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After my girlfriend's visa being cancelled at UK border, can I get her a dependent visa via marriage?

Updated on 06 / Mar / 2017: We got married, and my wife's visa has just passed (we got it in 2 weeks)! I would now accept my own answer because this works. Hopefully this answer would help anyone ...
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How to answer the question "Have you been refused entry into the Federal Republic of Germany?"

If you're not certain whether to mention something, you should mention it. It's not like they don't know about it; they will have it in their records. If you don't mention it, you will appear ...
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Refused leave to enter UK

One reason for being denied entry is: "using deception in an application for entry clearance, leave to enter or remain." This is, according to your description, your case. It does not matter ...
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UK EEA Family permit refused for spouse - reapply or appeal

We reapplied for EEA Family permit and my wife got the visa this time in 20 days approximately. I followed the guidelines from above answers by @gnasher729 and @phoog. I reapplied for my wife using ...
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UK EEA Family permit refused for spouse - reapply or appeal

I would be inclined to appeal, though I say that without enough awareness of the associated costs, so I can't actually recommend one way or the other whether you should appeal or reapply. The refusal ...
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UK EEA Family permit refused for spouse - reapply or appeal

An appeal only helps if a mistake was being made in the decision. For example, if they said "we have no evidence for X" when you actually gave them evidence for X, but they lost it. That doesn't seem ...
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H1B application after visiting the DPRK

Yes, of course it will affect your application. With any luck, however, the effect will be minimal. The officer examining your application will want to know why you visited the country in question, ...
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Should I provide "proof of relationship" when applying for a UK visa / spouse of EEA national?

The UK has adopted a definition of spouse in the that excludes parties to a marriage of convenience, in section 2(1) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006: “spouse” does not ...
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Chances of getting an US F1 visa after refusal under 212(a)(3)(a)i on re-application

This kind of denial is related to specialized knowledge. INA 212(A)(3)(a)(i)(II) says: to violate or evade any law prohibiting the export from the United States of goods, technology, or sensitive ...
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Should I provide "proof of relationship" when applying for a UK visa / spouse of EEA national?

For the record, we applied again, this time providing lots of pictures of us of holidays together, dinner with our families, small emails with different dates to show continuous conversation, ...
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I made a mistake in choosing the type of visa I applied to and it causes to the risk of being banned from the UK

You initially posted in Travel wanting to know the options available to you. You were referred to Expats (here) because among the options available to you are the EEA/EU and UK family formation/family ...
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UK EEA Family Permit Refusal for Lack of Communication Evidence

This looks a little fishy. According to EUN02: When a marriage / civil partnership of convenience is suspected, the burden of proof is high and rests with the ECO. They have use the refusal formula ...
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Travelling for work and refused entry to Germany

@jarnbjo already provided a detailed explanation on what happened, with additional details in comments. But as far as what you can do now, the answer is quite simple: You need to return to the country ...
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Germany work visa with drunk driving conviction

I think you mean BAC=0.038% or 0.38‰. Germany in general doesn't care what might be a criminal offense in another country. Hell, there are countries out there where certain kinds of consensual sex ...
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Travelling for work and refused entry to Germany

The last page you uploaded, starting with "Rechtsbehelfsbelehrung" has a blank field for your signature to the left of the officer's signature. Did you sign here on the copy retained by the ...
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Should I provide "proof of relationship" when applying for a UK visa / spouse of EEA national?

Visa applications are not the time to be minimalistic. Attach every single proof you have of being married and having lived together (flight tickets, photographs...everything!), along with an ...
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EEA Family Permit Refused for Mother-In-Law - next steps?

The refusal letter shows that there was not enough evidences to calculate your grandmother's basic living costs, to determine her cost of living and how much is being contributed by the sponsor. When ...
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A very complicated F1 administrative processing issue. What are my chances if I reapply (or apply for any other country's student visa in the future)?

You've asked two questions: what might happen should you reapply for a visa, and will information about your first application be shared with other countries. No one can predict what will happen. The ...
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Can I get NL Student visa after UK visa refusal?

The UK refusals should not be a problem of themselves. The most likely possibility is that the circumstances you showed to the UK, which were inadequate and resulted in a refusal, will also be ...
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Can I apply again for a student visa after a refusal?

I don't think this can be the basis for being permanently banned because you were cheated by your counselor. I would suggest that you get admitted to a legitimate university this time and try again. ...
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Evidence to bring to the second immigration interview after a 10 year ban?

You should have no problem getting an immigrant visa if you don't have a ban. Your 10-year 9B ban for accruing 1 year of unlawful presence and departing is over. What other ban can you have? There is ...
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Irish Visa missing Document

If you wish to get the physical piece of paper to the embassy in Alex, you can either mail it, courier it, or try to hand-deliver it. No method will guarantee that your information will be received ...
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Can I apply again for a student visa and what are the chances?

I think you are very fortunate. The immigration officer ruled your application ineligible and denied your visa but they did not flag it for fraud and they did not ban you. Ineligible is the same as ...
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France long stay student visa refusals

When a Schengen refusal notice contains the reasons as you have stated them (and you were refused for the same on all three occasions), it indicates that the application has serious problems, as ...
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Suggestion needed for uk visa 2nd attempt

The letter seems pretty clear. They found inconsistencies in your application regarding your bank statement and claims about your income. This, possibly with other circumstances, has led to the ...
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Using old F1 visa due to Administrative Processing

You can request a temporary withdrawal of your passport for the purpose of study, your 221g application will be put on hold. It is up to the embassy whether they allow your visa to be valid or cancel ...
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How to work on the cited reasons for the refusal of visa?

My plan and progression of study don't make any sense. This is key: regardless of how it was expressed in your first application, you should resolve what you want to study, where, and why. You’re in ...
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Titre de sejour

What you seem to have overlooked is that you must have resided in France legally. The Service-Public.fr portal states that the card for résident de longue durée - UE can be issued to a foreigner who ...
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Under which clause can I get back Australian Visa application fee if SkillSelect or ASC calculated my points wrong?

You can not, system is set up in such a way that even if you present evidence that it wasn't your fault... same person that rejects your application decides if you should be refunded and even if you ...
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Will student visa extension refusal affect future visa application?

If the reason why it has been refused is only due to not enough funds, this refusal won't produce future denials. However, your application is likely to be checked more carefully and you could ...
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