Jump to content
Jkn19

Refused admission to the US

22 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone, I'm having trouble answering this question in the DS-160 form.

" Have you ever been refused a US Visa, or been refused admission to the United States, or withdrawn your application for admission at the port of entry?"

Here's my story:

A few weeks ago, I tried to cross to the US to spend my vacation. At the border, the CBP Officer asks for my Visa, I gave it to him and He says it's expired.
I was very surprised because I thought mi Visa would expire in 04/11/2015 (November in my date format), so he says it expired in April, and that's when I realized about the date format.

So he fills an orange paper and gives it to another CBP Officer. Then im waiting in something like a corral with other people. The Officer checks my Visa in his computer and calls me,

she obviously says that my Visa is expired and I can't cross to the US. I admit my mistake, they believe I'm not lying, they even gave me permission to see my relatives that were waiting for me on the other side.

So they gave me back my Visa, didn't sign anything, didn't took my fingerprints or something, just told me to follow an Officer back to Mexico.

In your opinion, what should I answer?

Thanks in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi everyone, I'm having trouble answering this question in the DS-160 form.

" Have you ever been refused a US Visa, or been refused admission to the United States, or withdrawn your application for admission at the port of entry?"

Here's my story:

A few weeks ago, I tried to cross to the US to spend my vacation. At the border, the CBP Officer asks for my Visa, I gave it to him and He says it's expired.

I was very surprised because I thought mi Visa would expire in 04/11/2015 (November in my date format), so he says it expired in April, and that's when I realized about the date format.

So he fills an orange paper and gives it to another CBP Officer. Then im waiting in something like a corral with other people. The Officer checks my Visa in his computer and calls me,

she obviously says that my Visa is expired and I can't cross to the US. I admit my mistake, they believe I'm not lying, they even gave me permission to see my relatives that were waiting for me on the other side.

So they gave me back my Visa, didn't sign anything, didn't took my fingerprints or something, just told me to follow an Officer back to Mexico.

In your opinion, what should I answer?

Thanks in advance.

Dates on visas are written like 11APR2015 though.,,,not as you wrote. They do that for a reason. I apologize if it used to be different. What was the orange paper.

Edited by Shauneg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Dates on visas are written like 11APR2015 though.,,,not as you wrote. They do that for a reason. I apologize if it used to be different. What was the orange paper.

Believe me, the dates on my visa doesn't show the name of the month, just numbers, i got my visa back in 2005.

About the orange paper, i couldn't read.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You were refused entry to the US because you did not have a valid visa, since yours was expired.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Believe me, the dates on my visa doesn't show the name of the month, just numbers, i got my visa back in 2005.

About the orange paper, i couldn't read.

Put yes you were refused. I don't see it affecting your K-1 and you will have a chance to explain if asked about it. Doesn't seem a big deal as you weren't banned or held...just turned around.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You were refused entry to the US because you did not have a valid visa, since yours was expired.

Does denying a visiting visa at the US embassy count ? I applied for a visiting visa and because my husband is US Citizen the CO gave me that blue letter"visa denial 214b" and had my fingerprint taken . does that mean I was refused admission to the US , or not ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi everyone, I'm having trouble answering this question in the DS-160 form.

" Have you ever been refused a US Visa, or been refused admission to the United States, or withdrawn your application for admission at the port of entry?"

Here's my story:

A few weeks ago, I tried to cross to the US to spend my vacation. At the border, the CBP Officer asks for my Visa, I gave it to him and He says it's expired.

I was very surprised because I thought mi Visa would expire in 04/11/2015 (November in my date format), so he says it expired in April, and that's when I realized about the date format.

So he fills an orange paper and gives it to another CBP Officer. Then im waiting in something like a corral with other people. The Officer checks my Visa in his computer and calls me,

she obviously says that my Visa is expired and I can't cross to the US. I admit my mistake, they believe I'm not lying, they even gave me permission to see my relatives that were waiting for me on the other side.

So they gave me back my Visa, didn't sign anything, didn't took my fingerprints or something, just told me to follow an Officer back to Mexico.

In your opinion, what should I answer?

Thanks in advance.

Tips for the future: This post should have been you're first post. It gives us way more information to work with which will give you much better answers :)

They gave you a really weird date format as they normally put it the way Shauneg mentioned. You should put yes on that question as you were refused entry, you'll get a chance to explain this on the interview.

Does denying a visiting visa at the US embassy count ? I applied for a visiting visa and because my husband is US Citizen the CO gave me that blue letter"visa denial 214b" and had my fingerprint taken . does that mean I was refused admission to the US , or not ?

No, you were not refused admission but you were refused a visa which means you'll answer no on the refused admission question but yes on the refused visa question.






Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tips for the future: This post should have been you're first post. It gives us way more information to work with which will give you much better answers :)

They gave you a really weird date format as they normally put it the way Shauneg mentioned. You should put yes on that question as you were refused entry, you'll get a chance to explain this on the interview.

No, you were not refused admission but you were refused a visa which means you'll answer no on the refused admission question but yes on the refused visa question.

Wait, I thought he was also refused admission. So it would be yes for both.


"A million years if I could live,
A thousand lives if I could give,
I would spend it all again with you,
Don't forget where you belong,
Only with me you are strong,
Not even the gods above can break,
Baby what we have"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kareelina you were just refused a visa=you should always disclose to immigration

OP with an expired visa you were denied entry, I believe you misread those dates,

and can renew visa also mention the refusal of entry and the oversight on your part

before they ask you ,its in their system, good there was no negative actions by CBP

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×