In August, I was visiting New York. I was in the US with a J-1 Student Visa. I got arrested in Brooklyn for shoplifting in amount of $125 and the case was dismissed. Five months later I applied for J-1 Visa again and one week ago I had an interview in the US Embassy in my country and the consulate asked me if I was arrested. I said yes, and they told me to explain. I said that it was a misunderstanding and that the case was dismissed. They asked me if I had a Certificate of Disposition and I did not so they put my application on hold and they told me "In order to issue you a visa we need to see the court document that says that your case was dismissed.", so I will have that document in 10 days and they will call me for another interview. How can I prove to them that I am a person with a good moral and that I deserve to get a visa again?
I have been to the US twice, once with B-1 Tourist visa and once with J-1 Student Visa. This is the only issue.
Please help me, I am so stressed. I really want to get a visa again.
If the case was dismissed and you have no prior criminal record you should not be held to be a person without a good moral character.
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