Hi!I came to US first time in 2008 for 4 month(work and travel program),then left and next year came again with the same visa and here already change it for student visa.I got F1 visa pretty fast and it says D/S on my Sevis. after one year i dropped out the school because a lack of money and since then its been 2 years.I didnt leave the US but want to find out if i am considered illegal or etc here and if i would have a problems to come back here in the future if ill leave.i didnt get any letter or notification,but i as well moved to a different apartment so idk if they ever sent me smth.Need help!!
Unlawful presence will have an effect on your future eligibility for entry into the United States.
A student is considered to have Violated Legal Status. As a result:
1) The F-1 entry visa stamp is automatically void
2) All future U.S. entry visa applications must be made in the individual’s home country( and
3) It may be extremely difficult to obtain future entry visas to enter the U.S.
Individuals who have been unlawfully present in the U.S. for more than 180 continuous days but less than one year are barred from admission to the U.S. (under any visa type) for a period of 3 years from the date of departure.
Individuals who have been unlawfully present in the U.S. for one year or longer are barred from admission to the U.S. (under any visa type) for a period of 10 years.
Do consult an experienced immigration lawyer for guidance in this matter.
I agree with my colleagues. By dropping out of school you likely violated the terms of your visa and have accrued unlawful presence. If you leave the country you will likely be subject to the 10 year ban. You should consult with an immigration to see if you are eligible for any other type of visa.
Gabriela M. Lopez, Esq.
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