I`ve been here since autumn 2018 and I`m getting a little crazy, because I`m in the EU, but I can`t travel. Could anyone know by chance if I can fly out of Poland, leave Schengen entirely and then return to one of the Schengen countries that still maintains all the old bilateral agreements with the states? I would leave Schengen before returning to Poland. And the Schengen agreements have not repealed the bilateral agreements concluded so far. “There is a visa waiver agreement between Germany and Australia that allows Australians to spend up to three months in Germany, without reference to time spent in other Schengen countries. The agreement is a special agreement between Germany and Australia and is aimed at Australians travelling to the Schengen states and want to stay in Germany for an additional 90 days. Bilateral visa waiver agreements allow certain holders of non-EU passports to stay in the Schengen area without a visa beyond the 90-day limit. But what is a bilateral agreement and how can travelers benefit from an extended visa waiver in Europe? Twelve nations have bilateral agreements with Australia. One of them can be useful for many travelers is the bilateral agreement between Australia and Germany on visa waiver. This regime allows Australians with each passport to apply for a stay in Germany for 3 months, regardless of the time already spent in the Schengen area. Does anyone know what the implications would be if, for example, we first went to Nordic countries such as Iceland and Norway and then went to other non-Schengen countries? You need to fully document your movements. Suppose you see 90 days through the Schengen area and then travel across the border between Italy and Austria.
Under the Visa Waiver Agreement between Australia and Austria, you have the right to stay in Austria for up to 90 days. However, in the absence of border controls between Italy and Austria, your passport does not use any document proving that you have “left” the Schengen area and entered Austria under the Visa Waiver Agreement. Later, an immigration officer might appear to have crossed the 90-day limit below which you have the right to stay in the Schengen area. If you are considered an offence and cannot prove otherwise, it is a serious offence with possible sanctions such as a fine, deportation, notification on your passport and entry ban. You need to validate your movements and one of the ways to do this is to keep all hotel and restaurant receipts as well as all plane, train and bus tickets. This means that, where a Member State has concluded a bilateral visa waiver agreement with a third country before the date of subsequent accession of the Member State to the Schengen Convention, the provisions of that bilateral agreement may serve as a basis for that Member State in order to `extend` a visa-free stay of more than 90 days. Some other countries are less specific when it comes to how long you have to stay outside before you can reinstate the visa requirement under a visa waiver agreement. These cumbersome 90 days in the Schengen area disappear so quickly. Now time is running out and I really want to stay, just a little longer – can I renew a Schengen visa? Can I get my remaining Schengen tourist days as soon as my residence permit expires? And what is this bilateral visa waiver that I keep hearing about? WARNING: This article does not contain all the answers….