B2 visa overstayed 13 days before going back home country

Microsoft 🐟FishyFish
Oct 13 44 Comments

one of my friends mother overstayed her B2 visa by under 2 weeks, because she tried to extend her stay but her application got returned for incorrect fees.

she had to book her air ticket right away, but rhe earliest affordable flight is 13 days after the notice.

she will have to go to US consulate in her home country to interview for another B2 visa. Will her overstay affect her B2 visa ?

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  • Microsoft / IT tl.Mocha
    Earliest affordable date !?
    It's always about money ... Huh
    Oct 13 5
    • Daimler notanony
      Have you ever tried booking international next day flights lol? They’re like 10x normal

      Money saved is money better spent elsewhere many people seem to forget that
      Oct 13
    • Microsoft pfe-rckstr
      doesnt matter. Pay up or get banned.. the ban is worth a lot more than a last min int'l ticket
      Oct 13
    • Microsoft
      Tier 1

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      Or at least fly to Canada first and stay in a hotel there a few days...
      Oct 13
    • Microsoft / IT tl.Mocha
      Now why you are crying that you are banned ... Saving money was important, objective achieved. You friend can't have everything.
      Oct 13
    • Trustwave / Consultant
      ubtK76

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      There is an expiration date on a visa. Requirement is that you exit on or before that date, so she should have already had a ticket home purchased far in advance for that date. If she was able to extend, then she could do a change on the ticket.
      At least that's what someone who is law-abiding would do - and is what is expected. Overstaying is a violation of the law; in many cases, those who have violations on their record don't get to come back.
      Oct 13
  • Intel / Eng Insomniac!
    USCIS/DHS has no care in the world about the prices of flight tickets. That's her personal financial decision.

    If you're aware that you're gonna be overstaying, you should leave immediately even if it means paying $1-3k extra - which is usually the markup for flights not booked in advance. If she overstayed, she'll likely be banned for around 10 years.
    Oct 13 11
    • ICF / Eng Bazingger
      Then ain't you the dumas for askin?
      It may not affect the visa re application but it will sure as hell give the officer a nice excuse to reject all future applications
      Oct 13
    • Microsoft 🐟FishyFish
      OP
      @Bazingger, I’m not mad at all, those who replied but with no understanding of the situation or simply can’t read made me wonder why those idiots pretend to be dick

      I was hoping someone with similar experience to reply
      Oct 13
    • Avanade / Product 1l1l
      OP just pissed at the mom. Be open to all replies. Not just what you want to hear.

      Overstay is overstay.
      Oct 13
    • New / R&D
      VeoQ04

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      Ive seen and talked to people who were blacklisted for similar cases.
      I highly suggest you / she talks to an immigration lawyer

      First of all - you understand her visa is no longer valid yeah?
      Second - it also depends on how the rejection / request to fix fees came back

      The trump administration also made policy in some cases much tougher
      Now I don’t say 10 years - but up to 10 years
      Oct 13
    • Intel / Eng Insomniac!
      @FishyFish there's no need to be abusive.

      I've a relative who overstayed on F1 Visa for a little less than a month in 2011 because he misinterpreted some rules. His subsequent Visa attempts (B2 and H1) in 2016/2017 were unsuccessful because of that infraction. After a lot of documentation and hassle, he got an L1 Visa in 2018 but it was approved only because his company was able to prove that his denial will result in considerable financial loss for them.

      I genuinely hope your friend will not have to go through the hassles my relative did.
      Oct 13
  • Salesforce barnacles
    Guys, stop replying to OP. They sound like a massive dick ( look at replies to Intel) and deserves no help.
    Oct 13 0
  • Microsoft / Product oeUv00
    Yes it will.
    Oct 13 0
  • Fannie Mae / IT mdarkroom
    It will affect her. Pls book ticket ASAP if they want her to come back again.
    Oct 13 1
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    SQL_Inject

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    Based on similar experiences by colleagues, she will likely be blacklisted for an unspecified length of time. Immigration doesn’t care about the story or reason.
    Oct 13 3
    • Microsoft RustyProxy
      This^
      Please just advice to get the plane ticket
      Oct 13
    • New / Biz Dev
      ScienceBiz

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      Agreed. It's not worth the risk.
      Oct 13
    • New / R&D
      VeoQ04

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      And to be clear - in the past at least standard blacklisting was 10 years

      I doubt trump age makes it less.
      Oct 13
  • Amazon / Eng Frugalit
    OP is a dick.
    Oct 13 0
  • LeanTaaS ♥️ data
    Cheap.
    Oct 13 0
  • GE / Product BYEGE
    She will be refused a B2 and will be banned for up-to 10 years unfortunately. Get out of country before your 6 months is up, it’s not hard.
    Oct 13 0
  • Pandora Zu4fP8
    How long can one stay on a B-2 visa?
    Oct 13 3
    • Google Ben Dover.
      6 months I believe
      Oct 13
    • Pandora Zu4fP8
      Thanks
      Oct 13
    • New / R&D
      VeoQ04

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      It’s up to 6 month
      Check i94 website for actual date
      Oct 13
  • Thumbtack / Eng bgse43
    https://www.alllaw.com/articles/nolo/us-immigration/consequences-of-overstaying-on-temporary-visa.html

    Looks like there may not be any automatic ban triggered, but authorities will obviously have powers to reject future visas looking at this violation.
    Oct 13 2
    • ICF / Eng Bazingger
      But getting their next US visa will also be harder right? That way it's a much more of a problem than the ban itself
      Oct 13
    • Thumbtack / Eng bgse43
      Yeah the visa officer can make life difficult if they want or they might ignore it as it not a long duration. Totally depends on the officer.
      Oct 13
  • WeWork RPvk36
    How does the us even know you are over staying? There are no exit checks.
    Oct 13 1
    • Fannie Mae / IT mdarkroom
      The problem arises the next time you enter.
      Oct 14
  • Comscore / QA
    pAtb24

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    Fix the error and submit the visa extension application again. As long as application is with USCIS and awaiting decision, she will not be considered over stay.
    Oct 13 1
    • New / R&D
      VeoQ04

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      If it was denied - new policies are different.
      Oct 13
  • ICF / Eng Bazingger
    I think it already happened. OP is asking after the fact.
    It looks like he/she doesn't really care about overstaying if they thought it was a better option than an expensive flight ticket...
    Oct 13 0
  • New / Eng 00ck52
    Probably not. It's not very long over stay. It might not even come up.
    Oct 13 0
  • Cadence enlighted
    I order my
    Oct 13 0
  • Microsoft pondered
    Yes it will, unfortunately
    Oct 13 0

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