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10-18-2008, 10:24 PM
Does anyone here have any specific and practical tip for dealing with airport border control officials when you have already crossed the 90-day Schengen visa?
I mean what type of story you tell, which questions have you received from them and how you talked your way in.
In my case I got my passport almost entirely full of stamps, and that sometimes helps (and sometimes puts me into curiosity interrogation).
10-18-2008, 11:54 PM
In Japan overstaying a tourist visa is a $5,000 fine, and a direct route to jail. You also go on the black list and can never come back into Japan. Not even something you should be contemplating at all.
10-19-2008, 07:24 AM
Tks for sharing the situation in Japan.
In Europe things are more relaxed, I have overstayed many times and once I even asked the authorities what was the consequence (I was scared as sh**) - they laughed and said in a sarcastic/playful tone: ¨Sir, you are in BIG trouble¨ and just let me go.
Again, this is totally random so the best thing in Schengen and Europe seems to be how to social engineer (using ethical ways) and be charismatic, friendly and laid back.
I am new to this forum and I am not sure how familiar and interested you are with these ideas.
As a title of example, one of the things I do is redirection. Every time they ask me a question I am not keen to reply I just start replying to the original question but then opening new loops for curiosity so they fall for it and the conversation goes to other way. I never lie, I just conduct the conversation where it is most beneficial to me.
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