Upon arriving in the city of Denver at the airport off of an international flight, the first folks who greet you will be United States Customs and Border Protection officials. Screen Shot 2012 10 17 at 5.34.32 PM 300x195 Denied Entry to US at Denver Airport

They will scrutinize you and any paperwork you bring – that’s what they are trained to do. Even if you have a visa, they could find you inadmissible to the United States for many different reasons. You will be asked many questions, including where you were staying, who you are visiting, how much money you’re bringing, if you’ve visited before and how often you come to the United States.

What happens when I am denied entry at an airport?

If you are denied entry to the United States at the Denver airport or any other airport, you will be put on the next flight back where you came from.

Your initial plane ticket will not be refunded, nor will anything else you’ve paid for depending on what you had planned in the United States – whether it is a hotel stay or a connecting flight.

Am I inadmissible to the United States?

You may be inadmissible to the United States for a variety of reasons, primarily a medical issue or a criminal record. However, if any of your answers to the questions the United States Customs and Border Protection officers ask do not seem to be on the up-and-up, they can deny you entry on the spot.

In addition, if you have anything questionable in your luggage (something illegal like drugs or something you are not supposed to bring into the country like plant life) you could also be denied entry at the Denver airport.

While the airline might be interested in whether you’re admissible to the United States because they’ve got to fly you back if you’re not, it’s not really their responsibility to ensure everyone on any flight to Denver is admissible to the United States.

It is your responsibility! If you have to travel to the United States through the Denver airport, please contact our Denver immigration law office at the phone number above. We can help you.

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