• DUI Arrests May Result in the Prudential Revocation of a Validly Issued Nonimmigrant Visa
  • January 18, 2017 | Author: Maria del Carmen Ramos
  • Law Firm: Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP - Tampa Office
  • Contrary to popular opinion, there are serious immigration consequences for nonimmigrants who are arrested for driving under the influence DUI) or a related offense. According to recently released guidance found in the Department of State’s Foreign Affairs Manual, the Department of State (DOS) authorized to prudentially revoke a visa based on a potential ineligibility for health related reasons when it is notified that a visa holder with a still valid visa was arrested or convicted of DUI or related offense. Depending on the nature of the arrest, a consular post can choose to revoke the foreign national’s visa by simply sending an email with the following notification: Your nonimmigrant visa (F1, H-1B, L-1A), issued by the United States Embassy in [ ], has been revoked because additional information became available after the visa was issued. You will not be able to travel to the United States with this visa. If you wish to travel to the U.S., you will be required to reappear before a U.S. consular officer to establish your eligibility for a visa before being permitted to apply for entry to the United States.