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Can I exit the EU with an EU ID having entered more than 90 days ago on a non-EU doc?

Can I exit the EU with an EU ID having entered more than 90 days ago on a non-EU doc?

Old Sep 3, 19, 2:51 pm
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Can I exit the EU with an EU ID having entered more than 90 days ago on a non-EU doc?

Hi,

I entered the EU (Romania) using a Canadian passport more than 3 months ago. I also have a Romanian ID, however passport control in Bucharest wanted to see my Canadian passport (which they entry-stamped) since I was arriving from a non-EU destination. My flight to Canada is OTP-FRA-YYZ. OTP-FRA on Tarom and FRA-YYZ on Condor. I will use my Romanian ID to leave Romania (non-Schengen). However, since sterile transit in Frankfurt is not possible due to TAROM and Condor operating from different terminals, I need to enter and exit Germany. I want to use my Romanian ID to enter Germany, but once passport control at the exit in Frankfurt will see my destination is YYZ, they will ask for more than just my Romanian ID, of course. The problem is, I have an EU entry stamp on my Canadian passport from more than 3 months ago, with no exit stamp. What should I do?

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Old Sep 3, 19, 4:20 pm
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I see no problem as you are an EU-Citizen and as such you may stay at any EU-State as long as you like without any limitations.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 2:01 am
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Make sure you use your Canadian passport to leave Romania. You don't want to have a record of missing exit or overstay on your Canadian passport number!
In FRA you can enter and leave schengen using your RO ID as EU citizen. Usually the passport agents in FRA will not question your papers for your destination, in fact they don't even want to see your boarding pass when you present your ID. If they do and ask how you want to enter Canada, say you are a dual citizen and show them the Canadian passport.

The rule of thumb is always to use your EU ID to enter the EU and and your other ID to enter/leave the other country.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 3:49 am
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I'm surprised that you had to show your Canadian passport entering Romania. If you are a Romanian citizen, you would generally not have been denied entry into your own country, regardless of where you came from. In future you may wish to carry your Romanian passport for this purpose.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 7:40 am
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Unfortunately I cannot use my Canadian passport since it has an entry stamp from more than 3 months ago, technically labelling me as an overstayer (even though I;m a Romanian citizen). I will try to get a temp passport of Romania, altough I don't think I have enough time. I called Frankfurt airport border police, but I am not getting an answer. Thank you all for helping me. I appreciate it.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 7:42 am
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Also, does anyone know if it is possible to do sterile transit in FRA in-between terminals? This would completely eliminate the problem as I would not even have to show any ID to any border police in FRA, since I would be staying in the international transit zone (only if sterile transit between the 2 terminals in FRA is possible).
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Old Sep 4, 19, 8:07 am
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Again, you don't have a problem. You are a Romanian citizen and so the 90-day rule does not apply to you. I very much doubt passport control will ask for more than your ID card, but if they do you can say that you mistakenly presented your Canadian passport when you entered the EU. The officer, seeing both your Canadian passport and EU citizenship will probably just stamp your Canadian passport and remind you that it would have been better to enter the EU on a community passport. Otherwise, the only people who care about your Canadian citizenship are at the gate to determine your right to enter Canada.
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Old Sep 4, 19, 8:08 am
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Old Sep 8, 19, 3:27 pm
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Originally Posted by danz1010 View Post
Unfortunately I cannot use my Canadian passport since it has an entry stamp from more than 3 months ago, technically labelling me as an overstayer (even though I;m a Romanian citizen). I will try to get a temp passport of Romania, altough I don't think I have enough time. I called Frankfurt airport border police, but I am not getting an answer. Thank you all for helping me. I appreciate it.
You can't be an overstayer, no matter which passport you presented. Latest if you present your EU-ID problem is solved. As LondonElite said you don't have a problem no matter how you transfer.
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Old Sep 8, 19, 6:14 pm
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How did the border control officer even know that you had a Canadian passport?
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Old Sep 8, 19, 10:49 pm
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Because he mistakenly entered the EU on his Canadian passport, he may wish to have the exit stamp to have a clean document. Not necessary of course, but it does make sense.
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Old Sep 9, 19, 1:16 am
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Is it really better to get an exit stamp? That would document a stay of over 90 days. Next time he uses that passport to apply for a visa or to enter a country, it looks as if he's an overstayer.
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Old Sep 9, 19, 1:45 am
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That is true. No stamp or bad stamp. Probably better to do nothing. A useful lesson learned.
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