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1. Posted by Jaana M (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

I am a Canadian citizen. What happens if you cross the German boarder and they find out you've overstayed your 90 days by 3 weeks?

Will they start looking for me when my time is up?

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 14, 2007, at 8:10 AM by Jaana M ]

2. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 8y

go n get a german residence permit or a working holiday visa... then you can stay legally for a year (with the WHV anyway). then theyll let you back into the country again if you wanna come back.

btw they wont come looking for you but youll run into trouble when you try n fly out...

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 15, 2007, at 3:13 AM by jaxstar84 ]

3. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 8y

Have you already overstayed?

4. Posted by Jaana M (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

Quoting mikeyBoab

Have you already overstayed?

I have already overstayed, yes.

5. Posted by Jaana M (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

Quoting jaxstar84

go n get a german residence permit or a working holiday visa... then you can stay legally for a year (with the WHV anyway). then theyll let you back into the country again if you wanna come back.

btw they wont come looking for you but youll run into trouble when you try n fly out...

I tried getting a visa but they wouldn't let me. What kind of trouble will I be looking at? I am taking a train from Germany, to Paris, then on the Eurostar to London where my flight is.

6. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 8y

There is a good chance that your documents will not be checked travelling from Germany to France but there is a good chance they will be checked when you travel from France to the UK. Unfortunately the reality is that you are now in the EU illegally and if caught, you are likely to be detained and deported.

My best advice would have to be to pack your bags and report to the immigration authorities at the airport (with a departure ticket). You may already find that you'll have trouble travelling to the EU in future. Return home and apply for a visa to return (you will need a visa to return now that you have overstayed).

Sorry I couldn't give you better news but rules are rules I'm afraid.

Don't stress about it though but do deal with it. :)

7. Posted by Jaana M (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

To be honest I'm not planning on coming back to Europe for a long time, so if they banned me for 5 years I wouldn't really care too much. I just don't want to go to jail or get a huge fine or criminal record or something!

8. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 8y

why wont they let you get a working holiday visa?

9. Posted by Jaana M (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

I couldn't find a job. So now the reality is that I need to know what's going to happen. :(

10. Posted by jaxstar84 (Respected Member 415 posts) 8y

you odnt need a job.
did you try n get a nanny job?

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