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Overstay in a country (NOT) USA effect on K1 visa

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I have a friend who met a girl from Indonesia, who had overstay her visa in Taiwan, by 5 years or so. Turned herself in and returned to Indonesia. When they apply (soon) for a K1 visa,one of the documents ask for is countries visited in last 5 years, and she will note it Taiwan. I will guess they will then require a Police background check from Taiwan, where they will I am sure note her overstay. My question is has anyone on the board been through this (other country visa overstay), and was it a problem during the K1 interview process?


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They may not issue a police check if she didn't have legal status in Taiwan. I don't think it's a case of the embassy caring, more they want to know if she got into any trouble when she was there.

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Yeah, they probably won't care because with the K1 visa, she will be coming explicitly to marry and live. They might ask her about it; in which case she should be honest and answer their questions.... but it shouldn't really be a problem for the K1.

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