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Overstay in Spain by 2 days

Posted: Sat Apr 9, 2022 4:16pm
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DOUGT50

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Just checked my stays here in Spain on the Schengen calendar and it shows that i will have stayed in the Schengen area for a period of 92 days. This means that i am over by 2 days if  stay from the 15 May to 24 June. Problem is that i have booked my flights already. If i change the day when i arrive here from the 15 May to 17 May then this brings everything within the 90 day rule. Should i change / buy a new flight or doesnt 2 days matter????

Darro

Posted: Sat Apr 9, 2022 4:20pm

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Posted: Sat Apr 9, 2022 4:20pm

2 days very much matters!

Having an over stayer stamp in your passport is something you definitely do not want and can see you barred from entry for up to 3 years!

gerardwilkie

Posted: Sat Apr 9, 2022 4:33pm

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Posted: Sat Apr 9, 2022 4:33pm

Yes, it matters. An overstay, no matter how short, would be illegal and could prevent you returning to Spain for some time. You don't want to end up becoming an illegal immigrant. Better to get that earlier flight which keeps within the limits.

DOUGT50

Posted: Sat Apr 9, 2022 4:48pm

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Posted: Sat Apr 9, 2022 4:48pm

gerardwilkie wrote on Sat Apr 9, 2022 4:33pm:

Yes, it matters. An overstay, no matter how short, would be illegal and could prevent you returning to Spain for some time. You don't want to end up becoming an illegal immigrant. Better to get that earlier flight which keeps within the limits.

OK , ive got the message and thank you for the advise. Guess i knew that but was hoping that maybe it wouldnt matter.

Mike207

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:57am

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:57am

Has anyone actually been prosecuted for over staying ?

Just wondering how strictly the rules are being applied, especially in the circumstances of the OP where the over stay period is a few days .

tebo53

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2022 11:15am

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2022 11:15am

Mike207 wrote on Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:57am:

Has anyone actually been prosecuted for over staying ?

Just wondering how strictly the rules are being applied, especially in the circumstances of the OP where the over stay period is a few days .

For every inch given, people will take a mile......

If the rule is 90 days then it's 90 days!!

Steve 

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2022 11:20am

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2022 11:20am

DOUGT50 wrote on Sat Apr 9, 2022 4:16pm:

Just checked my stays here in Spain on the Schengen calendar and it shows that i will have stayed in the Schengen area for a period of 92 days. This means that i am over by 2 days if  stay from the 15 May to 24 June. Problem is that i have booked my flights already. If i change the day ...

...when i arrive here from the 15 May to 17 May then this brings everything within the 90 day rule. Should i change / buy a new flight or doesnt 2 days matter????

You would face a fine for overstaying, it's better and probably cheaper to change your flights. You can read information on the Schengen website about what happens if someone overstays. 

Aitch.

Mike207

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2022 11:35am

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2022 11:35am

We would all fully respect the rules but my question is has anyone actually been prosecuted ?

DOUGT50

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2022 12:01pm

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2022 12:01pm

Mike207 wrote on Sun Apr 10, 2022 11:35am:

We would all fully respect the rules but my question is has anyone actually been prosecuted ?

Good question 

tebo53

Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2022 12:42pm

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Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2022 12:42pm

DOUGT50 wrote on Sun Apr 10, 2022 12:01pm:

Good question 

Why don't you try it out, give it a go and let us know the outcome.....

Steve 

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