Need a urgent advice please!!
I have a schengen visa from Germany which says valid until 10/12/2014.
So I landed in Germany today and to my surprise passport officer pointed out that my visa says stay allowed for 30 days only and I have already used 28 days in past visits .That is because there is a section on my visa stamp which says "Duration of stay=30 ".I was let in but advised to leave out of schengen area by tomorrow.
But I wasn't aware or noticed this restriction before .My return flight us booked after 8 days so if I leave then I will be overstating by 6 days .
Apart from the fact I will lose lot of money on my flight bookings ,I came for very urgent personal matter and I really need to stay for next 8 days here .I have read on forums that few days overstay is fine .
I wanted advice here is it too risky to overstay by 6 days ?
Also ,I live and work in UK on work visa .So wondering if I will have problem entering UK or in other words do they verify if I have overstayed in schengen country ?
Need help please !!
Many Thanks in advance
Sorry, no experience with this, but honestly, you should have straightened this out directly with German Immigration right when you arrived...
Have a look at this Overstaying visa Not very useful perhaps but all I can find.
I cannot find anything official about the subject & I have no idea where they get that info from.
Re getting back into UK - I doubt it will be an issue as I cannot see what it has to do with the UK authorities, But it is always best to comply with all the rules.
Do you have time to apply for an extension of the visa?
Thanks all...I finally decided to return back and not Risk it as probably not worth taking it ..cheers.Dan
There have been some previous discussions about overstaying Schengen visas, including people who have said what the consequences were. One mentions a 6 month travel ban. The other mentions a 110 Euro fine.
I recommend reading through some of those threads to see these other people's experiences.
Also, I don't think you'd have a problem entering the UK. It's leaving Germany that would be the issue.