VWP passport holder initially entered the US on a student visa. Dropped out, left the states for Europe, entered the states on a tourist visa, overstayed nearly twenty years, passport expired, went to embassy, left the states via air in late 2009. Biometric scan upon entry into home country. Unable to recall being scanned on departure. Banned till late 2019?
"Banned" for the next 10 years since departure in 2009, and forever barred from ever again using the VW ("ESTA") program.
Will need to apply for for a B-1/B-2 "visitor's" visa at the US embassy/consulate. With your immigration history, your chances of ever being able to obtain any visa to the US are next to zero.
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Not subject to the bar unless there was a formal declaration by USCIS or immigration judge that you were out of status. WVP overstays are treated the same way as D/S overstays. Talk to an immigration lawyer.
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