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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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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Overstaying In Philippines [duplicate]

Overstayed in Philippines for 18 years. I wanna go back in Hawaii. But i have no money. Also my passport lost 3 years ago. I don't know what to do. Not enough money to go home.
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Overstayed in Canada for three months, will this affect student visa application to the UK? [closed]

I was a student in Canada for 3 years. But I overstayed my stay for 3 months (wasn’t intentional). When I realised that I’m out of my permit I left the country by myself (didn’t get a deportation). ...
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Stuck in another country?

This doesn't apply to me, but I'm rather curious, and it might apply to someone else. Spain is apparently being reasonable about travel difficulties, and I presume other countries are similar. But ...
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My UK visa expires soon, what should I do now during the COVID-19 outbreak? [closed]

I am a Brazilian citizen actually traveling and volunteering in the UK (been here for 5 months). I came with a normal visa plus the return ticket (in April 21st). Right now I'm in Scotland's highlands ...
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Who to contact regarding exit date stamped in passport?

I am a British citizen currently in Tuguegarao (northern Philippines) with no way of getting back to Manila to catch my return flight to UK on 21st March (all domestic flights from Tuguegarao, buses ...
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Am I over-staying in the Philippines? Japanese Dual citizen

I have been living in the Philippines since I was a kid. I was born to a Japanese father and Filipino mom, which makes me a Filipino citizen. A few days ago, I inquired about getting a Filipino ...
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Question about my mom (US citizen) returning to USA after overstaying abroad [duplicate]

My mother is a US citizen but overstayed in the philippines for 3 yrs now due to 2 of my brothers had a stroke and 1 passed away,and now she is looking after my other brother.Iwant to her to return to ...
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Can I return to Australia after serving an entry ban due to a prior overstay? [closed]

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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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 [closed]

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 (e.g. the US Embassy in the UK), a VWP national who enters the US by air solely in transit to Canada or Mexico, and then spends over 90 days in Canada/Mexico, ...
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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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