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19 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

Pointing him to a visa agent?

 

He could do that himself .

Seems like he choose to and wanted to go on overstay

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if he had a retirement visa just renew  back then.then he would not have a problem now

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18 minutes ago, bristolgeoff said:

if he had a retirement visa just renew  back then.then he would not have a problem now


But that would have required proving his finances which maybe he wasn't able to do.

But he'll go back and can spend the next 10 years taking advantage of the German Healthcare system. Probably won't be back again in any event. He'll be 74 by the time he's legally allowed to return and if he tries any shenanigans (like changing his name) no doubt he'd get reported (again) by the same person that reported him the first time.

I love how there doesn't seem to be any appeal process or leniency though. Literally, if they'd caught him on a 2 day overstay they'd do the exact same thing (with a shorter black list period). 

Back home if the government tried that, the first thing that would happen is some lawyer would file for an immediate injunction and then a bail request and within hours you'd be back home and probably secure in the knowledge that your case probably won't even make it to court for 3-6 months.

The lawyers could tie it up in court to the point the government finally gives up and agrees to let you fix whatever issue they nicked you for, assuming the judge didn't tell them to do that in the first place.
We've had people fight extradition orders in Canada all the way to the Supreme Court ! Every time one court ordered an extradition, the lawyers appealed it to a higher court and, for some reason, every time it went to appeal, the extradition order was overturned but when it went back to court it was upheld.
Took almost 10 years before they finally sent the guy back to Thailand to face the music !
 

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3 minutes ago, transam said:

Visas require cash, if his had gone, there was no way out. He had a good run....Well done that man....:thumbsup:

Seven years ago though, when he went on overstay , you just needed a letter from your Embassy without actually having to have the cash

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3 hours ago, CorpusChristie said:

What help could anyone give him ?

mama's noodle 

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how much money has he not required to forfeit for his 2,528 days of freedom  ?

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17 minutes ago, Kerryd said:

if he tries any shenanigans (like changing his name)

...much harder now that they have the fingerprinting system.

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