What is Voluntary Departure?
Voluntary departure is when a person found to be residing within the United States nominates to leave the country rather than face deportation. Once voluntary departure is granted, they will have up to 120 days from the judge’s order to vacate the country. The judge is not allowed to extend the time past 120 days.
You must request a voluntary departure. Without it, your removal by the U.S. government goes on your immigration record as a deportation. This may affect any further entries you make to the United States. A voluntary departure may help your possibility of returning to the U.S. in the long run.