I am planning a short, tourism trip from Germany to France, entirely by train.
I have a Brazilian passport, thus in general I do not need to apply to Schengen visas beforehand, since it can be issued directly on arrival at any Schengen area country.
Currently, I legally live and work in Germany under a work visa. However, one week before my travel date, my working visa will expire. By then, I will be waiting for my residence permit, hence I will only have a Fiktionsbescheinigung. This is a provisional residence permit, but it does not allow me to leave and reenter Germany.
Given that I have never had a tourist visa (meaning I comply with the 90/180 tourism stays in Schengen area contries), would I be able to enter France/reenter Germany as a tourist?
Relatedly, I am also concerned about the travel taking place by train. Since, as far as I know, passport checks are not common when traveling between Schengen countries, what would happen in case no one checks my passport and issues me a tourism visa at the French border, but I later get checked when reentering Germany?
- Arrived in Germany with a work visa (never had a tourism visa.)
- Will have stayed for 6 months.
- Visa will be expired and I will have a Fiktionsbescheinigung.
- Plan to travel from Germany to France by train for tourism, then back.