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.
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?