Thank you Guillermo,
I will rate you you regardless of good or bad news.
I will describe you my case that happened in Oct 13, 2005. I need to know what is the correct term to what happened to me: is it voluntary departure, removal, deportation or something else?
I was working onboard of cruise ship M/S Celebration sailing from Jacksonville, FL to the Caribbean. After 2.5 month of work I had resigned from my post as a waiter, because I did not like that job, and informed cruise line that i want to go home (Russia). I am Russian citizen.
Cruise line payed for my flight. I was escorted from cruise ship to the airport by seaport security guard, my visa was cancelled.
At that time I thought I was deported - please verify that based on the info I provided here.
Few month later I reapplied to the same cruise line for the same position, got a new job letter, applied for a new seamans visa to US embassy in Russia, and - was given a new visa. Since I thought I was deported, I indicated in my visa application that what happened was "deportation". Consul send e-mail to whereever it needs to verify that. During my visa interview that day consul gave me printed e-mail with response regarding my case - I will try to attach it to this message.(seems like I cant, attach window is nonresponsive). So, that e-mail says:
" Subject resigned his post, subject has been working for about 3 months, desided that this job is not what he wanted to do. Ncic, Sq11and Cis searches are all negative. Therefore subject is paroled to depart (not deport) foreign under guard on American Airlines flight #0062 from Miami to Paris on 13-10-2005. It appears that subject was deported. "
Please pay attention to the last sentence "it appears that" - sounds kind of unsure verses if it was "subject was indeed deported" - Like I sayed I indicated in my visa application that I was deported - it was included in e-mail communications which consul did when clarifying my case. Embassy workers could be missled by that when they choosed how to term it.
Guillermo, please look at everithing carefully, I was not able to attach a scanned copy of that e-mail, but I provided a text from it.
I need to know how to name what happened: removal, deportation, voluntary departure or something else. Strange circumstance - 1. I elected to go home myself, I was not fired. 2. Nobody ever pronounced the word "deportation" on that day in 2005. 3. I was easily given many visas after that, I spend around 6 years working on cruise ships after that. Why does it bother me know? - because when I applied for a tourist visa to New Zealand - they did not accept my application, saying we need to see an FBI police report on your case (how in the world would I get it - I am not in US right now), also New Zealand immigration law does not permit visas to those who were deported previously from any country regardless of reason.
my second question to you : I would love to know is whether I am in any kind of international data base of deporties. If what happened is not deportation - then I do not need to indicate that when I apply for visa to any ather country I choose to travel, like Australia, France or UK.
Cruise line where I worked - Carnival Cruise Lines
my kind regards,