Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Traveling within Schengen zone while waiting for a residence permit?

Jump to last reply

I was recently hired to work in Slovenia and the company wants me to come back asap so I can be trained while they wait for my work permit and residence permit to process.

My only concern is that my tourist visa will expire while I'm waiting for everything to process (I have already clocked 83 days out of the allowed 90 in the Schengen zone). I've voiced my concerns but everyone seems to think there won't be a problem, although no one can point out to me an actual law that allows you to wait in the Schengen zone while a residence permit is processed.

I am supposed to pick up my residence permit in either Austria or Croatia (I don't know why it's not Slovenia), so I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it. I'm worried that if it ends up being Croatia rather than Austria I'll have problems at the border.

So, does anyone know anything about this? If I do overstay my tourist visa will I still have problems, or will it be okay since I'm waiting for a residence permit? WIll it make a difference how long I've overstayed (I could get my residence permit in a week, or it could be months. I have no way of knowing.)?

I'm really not trying to break any laws here, but I also don't want to lose my job because I can't get out there fast enough. Help!

11 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 When Christmas markets of 2014 are going to start in Tyrol in Austrian part
  2. 2 57 Reasons to Love Yorkshire
  3. 3 Trip Report Cappadocia/Kas/Cirali/IST Spring 2014 Trip Report
  4. 4 trip to norway
  5. 5 Is Venice really dirty?
  6. 6 Where to go in France mid July?
  7. 7 Help with England/Wales tour
  8. 8 3 weeks in France starting in burgundy
  9. 9 ...Got a speeding ticket in Spain...
  10. 10 "Or Like in Europe Where Folks Share Tables to Save Space"
  11. 11 Trip Report Roaming Romania, Take Two
  12. 12 Have you ever stayed in Praiano?
  13. 13 Best beach town in Italy?
  14. 14 Trip Report Cotswold Churches
  15. 15 Trip Report A Greek sojourn
  16. 16 A few ( stupid) questions 1st time to Paris
  17. 17 Trip Report A trip into the neonatal ward of Western civilization
  18. 18 Suggestions needed for our first visit to Athens without speaking Greek
  19. 19 Travel between Madrid and Caceres
  20. 20 Trip Report Croatia, Slovenia, Salzburg and Prague 3 week Trip Report
  21. 21 Parma- Uh, Oops- Historic Dist. Ticket
  22. 22 Trip Report 1,000,001 Steps: Ups and Downs in Greece for 3 Weeks
  23. 23 Need Advice: 12 Days in Europe
  24. 24 Will a European two prong electrical adapter work with U.S. power strip ?
  25. 25 Trip Report Notes on Amsterdam, Bruges & Paris - Sept 8-28, 2014
View next 25 » Back to the top