So I have a question if anyone can help me regarding the finer point of the Schengen visa!
I am an australian passport holder and I flew over to Amsterdam with my Australian partner on the 20th of February 2014. We then traveled by train to Berlin, where my partner is studying at university for a year. I returned to and flew out of Amsterdam at the end of May and returned to Australia.
My ticket to go back to visit my partner (for 6 weeks) would have me leaving Australia and entering Germany on the 5th of August 2014. This is 167 days after I entered the Netherlands in February.
Basically i want to know JUST HOW STRICT the Schengen visa requirements are. Would I be allowed in even though i am just shy of the 180 days? was my entry and exit from Amsterdam electronically recorded? Would it make a difference that I am returning to Germany and not the netherlands?
Any advice/experience would be much appreciated as i am meant to leave in just over a week, and didn't realise i hadn't made the exact 180 days.