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Flying within the Schengen on an expired visa

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Flying within the Schengen on an expired visa

Hello,

Someone I know from the states ;) is in France and needs to fly to Oslo in July. Their visa is expired, but they are in the process of getting an EU passport from the country of their mother. The passport may not be ready by July. I understand that airports do not check passports or visas within the Schengen (just check that the passport is valid.) Is this true? Will there be a problem flying? The concern is the e-passport machines. If the machine flags the passport (which it has done before), does an immigrations officer check the passport entrance date/visa?

Edited: 09 May 2018, 23:29
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Marlow, United...
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1. Re: Flying within the Schengen on an expired visa

You normally need to present some idea to get through security (to check ID matches the boarding pass) - here you (your friend) may have a problem.

Champlon, Belgium
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2. Re: Flying within the Schengen on an expired visa

Even if he/she gets to Oslo without a problem, what will they do if they are refused boarding for the return flight. They need either a valid visa (or extension thereto) for their country of residence or the actual passport of the EU country to which they are apparently entitled. If there were no question mark over the latter, they should receive it well before July, even brand new passports don't take that long to issue.

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