I overstayed my US work visa

Overstaying a United States work visa can be an extremely stressful time. You may have overstayed your visa accidentally, or you may have been unable to leave the United States by the date specified on your visa. US Visa Overstay

As all visas for the United States such as work visas are temporary, visa holders are expected to leave the country before their visa expires or they will face the consequences of an overstay. People overstay their visas often, but it is still a serious matter than can affect your future immigration prospects in the United States.

What are the consequences to overstaying a United States work visa?

There are many different consequences to overstaying a United States work visa, and which ones you may face depend on the circumstances of your overstay. For example, someone may face a bar from the United States and the length of that bar will depend on the length of their overstay.

Some of the consequences are:

Overstays may not be able to apply for an extension of stay in the United States or a change of status in the United States.

Overstays could be barred from the United States for three years or for ten years.

Overstays could have their existing visas voided.

Overstays may not be able to apply to adjust their status in the United States.

Overstays may not be able to obtain a new visa unless they leave the United States first.

If you are concerned about Overstaying a visa in the United States, please contact our immigration law firm. We have helped many people with their United States immigration issues, and we can help you too. Give us a call at the phone number above for assistance with your United States visa overstay.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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