What happens when you overstay a visa in the United States?

Canadians or other foreign nationals may obtain a visa to enter the United States, whether it is a visitor visa, a student visa or a work visa. These visas are all temporary visas, and they have set expiry dates. Holders of these visas are expected to leave the United States before or when their visa expires. To remain in the United States after the expiry of the visa is considered to be overstaying your visa. Overstaying a visa in the United States can be a serious issue. US work visa overstay
When you overstay a visa in the United States, you can face several consequences along with not having a legal status in the United States. Some of these consequences include:

Consequences for overstaying a United States visa:

Consequences to overstaying your visa in the United States include:

Consequence 1: If you overstay a visa in the United States you may be barred from re-entering the United States for three years or ten years, depending on how long you overstay.

Consequence 2: You may not be allowed to extend your stay or change your status.

Consequence 3: Your existing visa will be voided.

Consequence 4: You may have to leave the United States and return to your country of nationality if you want to apply for a new visa.

Consequence 5: If you overstay your visa in the United States, you may not be able to apply to Adjust your Status.

What happens to you when you overstay a United States visa can depend on a number of things. If you have overstayed a United States visa or worry that you will overstay a United States visa, please contact our immigration law firm. We can help you!

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