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Schengen Question

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Schengen Question

Hello all,

Last year, my daughter went off to Spain to be an au Pair. We knew about Schengen but had the idea that when she wants to come back to the U.S., she just gets on a plane and no problem. Now we're researching it and think maybe there will be a problem actually leaving Spain. Is this worth worrying about? Some people say they will just ask simple questions and wave you though. Some research indicates she could be fined or otherwise penalized. Any thoughts on that? And if we had to avoid trouble, maybe she could hop a train to London and fly from there. Just an idea but is it worth the trouble...?

Thanks for any advice you can give....

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1. Re: Schengen Question

You daughter will be breaking two laws. One is working without a visa and the other is an over stay.

as worse there will be a fine and maybe imprisonment. Both for your daughter and the employer.

he least will mean she may not be able to enter the area for a period ie a ban.

One will never know who is going to be caught or not.

If she left via London she will not by pass the checks as they do them on the trains or ferry ports.

I reality is the question you have to ask yourself is this worth the risk?

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2. Re: Schengen Question

Or maybe your daughter did the research and obtained the necessary visa herself.

Edited: 14 August 2013, 10:36
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3. Re: Schengen Question

When she leaves the Schengen area, her passport will be checked. If she has been in the area for more than 90 days (and does not have a visa permitting this), she is likely to encounter major problems.

This applies whether she leaves Schengen by air, by train, or by sea.

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4. Re: Schengen Question

Of course she is doing her research on her end.

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