Unlawful Presence

Chicago Immigration Attorneys

Our Chicago immigration law firm can help you stay in lawful status.  A foreign national who remains in the U.S. beyond the authorized period of stay begins accruing unlawful presence and may become subject to inadmissibility for 3 or 10 years.

  • Nonimmigrants admitted until a specific date begin accruing unlawful presence on the date the authorized period of admission expires, as noted on Form I-94, Arrival/Departure Card.
  • Nonimmigrants admitted to the United States for D/S begin accruing unlawful presence on the date USCIS finds a status violation while adjudicating a request for another immigration benefit, or on the date an immigration judge finds a status violation in the course of proceedings.

Unlawful presence in the U.S. can have severe consequences, including inability to return to the U.S. for three or more years. The laws and regulations are exceedingly complex and any issues concerning unlawful presence need professional analysis. We can help you understand your legal situation and can counsel you regarding your long-term immigration goals depending on your personal or business needs.

Call the Chicago immigration law firm Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. at 773-516-4100 or contact us online for a consultation to discuss your immigration issues or questions.

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Someone rear-ended my car last spring and I was injured. Peter and Sofia Zneimer and they staff were professional and were always available by phone. I knew that the insurance of the other driver wasn't very good but they were still able to settle my case promptly and I was satisfied with the money I received. Overall, a very good trusted experience. Natig M.
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I highly recommend the services of Zneimer and Zneimer. I often seek legal advice from them related to my immigration status and way forward. Both Sofia and Peter are very detailed and quick in answering any question. I laud their professionalism and a very efficient team that works for them. Suman S.
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I called Zneimer & Zneimer after I was rear-ended on the highway. Peter and Sofia Zneimer have been very helpful in dealing with the insurance company and getting money for my car damage. They are also handling my injury case. They answer all my questions and I am always able to reach them on the phone anytime I want to talk to them. I am confident in having them represent me. The best choice i ever made. Thank you! Emil G.