New York, NY asked in Immigration Law for New York

Q: Hello, I came to the US on a J-1 Visa in 2017, I soon after entry discontinued the program but remained in the US

I remained in the US for 4 years and left in 2022 without any removal notice from the government. My I-94 states D/S and I’m not sure if I triggered any reentry bans and if I did, if I may return to the US for vacation after 10 years?

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Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Orlando, FL

A: A foreign national who remains out of status for longer than one year, and then exits the United States, is barred to return to the US for a period of 10 years. After that period, you can apply for a visitor visa at the consulate overseas.

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