I have a tricky question regarding an overstay of the Visa Waiver Program.
I'm an Australian citizen who's spent the last 5 months or so in Mexico, and will be heading back home soon. In order to get to Mexico, I travelled through the US (LAX international), and did so through the Visa Waiver Program.
Having recently discovered that my time in Mexico counts towards my 90 day limit under the VWP, this will complicate things.
My question is if I can travel back home through South America (particularly, through Santiago, Chile) without entering the US, will they still have it on their records that I have overstayed my VWP, as in through some international record-keeping? In other words, if I manage to avoid passing back through US CBP, will they be none-the-wiser so to speak?
Any advice on this would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance!