Hello, I am writing to hopefully receive some immigration advice.
I am in an incredibly unfortunate situation that was brought upon by ridiculous mistakes on my part.
Here is my situation:
I am in a relationship with a UK citizen. We just started dating and in Oct of 2016 I went to visit the UK to spend time with them. I stayed from Oct 11th to Nov 4th. I flew home to attend my older sister's wedding and to return to work. I flew back to revisit my significant other on Nov 30th and was denied entry. The reason(s) I was denied entry is because I mistakenly bought a one way ticket... thinking that it wasn't going to be a big deal to just purchase the return when I got there...(stupid mistake number 1), and also, I brought some hairstyling shears with me to cut my significant other's hair and her Mom's for fun (no monetary gain at all) just as a nice gesture (stupid mistake number 2). The border official thought I was seeking employment because of me carrying that & having a one way ticket. They stamped an X on my passport and I was able to stay one day with my partner then flown back home on a return flight. I got home, and tried to fly again in early December this time with suuporting documents to prove that I just wnated to visit. I brought proof of work, financial stability, ties to my home, return ticket, etc....and was let into the UK. I stayed until the end of January and then left to come back home to attend another wedding and to return to work. When I got back, I decided this time, I would do the right thing and apply for a visitors visa for 6 months. I just got word back that they refused my visa. I am beyond heartbroken because I think if I were to try and fly back to see my significant other again, I would be refused again. I don't know what to do. We both don't know what to do. All I want to do is spend time with the person I love. I'm not trying to do anything illegal. I just want to be with them.
Will I be refused again?
Is there a way to check notes or restrictions associated with my passport?
Is there a way to clear any such restrictions associated with me?
Can I write a formal letter to the UK Home Office to have a chance to clairfy things?
The most frustrating part about all of this, is I am not, nor have I ever had any intention of trying to cheat the system or do anything illegal. All I want to do is be with the person I love. I feel like my options are so limited now
Any help, options or advice would be greatly appreciated. More than you know.