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1. Posted by Mego (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Hi, I'm russian married to a dane. We are planning to travel to Russia from Hamburg. My schengen visa is expired long ago because I was waiting for permition to stay in Danmark. Now I almost have it but because my passport expires soon I'm going to Russia to renew it. Then I can have permotion to stay in Danmark. Will I have any problems in Hamburg airport on the custom?

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

Difficult one.

Based on the Dutch situation, my guess is that you will not be able to leave Danmark right now. Not only because your C-type visa has expired, but also because the D-type visa you have been given to await definitive admission into Danmark is one-entry. You probably have to renew your passport through the competent Russian representation in Danmark, i.e. the Russian consulate in Copenhagen. If that is impossible, a decision in writing by the Russian authorities may convince the Danes to issue you another visa with which you can travel back and forth to Russia.

This is a guess, really. If you want to know for sure, contact the Danish immigration authorities, and/or the Russians. In any case, I wouldn't just go and see what happens; in all likelihood, as far as Ze Germans are concerned, you have no business in their country.

[ Edit: Edited on 05-Aug-2009, at 07:05 by bentivogli ]

3. Posted by Mego (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

I applied for laissez-passer but i'm not sure if I can get it before travel. Danish Immigration Service usually do not care about the people.
My question is - if I would have any problems in Hamburg and can I get home to Russia?

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

As I said: not very likely. The Germans will not be sympathetic with your situation, because they have nothing to do with it.

I have this funny feeling you want to give it a try anyway. Please reconsider: this may do very serious harm to the procedure you're currently in. If Ze Germans decide to report what they will rightfully consider 'unauthorised alien presence' to their Danish colleagues, you may find yourself back in Russia (without any permit at all) before you can say 'knackebröd'. In your case, it's best to stick to the letter of the regulations, even if that means you bought a plane ticket all for nothing.

5. Posted by Mego (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

I will wait till Wednesday that if it will be nothing from Danish authorities I will stay in DK.

6. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

Good luck! One last thing you may want to try, is have someone from the Russian consulate call Danish immigration services about your laissez-passer. I've seen a collegue in the office work miracles that way.

7. Posted by Mego (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Germans do not recognize Laissez-passer, so I'm going from Cpg.