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legenwaitforitdairy's avatar

If my boyfriend is not from this country but had a visa that expired (he's getting a different visa soon), can we leave the country to travel?

Asked by legenwaitforitdairy (159 points ) May 14th, 2010

My boyfriend isn’t from this country (EU), had a work visa which expired. He’s waiting for his newest one, but won’t get it for another 2 weeks. I would like to travel this weekend, but would he get deported when he comes back to the U.S.?

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gtreyger's avatar

He will not be allowed back in.

legenwaitforitdairy's avatar

couldn’t he just say that he was back visiting? which isn’t false…he would be visiting me.

MissAnthrope's avatar

I would strongly recommend contacting the consulate from his country of origin or the Dept. of State in the US to get the details on what he can and can’t do. It’d suck to have him be stuck on the other side of the border.

Assuming he still has his passport, there’s a Visa Waiver Program that permits entry without a visa. There’s also a page on temporary visitors.

gtreyger's avatar

Here is the issue. He has already overstayed his work visa. He broke the law. If he tries to come back, he’ll be turned around at the border.

Although, now, as I re-read your question, I see that I may’ve misunderstood it. What you are saying is that he had a visa, but it expired. If he was not in US when it expired, no law was broken. If he is in a country that has a visa waiver program, he’ll be safe coming back to US. However, if he is not from a Visa Waiver Program country, he’ll need a visa. And if he has EVER overstayed his visa in US, he won’t be able to come back.

Jack79's avatar

@legenwaitforitdairy yes but for that he’d need a visiting visa anyway

Best if you don’t travel until the visa part is sorted out. He might find himself stuck on the border.

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