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90 days are up on visa but still have 18 months validity
Lol Kent
Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013 11:10 PM
Joined: 13/02/2013
Posts: 1

Hi, wondering if anyone could assist me. I am on a South African passport, I have a Schengen visa valid from April 2013 - April 2015, with 90 days.

I have been on a boat since I arrived in April, my seamans book has been stamped to say that theoretically I've used 2 of my 90 days. But my passport has only been stamped into Schengen state and has not been stamped again.

Would I be ale to fly to Nice, France for a weekend? Or do you think I will get stopped at the airport? 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Richard Duivstein
Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 7:06 AM
Joined: 25/04/2010
Posts: 4

You'll be fine when traveling on it, they usually only look at how long your visa is valid for, the times that they check your entry date show them your boat contact and seamans book. I've never run into any problems as long as I always had my contract with me.
Posted: Thursday, September 19, 2013 8:17 AM
Joined: 02/06/2010
Posts: 14

Yes, good advice from Richard, always carry your seamans book with you and preferably a copy of your contract and boat papers and you really should have no problems.
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