Reentry to the US after deportation

August 23, 2022 -


Someone who has been deported from the United States cannot apply for a new immigrant visa, nonimmigrant visa, adjustment of status, or other admissions to the United States without facing certain legal restrictions. In order to reenter the United States, a deported individual must receive permission from the U.S. government.


There are three ways to apply for readmission to the United States after being deported: through the U.S. embassy or consulate, through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), or through the Immigration Court. Each person’s situation is unique and the process is different.


If you were deported because of an immigration violation, you may have to wait up to ten years before being eligible to reapply for admission to the United States. If you were removed for a criminal conviction, you may have to wait even longer.


What USCIS Considers Upon Receiving an Application for Reentry:

There is no such thing as a "standard" reentry scenario, and there are no set requirements that you must fulfill. The United States government authorities will evaluate each situation on its own merits taking into account a variety of factors. Among the things taken into account will be:


· Grounds for removal

· Time since removal

· How long you have lived in the United States (only LEGAL residence can be considered)

· The applicant's compliance with the law

· Evidence of reformation and rehabilitation

· Family responsibilities of the applicant


If you meet the requirements and are eligible for readmission, you will need to submit a petition along with the required supporting documentation. Once your petition is approved, you will be able to reenter the United States and resume your life here.


If you have been deported from the United States, don’t despair. There is a way to come back. With the help of an experienced deportation attorney, you can navigate the reentry process and get back to your life in America.

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