Has anyone managed to obtain a schengen visa on the spot, at the border. I've booked flight tickets and now can't get an appointment at the embassy before the travel dates and I was just wondering if anyone had a similar experience.
I'm a Biritish citizen, traveling with my non-eu wife and 2 kids (both british), going to germany for 10 days. Wife's residence permit states "spouse/partner leave to remain"
I understand she will need a schengen visa but is it possible to get the visa when we get to germany if we take all the required documents with us ie. marriage certificate etc.
The europa.eu websites state:
Your help is much appreciated.Arriving at the border without an entry visa
It is always best for your non-EU family members to be well-informed in advance and have all the necessary documents before starting their journey.
However, if they arrive at the border with their passport but without an entry visa, the border authorities should give them the opportunity to prove by other means that they are family members of a mobile EU citizen. They can do so by providing proof of their identity and family ties with an EU citizen and, if travelling alone, proof that the EU citizen is already living in the host country. If they manage to prove it, they should be issued with an entry visa on the spot.