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

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Overstayed Schengen visa by 9 days in Germany. Can I get another visa?

In another post I asked for help about my situation. After waiting for 6 long months, the German authorities sent me an email that they have closed/dismissed my case. I have another work trip coming ...
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Ramifications of abandoning USA adjustment of status or conditional residency after an unlawful overstay? [migrated]

TLDR: just how screwed is the foreign spouse that overstayed and doesn't want a 10yr US travel ban? Do all paths short of keeping US residency in good standing lead to the ban? Indian citizen on a B-...
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I’d like to come back to the United States after a tourist visa overstay longer than 1 year

I basically left the country after an overstay by myself with no order of deportation. I’d like to know what to do now, how to proceed. What’s the best I can do to come back to the country?
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Croatian Temporary Resident Permit and Schengen Days

I am an American citizen in Croatia with my UK partner and we are hoping for some clarification on our Schengen days while we wait for our digital nomad and family reunification permits (temporary ...
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Vacation after J-1 (USA) visa ends, potential overstay of grace period by up to 5 days

My daughter (German nationality) is currently studying at a US high school. After the end of the program we want to travel in the US. The duration of this vacation will probably exceed the expiration ...
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Overstay in the Philippines

Can a US citizen apply for a Philippines passport to get out of the Philippines even if overstaying? Or is there a chance, if I apply for a Philippines passport, that the penalty will be lower?
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Lost passport and overstay for 1 year in the Philippines

I lost my Italian passport and have been overstaying for more than 1 year in the Philippines. Can anyone tell me what to do without getting banned? I can pay for whatever the penalty is. Thank you.
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What happens if I enter a Schengen country with a UK passport, overstay, and leave with EU ID?

I have a UK passport. I am a dual citizen of Bulgaria but I don't have a Bulgarian national ID (I can get one). What happens if I enter an EU country with my UK passport (e.g. London → Madrid), stay ...
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I overstayed in Ukraine during Covid. What does this stamp mean and will it affect getting a Schengen visa?

I was in Ukraine during Covid 19 and I overstayed because of that. When I was at the Lviv airport, I explained my situation to the officers. I did not pay any penalty. I got this stamp. What does it ...
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I overstayed in Schengen. Will that cause trouble for future trips or visas in the EU or UK?

I was a full-term student studying in Poland. After my internship training I was waiting for my certificate and license from the government which took a bit longer time than expected. So I stayed with ...
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Overstayed my visa by 1 year and 5 months 14 years ago. Would like to visit for 20 days. Do I need to apply for a visa?

I am a Slovak citizen with Slovak passport, and UK resident with settled status. I live and work in the UK. I have a mortgage, children go to school here. Do I apply for a visa in Slovakia?
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South Africa overstay ban expired - can I be confident I would be allowed back into the country?

At the end of May 2022, I received a one-year ban due to overstaying by one day. The document that was issued to me clearly states that the ban will be lifted on May 31st, 2023, and it includes an ...
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Overstayed Schengen by many months, best place to leave EU from to go back to the US to apply for a proper visa? [closed]

I have an American friend who was a graduate student in Berlin and entered Germany 4/1/22. She has taken a break from studies and has been traveling around Europe since, thinking that each new country ...
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Can I apply for a UK tourist visa if I overstayed a Schengen visa 11 years ago?

I overstayed in Italy for 2 years in 2012 (11 years ago). Will I be granted a UK tourist visa?
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Can a US-born child stay in India continuously for 180 days with an eVisa?

My child was born in US and we are planning an India trip, and may not return back for at least 6 months. We do not have an OCI card for the child yet. So we're planning to apply for the 1-year ...
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Overstayed my visa in Germany by 9 days

I went on a business trip to Frankfurt from August 27 to October 3rd. Initially, I was supposed to stay there until September 23rd, but some work emergency happened and I stayed a little longer. While ...
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I overstayed in Spain with residence visa, but again received a new residence visa. Can I enter Spain?

I had a residence permit in Spain but I overstayed for several months after the residence period expires. While departing Spain, the immigration officer took a photo of my passport and verbally warned ...
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Friend overstayed for a week in Schengen. Possible consequences for future visa?

My friend from Canada loves Europe. Recently when exiting they couldn’t find an entry stamp in her passport. On entry, She had gone through the immigration in the same line as I did (Schengen citizen) ...
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Procedure of leaving South Korea after overstaying your visa

What is the procedure of leaving South Korea after overstaying my visa? Specifically, what happens when i visit the Korea Immigration Service Center (KIS) after almost 6 months in the country? Almost ...
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Given travel ban in South Africa although I did not overstay

I traveled to SA in December 2018 and was given a 3 month visa stamp. I spent a few days in SA, and then I entered Mozambique through land border and stayed there for a few days, before heading back ...
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I overstayed in South Korea, and now I want to go back to my home country (the US) after two months

I overstayed in South Korea , and now I want to go back to my home country (the US) after two months. Will there be a problem with the US Immigration when arriving back to the country?
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Can I be admitted to the US after a two-year overstay 21 years ago?

I overstayed my 90 day holiday waiver USA visa 21 years ago by about 2 years! I was young and foolish at the time. I so want to visit Graceland with my teenage daughter. Do I stand any chance at all? ...
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Not sure if I have overstayed ESTA as went to Caribbean and the I-94 gave new 90 days at re entry and officer also stamped passport with new 90 days

I went to the US on an ESTA for about two weeks, went to Caribbean for like 30 days (but two of those days were the flight to/from the US, meaning it was 28 days out of the states). It was not done ...
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Do Chilean 72 hour transit visas give you a full 72 hours in the country, or three days?

My question is specifically about Chilean transit visas which are described as "up to 72 hours". Can someone clarify whether I get to stay in the country for 72 hours, measured from when ...
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VWP/ESTA eligibility after AOS during a previous admission

I am a citizen of the United Kingdom and a prior holder of a US Green Card. I successfully immigrated to the United States after being admitted under the VWP by adjusting my status within the 90 day ...
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traveling to other countries after overstaying in US

I went to USA as a tourist in 1988 and overstayed my visa until 1997. Was never caught, nor deported. Went back to my home country in 1997, and never left the country since. I’m not a security threat, ...
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My visa expired in Malaysia 3 years ago

my visa was expired in Malaysia 3 years ago. Will I be blacklisted if I go back to my country? Do I need to prepare any materials? what information do I need to prepare so as not to be blacklisted? lt'...
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Does re-entry into Japan reset the three-month (tourism visa-exemption) clock? [duplicate]

I am a Canadian who recently stayed in Japan for three month. I wonder if re-entry into the country will "reset the clock".
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Did I over stay, and can I re enter? [duplicate]

I need advice and help. I stayed in Sofia for 91 days within 180 days. I am aware that Bulgaria isn’t really a Schengen country yet. But they seem to be using the 180 days rule. Further details ...
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Canadian traveling to Europe and Japan wanting to "reset the clock" [duplicate]

I am about to overstay in Europe on my Canadian passport for the purpose of tourism. I also recently spent three months in Japan. Question: does a re-entry into the EU/Japan reset the 90 days clock? I'...
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Will transit through another Schengen country to a country that allows visa-free stay cause overstaying Schengen?

I'm planning on going to Germany. I'm in a Schengen country awaiting a residency permit which is accepted but not issued and won't be for months due to needing to apostille the background check. If I ...
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Why doesn't my passport show if a foreign country has banned me?

I went to the passport office of my (highly developed Western) country and they said they wouldn't know if a foreign country I had previously overstayed in had banned me or not just by scanning my ...
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Penalties for overstaying a 3-month Schengen visa

I hold a US passport. If I enter and stay in a Schengen country for more than 3 months, i.e. if I overstay my Schengen visa by 6 months or more, and then wish to travel to and enter another Schengen ...
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Can dual nationals overstay their visit in one of their countries of nationality if they enter on the wrong passport?

Hypothetical question: If you are a dual national of two countries and have two passports. Suppose this is an Australian passport and a British passport. If you are in Australia, and wish to travel to ...
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Am I in trouble? I found out I stayed more than my allowed Schengen visa duration of stay!

I am a UK student who visited Italy in July of this year. The validity of my visa was for one month, with multiple entries. The date of entry was 6/7/22 (Pisa) and the date of exit was 26/7/22 (...
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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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How to visit India after a previous overstay?

I entered India with a business e-visa of one year with multiple entry, but I spent six months in my own country before I entered India on December 7th, 2019. On March 2020, the COVID pandemic started,...
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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, can I travel to Mexico/Philippines?

I'm a Canadian citizen and have overstayed my tourist visa in Brazil for the last 1.5 years. If I travel from Brazil to say Mexico or the Philippines, would I be denied by immigration officials there?
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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 [duplicate]

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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