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
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????