Overstaying a Visa Statute of Limitations

What is the Federal Statute of Limitations for Overstaying a Visa?

The federal statute of limitations for overstaying a visa, also known as overstaying a lawful status, is not a criminal violation of the U.S federal law. Overstaying a visa is an administrative violation of immigration laws and it's enforced by the U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), they may take action against individuals who overstay their visas, including deportation or barred entry to the United States in the future.

It's important to note that overstaying a visa is different than illegal entry, which is a criminal violation of federal immigration laws and it has a statute of limitations of two years.

It's always best to consult with an immigration attorney to determine the specific consequences and the options available for individuals who overstayed their visa.