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I'm from South Africa and have received a long-stay study visa from the French Embassy in South Africa, for entry and exit into France for a year, to do 3 months of research work in Montpellier, France. My 3 months end on the 14th December 2013 and I would like to visit some European countries of which I will spend most 2 days per country before heading back to South Africa. I would like to find out can I enter and exit the Schengen countries with this visa or do I need to apply for a Schengen visa here in France?

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marked as duplicate by Karlson, Vince, HaLaBi, Dirty-flow, Mark Mayo Nov 13 '13 at 23:14

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Does the following question solve your problem? travel.stackexchange.com/questions/11114/… –  Relaxed Nov 13 '13 at 15:34
See also travel.stackexchange.com/questions/19147/… –  Relaxed Nov 13 '13 at 15:35