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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 my US visa for over 9 years, never got deported, can I return as a tourist?

I have a particular situation here, In March of 1997 I travelled to the US as a tourist and lived there illegally for almost 9 years. I was never arrested, or had any trouble with the law, I was never ...
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Transit Visas for South Africa Undesirable-Overstay Tourists

I received an undesirable status for overstaying a SA visa while hospitalized for injuries sustained in Lesotho. I had to cross into SA from Lesotho. Now I am banned entry into SA until Feb 2016 and ...
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What are the consequences of a US citizen overstaying a Schengen visa?

According to law, what are the consequences of a US citizen overstaying a Schengen visa? In practice, how likely is one to be penalized for overstaying by a day, 10 days, and a month? Are there ...
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Visiting the US after overstaying as a minor 13 years ago?

I can't seem to find a story related to mine so here it is. I am 25 and a German citizen. In 1998 when I was 7 years old my family moved to the states and we stayed until early 2002 and left ...
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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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Expired visa, can I still fly inside the US without risk?

I am a foreigner and my student visa expired last month. I do have an American driver's license valid until the end of next year. Can I still fly inside the US without being afraid they will check my ...
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What happens if my flight out of the Schengen area is cancelled on the last day of my visa?

I am a student going to Germany on guest Scientist visa. In the application form I had to fill date of departure and arrival and they have given me visa for exact dates as mentioned on my invitation ...
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Overstayed UK student visa in the past. Can I now visit the UK again?

I was on a student visa in UK. My visa got expired and I overstayed 3 yrs more in addition to my visa. So in simple I stayed 3 yrs as illegal in the UK. Then I came back to my country deliberately. ...
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What will happen if I overstay in South Africa?

I arrived in South Africa from Australia at the end of october, so I have 3 months in the country, but in december I left the country for a month and recently re-entered thinking I would get another 3 ...
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Overstaying Schengen Visa for 1 day

I was in Germany last September, my visa said I had 14 days to stay in the Schengen area. When I was leaving back for Egypt the passport control officer noticed that I was leaving on the 15th day. I ...
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I have a Schengen visa valid for longer than my allowed duration of stay. Can I ignore the duration and overstay?

I have a Schengen visa valid from 19/07/2016 to 10/08/2016. But the duration of stay is 7 days only. I want to stay for 6 days more, for a total of 14 days. And my flight includes travel from a ...
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What happens if I'm forced to overstay in the U.S. because my flight is delayed or cancelled?

What generally happens if I am forced to overstay my legal stay in the USA because my flight gets delayed, cancelled, or diverted? Will I be banned from entering the USA? Will I still be able to use ...
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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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Can I return to the United States as a tourist after being there illegally for most of my life, as a minor?

I was born in Brazil and came to the United States at the age of 7, in 2007. I no longer need to live in the United States because I have found success in investing and no longer depend on having a ...
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How does the US know if someone has overstayed?

How does the US know whether you have overstayed your tourist visa without having an exit stamp on your passport? How is it really calculated?
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Overstaying ESTA Visa waiver in the US

I recently discovered that I will be over-staying my 90 day visa waiver by 2 days. My question is about leaving the country as I fly from NYC to LA before flying home to Australia and I'm wondering ...
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Have I invalidated my own ESTA and if I fly to Mexico does that mean I will not be allowed back into the States?

The ESTA that I entered the States on back in October was due to expire on January 8th. As I wished to stay a little longer (an extra couple of weeks) I searched the internet to see how this was ...
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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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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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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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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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How important is the 'admitted until' date stamped on my passport while entering the US

I have traveled to the US 3 times now within the past year, on the 2 previous trips, CPB stamped my passport for entry up to 6 months for which I stayed only 2 weeks each. On my 3rd trip in February, ...
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How do I clear an incorrect red flag on my US visa for overstaying, when in fact my departure date has not been recorded in the database? [duplicate]

I am a resident of New Delhi, India. I received a 10-year B-1/B-2 type US visa on 17th January 2014, which expires on 15th Jan 2024. On account of this visa, I travelled to the United States for 15 ...
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Will my overstay in South Africa be noticed?

I came into South Africa on a tourist visa but while travelling needed to get a new passport (it was stolen), which duly arrived all shiny and empty. Also, I have overstayed a little bit ... My ...
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Will it matter if I cross the Russian border 6 hours after my visa expires?

I am visiting Moscow, Russia and leaving on a specific date in July, per my tourist visa. I'll be leaving via bus, going into Lithuania. I just realized that the bus leaves at 10:30pm the day my visa ...
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Consequences of overstaying Schengen visa in Switzerland

I overstayed my Schengen visa by 2 weeks when I traveled to Switzerland. The police in Switzerland gave me a paper saying that I will receive a penalty order in one or two months requiring me to pay a ...
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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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Applying for a B2 visa after previous overstay as a child?

Background: So I was brought into the US under the visa waiver program as an 11 year old child in January 2000. I voluntarily left the country on Sept. 2009 when I was 20 years, 9 months, and 3 days ...
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Overstaying a tourist visa in Chile, any other penalties despite a small fine?

I'm on a tourist visa in Chile that will expire in a few days. I might not be able to leave the country in time due to bad weather conditions. I'll need to reenter Chile after. I've frequented the ...
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Schengen visa refusal due to an inadvertent overstay

Me being from Mumbai, India, I have travelled to Belgium twice before once in September 2013 and June 2015. For my most recently completed trip, my Business Visa validity was from 30th May to 16th ...
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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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What is the penalty for exceeding the 90 day limit in Rome on an US passport

My daughter went to Rome to work as an au pair without a visa. She has overstayed and will be returning after spending 130 days in Rome. Could someone please tell me what will be the consequences? ...
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What should I do to leave Chile when I've overstayed my visa?

On 15 May, I entered Chile; my visa was for 3 months. On 10 July, I booked a ticket to go to New Zealand. I bought the ticket from LATAM Airlines for $1700 (USD). But they didn’t let me board the ...
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How can I find out if someone is in the Schengen Information System (SIS)?

Long story short my elderly mom (74) with USA passport overstayed in Spain and got a fine put on her coming out of France. She did not tell us how long she would be banned for. I want her to come see ...
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Consequences of overstaying Schengen visa for 6 months

So, as the title read I happened to overstayed my Schengen visa for 6 months does anyone know what the consequences could be. If I wanted to return back to Saudi Arabia.
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Overstayed visa J1, now coming back for vacations (2 weeks)

I am a French national and I have done 2 consecutive J1 stays (1 year each). The first one was fine, and during the 2nd one I overstayed for about 1 month. Now, 2 years later, I want to go back to ...
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U.K. Overstay and re entry

I have a problem. I overstayed my uk tourist visa for about 10 months and decided to return voluntarily. However during my exit in February 2016, I did not meet any immigration officer at the Heathrow ...
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Fined €110 for Schengen overstay: impact on future visas?

I miscalculated the number of days I would be in the Schengen region for a conference, and was fined 110 euros for overstaying by a day. Will I be refused a Schengen visa in future on account of this? ...
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Overstayed in the US by 4 months and was later refused a B2 visa. How do I increase the chances of succeeding on my next try?

I'm Italian and I wanted to return to the U.S. to meet some friends. The problem is that in 2011 I overstayed my visa by 4 months (so 90 days of regular visa waiver plus 4 months more for health ...
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Canadian overstayed a US visit by one year what is the penality and when can he return to the US?

A Canadian was recently denied a weekend visit from Toronto to NY due to two previous overstays for about a year. What is the the penalty for this overstay? How does he correct this so the next ...
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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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Visiting Denmark with a prior overstay

I have visited two time in Denmark where my husband lives. Last time I went there was 8 years ago. I applied for a permanent visa which is refused and I overstayed there for 10 days because I never ...
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Applying for a B2 cohabitating visa with previous overstay as a minor

I'm hoping to get some insight as to what the outcome of my B2 cohabitating visa application may be. When I was a child my parents overstayed on a B1/B2 visa from (2001-2009) - as far as I'm aware ...
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Validity of Schengen visa

I have a multiple entry Schengen visa issued by the German consulate in Kolkata that is valid until 26.08.2014. Does this mean I have return within 26.08.2014? If I enter before 26.08.2014, then can ...
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Got a Schengen visa that's too short for my trip, can I stay one more day?

My friends and O will be travelling in Paris for 15 days and in 6 days in Barcelona. We applied for our visa and got a 1 month visa. But we can only stay for 20 days on it. Even though we planned a 21 ...
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Leaving Thailand after months-long overstay (can't pay fine)

I missed my plane after staying just a couple weeks in Thailand and stayed with my girlfriend. I ended up out of money and no ticket home. I keep hearing about staying a day over here, but nothing ...
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Overstayed my US visa for over 10 years, never got deported, can I return as a tourist? [duplicate]

In 2000, I traveled to the US via a J-1 Work And Travel program and lived there, illegally, for 11 years. I was never arrested, or had any trouble with the law, I was never deported. I paid my taxes (...
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Having overstayed in the US and now wanting to go back to India, will there by any problem at US Immigration?

I overstayed in the US, and now I want to go back to my home country (India) after three years. Will there be a problem with US Immigration while departing?
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Overstaying in the US, is it possible to go to Guam and get back to LA?

A friend has been overstaying in the US for 8 months, he has a valid tourist visa. Will he be able to go to Guam and get back to LA? Do you have to go through customs and immigration? Thank you!
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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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