If your loved one was deported from the United States, there is still a chance to reunite with them. Immigration laws can be complicated because they are heavily based on the specific circumstances of individuals. For such reasons, our Dallas deportation attorneys can explain in what circumstances a person can return to the U.S. after being deported.
How Long Do I Wait Before I Can Re-Enter the U.S. After Being Deported?
After deportation, you may be allowed to re-enter the U.S. after a five, ten, or 20 year waiting period depending on reasons for your deportation. If you were deported for a serious crime, you may be permanently banned from reentering the U.S.
Below is a timeline on how long you have to wait to reenter the U.S. depending on your case:
- Five Year Waiting Period: Those deported upon arrival at the U.S. port or board of entry must wait five years to reapply for a visa. In most cases, these individuals are deported at the port because they are inadmissible.
- Ten-Year Waiting Period: A person will have to wait ten years to reenter the United States if an immigration judge issued a removal after a court hearing.
- Twenty Year Waiting Period: If you were convicted of a crime or if you’ve been deported more than once, you might need to wait at least 20 years to return to the U.S. However, if the crime you committed was serious, you might not be allowed to return to the U.S. permanently.
Options for Returning to the U.S. After Removal
After being deported, you can attempt to return to the U.S. by applying for an immigrant visa either through an employer or a family relative. Other options include coming through a student visa or tourist visa.
However, you must first apply for a waiver that asks for forgiveness for previous removal orders before you can proceed with your visa or green card applications.
Experienced Dallas Immigration Attorneys
If you or your loved one are in the process of removal, or you have questions about returning to the U.S. after getting deported, our team at Perdomo Dorsett Immigration Law is here to help you. Our Dallas immigration attorneys have years of experience helping families throughout Texas. We have the skills, experienced, and knowledge needed to help you achieve your desired outcome.
Call our Dallas immigration lawyers today at (214) 516-7776 to schedule a consultation!