- is a Bangladeshi citizen with an up-to-date Bangladeshi passport;
- has an up-to-date multi-entry Schengen visa (issued by France) in that passport;
- normally resides and works in the UK, and was accordingly issued a Tier 2 BRP (Biometric Resident Permit), which is not due to expire for another year or two;
- is presently stranded in Spain; here's how:
- Person A took a short trip to Spain from the UK. The BRP was stolen from them (pickpocketed) en route to the airport for departure back to the UK. For not having the BRP, Ryanair denied them boarding for their direct flight to the UK, despite Person A having obtained a police report at the airport immediately upon discovery of the theft, and despite Person A having their boarding pass, Bangladeshi passport, and BRP serial numbers/expiry date/etc.
- has notified the UK Home Office of the theft of the BRP;
- is awaiting an appointment in Madrid, with the private company contracted for this purpose by the Home Office, to receive a replacement BRP visa, having selected the "fast-track" option. (Neither the British Consulate in Barcelona, nor the British Embassy in Madrid, seem to process such visa matters directly anymore: sadly, these functions appear to have been privatised by the British government.)
- How long can Person A expect to wait for the replacement BRP visa to be issued, after the appointment?
- Can person A travel overland, without risk, to other Schengen countries during this waiting period? (I.e. is the Bangladeshi passport with Schengen visa sufficient, or is there a possibility, even a small one, that officials at the Portuguese or French border will additionally demand the BRP?)