File this under stupid Shanghai expats:
A European man was fined and deported for altering his visa without authorization, the Shanghai Exit-Entrance Administration said today.
The man received a new visa last December after he applied for an extension. His old one was nullified with a cancelation stamp.
But when he showed off his passport containing many visas to his friends in the United States in January, he found the cancellation stamp look ugly and erased it, according to the bureau.
His illegal altering of the visa failed to escape the eyes of local police when he applied for another visa extension this month.
Local authorities reminded foreign visitors not to alter the visa or they may face fines and deportation.
Heard that people? Count yourself warned!
For an even more epic case of visa extension FAIL tied in with a scandalous MMF love triangle, click here.