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Good day guys,
Can you shed more light on this?
I visited South Africa sometimes in 2014 and overstayed my tourist visa
by 4 weeks. I was fined some amount of money and I paid this fine but got a stamp on my passport. By 2015, I returned to South a Africa to commence my MSc studies under student visa. I have returned to my home country Nigeria after completion of my study but returned back for graduation and later procured a critical skill visa in South Africa. I have also procured Swaziland tourist visa. Now, I intend to apply for Australian study visa to commence my PhD, will my past history of overstay affects my Australian visa application?
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Good day guys,
Can you shed more light on this?
I visited South Africa sometimes in 2014 and overstayed my tourist visa
by 4 weeks. I was fined some amount of money and I paid this fine but got a stamp on my passport. By 2015, I returned to South a Africa to commence my MSc studies under student visa. I have returned to my home country Nigeria after completion of my study but returned back for graduation and later procured a critical skill visa in South Africa. I have also procured Swaziland tourist visa. Now, I intend to apply for Australian study visa to commence my PhD, will my past history of overstay affects my Australian visa application?
Thank you
You should be honest on your application and state that you have overstayed a visa in the past.
 

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Thank you for your response!
I'll be honest in my application.
Can the overstay affect my application in any means ?
I can't answer that accurately.
 

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Thank you for your response!
I'll be honest in my application.
Can the overstay affect my application in any means ?
When assessing the application immigration will take your history into account, a previous overstay obviously won't be seen in a positive light, as it shows disregard for the visa process. The question in the assessors mind will be "does the applicant intend to comply with the conditions of the visa if granted"

As Eh said next one can tell you accuratly if will affect the outcome especially without reviewing your whole case. An MARA agent can do this for you and give you a much better outlook on your circumstances, not to mention address the issue correctly within your application.
 
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