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What happens if you stay in the US longer than permitted?

I'm from France and as a European citizen I have the right to stay in the US for 90 days out of every 120 days without a visa. Well, I have been living here for 9 months now, so I am illigally in the US. I want to fly to France. Do you know what is going to happen when they see in my passport I have been here for 9 months? Will I have to pay money? Could I get arrested?

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:17 PM on Oct. 20, 2010 in Travel

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  • Well, you are breaking the laws of our country, but not sure what you can expect.

    Answer by shanlaree at 6:20 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • You can be arrested. However, they might overlook it seeing as you're going back.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 6:21 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Not sure exactly what will happen, but you should expect consequences..

    Answer by mysevenkids at 6:21 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Might arrest you and deport you.

    Answer by louise2 at 6:25 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • You'll get your visa revoked and they can refuse you entry for 3-10 years. Just watched my best friends husband go through this (he's a mexican citizen).

    Answer by Nanixh at 6:26 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • Deportation and banned from coming back for a period of time. You should go back to Europe and come back legally.

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 6:30 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • A friend of mine's fiance was deported. He had a work visa, but it expired and he never renewed. They had a baby together and somehow the paper work tipped someone off somewhere. He's been out of the country for a year and a half now.

    Answer by layh41407 at 6:39 PM on Oct. 20, 2010

  • u can get lock up yes

    Answer by nelly414 at 11:00 AM on Oct. 21, 2010

  • I think you should do it as fast as you can but you might do some jail time but I honestly think you will just get sent back home.

    Answer by jessesmama22 at 11:06 AM on Oct. 21, 2010

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