If you overstayed a visa on old passport, will immigration know from your new passport with no stamps?

Will this information just pop up to the immigration officer upon arrival or not?

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  • james
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    If it happened in the last 7 years yes. Further back if they start to dig. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Depends on how long ago this happened.  Until 12 years ago you handed in your paper I-94 to the airline on departure from the US and it was thrown away.  Overstays were not logged unless you were deported. 

    About 10 years ago the airline ticketing systems and the immigration records were merged so that immigration could immediately track your arrivals and departures via the airline system.  The paper 1-94 was replaced by an electronic version that records your arrival and departures along with the 39 pieces of data that the US slurps up on everyone that enters the country.  New passport?  No problem, they know everything about you.  Soon passports will no longer need to be shown at all.

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Most of this would be in a database, yes.

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  • 1 month ago

    Not if you also changed your first name, family name, date of birth, place of birth, gender, race, and all the other markers that identify you as being you. Ideally also cut off all your fingers, so that they can't compare your fingerprints to any database.

    Source(s): An immigrant from Europe, I live on the American Riviera and work as an attorney in Santa Barbara, California.
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  • 1 month ago

    You are in the 'puter, so to speak! OF COURSE, they have full access to your records & know the details of previous visa violations, criminal records, and more. They can track people who have changed their name, use the passport of a different country (e.g. dual-nationals or fraud), and more.

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  • 1 month ago

    If you are asking about the USA then yes. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes, they'll know.

    The passport may be new; but all the other data (name, date of birth etc) will be the same.

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  • 1 month ago

    of course they will know.  A database is held and that database will say that Tom with passport number xyz overstayed a visa and then know when and where.. It WILL prevent you from obtaining visas for a good while to come as countries won't trust you to leave when you say you will

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    YOUR travel information is held, so when you left the country after overstaying that flagged up, so new passport or not, it is YOUR information and YOU are the person who will be stopped from entering

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