Philadelphia, PA asked in Criminal Law and Immigration Law for Pennsylvania

Q: H1 b stamping with shoplifting charges

I recently got my H1 b approved and I’m planning to go to my home county for stamping. I’m afraid that my visa might get rejected given that I have a shoplifting charge on me. This incident happened in May 2017 . Total worth of stolen items was $158 . I had to attend the court and I paid the fine and took the classes in the court. That was my first time being convicted. I didn’t go to jail nor got finger printed. Please advice me the best solution

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Depends on how you were charged. Suggest you get the advice of a certified immigration law specialist.

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