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

I already have my train ticket to the UK. Like I was saying, I'm not coming back to Europe for a long time, so I don't care about a simple ban for a few years.

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

Let us know how you get on.

23. Posted by lucy16 (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

hi
ive read the posts and i understand you might not care about a few years ban but its highly likely if you do get into trouble that whilst you might be banned from the schengen area for a few years , you may also get something on your passport that you have been banned which might lead to trouble travelling to other places if they feel you may overstay in their country., the reason tmaia said said fly to the uk like i did is because the form you will be given in germany is only valid in germany so if you fly from there you will hand over the paper and they will document that and other countries authorities will see that you didnt have any trouble leaving so wont make any black marks in ur book!! you definitely dont want that trust me!
its also possible however you could try and apply for this kind of paper in another country but if your in germany now you may as well just go and do it. it doesnt take much time, less than a day and its definitely worth it!!!

24. Posted by outdooren (Full Member 86 posts) 8y

To be honest, there's a good chance they won't really care or notice. But it's best to err on the side of caution. When I first backpacked through Europe in 1999, I flew into Paris and they refused to stamp my passport, therefore there was no evidence of when I actually entered the country. I don't know if this is normal practice, but they absolutely refused to stamp my passport. That hasn't happened to me since. But I did get in shit when going into Belgium, the customs officers at the train station were not impressed.
So, ya, a working holiday visa out of Germany may be easy enough to get, and they process things quickly in Germany.

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