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1. Posted by Carmencita (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y


at the moment I'm staying on a student visa in Australia.
My visa expires on July 24th and I'm planning to leave Australia on July 25th, so I overstay my visa for one day.
Do you think that I might get any problems with that? I'm overstaying the visa because there was no other flight available.

Thank you for your help!


[ Edit: Edited on 10-Mar-2011, at 02:05 by Carmencita ]

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 5y

If you arrive at the airport having overstayed your visa you are likely to get a grilling from immigration and a ban on re-entering the country. For overstaying by one day it's unlikely to be a long ban. If you want to avoid this it might be worth getting a 'friend' to speak to immigration for some hypothetical advice on your situation, it's not as if you don't have a genuine reason or are trying to play the system....

3. Posted by Carmencita (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

Thanks for your advice.

I've read on the Australian immigration website that you get a ban from reentering the country (up to three years) if you overstay your visa by more than 28 days. Does this mean when I overstay my visa less than 28 days that I don't get a ban...?

I'm not sure what do do now, I don't feel like changing my flight but I don't feel like asking the Immigration office either...

4. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 5y

After your response I read the details on the immigration site and it does say 28 days, so maybe you wouldn't get a ban. If it was me I'd want to try to check out exactly where I stood with immigration, but it doesn't look like the consequences would be too awful....