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Cost of overstay Visa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to U.S. How

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Cost of overstay Visa in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to U.S. How many days time does it buy?
Hello and thank you for using our service. My name isXXXXX and I am a licensed attorney and will try my best to help you. Believe me that I will try my best to give you a solution if one exists, but sometimes the law does not have a good one.

I found the penalties, but let me ask you a few questions first:

1) How long has the person overstayed?

2) Do you know this person in person or you just met over the internet?

3) Are they asking you to send money?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have been communicating with the person for over one year via internet. Yes, he could be a scammer. Yes he is asking for money. He was coming back to U.S. and said the overstay visa fee was $1800. He paid it but things came up and one week went by and he is saying he has to pay again and the cost is $1800 again. Don't just advise me he is probably scamming you. I know that. I want concrete answers to the costs of overstay Visas. I think he overstayed three months and paid $1800 but then only one more week and he is asking me to send $1800 for that one week like there is a specific overstay fee cost and it just buys one week of overstay.

Well, it is probably a scam and I will go over that in a moment. But here is a link from the Malaysian government and you see that there is no set fee, just a maximum:

So it looks like the maximum is a little over $3000.

Unfortunately, I still believe it is a scam. Believe me that I understand especially when one's feelings are involved and one is a good person and wants to help. I almost fell into something similar myself.

Normally the scam starts with trying to establish a romantic relationship, perhaps just a friendship at first. They also may claim to be a citizen of the UK or US or wherever so that you would not suspect they have any ulterior motive. They pull at your heartstrings by telling stories of hardship or tragedy that they have suffered in their life. At some point they want to come visit. They may ask you to send money for a passport and/or plane ticket. They may tell you that they have money, perhaps even that they are wealthy, but their money is tied up or something like that, perhaps they tie it into a tragedy or something. Then the next step is when they supposedly have the passport and plane ticket, they suddenly come up with this Basic Travel Allowance or (BTA) which is supposedly to show authorities that they have enough money to fund their trip. This is a lie. There is no such thing. Or as in this case, they use an already existing and verifyable law to back up their scam. They ask you to send that money. This is just another method to steal money from you. Then the next part of the scam would be when they are supposed to arrive. You wait for them at the airport and they never show up. A few days go by, you get extremely worried, none of your methods of communication work, and then suddenly a "friend" or "relative" of the scammer contacts you to let you know that she has been detained/arrested by authorities for carrying something illegal, I have heard of unregistered gold and they say it would have been a gift for you (perhaps to pay you back for the money you sent). The friend or relative of the scammer then asks for you to send money to bribe or pay fines in order to have the scammer released. From there, I have not heard of how else they are able to get money out of people. Of course there are variations to the scheme, but that's pretty much how it goes.

Here is a link that you can go to for more information: (yes, it is a link from the U.S. Embassy in Ghana, but it applies to all different countries and I have seen this scam come from Russia, the Ukraine, Nigeria, many other countries, and yes, even Malaysia).

And here is another link from the government of Ghana:

and another:

and another:

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