My dad brought me to the usa at the age of 15 in 2007 on a non immigrant visa. I attended and graduated from a us high school in June 2011. I turned 18 July 2011, In January 2012 i returned to my home country on self deportation. Mainly because i wanted to go to school and because of me not having my papers in the us i couldn't, I was out of school for a year after graduating high school. Currently i am attending a us based college in my country but i am looking to apply for a student visa to transfer to the us Florida Campus. What are my chances of getting it? Being brought to the us underage, does this help my case? Also me leaving voluntarily at the age of 18, how does this benefit me? Any suggestions on how i could return to further advance my education?
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Based on the facts above, your chances of obtaining a student visa are slim to none, am afraid.
The 3 and 10 year bars do not apply to one until the age of 17, but by virtue of having left the U.S., you have now triggered the 3 year bar to readmission.
There is no waiver to "waive" this inadmissibility ground, unless you have a USC petitioner petitioning you for a green card based on marriage .
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