Q: F1 Visa has been revoked under strange circumstances. What do I do next?
I am a college student out in the US on an F1 visa, I've never been in trouble with the police before now although I have a pending court case regarding possession of marijuana charge in the state of Iowa (I was caught with a few grams whilst driving through) although I have plead not guilty and the court case is still ongoing... I received an email a few days ago from the US embassy saying that 'Under Departmemt of State regulation CFR 41.222 my visa has been revoked.
How has my visa been revoked when there has been no verdict reached? Is it related to this court case? I was wanting to go home and visit my family at Christmas but now if I was to do that i wouldn't be allowed back in to the country... just looking for some advice as to what steps I should take next in order to fix this.
A: The pending case in enough for the government to revoke your visa. That in and of itself should not impact you—a visa only allows you to enter another country—unless you leave the US for any reason. Then you would need to apply for another visa to come back.
If you are convicted of the charges, that’s another story. You could be deported based on that.
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