My partner and I are currently in the exciting stages of planning a Europe trip for 2014. We are pretty sorted so far but are struggling with the issue of the Schengen visa so thought posting in a travel blog might help!
We are both from New Zealand and will be arriving in June 2014. We plan to travel for a total of 110 days and the countries we are seeing are as below:
11. Czech Republic
I have an Irish passport so I believe I am exempt from the Schengen visa 'situation' however my partner is a NZ Citizen. The list above is the approximate order we will be travelling through the countries.
Our understanding is that once we reach Poland (on our 95th day in Europe!) he could be 'caught' as an over-stayer, as we would have already been in the area for more than 90 days and will have also left the initial 'bilateral visa waiver agreement' area to go into Croatia and back again.
As a side note, we will have a plane ticket booked out of Europe for a week later.
Does anyone have any ideas on how we can get around this? Does the return ticket home make any difference?
Any advice would be MUCH appreciated!!
Kristie and Billy