always get stops and they question me.

    After they question me, Immigration gave me until November 10, 2014 to stay in the stat, that was my limited stayed in the state. I didn’t realize that was date they give me to stay. when I say that I mean for example when people travel have I-94 form and immigration normal stamp it to say when u must return or they write it one of them. So I didn’t pay that no mind until I got to the state I forget about it. I stayed to the state for few months until March 2015,
    I came home the first week in March 2015 because my mother was sick and I stayed home for about 4 weeks and I was able to go back to the state to my husband. When I did go to the airport I didn’t had any problem or anything.

    Now I had an emergency I had to go back home again because of my mother was in the hospital April 20, 2015 and on April 22, 2015 she passed away, I stayed home until the funeral, my husband came for the funeral. We stay until May12, 2015, we both was leaving to go back to the state; we made a stupid mistake listen to family and friends. They told us that we can’t let immigration know we married because we haven’t done the paperwork. When we go to the airport we must act as we don’t know each other’s. So we did. I told my husband to stand few step behind some people in case I have to be question he will know if I have to go in the back to be questions. Surely I was questions and had to go in the back. I was in the back for like 1 hour. My husband called my cousin to find out if I have left the airport with them and they said no, he waited and waited, he end up calling another cousin of mine and was talking for a while tell her how was questions and I have come up stair as yet, he said he ready to go down there and tell immigration I am his wife, but my cousin stop him and told him NO don’t go down there cause it might be worst, he said okay and stayed. Immigration didn’t let me go they said for me to go back to the state I have to get a visa. They asked me a lot of questions, as they ask questions, they type it in the computer and they even ask if is married and them no because I was scared because they might not let me go because I haven’t file my paperwork. During that time I was pregnant, I have the baby girl in the Bahamas and she is now 3 months.

    I don’t know if it means denial but I got a stamp on my passport and it have WD which is withdrawn. Application for admission withdrawn 212 (a)(7)(A)(I)(I)

    .
    My question is what do I need to do? Have anyone have that problem or similar to that?
    Can I apply for wavier, then apply for visa to go to the state and start the paperwork?

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello,

      Thank you for your post. It is always unfortunate to hear about someone that has been ill-advised when it comes to immigration matters and is left to deal with the consequences. The good news is, that in almost every case there are options and steps to take to rectify the situation and work out in the Applicant’s favour. In order for me to accurately assess you and determine how to deal with your particular case, I must learn more details about you and your family as applicants. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will provide me with all the details I need to proceed. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

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  40. Matias

    Hi,

    I was denied entry to the US in 1995 as my boyfriend at that time had been offered a job and we were too young and innocent to know that we were not allowed to work in the USA without the right visa. We are Europeans and were returned back the very next day after the immigration officer realized we had the intention of staying and working. I am now a married woman settled and living in the UK (have a house and pay for mortgage) and my son many times has asked us to take him to the US on a holiday. I am so scared of the situation I lived in 1995 that is enough to put me off to try and re-visit the USA. This happened many years ago and I never tried entering again. What are the chances of being sent back to the UK again? Inspite of all these years do they still have my records? My son will be travelling to NY in 2016 to present a school project and we would like to attend this event? Will it be possible for me to do so?
    Many Thanks for your help. Mati

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Mati,

      Thank you for your inquiry. I am glad that you are reaching out to us to get the proper guidance instead of purchasing a ticket and making travel arrangements and arriving to the US and being denied entry. There are many foreign nationals that have 10 year bars issued as a result of inadmissibility that do not know how that it has even been imposed until they arrive to the port of entry. We can definitely determine if you are someone who has that appointed to them and how to have that waived. But before we can proceed, I would need to learn more details about you and your experience in the US. Kindly complete this form for me Mati http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and you will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

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  41. Haf

    I was convicted of a dangerous driving charge, it happened on March 29th, 2013, and was convicted June 1st, 2015. I was 18 years old when it happened, and now 20. I am a permanent residence of canada, and a UK citizen, I have been to the U.S. Many times before, but now that I am convicted, am I still able to enter the states? Thank you very much for your time

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Haf,

      Thank you for your inquiry. There are measures that you can take to ensure that you are following the proper procedures and being able to enter the US. But before I can give you any advice, I would need to learn more details about the situation to determine your eligibility. Kindly fill out this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will provide me with the information I need to consult you about this matter. You will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

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  42. sathyendra

    The start date of my classes is august 31 as per the i20 and it has been mentioned to enter US on or after august 1st..My orientation is on 25th of august… i made a mistake while booking the ticket…i’l be reaching US on july 31st.. will it a problem at the portof entry…please helpme

    Reply
    1. Mira Freiwat

      Hi Sathyendra,

      Thank you for your question. I am glad that you have contacted us to seek some professional advise, as this could be an issue for you. Although you have provided me with some details about your issue, I would still need some more information to determine what risks may be associated with this error and the best route for you to take. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and you will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

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  43. Joan

    I was denied entry in the fall for having Cuban goods in my car (I had just gotten back from Cuba into another province and was going to take a trip into the US before heading home) They gave me the option of surrendering my souvenirs and continuing into the states, or keeping everything and driving back across to Canada, I chose to keep my things and went home. I’m planning a trip to the US this summer, will I get denied because of it? There is no denied entry stamp on my passport.

    Reply
    1. Duley

      Hi there. I’m hoping you guys can help.

      Last year I got caught with less than 3 grams of Cannabis on me in USA.

      I recently got rejected by a customs officer in USA upon arrival back.

      As when I filled out my ESTA a question asks ” Have you ever violated any law using distributing illegal drugs?”

      I said NO as my lawyer informed me at the time of when this incident happened that I was NEVER convicted. So I should answe NO. So I was giving false information from my lawyer by the looks of it.

      I was offered a Plea deal to which I excepted and completed and the offense would be cleared from my record after 2 years.

      I am now not aloud to enter the USA under the “Visa Wavier Programme”

      I have to now apply for a Visa to enter. But I read that if I get denied for that I am banned from entering USA for up to 10 years.

      What should I do ???

      Reply
      1. Mira Freiwat

        Hello Duley,

        Thank you for your post. I cannot tell you how common this is, as we’ve handled hundreds of cases with similar issues to yours. It also makes it worse when a lawyer had ill-advised you. You definitely need to apply for a Waiver to be eligible to go back to the US, but it is not an easy or straight-forward process…complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ as it will tell me everything I need to know about your case. Once I have reviewed it, you will be contacted and notified on what can be done to overturn this negative decision. MF

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    2. Mira Freiwat

      Hello Joan,

      Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear about the trouble you had at the port of entry…this is more common than you think. There is a possibility that you could be subjected to questioning when traveling again as any incident that occurs at the border is documented and made available to any designated official to view. Although you have provided me with some details about the matter, I would still need some more information to asses the situation accurately. Kindly complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ and you will be contacted once it has been reviewed. MF

      Reply
  44. Evan

    Hello,
    I was just arrested for Dangerous Driving (completely innocent and am almost 100% certain the case will be dropped altogether). My court date is in a week from now and I am to leave on a trip to USA in a little under 2 weeks. My lawyer is representing me in court and will attend any pre trails/court hearings prior to the case being resolved. My question is, with a pending Dangerous Driving charge, as it is not a crime involving moral turpitude, will I still be admissible to the USA? I was previously charged with Assault but it was Withdrawn on a Peace Bond and I have traveled to the USA twice since that without any issues.
    Will this pending Dangerous Driving charge make me inadmissible to the USA? I couldn’t see them sending me back to Canada for this (as its not a charge like murder, rape, robbery, etc) but I want to make sure before I fly over 7 hours to find out they won’t let me in!

    Thanks in advance,

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Evan,

      You will likely be admissible to the US given that you did not commit a crime of moral turpitude, however, if you experience any issues at the border please let us know and we would be happy to assist you with an Entry Package and/or a Waiver application.
      Please fill out our free online assessment form, one of our immigration professionals will be in touch with you shortly http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/

      Regards,
      Owen

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  45. Dave jameson

    Hi I have a question for you if you have been denied entry from canada to the U.S. because of a criminal record what can you do if you own property in the U.S. and have been denied a waiver thank you

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Dave,

      If you still want to enter the US, the best option would be re-applying for a waiver of inadmissibility. We can certainly assist with this, so please don’t hesitate to contact us to setup a consultation with one of our experienced immigration lawyers.

      Regards,
      Owen

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  46. Prasad

    Hello, My wife was denied from airport, she had b1-b2 visa. They revoke the visa put some stamp in back… When i file through sponsor immigration, they said to file waiver too. it did happen in feb-2009. i did not file the waiver that time. Now i want to start that whole process again. Where i can start from. please guide me step by step.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Prasad,

      Thanks for the question. We would be happy to do the waiver/family sponsorship on your behalf, and we would take a look at the reason your wife was previously denied entry and try to strengthen her application accordingly. We can also provide your wife with an entry package if she wishes to temporarily visit the US. Please let us know if your require further assistance.

      Regards,
      Owen

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  47. Duel

    Hey,
    I was denial entry this last week ,because I dint option. 1-20 from the school, I had M1 visa and I had travelled in July to sept and wanted to go back and finish up but I was denied entry and my 2yrs visa was cancelled . The stamp reads like this##CANCELLATION FOR ADMISSION WITHDRAW## how do I know if am banned? And if my fiancé applies me a fiancé visa will I have some problems? Pliz advise……

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Duel,

      You may not be banned from entering the US, you may just have been denied admission on one particular occasion. We can provide you with an entry package which will minimize the chance that you will be denied entry at the border. Please contact us if you require further assistance.

      Regards,
      Owen

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  48. Cynthia

    Hi,
    Im hoping someone can help me. I have an Iranian friend who has been trying to come to USA for 3 years now. He has went through everything and tried every thing possible. He even hired a lawyer and was finally granted a tourist visa. I didnt realize until recently that even if you get a tourist visa that its only good for leaving your current country but not guaranteed that you are allowed into USA at port of entry. My friend was suppose to come here in mid June, it’s now December and I havent even heard from him since we last spoke online the day of his flight. What could have happened? If they are denied and dont want to go back to their country, they put them in some kind of camp? Is that true? And how long do they have to stay there? How long until they are allowed to contact family/friends? I am sooo worried about him, he is like family and I cant imagine what hes going through. Its not like him to contat me if he were able to so I know something is very wrong. Does anyone know about what happens if they are denied entry to USA.. what options they are given? And if they are held somewhere, does anyone know the name of the organization? I really need some help, thank you!

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Cynthia,

      Your friend could have been denied entry to the US. Immigration officials at the border can deny anyone entry into the US under certain circumstances. It is possible your friend was sent back to their home country or is in a detention center in the US. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

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  49. samuel

    thanks for this site please i was denied entry in to the us and a paper was giving to me asking me to go back with it were i was issued the visa.his reason for denying me is because my flight ticket has has a retuning in three months while i was suppose to stay in the us for 1week please what do i do…

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Samuel,

      You could try getting a new ticket for a flight that departs within the next week, as that seems to have been an important consideration for the officer. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

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  50. Kim Hughes

    My fiance’ (a UK citizen) was denied entry to the US in Vancouver, BC on 12/9/2014 (yesterday) for not having significant ties to his home country (ie: does not own property and is currently unemployed). He has been booked on a flight back to London on 12/10/2014 (today). He is part of the Visa Waiver program and has made this same trip at least 8 times since 2009 and never has had this brought up. Is there anything that can be done to overturn this before he is sent back to the UK? I am a US citizen born and bred in Oregon but I do not know what I can do to help him in this situation. They treated him as a criminal when he never has not returned to his home country.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Kim,

      Thanks for the question. I’m sorry to hear that your fiance was denied entry to the US. The border officers do have the authority to deny entry to anyone for any reason they deem to be appropriate. At this point you should get in touch with one of our experienced immigration lawyers who can help to prevent him from being returned to the UK, and we can maximize his chances of gaining entry to the US by addressing those issues of unemployment and lack of property that you mentioned. Where is he staying when he goes back to the UK-that could be considered his property even if he is living with a friend or family member and paying some rent.

      Regards,
      Owen

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  51. Rasmus

    Hi.
    I have been in the US since july on the 3 month turist visa (ESTA) in september I left to Columbia and thereby extended my visit another 3 months. I am an athlete who travel the US and play tournaments and train. In December I am going home to Denmark for the holidays and I am planning on coming back in january to play a few tournaments and do a roadtrip with two friends. I am a bit afraid to get denied as I have been here in almost 6 months already.
    But what happens if I get denied? Do they send me home the same day and do I have to pay for the flight? and will it have any consequences on the long run to get denied?
    Thank you very much for taking the time.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Rasmus,

      If you get denied then you will typically be sent home on the next flight if you arrive by plane. If you overstayed your previous visa then you may encounter difficulties entering the US, however we specialize in cases involving inadmissibility and can help you maximize the chances that you will be permitted to enter the US.Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

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  52. JACKSON REILY

    I HAVE FRIEND WHO WAS SENT BACK FROM THE US AIRPORT WITHOUT ENTRY DUE TO THE PAPERWORK. NO HEARING WAS DONE ONLY WAS KEPT IN THE TRANSITION AREA OVERNIGHT AND THE IMMIGRATION OFFICER SENT BACK. IT WAS 30 YEARS AGO. HE CAME BACK WITH A DIFFERENT PASSPORT NOT USING THE LAST NAME BUT ONLY THE MIDDLE NAME AND DIFFERENT BIRTH DATE. HE IS A US CITIZEN. BUT SOME ONE IS THREATENING TO REPORT THIS. IS HE IN TROUBLE NOW. THERE IS NO RECORD OF THAT.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello Jackson,

      Thank you for the question. If your friend is a US citizen, it will be very difficult for the border officers to deny him entry into the U.S. even if there is some sort of mistake or error in some of his paperwork. That being said, it is still theoretically possible for your friend to be denied entry in certain circumstances, and if that occurs, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us as we would be glad to assist him.

      Regards,
      Owen

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  53. June

    My partner has a criminal record for drunk and dissordaly and a caution for possessing a small amount of class a when he was younger.
    He applied for a visa and attended the interview in london at the embassy.
    He was told as it was a while ago everything was ok and the issued him with a 10 year multiple entry visa into his passport.
    The visa was a B2 visa
    We flew to the states on a family holiday and at the airport he was questioned and refused entry.
    The officials were saying something about him needing a waiver.
    He was interviewed , refused entry and we came home on the same plane we went there on.
    Please help will he be able to reapply and go back for a holiday as they did say we could reapply but I wasnt sure if the refusal wall have ann impact on future decissions.

    Reply
    1. owen

      Hello June,

      I am sorry to hear that your partner was denied entry to the US, and it does seem like they will need a waiver in order for their visa application to be successful, and we would be happy to guide you through the complex process of obtaining a waiver so that your partner can enter the US with you

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
    2. owen

      Hello June,

      I am sorry to hear that your partner was denied entry to the US, and it does seem like they will need a waiver in order for their visa application to be successful, and we would be happy to guide you through the complex process of obtaining a waiver so that your partner can enter the US with you. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

      Regards,
      Owen

      Reply
  54. Miguel

    Hi, I have been 68 days in the US with visitor ESTA and I need to come back to Europe for only 7-9 days to come back to the US. So my ESTA would not be over when I come back but I need to stay for 6 weeks.

    I have an “Invitation Letter” from my US office and I will carry with me my flight dates, my applicable contract in the Netherlands.
    Do you think I might be refused to get back in?

    Thank you

    Reply
    1. Sarah Jane MacDonald

      Hello Miguel,
      It is possible, yes. Best that you fill out our online assessment form in order for one of our Immigration Team Members to review your details and contact you directly.

      Regards,
      Sarah Jane

      Reply
  55. Elena

    My inlaws who have had their I visas for over ten years and have always went back on time got denied their entry at the atl air port because of a one time over stay of five to ten days … Which was the one and only time they did. They were sent back … What can we do to get everything back so they are able to come since they have been back twice since that over stay and just now being denied?

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Elana

      Thanks for the question. Your inlaws may need a TRP to enter Canada or possibility what we call an “entry package” showing they are not a risk of offending any immigration rules. We or another law firm can help
      Best
      Michael

      Reply
  56. Steph

    What Happens if you are denied entry at the airport. We are from Australia and spending a week in the USA and then 4 weeks in Canada. If we are denied can we choose to fly straight to Canada. Any Information on this would be hugely appreciated.

    Reply
    1. Michael Niren

      Hello Steph

      If you are denied at the US airport they could send you right back. The option of going to another country may not be available so would not count on that. The best thing to do is to make sure you have your paperwork prepared in advance before making the trip to the USA. Michael

      Reply

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