Overstaying Schengen Visa - The Facts!!!
Replies: 238 - Last Post: Dec 1, 2013 8:25 PM Last Post By: Aldoman
Jun 20, 2011 1:22 PM
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Jul 8, 2011 12:52 AM
93hey, quick question for a friend of mine that hasnt got a log in.
she is a turkish citizen, (normal passport, not the special one so she needs a shengen tourist visa)
on a student visa (shes doing erasmus here) for spain. shes thinking of weather to overstay her visa by ten days or so, and what the consequences are gonna be. my advise is a simple "dont do it" but has anyone got experience with this situation?
Jul 8, 2011 1:19 AM
94shes thinking of weather to overstay her visa by ten days or so, and what the consequences are gonna be
It depends: if she's lucky, the immigration officer won't notice her overstay and nothing happens. If she is unlucky, she may be fined, held for questioning (possibly resulting in missing her flight and having to purchase a new ticket for a flight selected by Spanish immigration, regardless of how much that'll cost her) and/or banned from Schengen for a number of years. If she's really unlucky, she needs to see a doctor during her overstay - her travel insurance won't cover her while she's breaking the law.
Jul 8, 2011 3:01 AM
Aug 5, 2011 3:11 PM
I've also read the whole thread. I'm currently in Hungary and planning to leave on the 90th day of my free tourist visa. I am a New Zealand citizen. I have been in Hungary the whole time, however my flight into Europe was through Rome (I then flew Pisa to Budapest).
My 90 days is up in just under 5 weeks, so yes I am planning far ahead, I have plenty of time, but I thought I should get onto this immediately rather than play overstayer roulette. I would like to extend my 90 days using whatever means possible. However I've read in this thread that such an extension doesn't exist. I'd like to see any advice regarding legal ways of extending my stay.
I need to stay in Hungary. For girl reasons. Yes, I met a girl on a university exchange to France in 2010 and it took me 1 year to be able to afford to see her again, this is why I'm not very interested in repeating the process. I am a newly minted graduate and have a bachelors degree (double major in finance, economics) however have no experience at all yet. I basically graduated and then flew to Europe immediately.
If anyone can shed some light in regards to which kind of visa's I need to be requesting that would be great, but don't tell me to get married already because I'm still young and that pretty much just scares me. As you can tell I don't really understand a lot about visas. I considered attempting to get a working holiday visa in a neighbouring country to Hungary but then just living in Hungary anyway and not work (because NZ does not have a working holiday arrangement with Hungary for some reason, but we do with Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Austria, and Czech Republic).
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Aug 6, 2011 2:36 AM
97If Hungary is where you want to stay, that's the country you should try to get a visa for; a long-stay visa for any other country would not eliminate the 90-out-of-180 day restriction. You need to contact the Hungarian immigration authorities to see what your options are.
Aug 28, 2011 3:18 PM
98Hi I'm an Australian who landed in Paris on 24 July (day one for Schengen Visa), To cut a long story short, I've bookd and paid for all my accommodation which is all in the Schengen area for the full 90days. I'm staying with a dear freind in Switzerland whose birthday is on 20 October and my 90days would be up on the 21st October. I can get a flight to Croatia on the 22nd October which would take me out of Schengen countries, but means I am overstaying by just one day (91 days). Would this be a problem? Alternatively I could fly out on the 15th of October but that would mean missing her birthday, but if one day overstay is penalised hashly then I would leave on the 15th October. Any advise from my well travelled friends.
Aug 28, 2011 3:58 PM
Would this be a problem?
The only person who can accurately answer that question is the immigration officer that checks your passport as you leave Schengen. Nobody, and I mean nobody, on here can guarantee that you will or will not be pulled over for questioning.
The law is very clear in that 90 days does not mean 91, 92,102 or 182. Alas, 91 days puts you into the category of "illegal overstayer". How your extra day will be viewed by immigration is in the lap of the gods.
Aug 28, 2011 10:49 PM
100And from what I have read in recent posts, it seems the Swiss are the ones that are the strictest about overstays in the Schengen zone. They will be sure to do the maths, whereas other countries' immigration officers might not. I wouldn't risk it.
Maybe you could spend one weekend in London at some point during your stay, just to remain under 90 days?
Sep 1, 2011 10:35 AM
Sep 26, 2011 12:23 PM
102Hey everyone.......thanks for posting and sharing experiences.
I have a few questions, I live in Italy, I am Bolivian and have a student visa. My girlfriend, whom I met here in Milan, is Argentinian, her visa expired, as argentinian she doesnt need a visa, but anyways, her 90/180 days expired. she's actually taking some italian lessons and travelling within italy.
She wants to go back home in december, by then, she will overstay her visa by approx 5 months, she has a valid return ticket with argentinian airlines through madrid, spain.
We want to buy tickets with easy jet, but we are not sure, will they check the visa expiration date? is there any chance they dont let us take the plane to spain? The plan is, getting a cheap easy jet ticket to madrid, and going back home to argentina.
Do you think we'll get much problems in spain?
It's really understandable that european borders get really strict about inmigration, but having a longer period of time for tourists would be really nice, specially after conquering our continent, stealing away most of our gold and silver, and extinguishing some of the most greatest civilizations of all times.
Funny wold huh?
Sep 26, 2011 1:34 PM
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