How can I get out of the EU without attracting attention to my visa status?
January 31, 2011 2:47 AM Subscribe
I've overstayed my tourist visa in Europe and need to know the best airport to fly out of.
posted by pandabearjohnson to travel & transportation (22 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I'm an American who has been living in Europe for several years but I've never bothered to get a visa. I've always just travelled on the implied 3-month tourist visa. Now I need to fly back to the States (to apply for a French visa) and I am afraid I'll get called out on my status (embarrassing at best, catastrophic at worst).
I have heard (and experienced first hand) that Frankfurt is a bad for calling out people who have overstayed tourist visas. I also got a harry eyeball from customs at Schipol a couple of years ago when I flew back to the States from there.
This sounds like a ridiculous question when I actually say it: Does anyone know of a very lax international airport in the EU for out-going customs?