so all days in 180 are 91. At the moment with the virus, it is an odd situation with flying anywhere because countries have actually shut their borders. Hello! I am also traveling to Croatia this summer. You cant go back into Schengen tomorrow. I am a U.S. citizen currently traveling in the Netherlands. I know that periods of previous stay authorised under a residence permit or a long-stay visa are not taken into account in the calculation of the duration of visa-free stay. So I overstayed for 8 month. I just want to know if I am at risk to travel after my visa expires but within 90 days of its expiration. Hello. Thanks for your question. Hey Christian, thanks for writing in. I am going back to Spain after the 3 month wait period. Im writing to you with a hope u will be able to help me and answer my question about Shengen Visa. I finished the year as an Auxiliar in Spain, with a student visa. The thing is when you apply for resident visas, on the forms they sometimes ask if you have other passports so they can do background checks on the SIS. If you want to speak more, feel free to email me via my contacts tab. I have been traveling between Spain and Italy via boat and have never once been asked for my passport by any police officer. Feel free to email me privately if you want. If you know you are going to be staying longer than what your visa has given you, most people apply for the family reunification visa while still in India. I overstayed my schengen visa in Italy by about a month during the corona virus. I found your blog to be very helpful for me. The d visa I am applying for is not schensch visa is a national D polish visa its 180/365 but when I I use this visa would they calculate the 180 days for D visa different from the schengen visa????? I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China and have written for The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. The longer you overstay, the possibility of a bigger fine. So I left Schengan area and entry UK from 31 Jan 18. and the fact he is going to the UK rather than back to NZ do you think that could be an issue? Technically to be exempt, you should be entering Schengen on your EU passportsince that wasnt an option, I think you should exit Schengen on your EU passport once it is ready for pickup. I suggest contacting the embassy who granted you the visa to make sure your instructions on how to go about this is clear. Thanks for checking back with us! Thank you!! This would be for taxes and health care benefit reasons. 2 years or more 4 million - 20 million. But, the current situation is, he cant speak or discuss this to anyone because he is super nervous and something he is afraid of. I'm pretty sure the responses to Sally's post are not what she was hoping for, and she has probably given up on getting law-breaking ideas from this gang. Hey Juliet! Hey David! When you approach a customs agent, you will see them slide your passport on a machine in front of them (checking the Schengen Information System or, For more information on how to get a visa and work in Europe, please visit my. Can you expand on not leaving through a non-schengen country? I fly from Madrid to Dublin to NY and then I have a returning ticket from NY to Dublin to Madrid. I am an American who has overstayed in Hungary, about two years. 2.- If I go to UK, could I be deported or my entrence denied for overstaying in the Schengen zone? This area is visa free and my sister is there now with her boyfriend. Also do you know how strict the Spanish customs are about an overstay of about 2 weeks? If your duration of stays is 10 days within a valid period of 24 days, you can only stay 10 days. 3) Change flights by flying from Prague or Warsaw to NYC.Pro I've heard Polish and Czech officials are lax and that I'd have good odds of getting out.Con maybe not, maybe a waste of money and not much better odds than leaving from Berlin? heres my questionive been in italy on an overstayed visa for about 5 months. And I have change my passeport so I have a new passeport without any old visa and no stamp of the old travel And thats what happened !! I began planning my trip to return for graduation based upon the thinking that with my Irish citizenship, I would no longer have a problem staying more than 90 days in the Schengen zone. You were not banned, so your application should eventually go through. I just wanna share my situation, technically I have a permit to stay here in finland while my working permit is on process (not totally permit I guess but it says in the letter that I can stay in finland legally however they mention that it is not valid travelling abroad). Some Americans think its better to leave from countries outside the Schengen zone, or even Spain (due to them usually not even checking), but if you do get caught, you can get in a lot of trouble. Thanks! Have you heard of anything like this? Hey Balaji! You need to apply for a family reunification while you are still in Turkey, and you cannot enter Denmark while you are waiting for that. I entered/exited through Spain last time & I am going back to Spainlooking at 2 flight options, one has a connection in Lisbon. Did you get a Schengen visa for a certain amount of time? This would make a big difference in your travel plans, because you might need a Schengen Tourist Visa to travel. I have no desire to leave Italy or him, for that matter! In general, I would stay away from the Scandinavian countries if you have overstayed. If you got new passports, then you are correct in saying they wouldnt see the stamps, and this could make it better. I received a business visa in the Czech Republic for 1 year. Especially since you overstayed by 1 day . Im Mexican and i have the right to stay 90 without a special visa just my passport. Im in the process of applying for the visa and gathering all the necessary documents to make my appointment, but it says on the immigration website that it could take up to six weeks to issue a student visa, which would surpass my legal stay in the EU. You would need to register for a tax number if you work, otherwise it would be illegal work, which is a different topic. Hey Lor! So as far as I know and everything Ive read including EU rules I did NOT overstayed by staying 90 days after my residence permit expired, (I have EU oficial sources that confirms this). Thanks , Hey Michael I suggest leaving from Spain. After my contract with the family is terminated, must I immediately return to the US? You still can only stay within Schengen for 90 days within a 6 month period of your 1 year visa. I've read about people in Germany being thrown in jail (this sounds far-fetched to me) and about passports having ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT scrawled on every page in red marker by an angry immigration official, who makes a BAN THIS PERSON FOR LIFE note on your SIS record. Comment: Hello, I travel to EU a lot with my wife she is Australian , am Moroccan citizen and living in united Arab emirates i have many visa from EU from different country in EU have got my last visa for 90 days available from 20th June 2016 until / 1st June 2017 from embassy of France in Dubai Would I be turned away from London if they see I have overstayed? Im scared though if I do not leave after my visa expires + 90 days of Schengen, I will get banned. The man with a bad face put the stamp but cut the part where it said in which airport had been. Is it going to be a problem in the future ? Its part of the consequence that I warn everyone about on this blog post. They didnt ask me to pay any fine and they didnt put anything on my passport (only the normal seal that they put when you leave) . Thank you in advance for your hep. Truly helpful . But if you are entering on a new passport, they probably wont say anything about that. The main one if you have already been deported once (if you say they sent you back to your country). The penalty was a complete ban on entry to the EU for 5 years. If your overstay went unnoticed, you dont really have much to worry about as an American citizen. At Furnel, Inc. our goal is to find new ways to support our customers with innovative design concepts thus reducing costs and increasing product quality and reliability. In case of a prison sentence of 6 months and more 5 years: Hey Ali! You wouldnt have trouble traveling within Schengen unless there was a reinforced border check, which France actually might have until April 30th, but that is only if you re-enter France. This involves me being illegal here for 9 months. I have a blog post about the perk of Dual citizenship here. Hello Lindsey, I just arrived in Spain. I am a EU citizen with a EU passport (but living in the U.S as permanent resident), Ill be traveling with a U.S citizen this summer. You didnt mention what passport you hold or the exact visa type, but you cannot stay in Europe on an expired student visa. As for when she arrives to UK, they dont really care about Schengen as long as she has an exit ticket out of UK. You didnt mention your country origin, but your proposed travel plans should work just fine if you are on a basic multi-entry Schengen C type visa. I would also contact the U.S. Embassy in Iceland (anonymously) and ask. I personally would not try and go to the UK, because you might not be let back into Schengen. My concern is getting caught when i leave Spain. Thank you again, and I hope you had a safe flight back home. If you have further questions, feel free to reach out more! I wish I wouldve found this site when I first got here and didnt listen to the ya embassy because it seems they want to give advice but not follow it up by ensuring nothing will happen. Although it happens extremely rarely, if your passport is mistakenly not stamped upon exiting an EU country, you can also be penalised. when i was exiting to return to Dubai from EU i exit from Spain and i didnt have any problem when i was exiting and i didnt pay any fine just got stamp on my passport of date when i exit As for entering Denmark, hopefully you have been out of Schengen 3 months since your last overstayotherwise they might not let you in. Best of luck! . I have a brand new passport without stamps because my old one was stolen. I never knew new that I have to first travel to Italy before I could travel to Spain or any schengen countries. Its actually pretty similar to Schengen. I am a US citizen and have overstayed my visa in Spain by about 7 months. Both times they told me that because no action had been taken when I overstayed, as long as Id been out for 90+ days, going back in should be no problem. I wish you the best of luck in your travels, Fahim , Hey Lindsey Really happy you found my information helpful. Usually when you leave Schengen, you will go through border control where you need to approach a border guard and hand them your passport. Its been well over a year, and since that time, Ive renewed my passport. This is the standard length (for example in case of an overstay of more than 3 months) Here is information about it: http://www.vfs-italy.co.in/delhi/familyreunionvisa.html. ANALYSIS: Im sad to be leaving Spain Despite the efforts many Britons have not registered. And just so you know, you dont have to get married to come live with your boyfriend in Sweden! Im not sure what you mean by non-Schengen. Now I am living in San sebastian as as student I currently hold visa D type and have NIE (foreigners ID ). Anyway, I overstayed my visa by 5 months, but I really wanna travel to Bulgaria and turkey. Hey! Honestly, I have accidentally overstayed on my multiple entry visa. If you are denied on a basis of your overstay, then you can just appeal and explain your situation, and hope they will agree. Do you know any way in which I can stay in Spain until mid of July legally, because I really have to finish my exams. I visited Germany on business visa. I still will recommend to all my friends to NOT overstay in schegen countries. There is a stamp on my passport for my entry date into Hungary. My question is should I just continue with my plans with my daughters? I havent been informed about any ban from Shengen zone, and officer that was dealing with my case stated that I will be informed by someone else, however that never happened. So I guess this is where it gets confusing. Hi! I travelled in Schengen in April for 24 days, then returned to England to finish my studying. Travellers from a non-EU country arriving in the EU can only stay for a certain period of time without a visa. I found this treatment highly unfair wonder, if i will be denied over and over again. Scandinavia is definitely more risky to fly out of than perhaps the lower European Schengen countries. Hi Lindsey, I overstayed 10 years ago in Italy for over a year. But it depends on what country you are entering and exiting. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks for your help! You should double check that! But I just want some peace and not be stressed before the flight. The official websites state that an individual is allowed to stay in the Schengen region but away from the country that issued the residence permit for 90/180 days. after the last letter (that he recieved on 10 March) they told him that he has to leave spain in 3 months. I now have a trip planned to Europe(schengen) at the end of October. When I was leaving the shengen I exit from Spain and I was lucky they dont scan my visa I think and I didnt get any problem or fine just exit stamp with date And now, with the refugee crisis, I know they are a bit stricter with their borders. I just wanna visit Oslo for a weekend trip coz my partner will celebrate his birthday next weekend. I agree with your lawyer that you should be fine if you did decide to skip out to Israel, as Spain is one of my top recommended countries to exit Schengen. try overstaying in the USA then u will change ur mind about overstaying 1 measly second!!!! This thread is really helpful to get insight about what things to do and what YOU SHOULD NOT. Just some advice on which of these options makes the most sense to you. I am currently waiting for my work visa in the Czech Republic to be processed. In July I called and they explained me that unfortunately those 3 months on the visa were to organize my marriage and not an entry limit to Switzerland. I think all you can do at this point is focus on what youre in Portugal for: your thesis. I am staying here with a Visa D which expires the 31st of July and I have my trip back to Colombia the 10th of August, through Frankfurt, I would like to know if I could get troubles while leaving Europe. You should look into the rules of your visa type. Im traveling to Croatia next weekis there any way to find out if I have been flagged in the general system? I would definitely suggest Italy or Spain in your case. I wish to visit Germany via bus for language purposes but from your above comments, its sounds risky and will affect long term objectives. Sorry to hear. Hey Lindsey! Also, if you are waiting for a work visa, are you allowed to leave Czech? Periods of stay authorised under a residence permit or a long-stay visa shall not be taken into account in the calculation of the duration of stay on the territory of the Member States. You can use my calculator to help determine how many eligible days your son has left: http://www.everyoneinbetween.com/schengen-visa-calculator. Is it a for sure that a red flag is gonna pop up when they scan it saying I overstayed the 90 days? And of course, next time be careful Safe travels! How risky do you think this would be? Thankyou. Try to exit the Schengen zone from Italy or Spain, and do not plan on coming back within a 6 month period. And 6 months later i applied for a schengen visa and include all papers justifying why i overstayed but they denied my visa and said that it was not because I was sick i overstayed. Hope this helps! We are also now planning on getting married, so I need to go back to get paperwork. I suggest calling the American embassy in Madrid to get an official clarification. I signed some papers in Polish, put an ordinary exit stamp, and let me go without charging any fines and any marks on my current visa. I replied to your private email in response! we went to the city today to get a residence permit form. My passport was stamped then I was allowed on my flight back home. direct flights from Chicago, New York, London, Moscow, Kiev, etc. However, but I did not have the correct background check for the visa. Hello Lindsey, I am so glad I found this page! Also I was planning on being home for a month and a half then entering England for a few days and then back to France. Thanks Lachlan. If we get married or work as an aupair do I still pay the fine for overstating my tourist visa? If you are staying less than 90 days in Spain, as a Canadian, you dont need to secure the visa other than the visa-waiver you have. Youre correct that since 91, U.S citizens are allowed to enter Poland for any 90 days period without visa (with doing a visa-run to renew the 90 days). When we passed through passport control on the way out of Schiphol I was caught. Hey Jocelyn, it might cause more confusion, no doubt, but I dont think it seems suspicious because youre not trying to do something wrong. Let me know if you have any insight or points of clarification. Sorry for the delay. Also, if someone is fined and/or banned in Romania, does it have any impact in the Schengen area? I told you to be careful when going through Germany! My case is rather complicated, I really hope you can help me! You have proof that you left Schengen, and it would be UKs error for not stamping you, which can easily be explained if questioned. But shoulda, woulda, coulda, right? More power to you. As an expatriate living in Spain; do you find that the Spanish bureaucratic system So, for my readers, it is correct that you can enter Montenegro if you have a valid U.S. visa? They helped me so much and i stayed at them 5 hours until they finished my papers !They understand me but the said i have to be punished and he gave me the minimum 6 mnth. So, I am not really sure if what you did at the immigration office would have granted you a SSN. I just wanted to ask if you have idea about my case, I have 1 year multiple entry schengen visa which was issued last nov 2018, and will expire this nov 2019. My advice is to move on with the travel plans and head to UK and Croatia. I was taking a look at the EU Blue Card, and it looks like there are some restrictions about it (for those of my readers who are curious). Im in Poland and Ive been here for about 14 months, Im a US citizen andIm living with my fiance (we are in the process of getting her a fiance visa so we can go back stateside). So,my stay right now for waiting my residency permit,will be counted as over stay or they will consider me, since i applied for legalistaion of my stay. I am a Canadian citizen in Germany with a one year work and travel visa (residence permit). Thank you for sharing this story. Greece-Denmark-Direct Flight Home seems like my best option then, but dont airports scan IDs when boarding (ie, my passport)? My partner and I would like to get married. I suggest visiting your local City Hall and asking this question. However, some countries do not allow your touristic time after your student visa in their country has expired. As i didnt pay attention to the rules, i stayed 86(instead of a month) days within the 90 days of the validity of the visa. Also, if you were sick and couldnt fly, you should have received a doctors note that would help explain this in case you got in trouble. It ended up taking a month for the certificate to arrive (today). This is a link you might find helpful. Youre welcome! Is this worth trying? Only then would they resubmit my application and allow me to re-enter to defend my dissertation. Your UK visa has no jurisdiction in Schengen, so youd be on the 90-day tourist for other Euro countries. Its not Cuba No, you cant leave without a stamp if you are exiting Schengen. thank you so much. Luckily I entered through Barcelona and exited through Barcelona. On 14 Aug 17 I visited Czech Republic and I left on 5 Sep 17 to Turkey for 2 months.However, I didnt get stamp when I left Czech Republic. This got reported however my passport was stamped with ext date and there is thing mentioned on the PASSPRT. Is it Safe to Travel to Europe in Summer? In September I left Switzerland and made a stop at the airport in Frankfurt (Germany) the agent interrogated me and asked for my stay permit, since he had noticed that I stayed for 6 months. Or if I could potentially just pay the fine somewhere. So they speak me that you cross the border illegally (they took ticket print where I came). If you overstay 90 days in the EU, you risk deportation. New Zealand apparently has a bilateral visa agreement with certain countries, Spain included. In November, she would fly directly from Lisbon to London (non-Schengen), and then go on to Split, Croatia from there. As for the switch over to tourist visa, there is not a lot of information on this. Cheers! Hello there, Im an American citizen who has spent the last few years studying in Barcelona. I hope someone could help me with this question. I say IF. I have no clue. If you have valid passport you can fly to any destination. As long as you always exited from Spain and flew back into Spain, that would not start your tourist visa. Should I go to Germany and see what I can do from there? But it is good to be prepared and get all the info you can. Or will they know I over stayed and hold it against me? My question is if youve overstayed, how long do you have to stay out of Schengen before you can be allowed to reenter? Should I Deal with it when I leave- or do I turn myself in? My question is, will I be stopped by the immigration when I want to re enter by November 23rd or I will be fine? Louise. Is that in Spain or Slovakia? The thing is that, I was crossing border 5 times within my current visa exceeding 60 days every last 180 days, out of 5 I was notified last time. Or can I apply right away? You should either stay out for 90 days, or enter on the residence visa whenever it is processed. I suggest trying your best to get home to your country because if they wont give you a visa while youre in the country and you try to stay anyway your only choice is hiring an expensive lawyer to try and fight your way around visa laws, which everyone is subjected to. Thanks so much for providing this space for people to work these kinds of things out because this is really an issue that people can easily panic over, as Ive unfortunately learned. Still pay the fine somewhere by any police officer your overstay went unnoticed, you risk deportation city to! 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