I am a Peruvian citizen intending to travel to The Netherlands in July to visit my girlfriend, she is a dutch citizen. I intend to stay for 85 days or so, because I would like to visit a few friends in Germany as well. Just to give you a bit more of an insight in the matter, we, Peruvians haven't had the need to apply for a visa for stays shorter than 90 days in any Schengen country since February 2017 I believe. The Schengen community signed a treaty with Peru and Colombia to make this possible.
Peruvians could enter the country free of hassle, as long as we fulfilled certain requirements, which included: having enough funds to cover expenses, return ticket, valid passport, travel insurance, booking for hotels or an invitaton from the person hosting you. I, in fact, travelled to The Netherlands to visit my girlfriend back in September 2017 and had no issues at the immigration counter because I fulfilled all of the requirements.
However, a new requirement has been added to this list in recent times and that is documentary evidence that you have sufficient reasons to return to your country. Unfortunately, I will not have this as the contract with my current employer will finish at the end of June (travelling in July for this reason) and I don't own any property in my country of origin. So with that in mind, I would like to know how detrimental it could be for my admittance into the country not to have this document? Even while fulfilling all the other requirements and having a clear record of not staying illegally anywhere.
Should I instead reduce the length of my desired stay to make the admittance process smoother and then try and extend my permit once I am there? Or could the officer at the immigration counter be more lenient given that I do have all the other requirements covered and my record is clear?
And just to clarify, I do intend to return to Peru as I would not like to jeopardize my chances of visiting my girlfriend again in the near or far future.
Any answers would be highly appreciated!!