Hi, I’m wondering if you can help clear up some confusion!
I am an Australian citizen and my boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Europe. I have a bit of an understanding of the Schengen rule 90/180 days, 90 days in 90 days out. But we were hoping to stay longer in the Schengen region, due to him wanting to compete in some windsurfing events.
So I have a few questions.
Does the Youth Mobility Scheme give us any privileges in the Schengen region? Given the UK is not a part of this arrangement and we are still essentially Australian citizens, I don’t think it does.
Would it be better to apply for a Working Holiday Visa for Germany. From my understanding, any time spent in Germany would not be counted towards our 90/180 days. However looking at the application for a WHV we need to have our flights and travel insurance organised and a German address, which we wouldn’t have.
Or are there any other options that we have to stay longer, other than hopping in and out of Schengen.