How much approximately will I have to pay as penalty fees for overstaying my visa?

I overstayed my visa and now I will be applying for permanent legal residence through my husband, an American citizen. Although I overstayed my visa, I have always paid taxes for all income received. I would like to know how much I should expect to pay as a penalty fee for overstaying. Thank you.

Woodland Hills, CA -

Attorney Answers (3)

Giacomo Jacques Behar

Giacomo Jacques Behar

Immigration Attorney - San Diego, CA
Answered

As the spouse of a USC you are considered an "immediate relative". As such, you are not required to "maintain" status. All you need to show is proof of lawful admission to the U.S. (I-94 and or date certain admission stamp on your passport.)

That's it! Nothing else. You will NOT have to pay any "penalty" to anyone..

Behar Intl. Counsel 619.234.5962 Kindly be advised that the answer above is only general in nature cannot be... more
Calvin T. Sun

Calvin T. Sun

Immigration Attorney - Paoli, PA
Answered

Agree

J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

Immigration Attorney - Houston, TX
Answered

I agree with Attorney Behar.

Law Offices of J Thomas Smith J.D., Ph.D 11500 Northwest Freeway, Suite 280 Houston, TX 77092 713-LAWYER-2 www.... more

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