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Polaron wrote:I overstayed a few years ago by 18 months. I paid a reduced fine and had no trouble getting back in with the same passport I had back then.
How did you manage to get a reduced fine? I had to pay the entire fine for overstaying 2 1/2 years (I am married to a Peruvian).[/quote]
you are going to find this hard to believe but I decided to take a humorous approach I walked up to the booth the exit booth and I said in a loud voice where everyone could hear me in Spanish is this the booth for briBes
the woman staffing the booth look at me and then started lau almost 50%ghing. I explained that I had let my permission run out and asked if there was anything we could do because the amount of the fine was so high so she went and talked to the manager and they were able to reduce it by almost 50%
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