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  • Hi, im running away to usa, help !

    If the age of majority in my country is 21, and im 19 travelling to USA, if my parents report me as a runaway, will i be forced to go back? or can i stay in usa? since im 18+
    In other words, will i be taken back home or will they be like "nahh shes over 18" , will they go with my country laws, or their laws?

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    Hey there,

    Thanks for reaching out to NRS!

    Since we’re located in the USA, our knowledge is limited as far as laws in other countries. However, the age of majority in the USA (when a person is legally considered an adult), is 18 in most of the states here. Since your 19, you’d be considered an adult here, but we can’t be sure what your country’s protocols area. If you need any resources once you get to the US, please don't hesitate to call us. Our safeline is open 24/7

    Sorry we couldn’t be more help, but we appreciate you taking the time to visit our forum.

    Best, NRS
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