I used to 'live' in California on a tourist visa. I would stay 6 months there and a month back home (brasil). I did that for a little over 3 years but never overstayed. Last time i came back to brasil the consulate called me and requested me over. They (3 people) proceeded to interview me about everything, what i did there, where i lived, how was i supporting myself, if i paid rent, what i did before 'moving', etc... But when i first got my tourist visa, back in 2010, i said that i was going to law school, which i wasn't. I forgot about it and when they asked me about it, i blanked. The consul cancelled my visa and asked me to send him proof that i was once enrolled in law. I sent the paper, that was actually my friends and i just changed her name to mine. A few weeks went by and i received a letter from the consulate with a copy of my 'proof' and a letter saying that they were 'denying' my visa. I think they called the school or something, not sure. I cant find the letter now so i don't know exactly what was written in it. All i remember was a 3 digit number that started with 2 and some other letters and numbers in between (). Can someone help? Was i banned? For how long? Can i go back if i marry an american citizen?