Dear fellow travelers,
I would really appreciate your help on this issue!! I am an United States citizen, currently studying in Spain for the year and was issued a long-stay visa before arriving in September 2014. I have been traveling throughout Europe since that date but only within the Schengen Zone of Europe. This last weekend I traveled to the UK and was stopped at customs and was told that my visa had expired already! I was completely shocked! My university back home did absolutely nothing to help with the student visa application process and from what I had read and was told through the Spanish Consulate I was good to go for my studies here. Luckily I was let into the UK after some questioning and the Spanish border said nothing upon my return to Madrid, but I am once again traveling out of the Schengen Zone to Ireland in March and am terrified about what will happen going through customs! Does anyone know of what step I should take or what to do in this situation?!!? Any suggestions would be much appreciated!!
Thank you so much!!