2 months ago, I was refused entry at the border due not meeting the General Visitor requirements Section 4.2. I was told I was not banned from re-entry to UK and my refusal letter makes no mention of a re-entry ban. The refusal letter summarises that I am being refused entry because:

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It also states:

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There is no mention of a re-entry ban in the letter as I have seen in other refusal letters.

I have now applied for the New Zealand Working Holiday Visa. I was asked to explain my refusal in the UK which I did by describing what happened and sending a scan of my refusal letter as well as my passport.

They replied asking:

'Please advise if you have been prohibited from re-entering the UK. We would appreciate if you could provide any supporting document confirming that you have not been banned from entering the UK again within 04 August 2017.'

I have already supplied them with the complete refusal letter.

Is there another way I can explain or show that I am not barred re-entry to the UK?


If what you have provided is insufficient to satisfy the authorities in New Zealand, you may wish to make a Subject Access Request (SAR).

Request your personal data from UK Visas and Immigration

The Data Protection Act 1998 determines how we process personal data (information relating to living people). The act means you can ask to access the information we hold about you.

These requests are called subject access requests. You should expect a response from us within 40 days.

  • Hi Dorothy, I am a US Citizen, I live in Dallas, TX. Is this service available to me? Is there any other way you can think? Aug 6 '17 at 20:25
  • @CharlieSong yes, it is; it similar to the US Freedom of Information request.
    – Giorgio
    Aug 6 '17 at 21:18

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