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 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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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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Issues with US immigration after alleged overstay - how to handle?

I arrived in Miami International Airport (Feb 2013) and was taken aside by immigration who stated I had overstayed in the US in 1995 by a few days. It was claimed that I had not left the US and they ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I get back into the USA to visit after overstaying with a new passport?

When I first went to the USA it was before fingerprinting, so I was not fingerprinted. I overstayed for 10 months. I came home and then went back to the US and got back in, and this time I was ...
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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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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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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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Overstayed my visa in Germany by 9 days

I went on a business trip to Frankfurt from Aug 27 until Oct 3rd. Initially, I was supposed to stay there until Sept 23rd, but some work emergency happened and I stayed a little longer. While ...
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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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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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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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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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US citizen overstayed for 11 months in Philippines

My boyfriend overstayed here for 11 months. I was just asking if he can go back here again after paying fines?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Overstayed in the Philippines for years: How to go back to the US without paying a big fine?

I'm a U.S. Citizen and I have been overstaying in the Philippines for 5 years. I want to go back to U.S what's the penalty? I don't have enough money to pay a big fine, is there a way to avoid that?
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Overstayed by 11 years in the Philippines

My son has overstayed his visa and has been living in the Philippines for 11 years. I would like to bring him back to the United States. I am unsure of the amount of fines he would have to pay. I ...
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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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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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Overstay in Germany - repercussions on future family reunion visa application

My wife and two-year-old child had a family visit visa to visit me in Germany from India. The visa was valid from August 29th, 2019 to October 4th, 2019, with a total of 22 valid days. We ...
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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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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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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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Over stayer in South Africa?

I overstayed by one day in South Africa two years ago. I am going back there on holiday this October 2019 using my New Zealand passport,and of course getting a visa in NZ before going. Can I be ...

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