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Hello,

I would like to know, does ECO check every passport history / previous visa history before issuing or renewing any visa.

How do person come to know if he falls in ban.

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They usually ask the question on the application form of your passport history in case one was banned or had their application rejected etc due to any reason. Its best to be honest rather than take a chance and hide any such information...they very much have means to check and determine passport history etc. And if one is caught lying then consider yourself banned from entering the country for 10 years (or something along those lines).

Being honest will at least reflect you have nothing to hide and if you have corrected what you were banned for then also provide supporting evidence to strengthen your case.
 

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They usually ask the question on the application form of your passport history in case one was banned or had their application rejected etc due to any reason. Its best to be honest rather than take a chance and hide any such information...they very much have means to check and determine passport history etc. And if one is caught lying then consider yourself banned from entering the country for 10 years (or something along those lines).

Being honest will at least reflect you have nothing to hide and if you have corrected what you were banned for then also provide supporting evidence to strengthen your case.
Even after mentioning abt pervious visa numbers or refusal on application, do they still cross check previous data.... Also how would person know if he is banned ?? Is there any letter to specify
 

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Even after mentioning abt pervious visa numbers or refusal on application, do they still cross check previous data.... Also how would person know if he is banned ?? Is there any letter to specify
If someone's application is rejected, they usually provide feedback on the reason why it was rejected (i.e banned or not fulfill any specific requirement). When filling the application form, I recall there are section where you can include previous visa number. So, for example, if your application was rejected earlier, they must have given you the reason why. They usually will not ban someone for entering if an applicant fail to provide all the paperwork...in that case you simply reapply and ensure you have provided all the documentation. Ban most likely occurs when someone is either lied in their application or have a criminal background.
 

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Even after mentioning abt pervious visa numbers or refusal on application, do they still cross check previous data.... Also how would person know if he is banned ?? Is there any letter to specify
While they don't check everyone's immigration history at UK border (otherwise the current wait time at Heathrow would double or treble!), with visa applications, where they can take all the time in the world, they do check your background by consulting various databases - mainly UK warning index containing details of immigration offenders, visa rejections and denied entries and sometimes PNC (police national computer) for criminal convictions and other information about you (like investigated for a crime but not prosecuted, allegations etc). If you fail to mention something that subsequently shows up in their investigation, you can pretty well forget about getting your visa. It's assumed you've concealed a material fact deliberately, and punishment is usually a ban of getting another UK visa (except settlement) for 10 years.

When you are banned, you get a typed letter on UKBA stationery setting out why you are banned and the period of the ban.
 

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While they don't check everyone's immigration history at UK border (otherwise the current wait time at Heathrow would double or treble!), with visa applications, where they can take all the time in the world, they do check your background by consulting various databases - mainly UK warning index containing details of immigration offenders, visa rejections and denied entries and sometimes PNC (police national computer) for criminal convictions and other information about you (like investigated for a crime but not prosecuted, allegations etc). If you fail to mention something that subsequently shows up in their investigation, you can pretty well forget about getting your visa. It's assumed you've concealed a material fact deliberately, and punishment is usually a ban of getting another UK visa (except settlement) for 10 years.

When you are banned, you get a typed letter on UKBA stationery setting out why you are banned and the period of the ban.
Thanks Joppa, I have sent you private msg , can you please check.
 
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