Federal Way, WA asked in Criminal Law, Identity Theft and Immigration Law for Washington

Q: Can I apply for green card if I have a misdemeanor record?

I'm an international student with F-1 visa. My boyfriend is a US citizen. We are planning to get married next summer after we graduate from college. However, 3 years ago I was involved in a shoplifting case that I was not convicted, and my case was dismissed after 1 year. I wonder if I still have a chance to get a green card to stay in the US after we get married. I'm also planning to expunge my case but I don't know if it would help.

Thank you for your time to read my question.

1 Lawyer Answer
Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Licensed in Washington

A: In general, with shoplifting, if it was only once, it is unlikely to be an issue. We strong recommend consulting with an immigration attorney so you can discuss the details of your particular case.

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