Denied Entry to US at Philadelphia Airport

If you are an international traveler who is landing at the Philadelphia airport, you will have to go through US Customs. In doing so, you may be questioned by United States Customs and Border Protection officers whose job it is to keep the United States safe. 

They may be abrasive or seem to want to know every little detail about your trip to the United States, but that is their job. They are trained to be this way.

Some of the questions they may ask you will include how often you visit the United States, if you’ve ever been to the United States before, why you are visiting the United States this time, who you are going to visit in the United States, what you’ll be doing in the United States and where you will be staying in the Untied States.

And if they don’t like your answers, they can deny you entry to the United States.

What happens when you are denied entry at an airport in Philadelphia?

If you are denied entry to the United States at a port of entry like an airport, you must turn around and go back where you came from. At the US-Canada border, you’d be asked to drive back over the border to Canada. But at an airport, you must wait in a separate detainment area until you can be put on the next flight home. If you’ve missed a connecting flight because you had to leave, you will not be reimbursed.

Am I inadmissible to the United States?

There are many reasons why someone would be denied entry to the United States at an airport. You can even be denied entry to the United States if you have already been approved for a visa – the customs officials get to make the final call.

A criminal record is one of the main reasons someone would be denied entry to the United States, and the customs officials are able to do a quick criminal record check on you while you’re waiting to enter the United States.

What can I do if I am denied entry to the United States?

It is in your best interest to determine if you are eligible to enter the United States before you go – and before you buy that plane ticket. We are experienced immigration attorneys who can assist you in assessing whether or not you are inadmissible to the United States, as well as explore your options. Please contact us using the number above for the best chance.

Any information provided here does not constitute legal advice and is intended for general information only. Should you require legal advise, you are encouraged to contact a lawyer directly. All blog postings are public and are not subject to solicitor/client confidentially. Case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case, and case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any further case undertaken by the lawyer.



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