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dublinamg
14th Sep 2018, 14:59
Just in the off chance some people here might know about this.
Got told that I would be going to Spain next week for work, Should be great news but..got into a bit of bother i Tenerife a couple of years back, brought to court and given bail to return to court but managed to get home as well.

My question is would this show up when the API goes in or are they only looking for serious stuff. Also the warrant would be for Tenerife so am wondering if that would be relevant as I am going to mainland Spain and not Tenerife.

I know I should have sorted it out before but am worried about what would happen if I go next week

ORAC
14th Sep 2018, 15:28
Yes, the information is passed through the Spanish police databases and, if there is a BOLO (Be On the Look Out) flag, you could be detained at the airport.

Airport arrests in Spain - GB Abogados (http://www.gbabogados.co.uk/airport-arrests-spain/)

friartuck
14th Sep 2018, 15:33
Fly to Portugal, Gib or France and bus or train in.....................

And get a lawyer eventually and sort it out - you can't spend the rest of your life avoiding Spain........

dublinamg
14th Sep 2018, 17:18
Yes, the information is passed through the Spanish police databases and, if there is a BOLO (Be On the Look Out) flag, you could be detained at the airport.

Airport arrests in Spain - GB Abogados (http://www.gbabogados.co.uk/airport-arrests-spain/)

Useful link thanks, A bit late for me to do now. I take it the Canaries are in the same system as the rest of Spain?

ORAC
14th Sep 2018, 20:11
Obviously - otherwise those seeking to entire Spain avoiding surveillance would do so via the Canaries.

WingNut60
14th Sep 2018, 21:17
Obviously - otherwise those seeking to entire Spain avoiding surveillance would do so via the Canaries.

Or, according to FriarTuck, by bus from Gibraltar.

ORAC
14th Sep 2018, 21:26
All the Schengen states share API data via SIS 2 - and presumably any bail jumper will also be flagged and arrested at any point of entry and held until an international arrest warrant is issued.

You can, of course, risk it.

https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/schengen-information-system_en