Schengen Agreement Us Citizens

I just wanted to send a message about Spain. I came here last fall hoping to live in Seville for a year (of the United States). I ended up in Africa for Christmas. So, by that time, I had exceeded my Schengen visa by three weeks. I came back from Africa to Spain and I was arrested and deported by immigration to Madrid!! In fact, I share my story on my blog: There was another American. She had only exceeded her visa by one day! So beware – Spain too is hard. Maybe it`s because we both came from Africa or was it a slow day? but we were caught in the net (a risk we both knew about and decided to take, I should add). Our lawyer at the deportation office was totally shocked when he saw two Americans in one day!! Thanks for the article…

The inspiration for the return to Europe in the future! Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, on March 16, 2020, The European Commission has recommended that all EU and Schengen Member States introduce a temporary restriction on the entry of third-country nationals (i.e. non-EU/EEA/Swiss/Swiss travellers and family members with the right to move freely) into the Schengen area for a non-essential journey for an initial period of 30 days (with a possible extension of this period to be assessed on the basis of further developments). However, third-country nationals who hold a long-term visa or residence permit or who are members of the EU/EEA/Swiss/Brite family are exempt from this restriction. In addition, third-country nationals who have a basic function or need (such as health workers, transportation personnel, development personnel, military personnel, seasonal agricultural workers) who travel « for compelling family reasons » and those who « need international protection or other humanitarian reasons » are excluded from this restriction. Nevertheless, the European Commission reaffirmed that « coordinated and strengthened health checks » should be carried out on all travellers allowed to enter the EU and the Schengen area. [12] All EU Member States (except Ireland) and Schengen Member States apply this travel restriction. [13] I am currently well above my 90-day visa (I am Canadian) and my lawyer has indicated that I have the right to be in Europe with a pending citizenship application until my application is rejected or accepted. Citizens of Schedule II above may enter the Schengen area for pleasure or for business travellers, without the need to apply for a visa for up to 90 days over a period of 180 days (before the 180-day period before each day of stay). [39] This does not apply to nationals of countries that have visa-free agreements with the EU – Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, St. Christopher and Nevis, Mauritius and Seychelles, for which the old 3-month definition continues to apply for a period of six months after the date of first entry.

[40] The time limit for a Schedule II national in the Schengen area to obtain a long-stay visa or residence permit is not taken into account within the 90-day visa waiver period. [39] « Although the bilateral agreement to which you refer has not been officially revoked, the French border police have the sole power to decide whether or not to apply it, at the time of entry or outside the Schengen area. U.S. citizens who wish to find a job in Europe must apply for a work permit or work visa for each country they wish to visit.