Exactly what I heard also,I personally know some canadians and americans go to ukraine(no visa required) and come back after 24 hours,but an american I know had a cheap ticket with transit in germany was fined 400 or 500 euros(i forget) and told not to comeback in 180 days and also pay the fine,then again her immigration was not in Poland but germany.Maybe one should fly directly to Poland and not via transit which is cheaper of course.
Related: Does EU (Poland) deport or fine Americans for overstay or for violating immigration laws?
I was wondering what does Poland do for Americans who violate immigration laws?I have known some people who got fined and didnt have 450 euros to pay told pay fine and then come back or else will not be allowed to renter.She did not pay and does not intend to comeback,and her passport was not stamped as deported.I wonder what is going on.Just an curiosity as i became a polish citizen and as that when going to the states I was asked in copenhagen for my overstay visits there,when showing them my polish passport and id card I was let go with a smirk:)
Usual punishment is a year's ban from Schengen for the first offense. No fines, normally.
and her passport was not stamped as deported
It doesn't have to be - the data is contained in the Schengen database.