Like, another tourist visa, or maybe a student visa this time?
Say, the one who overstayed (for 2 years) is a minor and went back to his country before the 180th day after his 18th birthday. Now, he wants to apply for a new visa (whether tourist or student). What are his chances of obtaining a new one?
Will it help if he is friends with the interviewing officer?
It does not help, and you should leave the U.S. before your visa expires.
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Interviewing officers should apply the law uniformly. There are certain parameters that a tourist visa applicant must meet, specially proving non-immmigrnt intent.
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Usually, an overstay raises red flags if another request is made to visit. In addition, overstaying and then leaving could carry with it a bar to reentry. However, a minor does not accrue unlawful presence so under your facts, the person you are referring to would not have the bar. Decisions on these are made on a case-by-case basis -- does he have ties back in his home country strong enough to ensure his return, etc. If he is friends with the interviewing officer -- perhaps but the officer could get in trouble if he used favoritism to make a decision and this is discovered. Please consult a good immigration attorney if in doubt.
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