I Want to Go Home After I Overstayed My Visa in China
I would like to know if there is any Filipino agency who can help Filipinos especially when they have problem regarding their papers? I have a sister in china and she wants to go home but her papers will not ‘allow her to’ because she is already overstaying. She really wants to go home, can you give me some advice? And can you please send me the namae of those agencies and there address? I hope you will answer me. THANKS A LOT!
Jean answers May-Ann’s question
I am sorry to hear that your friend is in such a difficult situation. I am not so sure that there is anything to stop her from returning to the Phillipines but it is very likely that she will be fined by the Chinese authorities as she is leaving the country. The amount of the fine, of course, will depend on how long she has overstayed her visa.
I do not know of any agencies that can take care of this problem. I would advise your friend to visit the Phillipine Embassy in Beijing or the consulates in Shanghai or Guangzhou. She should be truthful with the officers about her visa overstay (which is a serious violation of Chinese law) and ask them what the best way is to return to the Phillipines. They should be able to help her.
I hope that your friend is able to return safely home. Let us know what happens.
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