Denied Entry to the United States and Stuck at the Border?

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    If you have been denied entry to the United States and are stuck at the border, you might find yourself frustrated and confused about the situation and wondering what you can do.

    There may be options for you to consider in order to reapply for a visa or to obtain a waiver of inadmissibility.

    Reasons for Being Denied Entry into the US 

    • Incorrect paperwork
    • Conflicts with travel documentation
    • Health concerns
    • Being previously denied entry
    • Overstaying your visa
    • Insufficient funds to support themselves during their stay
    • Problems with background check
    • Suspicious of malicious intent
    • Having worked illegally in the US
    • Being convicted of a crime
    • Criminal history
    • Suspected or known ties to terrorism

    What are My Options for Refused Entry to the US? 

    You may request a review of your case before a judge if you arrive in the United States through a visa and are denied entry.

    Be aware that if you plan to go to the US as a visitor on the visa waiver program, you may not request a judge to review your case if denied entry.

    Waivers for Non-immigrants (Temporary Residence) 

    A non-immigrant is someone who is not a US citizen and enters the US for a limited time period for a specific reason. Non-immigrants are those who will stay in the US temporarily and do not qualify for the waiver for the three or ten-year bar.

    Non-immigrants may however qualify for a general waiver for inadmissibility.

    People with medical problems, a history of drug use, criminal or terrorist activities, etc. are considered inadmissible and may never be given a visa, green card, or special entry to the US unless special permission, like the waiver of inadmissibility, is granted.

    I-192 Waiver - Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Non-immigrant (Waiver of Inadmissibility)

    The I-192 waiver is for inadmissible non-immigrants who need to apply for advance permission to enter the US on a temporary basis. A non-immigrant may be considered inadmissible for various reasons, including health, financial, criminal, and security considerations.

    What is the Processing Time for the I-192 Waiver? 

    The processing time is generally about six to twelve months.

    Denied Entry to the US » Other FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) 

    Can you be denied entry to the US with a visa?  

    Yes, you may be denied entry to the US for a number of reasons. Some reasons could be failing to demonstrate sufficient ties to your home country, not having sufficient funds to support your stay in the US, having a criminal history, or health concerns.

    Can you be denied entry to the US at an airport? 

    Yes, you can be denied entry to the US at an airport.

    Can US customs deny entry 

    Yes, US Customs have the authority to deny entry.

    What previous crimes make you inadmissible to the US? 

    Many common convictions can cause you to be denied entry, such as Driving Under the Influence (DUI), drug offenses, assault, or Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude (CIMT).

    An act is classified as a CIMT on a case-by-case basis and acts done with evil intent or recklessly will generally warrant CIMT classification.

    The following crimes are often classified as CIMT:

    • Spousal and Child abuse
    • Fraud
    • Bigamy
    • Rape
    • Kidnapping
    • Manslaughter
    • Homicide

    If I am denied entry to the US, can I try again? 

    Yes, you can try to re-enter the US provided you apply for a Waiver of Inadmissibility.

    Why Contact My Visa Source for Assistance with Being Refused Entry?

    Congratulations on taking your first step toward overcoming your denied entry decision by US immigration officials.

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