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CHALLENGE: overstayed in the UK

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11. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting GerryKhong

dear overstayed,

i feel that this world should be a world without borders. we are born on this earth and we should not have the right to segregate the land we live in. we should have the freedom to live and work anywhere we like. we are earthlings after all.

what do you guys think?

live free, i think there are plenty of people like you who have broken the immigration law. but who gives a rats arse about laws which were made by another person.

Gerry, I've got one question for you.

Do you keep the doors and windows of your house open 24/7 and let outsiders come and leave as they wish?

12. Posted by Jerrycrow (Full Member 165 posts) 9y

good point, i lose

13. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 9y

Quoting majaDK

but if you fly anywhere, of course they will check your passport, so maybe you should just run up to scotland & then back down, because to my best knowledge, you don't need a tourist visa when you stay in a european country for less than three months & if you enter another country & return to england, i believe your tourist visa "resets" to 3 months again, BUT i could be wrong!

What good will going to Scotland do if the person is in England? It's all the UK, it will still be overstaying on a UK visa.

14. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 9y

ah using such metaphors is a faulty debate. Your house is not a country, atleast not mine, and it is subject to different constraints and laws of a country. I woulnt let someone in my house just because they had a small book of stamps and a picture and address on the frontpage. Nor would I let them stay for 60-90 days without asking them to pay rent.

while I agree that we need immigration checks - I think the laws in which they are enforced is a bit too strict.

15. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 9y

what if u went to Northern Ireland - still technically UK - then crossed over unawares into the Republic?

16. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 9y

Quoting coldwarspy

what if u went to Northern Ireland - still technically UK - then crossed over unawares into the Republic?

Both the UK and Republic or Ireland are in a Common Travel Area - no, or very few passport checks!

Quoting coldwarspy

what if u went to Northern Ireland - still technically UK

Not just "technically" the UK, definitely the UK - the full name of which is the "United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland". Great Britain (or just Britain) is England, Wales & Scotland.

[ Edit: Edited on Jun 21, 2007, at 6:54 AM by mojorob ]

17. Posted by overstayed (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

but what is the point of going to south ireland? i know how to get to ireland without them checking my passport. should i get myself to south ireland and buy a ticket to any european country and get a visitor visa in that country? is that the point?

18. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 9y

well besides great Guinness, South Ireland is apart of the Euro boundaries now and I would think you wouldnt get much customs hassles cuz they wouldnt care about ur UK visa. not sure tho.

19. Posted by BlankFrack (Respected Member 280 posts) 9y

I was going to say the same thing as coldwarspy, my first thought was that the easiest way to leave would be through Ireland as you might not get your passport checked on entering the country and the same after you left Ireland to go somewhere on the continent. It's not exactly a perfect solution, but it's an awful lot better than leaving on the Eurostar where I can say with absolute certainty that they will check your passport (you can't get through security without this happening) and your only hope would be that they didn't notice the irregularities in the dates.

20. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 9y

Quoting coldwarspy

well besides great Guinness, South Ireland is apart of the Euro boundaries now

Whilst the Republic of Ireland has the Euro as its currency, the country is not one of the Schengen countries, so does not provide check-free transit into Schengen countries.