When a person overstays their visa, it means they have exceeded the authorized period of stay allowed by the immigration authorities. In the case of Egypt, the visa on arrival allows Maltese citizens to stay for a maximum of 30 days. If someone exceeds this period without obtaining an extension or leaving the country, they are considered to be in violation of immigration laws.
The consequences of overstaying a visa in Egypt can vary depending on the duration of the overstay and the discretion of the immigration authorities. Generally, overstaying for a short period may result in a fine, while longer overstays can lead to more severe penalties.
Initially, an overstayer may be required to pay a fine for each day they have remained in the country beyond their authorized stay. These fines can accumulate quickly and become quite substantial. It is essential to keep in mind that these fines are not fixed and can vary depending on the circumstances.
In addition to fines, an individual who overstays their visa may also face other consequences. They may be subject to detainment by immigration authorities until their situation is resolved. This can potentially lead to further complications, such as being barred from reentering Egypt or facing legal action.