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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Returning to South Africa after a visa overstay ban of 12 months has expired, will I be able to enter?

3 years ago, I overstayed my visitors visa by 10 days and got banned for 12 month and declared undesirable. It has been 2 years since the 12-month ban has expired/finished; will I be able to re-enter ...
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Overstayed Schengen visa by 1 day because of delayed flight, consequences?

So I had 7 day business visa for Germany and I spent exactly 7 days in Berlin. My flight back home was through Frankfurt but the flight to Frankfurt was delayed which led to me missing the connecting ...
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South Cyprus visa overstay

hi my student visa expiring on 14th oct 22 can i stay over for another 20 days and leave country then . Will there be any consequences if an International student remains in Cyprus after their visa ...
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I over stayed in 2020 in India till 2022 May 13

I entered india with a business e-visa of 1 year with multiple entry, but I spent 6 months in my own country before I entered in India on 7th December 2019. On March 2020 the covid pandemic started so ...
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I overstayed a visa in the Schengen area, should I tell this when applying for a student visa in Canada?

I am a citizen from a South American country. I previously lived with student visas in Canada and a country in the Schengen area. I overstayed in the latter for over a year, due to some bureocratic ...
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Whom to contact for an inevitable Schengen overstay because of medical reasons?

I'm travelling to Switzerland and France on a tourist (Schengen-C visa). The visa was issued by Switzerland (for 15 days), but my return flight is from Paris. In the hypothetical case that I'm ...
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overstayed in Brazil want to travel

I am a Canadian citizen. I have overstayed my tourist visa in Brazil for 1.5 years. If I travel to say Mexico or the Philippines, what do you think my chances are of being denied by immigration ...
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My Schengen visa got revoked mid-trip, what should I do?

Originally, I was planning to do a trip to Switzerland (entry) and then travel to Slovenia. Slovenia was going to be my main destination so I got the visa from them. But just a day before the trip, I ...
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Germany short term overstay visa by mistake

I was in Germany last month to visit my wife on visitors visa. My visa duration was 45 days but maximum allowable days were 30 which I failed to read accurately on my visa. I stayed there for 37 days ...
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Can a "shorter-than-usual" entry stamp be extended?

I entered Paraguay by land and they gave me 15 days instead of 90 days. It was due to the fact that it looked suspicious to them that I didn't have hotel reservations for all of my stay. But I never ...
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Overstaying Schengen visa due to Covid-19 infection: What are the consequences?

My friend visited Germany on a tourist visa and she got the Visa for 77 days which was until 27th March 2022 but the validity on her visa was until 10th April 2022. For her return back to India, she ...
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How soon after departure from the US is I-94 record updated?

I flew to the US from the UK on 13 March 2022, and came back to the UK yesterday, 21 March. It was on a scheduled flight with BA out of JFK. I’ve just checked my I-94 record online: my arrival into ...
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Are visa exempt travellers to the Brazil allowed to stay for the full 90 day period even if their passport stamp shows a lesser period?

I had entered Brazil in 2020. I had initially planned to stay for 33 days and I had told the same to the immigration official. My visa-free stamp had the number "33" written by hand on the ...
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Are visa exempt travellers to the Schengen area allowed to stay for the full 90 day period even if their passport stamp shows a lesser period?

I travelled from outside of Europe to Madrid, Spain via Frankfurt, Germany. As my first point of entry into the Schengen area was Germany my immigration was done there. I had initially planned to stay ...
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Will I guaranteed be blacklisted from entering in Singapore? [closed]

I had overstay in Singapore for 3 days. Is there guaranteed I will be blacklisted from entering Singapore? Or just by chance depending on the period and reason of overstaying?
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I've been given only 65 days tourist visa to Mexico but my return flight is 9 days later... should I rebook or risk being fined 40 dollars per day?

Stupidly, I have not filled out the form online which gives you automatic 6 months stay and was given only 65 days which I did not check and now I have to rebook a low cost return flight which will ...
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Advice about staying in South Africa

I am a UK Citizen with a South African partner and we have a house in Cape Town. I visit on a Tourist Visa as I have a business in London and children and need to return every three months to work and ...
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Overstayed in the US [closed]

I overstayed in the US for 18 years. First 3 years of which were under H1B, which expired before I was able to apply for a green card because my employers couldn't help me move forward. There was a ...
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Did I overstay my F1 visa by staying in the US for 5 months after graduation?

According to the dates written on my f1 visa paper, I did not overstay. According to PROGRAM START/END DATE written on I-20 form, I did not overstay. However I think F1 visa is valid as long as you ...
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Over stayed ESTA for more than 6 Month Forgiveness

I entered the United States with my ESTA (electronic system for travel authorization) from Chile last year legally. Before 180 days passed, I got married. We never submitted the adjustment status ...
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Overstaying and documents

I was born in the US but migrated to the Philippines when I was 5 years old. My documents were taken by my aunts who told us that they would take care of the documents. They told us they would take us ...
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Overstayed while visiting in USA, trying to go home (Canada) & during covid

I was wondering if anyone would have info on this odd situation... I've overstayed my visit here in the US (from Canada) and its been almost 2 years coming up. I previously asked a question about ...
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Overstaying in USA from Canada. What's the process passing immigration?

What will happen if I've overstayed in the USA and I want to go back to my native country of Canada? Its been almost 2 years now and I need to travel back home. Does anyone know what will happen at ...
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Overstayed as a minor, Will I get my ESTA approved?

I'm currently planning on traveling to the U.S this summer for about 10 days but I have a few issues. I overstayed in the U.S for over 180 days however, I was underage at the time. I moved back to S....
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Finland: Medical Issues/Possible Accidental Overstay (American citizen, German residency permit)

everyone! Please bear with me, I am absolutely panicking and have worried I have absolutely miscalculated the time I have been in Finland. I am trying to do the right thing and honestly am at a loss. ...
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11 years Overstayed in the Philippines

My son got overstayed in the Philippines for 11 yrs and I want to bring him back here in US but I don’t know how much the fines by now. I don’t want to go to BI if I don’t have enough money to pay for ...
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Travel to USA again - COVID-19 delays

We have a B1/B2 tourist visa which is valid till 2027. Last year, we arrived in USA on 12 February 2020. The I-94 was granted till 11-August-2020. We were all set to travel back but unfortunately the ...
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Overstayer in Greece to apply for passport [closed]

I'm fully Greek and my son is British. We came back in Greece for a long stay, until end of October. My son's 90 days are up 3rd of June. We do have an appointment at the Special Registry of Athens(...
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J1 Visa overstaying?

J1 Visa overstaying? I have overstayed my J-1 visa by 6 weeks beyond the grace period end date in 2016. Currently, I am applying for a UK tourist visa. I haven't received any official warnings during ...
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ESTA denied because overstay - how to appeal?

My father's ESTA was cancelled after he overstayed with 3 months due to Covid. It was extended every 30 days because his flight was cancelled and there were no flights to Europe in that period of time,...
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New visa after overstaying in UK

My partner left the UK after overstaying for 4 months. He is now banned from the Uk for a year. I'm wondering if he can reapply for his new visa before the year ban is complete, so that he can come ...
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I overstayed my J1 visa due to Covid last year. Applied for ESTA and was denied--what are my chances of getting a tourist visa? [closed]

My situation: Last year I was in the US as a J1 student. My visa was valid until March 20th, with a 30-day grace period that would make my stay in the US legal until April 20th, 2020. I had my first ...
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Paying a Brazil visa overstay fine upon reentry without paperwork

Last year I overstayed my visa in Brazil by one day and received a fine of R$100 upon departure. I was subsequently robbed and lost the paperwork related to my fine, but at the time I was told that I ...
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How to check if you can still get admitted to US?

My parents were staying with a B1/B2 visa between last January and June. They had to leave on June 20th. They applied for an extension of stay before June 20th since flights were getting canceled due ...
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Are there any provisions within the immigration rules for exonerating one for overstaying due to extreme extenuating circumstances? [closed]

Typically an overstayer would be subjected to a ban of various lengths. Supposing it was not one's own fault that one overstayed, are there any provisions within the rules for making an argument along ...
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Which types of UK visa applications are affected by entry bans, and which are unaffected?

In the UK, policy is to "ban" applicants from entering for various periods of between 1 and 10 years if they are found to commit various misdeeds, like deception on an application, ...
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Can one return to the UK following international travel whilst on immigration bail?

My visa to the UK was expired, and I got arrested due to a misunderstanding and false suspicion of criminal activity. The criminal allegation was quickly dropped, but upon being booked into jail, they ...
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Overstayed in the UK 10 years ago, left voluntarily, no exit stamp or record

I was issued a UK Student visa in 2009, but due to unfortunate circumstances I overstayed in the UK for about 2 years. In the year 2014, I left the UK voluntarily. There was no exit stamp on the ...
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End-to-end Schengen and D-type visas; what is the worst that could happen if I don't re-enter the country? [closed]

I have a Schengen visa which ends on the 15th and my D-type visa starts on the 16th, for Germany. Given the current situation of the pandemic, I don't want to go to my home country and come back. I've ...
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How do Schengen countries know if someone has overstayed internally?

How does the EU countries know if someone has overstayed when they do not enter/exit the external border/airport? For example, if you travel by plane, you'll get stamped on your passport and maybe you ...
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If a US citizen didn't realize that they overstayed in the UK and then found out, what are they expected to do?

Are you expected to leave immediately if you have already been existing in the country for a few years? Do you have some time allowance for when you're expected to make your way out? If you realize ...
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The definition of 6 months in the UK entry stamp [duplicate]

I am a Brazilian citizen currently working in a university in the Netherlands. Me and my girlfriend, who is British had a 20 day trip planned back in April. As I came to visit her (for us to go ...
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Overstay in Serbia

I'm almost at the end of my permission to stay in Serbia legally. I've heard stories that people went over the Bosnian border and then came back to Serbia during the three years period (UK nationality)...
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Consequences of Overstaying visa in Taiwan [closed]

Backstory: My visa expires in a few days and I don't want to go home to Canada. Life is wonderful and normal here in Taiwan. I can either go back home or overstay. Specifically, I'd like to overstay ...
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Overstay UK visa application [closed]

I am looking to apply for a UK YMS visa. I previously held a UK study visa in which I overstayed for 8 days but left voluntarily. Since my overstay I have also returned to the UK for a short period on ...
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Overstaying Ukrainian visa due to Coronavirus

I am in Ukraine, where public transportation has been stopped (including flights), and people are not allowed to move from province to province. My visa expires soon, and it looks like public ...
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Returning to the USA to visit after I overstayed

I am from the Turks and Caicos island but when I was 15 my mom and dad sent me to the USA and I overstayed there for 10 months....im 19 years old now...after how many years am I able to return to the ...
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I overstayed in US and I'm barred for ten years, but I want to visit my kid

I am a French citizen. 2003 -> 2012 : I have lived and worked in US under lawful visas. 2012 -> 2019 : I overstayed in US. 2008 : I got married in US with a green card holder non-US citizen. 2015 : ...
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Colombian citizen stuck in the US due to coronavirus

I was on vacation in the US for 3 weeks. I am a Colombian citizen. Before I was to return on March 23 to Colombia my flight was cancelled due to Colombia closing its borders including to its ...
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Is it safe for my 94 year old father to fly from the US to Germany at the end of April 2020? [closed]

My father's US visa will end this month. What can we do, if the virus is not better? He will have to fly from Phoenix to Stuttgart, Germany! He is healthy, following all the rules, right now, he is 94 ...
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