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Overstaying Visa in Germany

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Hello,

If you have overstayed your visa in Germany for over one year, I would probably recommend leaving the region by way of a third country.

There are plenty of options for getting to another country in Western Europe, but I would highly recommend traveling from Germany to another country outside of the Schengen zone.

Do not try to take a flight out of Germany, this is one of the most strict countries in the Schengen zone for punishing visa overstays. Also try to avoid Switzerland.

It is my impression that the penalties for violating the Schengen restrictions are a fine and a possible travel ban. If you overstayed in Hungary or the Czech Republic I would say that your chances of being caught greatly diminishes, but the German authorities have a reputation for being a little more diligent.

Let me know how you make out.

Walk Slow,

Wade

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Additional information on overstaying Schengen Visa
Overstaying Schengen visa

Overstaying a Schengen visa
Implications of overstaying Schengen Visa
Schengen Visa Wiki

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Hi there,

I have been overstaying the 90 agreement by one year now too and have never registered in any country i have stayed so cannot be traced. I have work and it will take me until november this year to save to get out of here. My problem is i flew into munich and im worried that if i fly out of there there will be problems as that will be my entry and exit point with BIG date differences….

Do you think it would be wise to maybe fly out of another country like Italy, Milan where i wont need to go via UK to get home and should look more like I was moving around than overstaying in German?

Cheers.

Do you have a Schengen visa question?

If so, then take a look at our Schengen visa community forum. It is specifically for people who have questions or concerns related to Europe’s Schengen immigration zone.
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