What would happen if my boyfriend overstays his tourist visa in Italy by five months?
To answer your question simply: Your boyfriend is playing a game of chance. He may be caught, he may not be. There is no telling. But if he does not exit the Schengen region from Switzerland or Germany his chances of leaving without a fine or ban rise exponentially.
There could be problems though if you intend to fly through the UK (I don’t know where you are from) on your way home, as I have heard of them denying travelers who overstayed their Schengen visas.
You can read more about this here:
Overstaying Visa in Europe
More information on overstaying Schengen visas can be found here:
Overstaying Visa in Germany
Travel to UK/ Ireland after overstaying Schengen Visa
Penalties for Overstaying Visa to Work in Italy
If your boyfriend decides to travel with you to Italy, he will have three months on the ground to see the situation for himself, talk to people, and figure out what he wants to do.
I hope this helps.
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Original question about overstaying Italian visa
I will be attending school in Florence Italy for eight months and my boyfriend would like to come with me. However, we haven’t found a way that he could stay for the whole eight months without him going to school also. But, that means a lot of money. What would happen if he would overstay a tourist visa by five months?
If so, then take a look at our Schengen visa community forum. It’s a community just for people who have questions or concerns related to Europe’s Schengen immigration zone.