Here is my situation:
I am in Germany for 12 weeks working this summer, intending to travel for about two weeks after this. SO:
- I have Canadian citizenship and passport
- I arrived in Germany May 14, will leave Germany August 10, to travel in Italy and France
- I intend to leave from Paris August 28
- I have a residence permit allowing me to stay in Germany (and I am told, the Schengen zone in general) until August 23
What do I do about the 5 days from August 23 when my residence permit expires, until August 28 when I leave from Paris? I will not need to go between countries at all, it is just exiting the EU that I am concerned about.
I have heard mixed reviews on overstaying (some say it doesn't matter, some say it is very strict)
Any help would be much appreciated!