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Over staying 90 day limit in Poland (do they even know I'm here?)


Bnp567
29 Jan 2014 #1
When I entered Poland In the krakow airport I got my luggage and whent to the exit area where there where to signs one for EU citizens and one for non EU. I whent into the non EU "I'm american if it matters" the room was empty walked out and asked a lady at the front desk what I should do there was no one to stamp my passport she laughed and said It dosent matter not to worry about it. Do they even know I'm here will I get Intruble when I leave if I over stay 90 days. How can they know how long I have been in Poland if my passport was never even looked at? Thanks for the help
f stop 25 | 2,513
29 Jan 2014 #2
I don't think the immigration authorities rely on the passport stamps to keep track of you. My passport does not get stamped everytime I travel.

In some situations, like Americans in Cuba, passports do not get stamped as a rule. But that does not mean that Cubans don't know you're there.

So, beware.

Remember that all your passport info was entered before you boarded the plane in US, then electronic passenger manifesto was submitted to your country of entry.
OP Bnp567
29 Jan 2014 #3
I'm going to be overstaying about a week I'm just hopping I don't get banned from Schengen I was going to apply for a visa but I wasn't paying attention and let the 45 days pass by so now I'm not sure what to do. I'm hopping I get off with a warning when I leave.
f stop 25 | 2,513
29 Jan 2014 #4
This is a wild guess, but I'll venture that because you're an American, they probably will not care.

so, if you get an overzealous official and they ask you what day you arrived, I would probably tell the truth. If acting confused does not work. ;)
Monitor 14 | 1,820
29 Jan 2014 #5
You can always go to Ukraine for some time.
OP Bnp567
29 Jan 2014 #6
How long do you have to stay in Ukraine before you can return?
Monitor 14 | 1,820
29 Jan 2014 #7
The holder of a long-stay visa or a residence permit issued by a Schengen country is entitled to move freely within the other states which comprise the Schengen Area for a period of up to 90 days in any 180 days.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policies_in_the_European_Union

You can apply for another tourist visa after 180 days.
f stop 25 | 2,513
29 Jan 2014 #8
The holder of a long-stay visa or a residence permit issued by a Schengen country

US citizens do not require a visa to travel to Poland for less than 90 days.
Harry
29 Jan 2014 #9
Do they even know I'm here

Yes.

I'm going to be overstaying about a week I'm just hopping I don't get banned from Schengen

You most probably won't have any trouble at all if it's that short a time. However, if you want to make completely sure, spent a week outside the Schengen zone: I hear that there are some superb deals on hotels in Lwow at the moment.
Monitor 14 | 1,820
29 Jan 2014 #10
US citizens do not require a visa to travel to Poland for less than 90 days.

lol, I haven't read what I paste. Proper fragment is:

Visa-free access to the Schengen states for 90 days in any 180 day period, although some Annex II nationals can enjoy longer visa-free access in some circumstances (EC 539/2001 Annex II)

Annex 2: eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:32001R0539:EN:HTML

Anyway answer is the same.
OP Bnp567
29 Jan 2014 #11
Is there anyway to apply for a visa since I'm past my 45 days?
f stop 25 | 2,513
29 Jan 2014 #12
according to the info here, you can apply up to 3 days before your time is up. You'll get a stamp that you applied, I guess.

udsc.gov.pl/EXTENSION,OF,VALIDITY,OF,A,SCHENGEN,VISA,1 918.html
Harry
29 Jan 2014 #13
£Yes fstop, the problem is that if applying within 30 days of visa expiry, he'll need to leave while his application is being processed. Link to come when I'm at a real computer.
groovyg 3 | 70
10 Apr 2014 #14
If your passport wasn't stamped when you entered Schengen, they may pick on you on the way out and want proof of when you entered. Yes they do this, yes in Krakow airport. Just tell them the truth and they probably don't have much of a case against you, plus you're American and all that :) Good luck with it all.

Related: EU Residence card holder - staying in Poland for more than 90 days

I am a Non-EU citizen but holds an EU permanent residence card from The Netherlands. I will be staying in Poland for about 4 months.
My question is, do I need to apply for a residence and if yes, where can i apply?
Thanks for your help!

No you don't need to apply if it's just travel. Your residence card from NL would work for legal travel in all of Schengen as long as it is good for. You cannot work legally in Poland with it however, you need a Polish Work Permit and Residence Card for that, but it doesn't sound like that is an issue.

Here is the contact page for the Immigration Office and Border Guards in Warsaw if you want to verify:
mazowieckie.pl/en/departments/department-of-foreigne/24,dok.html


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