I have a Schengen visa from Germany which says valid until 10/12/2014.

I landed in Germany today and to my surprise, the passport officer pointed out that my visa says stay allowed for 30 days only and I have already used 28 days in past visits. There is a section on my visa stamp which says "Duration of stay=30". But I wasn't aware or noticed this restriction before. My return flight is booked after 8 days so if I leave then, I will be overstaying by 6 days.

I was let in but advised to leave out of Schengen area by tomorrow.

Apart from the fact I will lose lot of money on my flight bookings, I came for a very urgent personal matter and I really need to stay for next 8 days here. I have read on forums that a few days overstay is fine.

Is it too risky to overstay by 6 days? I live and work in UK on a work visa. Will I have problem entering the UK? Do they verify if I have overstayed in a Schengen country?

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    Border guards have a bit of leeway but you can't assume that it's going to be fine. “Personal reasons” is actually a valid reason to get an extension, so you could in principle approach the authorities to try to get one but it's not guaranteed (and it's now Saturday so by Monday it might already be too late). – Relaxed Nov 15 '14 at 17:34
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    Also, living in the UK, you might have a lot of occasions to go to the Schengen area in the future, you want to be careful about that too. – Relaxed Nov 15 '14 at 17:34
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    @Dan Formally, the maximum stay is just as binding as the validity date. The fact that the visa is still valid is not enough to be safe, border guards are expressly supposed to check the duration of stay. – Relaxed Nov 15 '14 at 19:15
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    If you apply for an extension of any non-family UK visa and a sharp-eyed case worker spots a Schengen overstay, they will refuse on the grounds that you do not honour visa T's and C's. Even if your UK history is clean. – Gayot Fow Nov 15 '14 at 22:08
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    @Dan If they don't notice and just give you an exit stamp, it would still be possible for someone else to notice the problem later on (e.g. when applying for another visa) based on the entry and exit stamps themselves. – Relaxed Nov 15 '14 at 22:41