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Travelling to EU as American/EU citizen Question

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1. Posted by yellowcookie (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

Hi,

Would anyone be able to offer advice?
I'll be travelling to Austria for just barely over three months, on my American passport.
As an American, I'd need a visa. I'm also a EU citizen though, and wouldn't need one in that case - unlimited stay.
My EU passport has expired, so I can't use that one to enter the country.
Would I run into trouble at border patrol when I leave, if they saw that I was there for over three months? Even if I can prove I'm an EU citizen?

Thanks!

2. Posted by amsel07 (Budding Member 55 posts) 3y Star this if you like it!

If you enter the Schengen area of which Austria is a member on your US passport, you'll get a 90 days stay without a visa. If you leave on your expired EU passport, the US passport won't be scanned or stamped, and it will look as if you never left. This could result in a lot of problems the next time you plan to enter Schengen.
Best is to get your EU passport renewed or to try and enter on your expired EU passport - it might just be possible - or to stick to the rules and leave after 90 days on your US passport.
Entering and leaving on different passport is likely to lead to trouble.