Overstaying a visa is a serious offense. The penalties can be harsh if you are caught overstaying a visa. A man arrived in China on a multiple entry tourist visa that would allow him to stay in China for 90 days. After 90 days he would need to leave and would be allowed to re-enter the country with his passport.
However, it turns out that the man never actually left. Instead he used six counterfeit passport stamps to cover up the fact that he overstayed his visa for almost a full year. The man was caught when he tried to board a flight to Hong Kong and it was discovered that his visa contained several counterfeit passport stamps.
If he had exited and re-entered the country as he was supposed to, then there would not have been a need to fake the passport stamps. Counterfeit passport stamps can result in fines and arrest. As it turns out, the man received a fine after it was determined that his actions didn’t produce any serious consequences. Altering a US passport is a federal offense.
When it comes to passports and visas it is best to do everything by the book. It doesn’t pay to try to commit passport fraud because eventually it will catch up with you. In the United States, passport fraud is a serious offense and can result in jail time.
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