Who is Carrie Symonds?

Carrie Symonds the partner of Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been refused a visa to visit the US

Carrie Symonds the partner of Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been refused a visa to visit the US

U.S. authorities refused to issue a visa to Boris Johnson's girlfriend apparently over last year's trip to Somaliland.

She made the five-day trip past year with her friend Nimco Ali, a campaigner against female genital mutilation, and met with self-declared Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi to discuss women's issues and ocean pollution.

She had applied for permission to go to the U.S. in the next few days as part of her current conservationist job with environmental group Oceana.

Symonds had hoped to visit the USA instead of traveling with Johnson to the upcoming G7 summit of the world's major economic powers in the French seaside city of Biarritz, according to the Daily Mail.

When Symonds moved into the prime minister's residence with Johnson, officers issued a press release that she would end in "no extra cost to the taxpayer".

Symonds met with the country's self-proclaimed president Muse Bihi Abdi to discuss women's rights and sea pollution. Somaliland broke away from Somalia in the aftermath of a civil war, declaring itself to be an independent state in 1991.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took a flight from Norwich in eastern England to Aberdeen on Scotland's east coast. Next month, the family will take off on a long-haul flight to Africa for Archie's first official overseas visit.

It turned into once unclear if Symonds utilized for a U.S. visa by the exhaust of the Electronic System for Commute Authorization (ESTA), which decides whether or no longer travelers can enter the nation for 90 days with out a proper visa offering they create out no longer pose a security threat.

Carrie Symonds, centre, the girlfriend of Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson waits in 10 Downing Street.

Washington may also not grant visas to people, who have recently visited a number of other countries including Iran, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen.

Answering yes could see the Esta application rejected.

Symonds, who moved into 10 Downing Street when Johnson became prime minister in July, was hoping to visit the United States in the next few days as part of her adviser role for Oceana, a US-based environmental non-profit organization.

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