Our Chicago immigration law firm can help you obtain voluntary departure from the United States to avoid removal. Voluntary departure is not a nonimmigrant status. However, it is considered as a period of time authorizing the foreign national to be in the U.S. Therefore, time spent in voluntary departure is not considered unlawful presence which affects future admissibility to the U.S. Although voluntary departure time is not counted when calculating unlawful presence, an noncitizen who has been given a period of voluntary departure is not considered to be maintaining status for purposes of receiving an extension or status change.
The laws concerning voluntary departure are very complex. We can help you understand what are the limitations of your stay and can counsel you regarding your long-term immigration goals depending on your personal or business needs.