Ireland opted out of the Schengen Area because the UK didn't join and Ireland deemed that an open border with the UK was more valuable than an open border with the EU. I can understand policy before the UK voted to leave.
Obviously, Brexit changed things (or did it?). I haven't read any articles on Ireland joining the Schengen Area. Would joining Schengen create friction on the Northern border?
At this point, why wouldn't Ireland join?
I'm asking because you don't have a land border with any other Schengen countries.
Will you have to wait until Bulgaria joins for Schengen to have any effect?
American. Love travel. Had planned to tourist visa hop for many years around the globe and live on $50k/yr (both pre AND post-tax, due to ample tax GAIN harvested index funds) ($30k/yr in estimated qualified dividends, btw), but am changing plans so my girlfriend can pursue 1 year work contracts in the Schengen Area. Post-covid, we need to find a way for me to live in Schengen Area for at least 9-10 months out of each year (she would have a work visa for the year). However, visa rules dictate I can only be present for 6 months/year. What is my best recourse? And if it involves marrying girlfriend (given work visa) and filing separately (though we could file together; she earns ~$100k/yr); what should I expect?
American here. Pre-covid I was a frequent global traveler, though my stays in any city abroad never exceeded 10 days. I've been planning for the past decade (about to achieve FIRE with my ~60% savings rate for >$50k/yr [pre-tax]; much of it has been tax GAIN harvested, so I expect $0/yr in capital gains taxes, thus my pre-tax equals my post-tax). So as to stretch the dollar and engage in my huge travel hobby, I had planned to visit/reside in numerous countries for 3-ish months at a time. And I would simply use tourist visas for all of them, thus my taxes would remain wholly US-based. And if I really wanted to stay longer (for some places), I could do a visa hop (i.e. leave and re-enter the country). Additionally, I would begin with lower cost of living areas (i.e. Thailand, Czech Republic), so as to take advantage of global arbitrage in the earlier years of FIRE (thus greater "leftover" unspent funds to be compounded in the market).
However, I'm altering my plan. My girlfriend of many years (we'd get married, but we like keeping our financial stuff distinct) LOVES her career/profession. She also wants to travel extensively with me. However, quite understandably, my 3-ish month travel hops are too extreme for her job (it can't be done remotely). However, looking into it, she can get competitive job offers for 1-year contracts in most Western European countries. This seemed like a great compromise; we'd relocate to a different country every year for a few years (unless we find one we love and want to settle in, of course), plus we could take lots of trips/vacations to neighboring countries, which we'd both still appreciate/enjoy. Btw, I'm 32 and she's 28. We plan to do this... keep reading on reddit ➡
London, United Kingdom May 1971
Delegates from all across the continent gather. Men and women gather and discuss in many languages before the meeting begins.
Chancellor Kiesinger of Germany announced the beginning of the meeting and began to speak. He spoke of the need for further integration among members of the EEC and called to take the Treaty of Rome a step further.
After rigorous discussion, Chancellor Kiesinger announced the “Single European Act” declaring the objective of furthering cooperation and integration among European states.
The Chancellor also announced the creation of the Schengen Area:
An area among participating countries that abolished the need for visas or passports among these countries. A citizen of one nation can live in work in all others. This will further promote integration among European states
While we hope all states will choose to join the Schengen area, we recognize there may be reasons for countries to not join, so opting out is an option.
This marks an extraordinary day in the history of Europe.
If a person were to transit through CDG, from Mexico, to the UK, (on a Brazilian passport) am I correct in saying they don't need a Visa to transit, they only need the necessary forms for the UK and a negative COVID test?
As stated in the title i will fly to the USA on Dec 22/2020. I have not been present in Schengen Area Countries within the 14 days prior to this. Altough i'm italian i've spent the past 13 days in Ukraine.
My flight will be transiting trough the Netherlands. Would this prevent me from entering the USA, and have my ESTA cancelled?
I booked another flight that specifically avoid transit into Schengen Countries, just as a backup plan. Flying from Kiev to Istanbul, then from Istanbul to NY JFK Airport. Would this second flight prevent any problem whatsoever with my ESTA and, as stated in the Presidential Proclamation allow me to enter the US for pleasure and Business under my ESTA?
Hope somebody can grant me aid on this matter. So that i can cancel one of the 2 tickets. Thanks for your patience.
What is the Schengen Area?
The Schengen Area is a legal agreement amongst countries in Europe. They have agreed to abolish passport and border control at their mutual borders. Twenty-six countries participate in this policy. There are 27 member states of the European Union. To read more follow the link!
Do we need any extra documentation to be able to enter the US or are we automatically considered as part of the exception? (https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/News/visas-news/national-interest-exceptions-from-certain-travelers-from-the-schengen-area-uk-and-ireland.html). This page is from a couple of months ago I wasn’t sure if it’s still applicable
This explains pretty much what will happen to manchild Daniel after no-deal brexit becomes a fact on january 1st.
>In addition to showing their passports that comply with the rules explained above, at border control, Britons may need to:
>- present a return or onward ticket
>- prove they have enough money for their stay
>- they will also have their passports stamped
While so far, UK nationals could travel to the EU and stay there as long as they wanted, now they will be subject to the 90/180 days of stay rule which is applied for all third-country citizens, including Americans, Bangladeshis, Canadians, Moroccans, etc.
The rule is valid in almost all EU members, and through it, the Union limits the stay on non-EU passport holders in its territory to a maximum of 90 days within any 180 days period.
This means that after December 31, Britons will be eligible to stay only six months per year in the EU countries, always by being careful not to stay for more than 90 days in every 180-day period, and keeping in mind that the 90-day rule applies to the total number of days for all countries in the Schengen Zone.
Violating this rule has its consequences, as those who stay in the EU beyond 90 days in any 180-day period are fined and even deported to their countries. They may also be banned from re-entering.
My take on it;
People are commenting the only way for him to stay in NL is to marry Mila, but that's BS.
Even if he married to leech Mila he won't receive a residency status.
Dutch immigration law has become very tough these past years. Mila would need to have a full time job and earn a minimum salary of 1700 euro a month as his "sponsor". Temporary work is not allowed. The workcontract must be valid for at least 1 more year.
Very important Daniel must learn the Dutch language and pass an exam at A2 level before immigration even considers granting him a marriage visa. Besides that, the process of application and actually receiving a visa takes at least 6 months.
Mila and Dan must prove they are able to support themselves, that they have done so the past years and have paid their taxes. They must proof their relationship by photo'
Hello fellow europeans, Irish here. I have a question regarding Schengen area, so as most of you will probably know, Ireland is not a member of Schengen. so my question is, how does free travel apply to an Irish person who is in Spain and wants to enter France? or an Irish person who wants to enter Germany from France, if the Irish person drives, how does he show his passport if there is no boarders or no boarder control? i understand that if the Irish man flies to any European country he will have to show his passport at boarder control in the airport, but when you're driving there is no boarder control? so does this mean an Irish man who is in Spain who wants to drive to France can do so without bringing his passport? Thank you if you can explain to me, this has been making me really confused!