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1. Posted by TunaOK (Budding Member 107 posts) 10y

Has anyone had any problem entering Germany and France ?
Which Immigration is more Strict ?

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

Both Schengen --> both equally strict

3. Posted by penna (Full Member 110 posts) 10y

never had a problem, as an australian i find immigration in european countries extremely slack, once u enter one country your passport is never checked again.

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 10y

From the way you phrase your question, I get the impression that you consider getting into Europe without the proper visa. If that is indeed the case, I advice strongly against even trying; you´re bound to get yourself into a lot of trouble if you do.

5. Posted by mzrotten (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

i also really want to move to germany, but if your going to do it do it legally because the laws in germany for immagration are pretty strict, i know you have to prove you have means of work and being a productive member of the country if anyone knows how to get legal jobs in germany i am open for suggestion as for france i dont know i know hostels are always looking for bar staff and such

6. Posted by TunaOK (Budding Member 107 posts) 10y

Nope i dont intend to enter illegally for work or other matters. Infact i am planning to follow a tour to visit Germany,France,Swiss, England and Holland for a 3 week holiday! :)

I know many people does esp crowds from Asia. Hence , this make kind of worried of the Immigration perception towards the Asians.

I had a friend who try to enter France and had problem with the immigration and was sent straight off back to our country. His intention was to travel, sad huh?

i dont waste my money and esp my hope i am taking extra pre-caution.

Advice Advice!

7. Posted by TunaOK (Budding Member 107 posts) 10y

And also we , Malaysian do not need special visa to enter European countries. We are part of the commonwealth countries. We only need a valid passport.

8. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

When you are on a expensive, pre-booked tour and manage to look like a bored, spoiled brat of a Malaysian US-dollar millionare, you won't have any problems. It's a matter of attitude and expensive shoes, clothes and sunglasses, handbags etc. to convince the officials that you aren't there for work.

If you are rag-tagged, dirty and sweaty with lots of luggage, have no definite travel plans and cannot show that you have enough money for travelling in Europe, back home it is. They want you to have at least 45 EUR for every day you intend to stay in Europe, preferably in cash or traveller's cheques. Credit cards are a must, the more the better.

Hope this helps.

9. Posted by TunaOK (Budding Member 107 posts) 10y

Thanks Maria & everyone for the advice.

I wish i am multi millionaire tycoon daughther. ;)

But i am not. That's why this europe trip is not something that drop from the sky neither i can pluck it from the tree :P

My total investment is around rm12k ( 2500 euro ? ) . To an average earning 25 year old Malaysians , this is thier 6 months salary!

So,I am not taking any risk to pay full amount for the trip and got sent back off.

I've got 2 choice from the tour - France as the first pit-stop or Germany....and i still havent decide on it yet.....

10. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 10y

Well, the safest bet would be to apply for a visa. I know you generally don't need one as a tourist, but why don't you apply for a student or language course one? A C+D visa - a few days of travel in the Schengen area plus some language studies going for longer than 90 days. Put that way on the application form plus proof of enough money might get you a visa, which when you have it will guarantee you entry.

You are also still young, you could consider applying for an au-pair position. That would need a visa too. Of course, this makes sense only if you really intend to do it as the work permit is too much hassle otherwise.

BTW, are the rm12k the cost of the flight ticket or the cost of a package? Guided tour of Europe including flights and all or self-organised? It will be easier to get entry if you are in a group, wear nice (office style) clothes and follow your guide. But if you are on a self-organised trip, you are risking only the flight costs. In this case 12,000.00 MYR seem to me too much for the ticket and you should look elsewhere. Flights with Emirates in November this year are 3400 MYR from Kuala Lumpur to Frankfurt.