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Rules for returning to the United States following deportation

Being deported from the United States can be an emotional time for people of any age. Even if you have followed all the rules, you might still have trouble getting back into the country. The reason for this is that you might not have left enough time between being deported and applying for re-entry to the country in Houston, Texas. Here's a look at the rules for returning to the country following deportation.

Most people deported from the country have to wait anywhere from five, 10 or 20 years before they can re-enter. Others might be permanently banned from re-entering the United States, depending on the reasons why they were deported in the first place.

One of the first ways you can attempt to re-enter the country is through permanent residency. You will need to apply for a green card or an immigrant visa. This requires you to be sponsored by a family member or a company that is offering you employment. It's also possible that you could re-enter on a nonimmigrant visa, which is for students and tourists.

In order to acquire either one of these visas, you will need to apply for a waiver. The waiver is essentially you asking for forgiveness for the reason(s) why you were deported from the country. People who have been permanently banned from the United States are still allowed to apply for this waiver.

When you attempt to re-enter the United States following deportation, you need to follow a set of rules. Not following these rules could prevent you from gaining access to the country, leaving you on the outside looking in.

Source: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, "I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal," accessed June 08, 2018

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