posted on Oct, 9 2003 @ 07:19 AM
I'm sorry, I sohould have made it more clear. I come from bosnia, third world country, but I live in Austria now, and I still dont have austrian
citizenship. When I leave Austria and go to non-EU country or when I come back to Austria from non-EU, I have to go through screening. Its not a
regular passport check, our papers are always scanned with a computer. Some non-EU citizens dont go thorugh that, like people from chech republic,
slovakia or slovenia for example. Also if I want to go to EU country from Austria by plane, train or bus i cant purchase the ticket without showing
ID. If ID says EU country, then you can simply by the ticket without any record of your name, but if it says non-EU than they take your data. Its a
way of keeping track of imigrants in EU ( together with registration of your place of residence at the police station, you cant do anything without
that small piece of paper) Of course, not all train or bus stations follow this, they often ignore it.
I still dont have that card, btw.