Traveling to Schengen while waiting for extension

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rhiday
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Traveling to Schengen while waiting for extension

Post by rhiday » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:10 pm

Hi everyone,

I just received a job offer from Norway, for which I need to be there next week. But my current resident permit in Finland has just expired unfortunately. I've already applied for extension and now waiting for the new card. Can I travel to Norway during the waiting time?

It looks like Poliisi can extend visa "if the visa holder is able to present proof of serious personal reasons" (http://www.poliisi.fi/licences/other_pe ... _extension). I'm not sure if its applicable in my case.

Does anyone have similar experience? :(



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Upphew
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Re: Traveling to Schengen while waiting for extension

Post by Upphew » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:21 am

rhiday wrote:Hi everyone,

I just received a job offer from Norway, for which I need to be there next week. But my current resident permit in Finland has just expired unfortunately. I've already applied for extension and now waiting for the new card. Can I travel to Norway during the waiting time?

It looks like Poliisi can extend visa "if the visa holder is able to present proof of serious personal reasons" (http://www.poliisi.fi/licences/other_pe ... _extension). I'm not sure if its applicable in my case.

Does anyone have similar experience? :(
Visa is for visiting, residence permit is for residing. You can't extend visa as you don't have one. You could ask if you would get one, but I think police would act just like McD clerk if asked for filet mignon.
http://google.com http://translate.google.com http://urbandictionary.com
Visa is for visiting, Residence Permit for residing.


rhiday
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Re: Traveling to Schengen while waiting for extension

Post by rhiday » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:41 pm

Yeah, you are right. I visited a police station today morning and the lady in counter reacted just like that. She was also suspecting I am trying to 'fly away'.


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Re: Traveling to Schengen while waiting for extension

Post by betelgeuse » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:47 pm

rhiday wrote:I just received a job offer from Norway, for which I need to be there next week. But my current resident permit in Finland has just expired unfortunately. I've already applied for extension and now waiting for the new card. Can I travel to Norway during the waiting time?
De facto due to the Nordic Passport Union there should not be problems to travel. However, de jure safest would be to get a Visa from the Norwegian embassy in Helsinki.


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Re: Traveling to Schengen while waiting for extension

Post by Upphew » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:59 am

betelgeuse wrote:
rhiday wrote:I just received a job offer from Norway, for which I need to be there next week. But my current resident permit in Finland has just expired unfortunately. I've already applied for extension and now waiting for the new card. Can I travel to Norway during the waiting time?
De facto due to the Nordic Passport Union there should not be problems to travel. However, de jure safest would be to get a Visa from the Norwegian embassy in Helsinki.
It doesn't handle visa or rp applications. www.norway.no/fi/finland/
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Visa is for visiting, Residence Permit for residing.


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Re: Traveling to Schengen while waiting for extension

Post by liame » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:33 am

note that you might not be able to return to finland if you leave the country now:

18. I have submitted an application for a residence permit in Finland. May I leave Finland and then return to Finland to await my decision?

Yes, you may, if a Finnish mission (embassy or consulate) grants you a visa or if you can return visa-free. Please remember that you will not necessarily be granted a visa for the purpose of returning to Finland.

The Finnish mission decides whether to grant you a visa or not. If the mission does not grant you a visa or you for some other reason are unable to return to Finland, you will be informed of your residence permit decision by the Finnish mission.


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