If I get arrested, can I get my visa revoked?

Unfortunately, the answer is yes. If you are on an H1B or an L1 visa and you are charged (arrested for a crime of moral turpitude), USCIS can immediately revoke your visa status. Sometimes, they do so even before your arraignment. It is extremely important to be very careful while under the jurisdiction of USCIS. Charges of domestic violence, even if not convicted as yet, can have detrimental affects on your legal visa status. If you are ever in a situation where you have been arrested, please contact an immigration attorney immediately that you can do everything possible to understand your case and maintain valid status. For more information on this or any of our legal services, please call us for a FREE phone consultation!


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