Q: I overstayed my tourist visa , been here for16 years,zero crime and want voluntary removal,can I just buy plane ticket
I want voluntary removal , never had any deportation warnings , overstayed my tourist visa . Can I just buy plane ticket and go or some long process?
A: You can just go, yes, but you will likely have trouble if you ever wanted to come back.
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A: Yes, you can just leave. If you overstayed any longer than 1 year, you'll have a 10 year bar from being allowed to return, unless you file a waiver.
A: You can contact the airlines to determine if you can obtain a reservation for an international flight. During the current COVID -19 health crisis you may have difficulty in obtaining a flight. Keep in mind that upon departure from the U.S. you will trigger a 10 year bar which will prevent you from returning to the U.S.
Good luck to you.
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