I am from India and I have recently travelled to Germany. I had a visa type C that allowed to stay there for 9 days. I entered Germany on 6th March, 2017 and I was supposed to leave Germany on 14th March, 2017. But I had to leave on 16th March, 2017.
Unfortunately, while coming back to India, my flight from Berlin to Frankfurt was cancelled due to an airport strike in Berlin. The airline was Lufthansa. My flight from Berlin to Frankfurt was supposed to leave Berlin at 07:45 and reach Frankfurt at 08:55. My connecting flight to Chennai leaves Frankfurt at 10:15. I reached Berlin airport at 06:30 only to find out that my flight had gotten cancelled. They had not even informed me about the strike until I went to their counter in Berlin airport.
Had I been informed of the strike earlier, I would have directly gone to Frankfurt to catch my flight to Chennai. They said there wasn't any flight available for 2 days (i.e free) out of Germany to India and they couln't accommodate me in Frankfurt. So, I asked them to book for the next available flight, which was after 2 days. After 2 days, on reaching Frankfurt airport from Berlin, I was stopped at Immigration, saying that I had stayed in Germany longer than what my visa permitted.
I was then escorted to the police station where the police charged me with a criminal offence legal code 95 Abs. 1 Nr. 2 AufenthG. I boarded the next flight back to India and came back. Here, I would like to know 4 things:
- Will my passport be blacklisted or something forever?
- Will this criminal record show up every time my passport is checked/swiped by any country's immigration department?
- How should I proceed while applying for visas to other countries. Ex: the Hong Kong pre-arrival registration form has a question that asks a person if they had ever over-stayed/have any criminal record in other countries. So, how should I answer this?
- I am planning to do my Master's abroad. Will the universities be aware of the incident using my passport number?