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?
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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