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mick5
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Is my Visa still Valid?

Post by mick5 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:03 pm

Hi i just came back from Fuerteventura Spanish island iam holding "Residence of eea family member " visa for uK we went to Fuerteventura and i had Spain visa but at Fuerteventura airport IMO did not check my Spanish visa just saw my UK residence and let me go without entry stamp, same on a way back no exit stamp on my passport my Spanish visa is finishing on 16th of February and its not multiple i want to know can i travel before 16th of February as i dont have exit or entry stamp for Fuerteventura on my passport. Is my Visa still Valid?
Thanks

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Post by EUsmileWEallsmile » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:50 pm

Your visa is valid until 16th Feb so is still valid.

It would appear that you encountered an enlightened border official.

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Re: Is my Visa still Valid?

Post by ca.funke » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:43 am

mick5 wrote:Hi i just came back from Fuerteventura Spanish island iam holding "Residence of eea family member " visa for uK we went to Fuerteventura and i had Spain visa but at Fuerteventura airport IMO did not check my Spanish visa just saw my UK residence and let me go without entry stamp, same on a way back no exit stamp on my passport my Spanish visa is finishing on 16th of February and its not multiple i want to know can i travel before 16th of February as i dont have exit or entry stamp for Fuerteventura on my passport. Is my Visa still Valid?
Thanks
Hi mick5,

your "Residence card of an eea family member" acts like a permanent visa to all EEA-states, as long as you travel togehter with your spouse - you do not need any other visa.

Problem is, that not all border guards know that.

Seems like the guy you met knew.

You may thus travel - together with your spouse - at any time - before and after the 16th...

Obviously your passport and Residence Card should be valid, but I guess that's obvious.

Happy travels!

Rgds, Christian

mick5
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Post by mick5 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:26 pm

Christian Thank you for your detail reply only problem is we are not married we are partner and living together from past 3 years, I've been in few other European countries without visa but once i had bad experience so i thought better to have visa.
Thanks again

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