Planning to apply for a green card or other immigration benefit? Get your background check done first.

If you have a criminal conviction on your record, applying for a green card or other immigration benefit could potentially trigger a removal process.


Because there is no statute of limitations when it comes to deportation for criminal activity. Even if the conviction happened years and years ago and you’ve never had any negative immigration consequences from it, applying for a benefit could “remind” the government of your conviction and their prerogative to take action against you.

Now you might think…

Wait a minute, I’ve never been arrested in my life! Surely I don’t need a background check, right?

WRONG. Background check reports often contain mistakes, and it would be especially tragic if removal procedures were initiated against you based on false or incorrect records.

Know What to Expect—Run Your Background Check Now

It is very important to be aware of what a background check from the following organizations might reveal:

  • FBI
  • California DOJ
  • FOIA
  • EOIR
  • CBP

By running your background check now and reviewing it with one of our experienced immigration attorneys, you can get out ahead of many potential problems and prevent certain negative outcomes.

For example, if a clerical error is found on your background check, we can ask the relevant authorities to correct it. If a minor drug offense is present, we can file paperwork to have it expunged. And even if you have a more serious conviction, we may be able to help you secure a waiver so that you can achieve your desired immigration benefit anyway.

Why Wait?

Don’t live in suspense of the troubles your criminal record may cause you down the line. Get the information and support you need by running a background check. Please call 877-505-0505 to get started.