Chicago, IL asked in Immigration Law for Illinois

Q: I'm a CA citizen married for 1.5 year expired visitor visa. Can I safely visit Canada and return to US?

Came to US August 2014, visited Canada for about a month and returned to US December 2014. My husband is a US citizen, as is my mother although she's a landed immigrant in Canada for over 30 years. I want to visit Canada briefly and my husband and I plan to move there in about a year and would like to visit family and potentially meet with a lawyer for him. Do I need some kind of a waiver to get back to US since I have overstayed? We are very poor.

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Lindsay G Gray
Lindsay G Gray
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX

A: If you have accrued six months or more of unlawful presence in the United States and you leave the U.S., it will trigger a bar that would require a waiver for re-entry. Hope that helps!

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