flat rental nov to mar
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Jan 29, 2013 1:34 PM Last Post By: evjohn7
Jan 28, 2013 5:04 AM
flat rental nov to marMy wife and I are a retired American couple. We are spending 6 months in Budapest and then would like to go to Barcelona beginning November 1st for 4 months. Does anyone know of a furnished one bedroom apt in a central location for appox 500 to 600 per month all inclusive? Is this budget realistic? Thanks, John
Jan 28, 2013 5:10 AM
1My first question would be do you have the relevant visa's for this? Cannot really help with finding an apartment but would say for central Barcelona this is not realistic.
Jan 28, 2013 7:46 AM
2PLease confirm that you have the relevant visas. Otherwise you cannot spend 10 months in Schengenland. (if you don;t know what Schengen is, you have some work to do)
600 Euros for a furnished apartment in Barcelona is not realistic. A bedsitter in a suburb maybe.
Jan 28, 2013 8:25 AM
3We were planning to leave the country to Romania and then return - is this alright? John
Jan 28, 2013 8:31 AM
Jan 28, 2013 9:13 AM
Jan 28, 2013 9:34 AM
6You have a real problem with your plan as you can see evjohn7.
Why have you chosen Budapest and Barcelona? We may be able to help you find a way to do things if you provide more info on what it is you want.
For example, if you spend 3 months in Budapest followed by 3 months in Edinburgh, followed by 3 months in Barcelona, followed by 3 months in Marakesh, you could repeat that cycle forever and still remain within the 90 in 180 calendar day Schengen rule. That's because the UK and Morocco are not members of Schengen.
So there may be a plan that will work but you need to understand the rule and which countries it includes and then come up with a plan that allows for it.
Jan 28, 2013 9:37 AM
7Another possibility of course would be if you can get a passport from an EU member country. For example, I have both Canadian and UK passports. I can stay in Barcelona forever if I wanted to because any citizen of an EU member country has the right to live and work in any other EU country. The Schengen rule does not apply to me as it would if I only had a Canadian (or US) passport.
What is your ancestry? Do you have a parent or grandparent who was born in Europe? You may be able to get citizenship and a passport in that case.
Jan 28, 2013 12:24 PM
8Thanks to all who took the time to help! I suppose "ignorance is bliss" applies here. We stayed in Budapest last year for three months then left the country before our 90 days were up to visit Turkey and then returned to Budapest for 2 more months. Didn't have a problem fortunalely and didn't realize this wasn't legal. Will have to come up with a new plan, now that we know the rules since we might not be so lucky next time. John
Jan 28, 2013 1:35 PM
9Yes, if you were not in Turkey for 3 months or more then when you returned to Budapest you probably violated the 90 in 180 calendar day rule and could have found yourself in trouble when you departed Budapest the second time.
Overstaying can result in just a wrist slap; delay while questioned (resulting in missing your flight and having to pay for another); a fine; a stamp in your passport which makes you 'persona non grata' in ALL of the Schengen countries for some years to come. So the consequences can be quite serious.
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