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Get F1 visa if arrested in the US? F Visa

Discussion in 'Cultural, Training, Student Visa' started by ImSoSorry, Dec 8, 2013.

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  1. ImSoSorry

    ImSoSorry Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I came to the US in 2011 with a J1 visa.

    I was arrested in November of 2012 for shoplifting at (dept. store). The case was dismissed after 6 months of probation under the Accelerated Rehabilitation Program. I have not gone back to mu country ever since then, but my J1 visa is going to expire next may. I want to go back to my country in April and apply for a F1 visa. Would the fact that I was arrested affect whether I get my visa or not? even if the case was dismissed?

    If so, is there anything to do?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Betty3

    Betty3 Super Moderator

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    It might have an affect - your best bet might be to run it by an immigration attorney for his/her opinion.
     

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