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Is Schengen visa extension possible?

Is there anyone out there who has had any luck extending their stay in a country that is part of the Schengen Agreenment? We are an American couple aboard our boat which is currently in Iceland. It is a part of Schengen, but not a part of the EU. We spent about a month and a half sailing around Greenland (which is also Schengen) so we have approx. a month and a half left in any Schengen Country.

Our plan was to sail from Greenland to Iceland to Ireland, arriving in Ireland in the beginning of September to avoid the inclement weather that begins around that time. Unfortunately, we were delayed by weather and equipment failure which has kept us in Greenland and Iceland longer than expected.

We are also losing our crew in a couple of days. We very much hope to get a weather window to Ireland, but as the days tick by we are starting to get concerned. Just yesterday we battled 50+ knots of wind here in the harbour.

Our boat is our home…we have no other land based accommodations to go to if forced to leave. We have no desire to acquire jobs here and can prove that we have the financial means not to be a burden.

We have contacted the US embassy, but they cannot offer any advice except to contact Icelandic Immigration. We hope to speak to them tomorrow, but I just wondered if anyone has had any luck at all in extending their stay in such conditions.

Any information or help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Is Schengen visa extension possible?

You need to contact Útlendingastofnun / "Directorate of Immigration" www . utl . is

Living aboard a sailboat in Iceland over winter doesn't sound pleasant. It's probably possible but would be lonely since you would be among the very few and quite possibly the only ones.

You can get an extension on your visa provided with proof of force majeure so they won't force you to leave if the weather is unreasonable. For a residency permit you will probably need to show proof of health insurance and proof of subsistence. Seeing that you've sailed to Iceland and many other parts of the world should be enough proof to show that you plan to leave.

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Re: Is Schengen visa extension possible?

Thank you Mimir,

We are getting in touch with Immigration and hope for a favourable outcome.

I must say that I think a winter in Iceland would be lovely...though perhaps you should ask me again at the end of the season. *grin* Seriously, Iceland gets the tail end of the gulf stream which keeps its winter fairly mild for this northern latitude. Quite a few locals have told us that it is milder than most expect and it certainly sounds a lot warmer than where I lived in Colorado for ten years.

Right now we're just crossing our fingers that we are able to extend our stay here.

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Re: Is Schengen visa extension possible?

Hope it works out for you. I spend a lot of time in Northern Ireland and the weather gets pretty dicey this time of year. Lots of powerful lows.

If you do get to Ireland consider resting up in Belfast. There is a nice little marina on the edge of the city. Not much in the way of services but very sheltered and relatively inexpensive.

If you get over here let me know and I'll show you the sights in exchange for a good briefing on your travels.

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Re: Is Schengen visa extension possible?

Another option might be applying for a visa to a different schengen country, France, Italy, Slovenia etc. but you have to state that you aregoingto visit that country. Schengen visa is valid in all schengen countries. After you get a visafrom one of them you can stay whereever you are.
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Re: Is Schengen visa extension possible?

Sorry for the trouble. I'm sure you would prefer to be holed up in Ireland/UK, which I do not think are Schengen participants. However, they must have their own limitations. Hopefully, you'll get across the north Atlantic.

If you stay in Iceland, will you be up on the hard? Worst case might be to leave the boat and return to the States for a few months.
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Re: Is Schengen visa extension possible?

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If you get over here let me know and I'll show you the sights in exchange for a good briefing on your travels.

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Thanks Mike,

We won't be in that area until some time next year, but if you're still there perhaps we could meet up. We'd love a bit of local knowledge/tour in exchange for stories.

I'm not sure where next winter will find us, but somewhere in Northern Ireland is certainly a possibility. As of right now they are not a signee of the Schengen which means we could spend a great part the spring exploring Iceland, The Faroe Islands, and Ireland then head to Northern Ireland to reset our visa in the Schengen countries.

Thanks again for the offer!

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Another option might be applying for a visa to a different schengen country, France, Italy, Slovenia etc. but you have to state that you aregoingto visit that country. Schengen visa is valid in all schengen countries. After you get a visafrom one of them you can stay whereever you are.
Hmmm…I wonder if we would then be required to visit the country where we acquired the visa extension. It is certainly an interesting possibility that I will check out. Thanks!
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Sorry for the trouble. I'm sure you would prefer to be holed up in Ireland/UK, which I do not think are Schengen participants. However, they must have their own limitations. Hopefully, you'll get across the north Atlantic.

If you stay in Iceland, will you be up on the hard? Worst case might be to leave the boat and return to the States for a few months.
You know, I thought that I would MUCH rather be in Ireland this winter, but the longer we are here in Reykjavík the more I'm falling in love with this city. Also, despite all of my preconceptions about the weather, I'm finding that winters here are much milder than I originally thought.

As for the boat, she will definitely stay in the water. We've found an extremely protected spot rafted up to a fishing boat that will not be moving for the rest of the season. It is sheltered from both wind and waves and, whether we stay here or leave for a bit, Drake and I feel comfortable with this spot.
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Re: Is Schengen visa extension possible?

Best of luck to you both!!

Will the harbor freeze over in the winter? I have this vision of three feet of ice, which may demonstrate my misunderstanding of Iceland. Having to run bubblers all winter would worry me, if the ice was really bad. I'm sure you have it figured out.

Sorry the master plan didn't work out. What broke on the boat?
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