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Something strange happend to me at the Oslo Gardermoen airport.

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Something strange happend to me at the Oslo Gardermoen airport.

I arrived by plane (from the Bulgarian coast), and was asked by an immigration officer how long I would stay? I was truthful, and said 2 and half months. He said ok do you have enough money, i said yes, but he wasn't convinced so he called up his boss to question me further in the special area they have for follow-ups.

His boss was suspicious of me from the start because I was couchsurfing in late autumn in Winter (almost unheard of because everyone visit Norway in summer). Also, the fact that my hosts had never met me before also through him off (after all i am couchsurfing, he didn't think that was a realistic way to travel, how wrong he is). Anyways, He found my story suspicious, and asked for my phone number, and photocopied my passport.

He looked at my entry/exit date stamps (in my Canadian passport), and said you have 5 days to stay in Norway. This is where he made his biggest mistake, because in the last 180 days, I've spent only 87 days in the Shengen zone. I planned my return to (norway) on the date where I wouldn't have any issue with immigration (as you know Canadians are allowed 90 days per 180 day period in Shengen). But, I think because he didn't like my story about couchsurfing for 2 months in windy, wet, dark, and cold Norway, with little money, and the fact I was going to stay with hosts (not hotels), as well as the fact I'd been to Norway before, he forgot to count the days accurately.

My question is what can he do if I decide to ignore his obviously wrong advice to leave after 5 days?

My date stamps speak for themselves, and I can prove I am legally allowed to be in Shengen for another 90 days. All anyone has to do to see that is to look at a calender. The officer was not very focused and he counted the months (6), not the days (180). Anyways, I am worried because he has my phone number, and told me to leave after only 5 days. Obviously that's a mistake. What can they do when I plan to leave Norway in 2 and half months? Can they fine me? deport me? ban me? What do they do to Canadians in Shengen? If it comes to a problem, I will fight it. I have the dates to back me up. I am not sure why he wanted my number, but do you think he will call me to see where I am after 5 days? Will he read my text messages, and listen to my calls too? He seemed very suspicious of me, but after 10 minutes he seemed fed up, and just let me go (because maybe he just wanted to go home)? It was late.

Let me you know your thoughts.

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