Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 24-11-2012, 07:30   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 19
Greek Immigration / Visa issue.

Greetings

We are currently wintering onboard in Greece and find ourselves in a somewhat unique situation... We are Non-EU citizens.

On 3 previous Official Entries into Greece, Greek officials have stamped our Passports with an ENTRY Stamp. This is the "normal Schengen 90/180" stamp. On our latest entry, Oct 4, 2012, the Official stamped our Crew-List with the Entry Stamp. Our Passport do not have the Entry Stamp. I was somewhat concerned at the time as I had not heard of this option. Later in read through the Instruction details on the Greek Transit LOG, Section 5, it makes reference to the Crew-List and infers that this is the Correct method???? With further research, I found that the Crew-List stamp is the normal process for Commercial vessel and Crew members.

I have asked about, "How long are we allowed to stay in Country"? The answer given was that we could stay indefinitely, as long as we stay onboard each night.

At this time I have not found another non-EU yacht that has had this happen to.

We are nervous about being outside of the Normal Yacht Procedures. We are NOT a commercial Vessel.

Has anyone else had any experience with this Check-in Procedure? On the surface this seems like a great way around the Schengen 90 day limitations as long as it does not create other issue????

Thanks Tom
__________________

__________________
onehalfmoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 07:25   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 36
Re: Greek Immigration / Visa issue.

There wont be any problem because they know you have been documented and you have been documented in Greece where they don't keep track of anything.
__________________

__________________
Tsofli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 07:30   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 36
Re: Greek Immigration / Visa issue.

my wife had entered 2 times without having a stamp and she was stressed what it would happened when she had to leave. Nothing at all happened.
__________________
Tsofli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 07:30   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Port Welshpool Australia
Boat: sold swan new cat under construction / Canados 50s
Posts: 755
Images: 16
Send a message via Skype™ to beneteau-500
Re: Greek Immigration / Visa issue.

onehalfmoon by any chance are you up in the Ionian area ?
__________________
beneteau-500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 08:44   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 19
Re: Greek Immigration / Visa issue.

Hi
Tsofli, as to your comment regarding Greece. My 2 year, multiple enter experience differs GREATLY from your. I would make no attempt at entering Greece without proper paperwork.

We are currently in Las Plams Gran Canary awaiting weather to cross to the Caribbean.

Tom
__________________
onehalfmoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 08:49   #6
Nearly an old salt
 
goboatingnow's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 13,649
Images: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by onehalfmoon View Post
Greetings

We are currently wintering onboard in Greece and find ourselves in a somewhat unique situation... We are Non-EU citizens.

On 3 previous Official Entries into Greece, Greek officials have stamped our Passports with an ENTRY Stamp. This is the "normal Schengen 90/180" stamp. On our latest entry, Oct 4, 2012, the Official stamped our Crew-List with the Entry Stamp. Our Passport do not have the Entry Stamp. I was somewhat concerned at the time as I had not heard of this option. Later in read through the Instruction details on the Greek Transit LOG, Section 5, it makes reference to the Crew-List and infers that this is the Correct method???? With further research, I found that the Crew-List stamp is the normal process for Commercial vessel and Crew members.

I have asked about, "How long are we allowed to stay in Country"? The answer given was that we could stay indefinitely, as long as we stay onboard each night.

At this time I have not found another non-EU yacht that has had this happen to.

We are nervous about being outside of the Normal Yacht Procedures. We are NOT a commercial Vessel.

Has anyone else had any experience with this Check-in Procedure? On the surface this seems like a great way around the Schengen 90 day limitations as long as it does not create other issue????

Thanks Tom
This is the procedure for admitting commercial crew on board ships. It is in effect a " transit visa" to allow the crew to join or rejoin their ship. I am not aware it applies to leisure vessels.

Dave
__________________
Check out my new blog on smart boat technology, networking and gadgets for the connected sailor! - http://smartboats.tumblr.com
goboatingnow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 09:06   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 19
Re: Greek Immigration / Visa issue.

Hi This was an OLD post from about a year ago. The issue has all been sorted out.
Thanks Tom
__________________

__________________
onehalfmoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:48.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.