I overstayed my visit visa in US as a minor when I was a South Korean citizen. During that time, I have attended public school and left US when I was 14 years old. Now I am a Canadian citizen and would like to visit US for travel purpose. It has been about 15 years since I left US.
1) Will I be able to visit US with my Canadian passport? Will my past overstay as South Korean citizen be noted?
2) Regarding attending public school illegally in the past, does this trigger a ban? I have read something regarding CIVIS and would like clarification.
3) Would I be questioned regarding my past overstay as a minor by the border officer? What is the likelihood that the border officer might turn me away?
4) How can I prepare myself before travelling to the US and what should I expect?
Thank you.Correction, not CIVIS, but SEVIS for question #2.
Yes you will be able to if you were truly under 18 years of age when you left the USA last time around.
The information contained in this answer is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter,not should it be viewed as establishing an attorney client relationship of any kind.
The US and Canada are a land border versus a transatlantic flight. Cross over to the US with your Canadian Passport. IF denied entry because of your overstay, get a B1/B2 visa at the US Embassy in Canada.
Immigration Attorney - Det & FL
Your parents overstayed their visa. You were a minor. These were not your decisions. These actions when you were a child should not affect the decision of the officers at the port of entry.
Andrew Bartlett. Community Immigration Lawyer, San Rafael CA.. Please note that answers to questions are for general informational purposes only. They are not legal advice and do not establish an attorney-client relationship. If an answer is not clear, I will do my best to explain further.
Prepare to visit US! when you left US you were a minor under 18 years of age and you did not accrue unlawful presence and do not meet the 3/10 year bar to entry to US. Yes, if or some crazy reasons you were not allowed, go to Ontario US embassy and apply for a tourist visa B-1 or B2.
The information contained in this answer is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter,nor should it be viewed as establishing an attorney client relationship of any kind.
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline