So I was living in France, as an au pair, and overstayed my time. When I was leaving Zurich, I was caught by the passport control officers and they noticed that I had a stamp entering in January. I told them a fib saying that I arrived in June (2 months prior to my departure date) and they let me pass without having to pay a fine. He added though, that I could not enter into Europe for another 3 months because the exit stamp (added in Zurich) made it look like I was in Europe for 7 months. He didn't say whether my passport was marked or not, but I don't know if they are required to tell us that. Does anyone know if they are supposed to notify us when we're "tagged"?
I still have many of my things in France and I want to go bac and get them, but I don't know if I can... or if I should just have my things shipped back. Any thoughts?