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I went over to the USA on a B2 visitor visa for 6 months. This was due to run out Mar 2005. I was told that it was possible to extend your stay so I spoke to California Service centre and they told me to write asking for an extension and it shouldn't be problem.

Sent the request in January 2005 well before the visa ran out. They wrote back at end of April 2005 saying my request was denied. I had already booked my flight back by then, so I flew back 6 June 2005 meaning I overstayed my visa by 3 months.

I haven't been back to the USA since then as Jonathan has visited me in UK. Will this be a problem at interview?

Also when I went for the interview at the US Embassy in London to apply for B2 Visa I never mentioned that I would be staying with Jonathan in USA. Will they ask me at the interview why I did not disclose at that interview that I had a boyfriend in the USA?

I do have copies of the letter I sent requesting the extension and the post office receipt to show that the request was made 2 months before the visa ran out. I also have the letter they sent saying that as my reason for requesting my overstay was that I wanted to travel and see more of America that they felt that 6 months was sufficient for me to have done this. I also sent bank statement showing I had £15,000 in my bank so more than enough to support myself for a further 3 months.

Any help here would be much appreciated as I'm worried that the overstay will course a big problem even though I left a month after having my request denied.

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I went over to the USA on a B2 visitor visa for 6 months. This was due to run out Mar 2005. I was told that it was possible to extend your stay so I spoke to California Service centre and they told me to write asking for an extension and it shouldn't be problem.

Sent the request in January 2005 well before the visa ran out. They wrote back at end of April 2005 saying my request was denied. I had already booked my flight back by then, so I flew back 6 June 2005 meaning I overstayed my visa by 3 months.

I haven't been back to the USA since then as Jonathan has visited me in UK. Will this be a problem at interview?

Also when I went for the interview at the US Embassy in London to apply for B2 Visa I never mentioned that I would be staying with Jonathan in USA. Will they ask me at the interview why I did not disclose at that interview that I had a boyfriend in the USA?

I do have copies of the letter I sent requesting the extension and the post office receipt to show that the request was made 2 months before the visa ran out. I also have the letter they sent saying that as my reason for requesting my overstay was that I wanted to travel and see more of America that they felt that 6 months was sufficient for me to have done this. I also sent bank statement showing I had £15,000 in my bank so more than enough to support myself for a further 3 months.

Any help here would be much appreciated as I'm worried that the overstay will course a big problem even though I left a month after having my request denied.

It will be an issue and you will need to file a waiver.

Try searching. Here's one thread i found.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...amp;hl=overstay

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missy_antha,

A 3-month (about 90 days) overstay does not trigger a ban on entry, so there should be nothing to waive. You might want to call a US immigration attorney to review the facts that you've presented and get confirmation.

Yodrak

I went over to the USA on a B2 visitor visa for 6 months. This was due to run out Mar 2005. I was told that it was possible to extend your stay so I spoke to California Service centre and they told me to write asking for an extension and it shouldn't be problem.

Sent the request in January 2005 well before the visa ran out. They wrote back at end of April 2005 saying my request was denied. I had already booked my flight back by then, so I flew back 6 June 2005 meaning I overstayed my visa by 3 months.

I haven't been back to the USA since then as Jonathan has visited me in UK. Will this be a problem at interview?

Also when I went for the interview at the US Embassy in London to apply for B2 Visa I never mentioned that I would be staying with Jonathan in USA. Will they ask me at the interview why I did not disclose at that interview that I had a boyfriend in the USA?

I do have copies of the letter I sent requesting the extension and the post office receipt to show that the request was made 2 months before the visa ran out. I also have the letter they sent saying that as my reason for requesting my overstay was that I wanted to travel and see more of America that they felt that 6 months was sufficient for me to have done this. I also sent bank statement showing I had £15,000 in my bank so more than enough to support myself for a further 3 months.

Any help here would be much appreciated as I'm worried that the overstay will course a big problem even though I left a month after having my request denied.

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