Monday, August 8, 2011

Consequences of Over Staying your Visa.

Do you know the consequences if you overstay your visa in the USA? In years past overstaying your visa was relatively overlooked. That is not the case today. Prior to 1996 a person would not face harsh consequences for overstaying their visa. They could be deported and were considered to be without legal status in the USA. In many cases they would leave the United States and reenter at a later time.

In 1996 under the new immigration policy the laws were dramatically changed and overstays were punished more harshly. And overstayed Visa is a person who stayed stay beyond the time authorized when they entered the country or any extensions they received. Some of the consequences of overstaying your visa are:

You may be barred from entering the United States from 3 to 10 years.

Three years for over stating your visa by six months. 10 years if you overstay your visa for a year. If you have overstayed your visa you will also not be allowed to obtain a visa in different countries you must return to the country of your nationality.

The simple way to avoid this problem is to apply for a extension of your visa before it expires. If you file for the extension you will be considered maintaining status and be allowed to stay while they are considering your request even if it passes the expiring date on your I-94 form.

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