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Overstayed Schengen Visa by 12days in 30 day Visa Germany

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1. Posted by vikasnx89 (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

Recently I had been to Germany on behalf of my company to attend business meetings and discussion. I was in Germany from 11th Jan 2015 till 21st Feb 2015. At the time of exit on 21st Feb 2015, I was stopped by the immigration officer stating that I had overstayed in the country. I had been granted a Schengen Visa which had a validity from 11th Jan2015 till 24th Feb2015 with duration of stay allowed for 30 days

The office at the port of Exit in the airport highlighted to me that I had over stayed by 12 days and hence it is a Criminal offence to overstay. I did the mistake in reading the Schengen visa at my end as I thought that the expiry date of the visa to be the last day of visa and over looked stay period allowed in visa . Hence planned the return tickets accordingly.

The immigration officer advised to sign a couple of documents, I would request all of you to advise me or share similar experiences.

The officer was very polite and I showed him the booking tickets for entry and exit and he seemed to trust my reason.

Please tell me if:

1.I have to pay a penalty ?
2.I will face a ban of 1 year.
3.will I be affected to get schengen visa again ?
4.Can I apply and get work permit ?
5.will it be a problem for Re entry even though I get schengen visa.

Regards,

Vikas

2. Posted by vikasnx89 (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

can anybody help me out on this ??

3. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 1y

Why didn't you ask the Immigration officer these questions?

Cheers,
Terry

4. Posted by vikasnx89 (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

Quoting CheersT

Why didn't you ask the Immigration officer these questions?

Cheers,
Terry

I asked him Terry but he is not so sure he only says you should wait for a letter which will be sent home for further details.

5. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 1y

Have you received any letter yet?

Cheers,
Terry

6. Posted by vikasnx89 (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

Not yet Terry...

7. Posted by vikasnx89 (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

I only need to know if business or work visa will be granted again..

8. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 1y

I think you're only way of knowing is to simply apply.

Cheers,
Terry