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A Polish friend of mine was just denied entry to the US because he had said he was volunteering on a Tourist Visa application. Does this mean he cannot try again for another year?
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: Immigration Law
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I am sorry to hear about this.
No. He can try again at any time, unless the ICE/CBP agent specifically told them that they were banned for a certain time. Assuming they did not, then:
A "ban" of several years only comes into play if the individual had overstayed a prior visa, or, has a criminal record which makes them ineligible, and which ban and for how long depends on the circumstance.
Regardless, it may be a good idea not to attempt re-entry until 6 months later unless there is a good reason to enter USA sooner.
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