North Carolina Immigration Attorneys

Criminal Activities Could Make You Ineligible for a U.S. Visa or Green Card

When an individual applies for a visa, or green card, the U.S. government will put them through a screening process of sorts, in order to determine whether or not they are eligible to enter the United States. If you are deemed ineligible, or inadmissible, your visa or green card application will be denied. In some instances a waiver may be available which could allow you to have your previous inadmissibility dispensed with so that you could once again become eligible to obtain a visa or green card. While there are numerous reasons by which an individual could be denied entry into the United States, the most common are having a communicable disease, prior immigration violations, a high probability that government financial assistance will be required, and past crimes.

Not every crime will prevent someone from being able to obtain a visa or green card, however most serious or violent crimes will dramatically increase the possibility that you will be labeled as inadmissible. It is important to note that this stipulation also holds true for individuals who already have a visa or green card. If you have been convicted of certain types of criminal activities, you could very soon find yourself on the short list for deportation. That is why, if you have a criminal record, or you have any reason to doubt your eligibility to apply for a visa or green card, we advise you contact Brown Immigration Law and speak with a North Carolina immigration lawyer as soon as possible. Do not automatically assume you are ineligible. When you contact our firm, we will thoroughly review your situation, advise you as to whether or not you meet the grounds for inadmissibility or deportation, help you apply for a waiver should it be warranted, determine the course of action that would best suit your needs, and provide you with the legal assistance you require.

Contact our firm today and schedule an appointment with a North Carolina immigration attorneyin order to discuss your immigration situation and review your legal options.