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It depends on when you were deported. The current law is either 5 or 10 years depending on how you were deported. You can file an I-212 application for permission to apply for admission after deportation before the time is up, but you may also have other issues depending on why you were deported. If you were also here illegally, you may face the 3 and 10 year bars for unlawful presence which require a separate hardship waiver. If you had criminal convictions, that is also a ground of inadmissibility that requires a waiver.
Answer Applies to: Virginia