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Are there required amounts of money to enter the EU?

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Do I need proof of income or savings?
13 years ago, September 29th 2007 No: 1 Msg: #20222  
I'm traveling from the US to an unchosen place in EU. I've never traveled to Europe. Is there a border check at some point where you have to prove you have a certain amount of money while you stay?

I ask, because I was crossing the border from US to Canada and they only allowed me entry the times I had cash on me.
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13 years ago, September 30th 2007 No: 2 Msg: #20253  
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within the EU no Reply to this

13 years ago, October 2nd 2007 No: 3 Msg: #20323  
It depends how long your staying for. I'm doing an exchange year in France and had to prove savings to get a visa, but it won't matter if you're just travelling through briefly. Reply to this

13 years ago, October 2nd 2007 No: 4 Msg: #20346  
Cool. Because my real plan is to drift there, like I am traveling here. Work when I get it, hitch hike, panhandle, etc. I plan to do this for a few years, without visa of course. Reply to this

13 years ago, October 4th 2007 No: 5 Msg: #20442  
> Work
Legally this is no option.

> for a few years, without visa of course

You can only stay without a visa in the Schengen area for 90 days in any period of 180 days. Thus after 3 months you have to leave the Schengen area for 3 months before you can return.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schengen_Agreement Reply to this

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