Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Permits/visas/government  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11.12.2009, 13:50
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: neuchatel
Posts: 5
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
cuentamelo has no particular reputation at present
Running Out Of time [how long can a US national stay in Switzerland without a visa]

I Am An American Citizen And I Have Been In Ch For Almost 2 Month And I Wonder Why Would I Have To Leave After 3 Month If They Didnt Stamp My Passport When I Got Here So They Dont Know When I Got Here....

I Could Probably Just Go Back Home And Come Back As Soon As I Want Cause I Have No Stamp?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11.12.2009, 13:52
Treverus's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Work in ZH, live in SZ
Posts: 12,641
Groaned at 370 Times in 304 Posts
Thanked 24,307 Times in 8,804 Posts
Treverus has a reputation beyond reputeTreverus has a reputation beyond reputeTreverus has a reputation beyond reputeTreverus has a reputation beyond reputeTreverus has a reputation beyond reputeTreverus has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Running Out Oftime

Quote:
View Post
I Am An American Citizen And I Have Been In Ch For Almost 2 Month And I Wonder Why Would I Have To Leave After 3 Month If They Didnt Stamp My Passport When I Got Here So They Dont Know When I Got Here....

I Could Probably Just Go Back Home And Come Back As Soon As I Want Cause I Have No Stamp?
I replied you other post already: Stamps are 20th century. Your passport got scanned at the airport and "they" know exactly when you arrived here.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11.12.2009, 14:17
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: neuchatel
Posts: 5
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
cuentamelo has no particular reputation at present
Re: Running Out Of time [how long can a US national stay in Switzerland without a vis

ok thanks for that......
what if i just go to germany or something by car or train cause they wont do anything to my passport andcome back by plane that they will...but they wont know how much time i have been in germany and i can say i have been for over a month..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11.12.2009, 14:26
sygirl101's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 500
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 376 Times in 162 Posts
sygirl101 has a reputation beyond reputesygirl101 has a reputation beyond reputesygirl101 has a reputation beyond reputesygirl101 has a reputation beyond reputesygirl101 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Running Out Of time [how long can a US national stay in Switzerland without a vis

Since Germany is part of schengen, no it does not work that way. You have to leave the schengen area completely otherwise you might get banned from all the schengen countries.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11.12.2009, 14:42
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: neuchatel
Posts: 5
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
cuentamelo has no particular reputation at present
Re: Running Out Of time [how long can a US national stay in Switzerland without a vis

so i have no option?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11.12.2009, 14:44
magic's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Versoix
Posts: 1,164
Groaned at 10 Times in 9 Posts
Thanked 825 Times in 345 Posts
magic has a reputation beyond reputemagic has a reputation beyond reputemagic has a reputation beyond reputemagic has a reputation beyond reputemagic has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Running Out Of time [how long can a US national stay in Switzerland without a vis

Quote:
View Post
so i have no option?
That is correct
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11.12.2009, 14:53
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: neuchatel
Posts: 5
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
cuentamelo has no particular reputation at present
Re: Running Out Of time [how long can a US national stay in Switzerland without a vis

ok thanks a lot...you were very helpful...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11.12.2009, 15:16
10:30's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Basel
Posts: 472
Groaned at 5 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 509 Times in 194 Posts
10:30 has a reputation beyond repute10:30 has a reputation beyond repute10:30 has a reputation beyond repute10:30 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Running Out Of time [how long can a US national stay in Switzerland without a vis

What about a quick trip to Turkey or Morocco? Does that count as a proper exit from Schengen-land? It seems too easy. I assume one must be gone for a certain amount of time. Would a weekend in Istanbul then allow you to return to CH for another valid three months? Does anyone know how this works?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11.12.2009, 15:44
Tom1234's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kanton Luzern
Posts: 18,042
Groaned at 782 Times in 611 Posts
Thanked 27,810 Times in 11,221 Posts
Tom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Running Out Of time [how long can a US national stay in Switzerland without a vis

Quote:
View Post
What about a quick trip to Turkey or Morocco? Does that count as a proper exit from Schengen-land? It seems too easy. I assume one must be gone for a certain amount of time. Would a weekend in Istanbul then allow you to return to CH for another valid three months? Does anyone know how this works?
You're allowed to stay a maximum of 90 days within any 180 day period.

So you could spend three months in Morocco or Turkey.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Tom1234 for this useful post:
  #10  
Old 11.12.2009, 15:44
MathNut's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Kt. Glarus
Posts: 4,415
Groaned at 34 Times in 32 Posts
Thanked 10,952 Times in 3,253 Posts
MathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond reputeMathNut has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Running Out Of time [how long can a US national stay in Switzerland without a vis

Quote:
View Post
What about a quick trip to Turkey or Morocco? Does that count as a proper exit from Schengen-land? It seems too easy. I assume one must be gone for a certain amount of time. Would a weekend in Istanbul then allow you to return to CH for another valid three months? Does anyone know how this works?
Nope - you have to be absent for 90 days (or three months? can't remember.)
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11.12.2009, 16:01
FranArt's Avatar
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: St Gallen
Posts: 8
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
FranArt has no particular reputation at present
Re: Running Out Of time [how long can a US national stay in Switzerland without a vis

Hi, for what I've searched the options to leave from the Schengen land, are Morocco, Turkey or the UK. The problem is that you only can stay 90 days in a semester. So if you are looking for staying in CH, I advice you to hire a language course, or something similar, and then you are able to ask for the visa and stay a little longer.
I'm argentinean and I'm going to study at St Gallen from Jan to March, and like you, I want to stay a couple of months after finishing my studies.
What I've planned is to travel to London after the 90 days in CH, but if I like CH and St Gallen, I will look for german courses and ask for the visa to stay 2 months.
Can anyone suggests something else? do I am correct?
Thanks for any advice
Fran
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11.12.2009, 16:17
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Tee Chee No?
Posts: 1,843
Groaned at 7 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 1,485 Times in 713 Posts
Boxman has a reputation beyond reputeBoxman has a reputation beyond reputeBoxman has a reputation beyond reputeBoxman has a reputation beyond reputeBoxman has a reputation beyond reputeBoxman has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Running Out Of time [how long can a US national stay in Switzerland without a vis

get married?
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11.12.2009, 16:22
Karl's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Here
Posts: 2,050
Groaned at 200 Times in 92 Posts
Thanked 3,015 Times in 988 Posts
Karl has a reputation beyond reputeKarl has a reputation beyond reputeKarl has a reputation beyond reputeKarl has a reputation beyond reputeKarl has a reputation beyond reputeKarl has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Running Out Of time [how long can a US national stay in Switzerland without a vis

Quote:
View Post
I Am An American Citizen And I Have Been In Ch For Almost 2 Month And I Wonder Why Would I Have To Leave After 3 Month If They Didnt Stamp My Passport When I Got Here So They Dont Know When I Got Here....

I Could Probably Just Go Back Home And Come Back As Soon As I Want Cause I Have No Stamp?
I wouldn't worry about it. You come from a country that is not on the watchlist (i.e. Balkans). I had a friend from California who lived here 7 years without a permit, giving informal conversational English lessons in Cafe's for 50 francs an hour. She only got caught when she applied to immigration to get a visa to stay. Once she was on the radar she was doomed.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11.12.2009, 17:50
AbFab's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Zürich
Posts: 8,962
Groaned at 390 Times in 268 Posts
Thanked 13,594 Times in 4,664 Posts
AbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond reputeAbFab has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Running Out Of time [how long can a US national stay in Switzerland without a vis

Quote:
View Post
so i have no option?
Just like it is for Europeans in the US...
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank AbFab for this useful post:
  #15  
Old 11.12.2009, 18:25
magyir's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wallisellen
Posts: 1,625
Groaned at 7 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 501 Times in 346 Posts
magyir has a reputation beyond reputemagyir has a reputation beyond reputemagyir has a reputation beyond reputemagyir has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Running Out Of time [how long can a US national stay in Switzerland without a vis

Quote:
View Post
so i have no option?
Kinda like my options in the US, if I abuse my immigration status as a temporary visitor, I risk deportation and losing the right to return when I please.

Now do you really want to be an illegal immigrant in a country half the size of Ireland?
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Long stay outside Switzerland kamalp Permits/visas/government 2 11.09.2009 11:37
how long can an EU citizen permit C holder stay outside of switzerland? mrs.roublev Permits/visas/government 9 28.07.2009 18:32
How long one can stay outside switzerland and come back chandra.gp Permits/visas/government 0 05.05.2008 16:53
How long an Australian can stay in Switzerland in a calendar year? darylprasad Permits/visas/government 3 05.10.2007 14:55
How long do I have to wait to reenter after my 3 months tourist visa stay? akato60 Permits/visas/government 11 31.03.2007 00:14


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 14:56.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0