Tommy posted this in another thread. I’m just wondering what the penalty is for something like this. Not that I am thinking of doing it.
Thirteen-year overstay ends
A Hong Kong resident who overstayed his visa for more than 13 years was caught on Wednesday because he used a counterfeit Hong Kong ID, National Immigration Agency officials said on Thursday. The 42-year-old man, surnamed Chiu, was caught using the fake ID at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Wednesday as he prepared to board a Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong, agency officials said. Chiu claimed that he had lost his real ID in 2004 and that managed to obtain a new one from Hong Kong authorities. However, aviation police discovered that not only was Chiu’s new ID a counterfeit, they also found that he had arrived in Kaohsiung by ship on April 28, 1993, with a visa that expired Aug. 31 of that year.
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