I already read couple of posts about overstaying in Schengen, but still I couldn't find the proper answer.
I come to europe quite a lot, for business purposes. I have Israeli nationality, it allows me to stay 90 days visa free per one stay and also it has to be 90 days in a 180 days period (same as US and other visa waiver countries).
I was traveling back and forth for 2 years and I never overstayed the first rule of 90 days per one stay, but I overstayed the second rule, when I stayed 115 days in a period of 180 days (I already overstayed couple of times that rule already, but the passport control never checked it, until the last time). I never had any illegal incidents and never been deported from anywhere, neither fines. Last time I was leaving Schengen through Swiss, which are considered to be strict. The officer started counting how many days I stayed in europe in a 180 day period and then I got called by the immigration and they told me I have to pay a fine of about 300E, I didn't have that money with me, so they said they will send it to my address. They told me ONLY about this time that I overstayed 25 days, they probably didn't notice the previous times. They were unclear about if I am banned from EU or if I can go in again, when I asked if I can go in again, the officer said "I don't know, it will depend on the passport control when you will come" and also he said that the final answer will come from some place (he said it in German). From here I assume that I am not banned. He then put me a REGULAR departure stamp with three additional letters "AUG".
1. Anyone has an idea what those letters mean?
2. And most importantly, do you think that this incident that happened is stored somewhere in the EU immigration database and next time when I come to Europe it will automatically pop-up at the border control? or they just check according to the passport stamps? the way it was before I'm sure they only checked my passport according to the stamps and they never checked them properly. If they will see that I had overstay problems before, they will definetely check my passport properly every time from now on.
3.Also I will be coming from Bangkok to Amsterdam, but via Zurich. where will I have passport control? at Zurich or at Amsterdam? (hopefully for me at Amsterdam).