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I am a Filipino passport holder and let's just say that I currently have a valid visa (and am living in) an Eastern European country that is not part of the Schengen system. Should I want to visit a Western European country could I apply for a visa at the country where I am currently staying in the Balkans?

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Yes, you can - but they want to see a justification why you're not applying from within your home country.

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The justification can be as simple as "I'm living in this country (please see attached copy of my residence permit)".

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Actually, being a residence of the country where you apply is a requirement for French visa at least. So being a tourist is not enough, even if you have good reasons. –  guigui42 Mar 7 '13 at 3:15

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