I am a UK Citizen and am currently staying (not living or working) with my italian girlfriend in Italy. I have been here for almost 90 days.
My question concerns something I am at a loss about trying to understand. Schengen has a 90 day rule, I know this. However does this rule apply to a UK Citizen and to what extent?
As best as I can understand, if I want to stay in Italy longer than 90 days I should have registered within the first 8 days of being here. Well unfortunately I'm not a time-traveller and I originally hadn't planned to stay over the 90 days.
So legally speaking, what are my options? If I go over this 90 days will I be fined upon leaving or will the authorities simply not care as I am (currently) an EU Citizen?
I would also be interested to know how passport control would even tell the difference between whether I had registered my residency or not? If anyone has any details on how the police share information with immigration I would be interested to know