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My friend was studying in US on F1 (student visa) obtained while on country X nationality till she graduated but she did not leave before the end of her grace period instead she left a whole year later - she overstayed her visa (F1).

Q. Now, she wants to visit US as a visitor because one of her college friend is getting married and she really wants to attend the wedding however she just obtained citizenship of country Z and intends to use that for her visitor visa (B2) application, what are her chances of successfully obtaining a visitor visa considering her case?
 

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DS160 asks about visas being issued previously. Depending on the reason for her extended overstay she may be able to apply for a waiver which takes time.
 

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DS160 asks about visas being issued previously. Depending on the reason for her extended overstay she may be able to apply for a waiver which takes time.
Sorry but please elaborate on the "waiver" you have mentioned.

Keep in mind she overstayed while she was a citizen of country X but now she has obtained another citizenship of country Z therefore her plan is to use country Z's passport to apply for visitor visa.
 

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Sorry but please elaborate on the "waiver" you have mentioned.

Keep in mind she overstayed while she was a citizen of country X but now she has obtained another citizenship of country Z therefore her plan is to use country Z's passport to apply for visitor visa.
She had an F1 and overstayed a year. Using another country's passport does not change the facts. Lying on a visa application tends lot come out of the woodwork at the most inconvenient time.
 

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Especially as they ask if you have more than one nationality. We don't know, but if she now has two nationalities, the two will automatically be tied together and the overstay will surface.
 

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Especially as they ask if you have more than one nationality. We don't know, but if she now has two nationalities, the two will automatically be tied together and the overstay will surface.
How can it automatically be tied together? (the passports are different)


Anyways, thank you all for your input but she got her visa as today was her interview. Don't have details of the interview but she said she only gave the honest truth to all the questions asked of her at the interview and since one is at the discretion of the officer interviewing them, looks like the officer had no objections.

I believe this is a classic case of -> if your heart is clean and you have no bad intentions than you get what you want.
 

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Especially as they ask if you have more than one nationality. We don't know, but if she now has two nationalities, the two will automatically be tied together and the overstay will surface.
How can it automatically be tied together? (the passports are different)
If you answer in the affirmative the question in the visa application about having more than one nationality, you will be asked for details of the passport associated with each. The system will then put together a picture of all travels that you have had in and out of the US on any passport, and any visa infractions on any passport.

Of course if you lie about having more than one nationality ... well you've committed visa fraud, and if you're ever found out you will not (after release from gaol) enter the US again.
 

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If you answer in the affirmative the question in the visa application about having more than one nationality, you will be asked for details of the passport associated with each. The system will then put together a picture of all travels that you have had in and out of the US on any passport, and any visa infractions on any passport.

Of course if you lie about having more than one nationality ... well you've committed visa fraud, and if you're ever found out you will not (after release from gaol) enter the US again.

Thanks for the clarification.
 
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