I was deported from the US in 2015 for 'F-1' student visa violation. I worked outside without a work permit.
Point: They didn’t catch me from any working place. For some reason I was called into immigration control and I made a truthful statement at the immigration interview. Afterwords, my visa got canceled. As I heard from one of the immigration officers, my travel ban would be for 5 years. After 5 years, I can apply for another visa. He mentioned to me, "Don't try to enter the country within the ban period, it would be a crime then."
Anyway, I haven’t tried to apply yet. The five year ban has lapsed (2015-2020).
After US deportation, I arrived in South Korea to complete my undergraduate studies. I'm living here without any single violation in the last 4 years and I have graduated this year with a degree in 'Railway Engineering'. Now, I'm thinking of applying for a job or for my Masters/integrated PhD program in the the US or probably Canada.
What could be the consequences if I apply for the US?
As far as I know, they're sharing databases, so would this be a consideration if I apply for Canada?
I called to the US embassy in Seoul. They gave me the CBP number to ask them:
- Is my ban period done?
- If I want to apply for another visa, is there any additional paper I should get from them?
Well, I have tried to reach them but it's always machines picking up the call and I never get any human to answer.
I have a contacted some universities. They might accept me as a lab researcher. But, I'm worried that if after all this, I would not even be able to apply!