What will happen if I am on an F1 visa and was arrested? 1 Answers as of June 08, 2011I am an international student on F1 visa who was arrested for shoplifting 4.5yrs ago. I was given pre-trial intervention and did some community service. Since then I have gone home every Christmas and vacation that I can think of. I recently applied for my OPT through USCIS and got it but I can't find a job, so I am thinking about going home and applying for a tourist visa. How hard do you think it would be for me to get it. I mean the higher heads in the USCIS office approved my OPT and allowed me to work in there country.
Fong & Associates | William D. Fong
Visa issuance will depend on the exact charge and the maximum sentence that could have been imposed, not the actual sentence. Get a complete copy of the charging document, court order and case disposition, then consult with an attorney experienced in your state.
Answer Applies to: Texas