Can you apply for an immigration visa if you already signed a voluntary departure? 6 Answers as of July 19, 2011My boyfriend is 21 years old and was brought from Mexico at 7 months of age. He was raised here and has never been to Mexico,. He recently got detained at a checkpoint. He was detained and signed voluntary departure. He was thrown out to Tijuana, Mexico. Is there any way he can apply for any type of visa? He has never been in trouble with the law and is a high school graduate.
World Esquire Law Firm | Aime Katambwe
Yes but he would need to be sponsored by an immediate relative, like a USC spouse or parent (and child but not for this case). Once the visa is approved, then he would have to file a waiver in order to be forgiven his previous illegal stay in the US. This will not happen overnight. It will take a little time. Does he have someone to sponsor him? Otherwise, he will not be able to apply for anything viable in my view. Good luck!
Answer Applies to: California
Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Reza Athari
If (1) you are a US citizen, (2) you want to get married, (3) he did not attempt to come back illegally, yes. But he will need a waiver for unlawful presence and if he was really deported, another waiver for deportation. In any event consult with a seasoned immigration attorney before you make a decision.
Answer Applies to: Nevada