Currently, I am a non EU national staying in France. Recently, my residence permit (titre-de-sejour) has expired and it is in the process of renewal. So, a temporary residence permit (récépissé) is issued to me which essentially certificates the renewal of French residence permit but also clearly mentions that it valid only with the expired/old residence permit. By French law, this both documents allow me to travel inside Schengen area. Besides, it is not my first temporary residence permit (récépissé), so again traveling in Schengen is valid.
Now trouble begins here, my wallet was stolen in Paris metro few days ago. So, I lost my expired French residence permit (titre-de-sejour). Formally a police complaint has been filed in Paris, Police handed over me the copy of police report clearly mentioning my French residence permit (titre de sejour) is stolen. Fortunately, my passport and temporary residence permit (récépissé) are safe. It will take long time for new residence permit.
I have to appear for interview in Rotterdam (Netherlands) on urgent basis. I possess a photo copy of expired titre-de-sejour, original Passport, temporary residence permit (récépissé) and police report. On the pretext of this event, Is it
- legal to cross borders by train with this set of documents?
- what are possible fines and other repercussions if police or other authorities object the photocopy of expired French residence permit in Netherlands or Belgium?