I got my 15-day visa [from 10 Nov to 24 Nov] in Finland and I booked my ticket [from 13 to 24], but there is a little problem, when returning from Finland there is a stopover in Frankfurt-Germany that will last 12 hours so my flight back from Frankfurt to Algiers will be on Nov 25th at 9:20 am. is that possible?

  • Can you clarify whether the two flights are on the same ticket, if you have any checked luggage, and where you intend to sleep during that night? – jcaron Nov 8 '19 at 13:03

No, it is not possible since you will be leaving the Schengen Area in Frankfurt after your visa has expired.

Even if the Border Control tolerated this, it may effect future applications since the exit stamp will show that you have overstayed.

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    It’s not as clear cut... OP may be able to go through Schengen exit passport control right after landing in Frankfurt, so still on the last day of the visa. It depends a lot on how transit is managed in Frankfurt and especially of overnight airside transit is allowed. I would suppose so in an airport the size of Frankfurt, but I’m not familiar with the details. – jcaron Nov 8 '19 at 12:42
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    The situation has been discussed many times for people departing from that final Schengen airport, I’m not so sure about a transit. Note that I’m not saying this is actually possible, but it does not seem completely impossible to me. In any case, even if possible, that’s cutting it very close, if there are any delays or cancellations it would all fall apart. – jcaron Nov 8 '19 at 13:00
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    It’s not a transit for immigration, but depending on the layout of the airport there may be a direct passage from Schengen airside to extra-Schengen airside, with a dedicated passport control, and most importantly, if OP is checked through and intends to sleep on the airport, they may already have the boarding pass. Airports usually prefer people to be waiting in the departures area, not the arrivals area, so it should be quite natural to go through passport control right away after landing. – jcaron Nov 8 '19 at 13:08
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    You get your boarding passes generally 24h ahead of the flight, some airlines even 30 days ahead. If it's a connection, you also typically have the continuation boarding passes, no matter how many hours ahead the flight is. – Aganju Nov 8 '19 at 14:19
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    You are missing my point. I was just correcting the assumption that 'a boarding pass couldn't be issued that far ahead (9.5 hours)'. I'm not saying such a boarding pass does you any good in this situation. – Aganju Nov 8 '19 at 15:55

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