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Schengen-Student Study Abroad-Student Visa Problems

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Hello. There was an earlier post on this subject at http://www.fodors.com/community/europe/schengen-visa-question-student-visa-visitor-visa.cfm#comment-9183462. These comments were from 2012 predominantly.

Well the issue is still very relevant today!

My son is currently in Amsterdam (today) after finishing a study abroad semester in Spain that ended April 23. He went to London and then to Dublin and Edinburgh. He was detained in Amsterdam and told he has only four days (now three) to remain a legal traveler. We are all perplexed why they told him this.

His student visa is issued by Spanish Consulate (Miami) from Jan 7, 2015 with an expiry date of May 11. Its duration is 110 days. He left the Schengen country of Spain to go to London and UK (Non-Schengen). He got the stamp on his passport that Alec talked about (early in the other post) at both Valencia Spain and Amsterdam airports as he left and entered. Nothing special at London Gatwick. It is the knowledge of the FSU International Program (college study program) and the Spanish Consulate in Miami (that initiated the visa) that If my son exited a Schengen country (Spain) went to a Non-Schengen country (London) and back to a Schengen country (Amsterdam) that the 90-day visitation time he is allowed would kick in up re-entry to the Schengen country.

So Amsterdam is recognizing the whole school semester as his 90-days and sees him as overstaying his allowed time. They apparently gave him four days to make preparations to leave. His fight is not booked for US until 5/28. His last destinations are Brussels, Berlin, Munich, Athens, Santorini Island, London, Paris, London, US. He flies to US from London on 5/28.

Does he try to get some extension through Immigration Dept in Amsterdam? What about other stops In either Brussels or Berlin say? Does he need to go back to UK prior to 5/11? Or by 11/3 (Day 4) It seems he has done everything correctly.

Thank you for any replies!!

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