So You're Thinking of
Overstaying Your Visa
I explain anything, let me give you a handy visual aid on what WILL
if you overstay your visa. It is the layout too so you now get a double
whammy of reality:
See the image. Memorize
Don't be like Gin; don't overstay your stupid visa!!
Introduction to Visas & Immigration(s) ]
[ Fact or Fiction? ]
Introduction to Visas &
This is my article about Visa and Immigration in relation
to Japan, and it will probably make it seem like Japan is especially
evil and racist, and I hate this country very much. Well, that is NOT
what I want you to get away from this. Racism and harsh Immigration
policies are found in PLENTY of countries, including my own America.
Japan is not especially evil. If you want to read about my life in
Japan and try to gauge how it has been for me so far, that is what my comic archive is there for. This
article is about one especially bad thing that happened in my life, due
to my own fault and a flawed Immigration system. In "Horror" Stories you can find an
article about some college kids who overstayed visas in Japan. In Gin's Story, you can find my
account of what happened/is happening to me in regards to my visa right
now. In Fact or Fiction?
you will find a sort of FAQ to clear some things up and answer
questions I've gotten from folks who had read my article and contacted
So...Show Me a
If you have traveled abroad
often, you are probably already pretty familiar with this stuff. For
of you reading who haven't traveled much, don't own a passport yet, or
have traveled without ever really looking at the thing, here's a
<>What Is a Visa?
On the left is the
of a visa as written into the second page of a passport. To the right
a real in-the-flesh visa with lots of important looking numbers crossed
out. If you are curious about how to get a visa or how you can tell
your visa is about to run out, you can continue reading to find out. I
won't skip you down to it. Read the Horror Stories before you try to
a damn visa.
Now that you've seen, onto
those scary, but true, tales of "terror"...
This is an ongoing
project. Please send me your own stories or ask me any questions and
answer them for you. Email is heerosferretNOSPAMPLEASE@yahoo.co.jp
the NOSPAMPLEASE part).