Legal Question in Immigration Law in Virginia

I lived in the USA from 2005 to 2007. In that time I accumulated credit card and other unsecured debt of $30000. I also had 2 unpaid speeding tickets one in CA and one in VA. I had to leave the country in 2007 due to personal reasons and have not returned since. In the year of 2008-2009 I paid up my speeding tickets. I still have not paid the credit card companies. I have learned that the banks have sold the debt to collection agencies. My question is if I were to apply for a tourist visa in India for the USA woudl this affect my visa decision. I would also like to know if I were to get a visa then would there be any legal implication at immigration or any part there of during my stay in the USA. I would like to visit for a period of 1 month.

Asked on 10/21/12, 10:55 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Michael Hendrickson Law Office Michael E. Hendrickson

The U.S. consultate in India will check your criminal history but your

credit history and default on debt is unlikely to be a factor in its

decision to grant you a tourist visa.

The answer to your last query is likely to be no if your stay in

America is limited merely to one month.

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Answered on 10/22/12, 6:49 am

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