Q: my wife was deported on 4/28/2008 (voluntary). we filed a i 601 it was was recieved sept 2 ,2015 . my wife has had 2
interviews in Guatemala both times being denied a visa . why is the 601 taking so long ? now that she has been out of the US for 10 year are what are her chances of her getting a visa now?
A: A deportation order blocks a person from returning to the US for 10 years. However, an I-601 does not relate to deportation. If she applied for an I-601 because she was subject to the 10-year unlawful presence bar, and she has been outside the US for over 10 years, she no longer requires an I-601 approval.
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