Questions tagged [overstaying]

The practice of remaining in a country longer than allowed by one's stay permit (visa or residency card).

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Can I return to Australia after serving an entry ban due to a prior overstay?

I am English and I left Australia in 2015 upon which I received a ban for 3 years for overstaying my welcome, even through I was granted a visa (or what I thought was sponsorship visa for 5 years). ...
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Penalties for no work insurance [closed]

A friend tendered for a contract at TRA and subcontracted workers from Taiwan and hired equipment but has not paid the expenses. Also not having work insurance or correct documents and overstayed visa ...
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How do I know about judgement on Schengen Visa overstay for 2 days in Switzerland?

I am an Indian graduate student in US and was doing internship in Switzerland last summer. I entered Switzerland via Zurich on June 1 2019 and left Zurich on August 31 2019. I had a 90 days visa as my ...
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What countries do for people from China, over stay their visa because can't return because corona virus? [closed]

Many country and airline cancel airplane travel from/to China because corona virus. This force many people from China over stay their visa. Will countries extend their visa?
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Is there a way to know if you have a three or ten year ban from entering the US?

Came over as a nanny on a J-1 on a one year visa. Worked as a nanny for six months, then mutually ended employment with family. Continued to stay in the US but was unable to find another job. ...
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What is the difference between overstay and overdue in Thailand?

Update: I asked the following question based on me not knowing the English term "overdue" and mistakenly confusing it with some kind of overstay (due of similarity between the words); I got an answer ...
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Inside Japan during the 180 days temporary visa reset

I was wondering if any of you have any experience with this type of question as I’ve been worried sick and not gotten a definitive answer. So, I have been to Japan twice in 2019: April 7-16 (9 days) ...
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What to do if I overstayed my e-visa for Saint Petersburg/Leningrad Oblast

I failed to leave Saint Petersburg in time because my flight would have had to stop in Moscow, which is not allowed with the e-visa I have (see also this question). Now I'm not allowed to leave the ...
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UK visa application for a person who had overstayed earlier

About 3 years back my parents, both Indian citizens visited my sister, a UK citizen. About a week before they were supposed to return, my father was hospitalised. The Visa was was about to expire in 2 ...
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residency visa expired in spain, I want to go to another Schengen area

My residency visa expired in Spain 8 months ago. I'm still in Spain and want to travel to Portugal. My passport was stolen so I renewed it. So I have a blank passport, no stamps of arrival. Will I ...
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Overstayed my B1 Visa by 60 days by misunderstanding the date format

I overstayed my b-1 visa by 60 days due to a misunderstanding of the I-94 (I am British and misunderstood the dates as the US put the month before the date and read it wrong. 07/11/2019). In my head I ...
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How can I return to the Philippines? [closed]

I was in the Philippines for 15 months. I was severely ill and my weight dropped from 65 kilos to 36 kilos. I wanted to come back to the UK for treatment. I ran out of money in Philippines due to ...
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Do stays in Canada/Mexico automatically count towards the US admission period under the VWP?

According to numerous online reports (including screenshots of correspondence with the CBP Info Centre), a VWP national who enters the US by air solely in transit to Canada or Mexico, and then spends ...
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Overstayed visa by over year and want to return to home country without 10 year ban [closed]

A friend entered the US 7 years ago on a tourist visa from Europe and has never left. Since then they have maintained employment and paid taxes. They want to return to home country in Europe but don'...
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Can a person who was declared Undesirable in South Africa Transit through South Africa going to another country? [duplicate]

I was declared Undesirable in South Africa in 2018 because i overstayed, I want to travel to Malawi but the flights are connecting in South Africa, will they allow me to transit through South Africa ...
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Schengen 90/180 day rule with 4 day overstay

I believe some of the immigration officers are mis-using the 90/180 day law to reject my wife's visa application for a family immigration application. They said she had no more days left when we ...
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Can I voluntarily exit from the US after a 20 year overstay, or could I be detained at the airport?

Is one allowed to travel back to one's country of origin using a valid passport issued by the consular office in the US? Would that trigger detention in the airport? Overstayed over 2 decades and ...
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Re-entering the UK after overstaying in 2008

I overstayed for a year over 10 years ago with student visa. When I left the UK voluntarily, the custom officer told me I needed to explain to the officer with a reason if I re-enter the country, this ...
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Overstay in Germany - repercussions on future family reunion visa application

My wife and 2 year old child had a family visit visa to visit me in Germany from India. The visa was valid from the 29th August 2019 to the 4th October 2019 and the number of valid days was 22. So, ...
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How to calculate exit date for Thailand?

I've been to Thailand at least half a dozen times before in the last five years or so and each time was allowed to stay for 15 days and never calculated my exit date wrong and never overstayed. So ...
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Denied visa after seemingly authorized long stay

My mother and father enter the US together dad was given six months to stay and my mother was given 2 and a half years to stay we did not notice it until we was finding what need to done, to apply for ...
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Madrid to London w/ Expired 90/180 days stay as US citizen

I’m an American citizen visiting Spain on a 90 day tourist visa. My tourist visa expires on the 17th of September, but I was only able to book an affordable flight to the UK from Madrid a week after ...
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About a re-entry ban [closed]

I have been to the United Kingdom on a student visa when I went back to Nigeria after my studies. However, I returned on a visit visa which I was granted. but I overstayed the visa due to certain ...
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American overstayer in UK going home. Questions about transiting through Schengen Area on the way back

I'm an American citizen and I've overstayed my visa in the UK (non-Schengen Area). I want to go home but I have some questions about traveling back. I've looked at flights and, while I've found some ...
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How seriously should I take a CBP interview where I was told I have a red flag and could only stay for 30 days?

I’m 20 year old girl traveling on a ESTA for the second time over a longer period. The first time I used it for a longer 2 months period in June. Then I went home for one month and now I am back. The ...
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Is there a Schengen area database that can see past travel in the Schengen area?

My 18 year old American niece has been traveling all through the Schengen area for the past 65 days. She is coming home to the states this week (departing from Vienna) to get a brand new US passport. ...
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Reentering US after overstaying the visa as a Minor

I have found stories related to mine but I have a very different situation. My family and I moved to United states in 2004, when I was 9 years old. We overstayed our visas and after 2 years of ...
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Spain schengen overstay

My friend is from Chile and overstayed their Schengen visa in Spain by a few months. I've read that the consequences of overstay can vary quite a bit across EU countries. Is there any information out ...
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US Student Overstayed 3 Days On a Tier 4 Visa [closed]

In April 2017, I overstayed by 3 days on an expired Tier 4 student visa. A long story short, I was a victim of a serious crime while in the UK and was granted further time by my university to complete ...
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1 day Schengen overstay FRA

I'm traveling to France from South Africa on the 19th of August, I'll only be in the Schengen area on the 20th of August, and depart the Schengen area on the 20th of September. My visa states that ...
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Coded Landing Help [closed]

I’m a US citizen and have visited the UK 2-3 times a year for the last 6 years to visit my now husband. After a holiday in Europe, I had a layover in London. When landing, I told the IO this, and he ...
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Travel ban if overstay

I am Malaysian and I have been overstaying in UK from June 2007 until April 2010. Leaving UK by own expense, if I wanted to visit again next year (2020), is it a travel ban for me?
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Overstayed 18 years in the US

I overstayed for 18 years in the US. I had an H1B that expired in 2004 that abled me to get an SSN. The expiration of my H1B wasn't my fault but because of technical reasons. I continued working for ...
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American citizen overstayed visa in the UK and wants to return home. Some questions

I'm an American citizen and I've overstayed my visa in the UK for years now. I want to book my flight back to the US ASAP on my own dime but I have a some questions about traveling home. A lot of ...
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Schengen visa - Duration of stay Extension - Approach

I applied for Schengen visa thru Germany embassy for travel from 10th August to 24th August, staying maximum days in Germany (5). I got my visa for duration of stay as 15 days (same as itinerary). ...
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What are the penalties for overstaying in USA?

I have an Indian friend that overstayed in America for 10 months. Initially, he has a visa for work in USA for 3 months and it expired in the meantime and now is staying there without a valid visa. ...
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Overstayed Visa, currently in my home country; can I go back to the U.S. as an exchange student?

I am currently a 20-year-old college student who is living in her home country after living in the United States for 14 years. My parents and I overstayed our work visa for about 4 years, but I left ...
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My mom's return ticket is 3 days after I-94 expires

My mom currently holds a valid B-2 Visa, which expires 06/25/2019. I bought her a ticket and she entered on June 3rd and her return flight is on the 28th. I read that she could enter the US any day ...
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If I overstay in Thailand for just 1 day and pay the 500 Baht fine, do I still get some “Overstay” stamp on my passport?

I am currently in Thailand on an extended tourist visa for (which is usually 90 days). When my visa duration ends I should exit Thailand to issue a student visa and then come back to Thailand. My ...
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Will an overstay in India as a child affect future travel?

One of my friend had to move to India during the civil war to India and overstayed there. He left his home country when he was 10 and came back after his degree. I am sure he did not intentionally ...
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How do I get past a 3-year ban from overstay with VWP? [duplicate]

I have an overstay with a VWP of 333 days, I had to leave the US in January 2018 but stayed until December 2018 to take care of an American citizen who has no family. I have a 3 year ban. So I had to ...
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Uk visit Visa to meet sister,previously overstayed as a student in france

I stayed legally in France for 6.5 years as a student. I then overstayed my french student Visa for 6 months in 2013. I left france voluntarily. The french immigration only asked me why didn't I apply ...
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Visiting my mother in the US; she has overstayed her visa

My mother and I went to the United States last year. But after a month, I went home to my country in the Philippines and my mother overstayed her visa, because she was diagnosed with cancer and she ...
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American Airlines Delay Responsibility for overstaying 1 day VWP [duplicate]

Will American Airlines take responsibility for overstaying 1 day of VWP due to a delay in a connecting flight?
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Overystayed visa as a minor, can I now get an F1 to study? [closed]

I was taken to the US when I was 11, in 1999 with a parent. We stayed illegally until u decided to move back to my home country voluntarily in 2005 when I was 17, I was becoming an adult and realizing ...
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My son is 17 yrs old and he's going with the football team to Australia can he come back to US? [closed]

Can my son return to US from Australia if he was a overstayer in US? He came here when he was 8 yrs old waivers and its expired already and he still here and I'm in here too but I'm going back to ...
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Will I need to tell about my overstaying for 2 days in Schengen when applying for uk visa

Last year I unintentionally overstayed by two days because I didn't see validity is different from duration. At Frankfurt airport I got to know when I was about to exit and had to pay 110eur. Will it ...
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Overstaying tourist visa Chile awaiting temp visa [duplicate]

My sister went to Chile in Sept'18, she was there for two weeks, left for Costa Rica, returned for two weeks, left for Ecuador then came back to Chile and has been there since. I understand the ...
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Overstayed in Schengen area, came back without issues and have to enter again

I am an Asian research student in UK. I took part in a European project so that I have to attend some short courses and do experiment in Schengen countries for a short period. I spent 2 months in ...
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Schengen visa extension due to flight cancellation [duplicate]

I have a Schengen visa valid for 30 days with 14 days stay. This was as per itinerary planned by me. In my return trip I will be traveling from Frankfurt to Bangalore via Paris. Suddenly my ...

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