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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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How can we re-enter South Africa after an overstay and subsequent refused entry?

My children and I are Swiss expats living in Botswana. Easter holiday, April 2017, we went to Durban and, unfortunately, were only given 7 days but stayed for 10. The immigration officer stamped our ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Getting a B2 visa after an overstay almost 25 years ago

I know this question was asked many times, and I read most of the answers, only my quest centers on the time that has passed since my overstay. Briefly, my story is I visited the US as a tourist ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Will I be allowed back in to UK despite a passport stamp as shown?

I am a Canadian who entered the UK a few weeks ago from Holland. I am an idiot and didn't really have much of a plan for how long/what I would be doing while in the UK. I didn't have a ticket out of ...
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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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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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What happens if Canadian Citizens overstay in United States?

Someone who is visiting Florida and goes over the “6 month” deadline. What happens if they were to re-enter Canada? How much trouble is to be had if they were found out? Currently I've overstayed for ...
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UK overstay from 2011 to 2014, can I apply for any other visa type now?

I came to the UK on a study visa in 2010, but my college (Halifax College Harrow) got blacklisted in 2011. I then applied for new a visa. My agent committed fraud, he took £4,000 of my money but did ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I go to China after I overstayed in Hong Kong?

I'm a Philippine citizen. I overstayed in Hong Kong last year for 9 months. I just came back here. I am planning to go with my boyfriend to China for 10 days. Can I apply for a tourist visa in China ...
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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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Is there such a thing as a “guarantee” by a Schengen resident

We'll be applying for our Schengen visas via the Netherlands embassy. Since the purpose of our visit is tourism, it would be dishonest to apply for a visit visa. I do have a close cousin living in ...
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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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Schengen visa granted for 2 months, duration of visit 45 days. Am I overstaying?

I’m already in the Schengen zone as I type this. My entry stamp has the date 26th December 2018 on it and my return flight out of the schengen zone is on the 9th February. My Visa validity is 21st ...
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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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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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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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Overstayed in UK 10 years ago wants to visit UK under different nationality

I left UK in 2009 after overstaying by few years. I was interrogated at the airport before departing and I believe they entered my info in their system. I was leaving voluntarily and was not deported ...
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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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Canadian citizen returning to the US after a 10-year ban

I entered the US in 1997 on a student visa. My visa expired in 2002 but I did not leave the US. On my way to Canada I was stopped by the US Border Patrol in 2006. I was arrested for overstaying my ...
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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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Overstayed visa for 10months and wants to reapply after 10years

I have a problem. I overstayed my UK visitor visa for about 9 months and returned voluntarily in June 2008. I was 16, and no paperwork or administrative proceedings occurred. I did not get any ...
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Is the South Africa border control able to cross-reference dual citizen passports (USA & Spain)?

I would like to travel to South Africa as a tourist 6-months after I overstayed a SA visa due to emergency hospitalization. As a result of the overstay I was classified as undesirable & am ...
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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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How can I check if I am banned from travelling to the US?

I am a UK citizen and I last entered the US in 1998 under the Visa Waiver Program. I overstayed the maximum permitted time, leaving after approximately 21 months total stay. At no time was I ...

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