A large country in Western Europe.

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Can I go to Germany for a family reunion apply, right after an overstay?

I've stayed in Germany 11 days longer than the 90/180 rule alows (I'm a Brasilian national). Leaving Munich airport I only had to sign a form confirming I understood the committed infraction. The ...
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How to appeal a German visa refusal?

I have applied for visit visa to Germany, all the documents were correct but my visa was refused stating reason number 9 (Your intention to leave the territory of the Member States before the expiry ...
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Passport validity requirement while reentering Germany for residents (blue card)

I am looking for some information (couldn't find any clear pointers) on the following scenario: I am a non-EU foreign national living in Germany and I am holding a blue card. My visa is valid but my ...
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How to apply for german transit visa?

I have a transit at Frankfurt en route to India. It looks like I need transit visa at Frankfurt (my H1B visa on passport expired, I only have valid I-797). How can I apply for German(or Schengen) ...
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Can I apply for Schengen Visa in my home country even though I have stayed in Australia for the last 6 months?

This is completely new and weird rule for Schengen Visas. I am currently holding a valid Indian passport but residing in Australia for my studies. I recently came down to India to visit my parents on ...
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Deported from a GCC country, can I get a study visa for Germany?

I will be applying for a study visa to Germany soon. But the thing is that I have been deported from a GCC country for overstaying my visa. There are no deportation stamps on my passport as I didn't ...
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Self-defense and sensible areas on Germany? [closed]

I'm planning to do a trip with my sister to Europe, and after the refugee attacks on woman on Cologne I'm wondering if is still safe for woman to travel to Germany? Should I go everywhere with my ...
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Does Germany enforce a six month passport rule?

Some countries require you to have six months remaining on your passport in order to visit. According to this list, Germany is not among them, but this note from the US State department says "U.S. ...
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Do I need to buy a flight ticket for my appealing to the german embassy [closed]

Good day everyone, I applied for a german visa and it was refused. I want to write appeal later with other documents that will show that I will come back after my one month soccer program. My ...
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Where to safely park a car in Hamburg for few days?

I am driving to Hamburg in few days and will stay there three days. Is there s any public, safe parking not far from the city centre? Otherwise, is there any private parking having good prices for ...
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Can I bring iphone from USA and give it to my friend in Germany if she meets me in transit area?

My friend has Schengen visa and she lives in Italy. I have a layover in Germany for 5 hrs but I do not have visa but I can stay in transit area. I have to give the iphone I am bringing from USA. Is ...
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Choosing the Airline for a long-haul fligt, Europe to Taiwan

I have to take a flight from Germany to Taiwan (Taipei), however I have zero long haul flying experience from the past. There are different options for traveling from Germany to Taipei, but the only ...
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Can a Schengen visa holder leave the airport in a Schengen non-destination country during layover before arrival to the Schengen destination country? [duplicate]

The traveller has Schengen tourist multi-entry visa, the main destination in Schengen area is Germany (Berlin), however there's have a long 22 hrs layover in Vienna/Austria, can s/he use the layover ...
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Why do some airlines charge more for break journeys

I am planning to visit Atlanta in the US from Munich. I also have a friend of mine in Toronto and I see Air Canada and Lufthansa do have halts at Toronto on the way to Atlanta or back to Munich. Air ...
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Re-using a multiple entry visa, do I need to document my stay to the customs officer?

I have been to France with schengen visa before 2 months. I am planning to go to Germany now. The visa is still valid and it is multiple entry. That should be sufficient for my Germany travel. Do I ...
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Can a Blue card holder in Germany travel to UK as dependent?

My wife is working in UK (with a Tier-2 ICT long term) and I am working in Germany with a Blue card. Both of us are non-EU nationals. (India to be specific). If I wish to visit my wife in week-ends ...
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Schengen main destination

From what I understand the main destination of a Schengen visa is the country that you will spend the most period of the trip in. I've my Schengen issued from Germany - multiple entries - and I ...
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Use Schengen visa to enter a different country [duplicate]

I would like to know if it's possible to use a Schengen visa issued from Germany to enter France - Especially after the last regulations after the latest events?
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Germany visa rejected because less funds [closed]

My German Visa is rejected due to insufficient funds. I applied to go with my wife and 3 year daughter. I have shown 8741 euro in my bank account. Our stay was for only 12 days and 11 nights. Should ...
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Entering Belgium with a visa for Germany

I am going to apply for visa to go Germany, but I have an idea to go Belgium too. Is it possible to enter Belgium if I have visa for Germany.
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Passport control within Schengen area [closed]

I'm latin-american, don't need visa to enter (90/180 applies). I have been living in Sweden for two years with a residence permit during which I finished a master and right know I am applying to ...
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Indian citizen visiting Germany from US

I am an Indian citizen who was studying in the United States for the past 2 years. My course is completing in December 2015 and I plan to visit Germany on my way back to India, I am moving back to ...
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Single day trip from Munich to Liechtenstein

I am planning for a 1 day trip to Liechtenstein. I have found a way to get there by first going to Lindau and then to Schaan or Vaduz. Now my questions: 1) Is there any cheaper and time saving route ...
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Do Chinese citizen need finland transit visa? [duplicate]

I'm a Chinese. I will start from Korea, transit Finland(transit time is about 3 hours) to Germany, Berlin. I already knew I must have Germany visa. Must i have a Finland visa? i just am going to ...
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Is it possible to buy a German prepaid SIM Card from outside Germany?

I live in Spain but I will be travelling to Germany in a few months (February 2016) and I'd like to buy a prepaid SIM card to have internet on my phone while I'm there. I've been to Germany before ...
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How long does it take to send postcard from Germany to India

I sent a postcard from Munich (Germany) near Ostbahnof station to my friend in Gurgaon (Delhi, India) on 12th of October. I asked the man how much he said 80 cents. Whether he included the stamp or ...
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Bus from Gorlitz (Germany) to Zgorzelec (Poland)

Is this the bus from Gorlitz train station to Zgorzelec train station? http://www.vgg-goerlitz.de/strecken-fahrplaene/linie/9-linie-p
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Applying for Schengen Visa after (German) Student visa expires IN Schengen area?

I am a Indian national (not eligible for 90-days visa free program) spending a semester in Germany on a German Student Visa right now. My student visa expires in the third week of December, but I want ...
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Options for cheap, private month-long stay in Munich

I would like to travel to Munich for a month and am considering accommodation. I realize that hostels are very cheap, but I would be willing to pay more for a private room. Renting an apartment for a ...
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Schengen visa entry [duplicate]

Hi I am Ashraf from Eygpt I have schengen visa type c multiple entry from Switzerland for 5 years I already used it 2 time for going to Switzerland but now I need to go for Germany to Hanover and its ...
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single-ticket trip in Brandenburg, Germany

I recall that we once used brandenburg tickets in a group of 3 people. Another time, some local german gentelmen helped us to buy two tickets to Frankfurt-Oder at Tegel Airport. Now, I am going to ...
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Schengen visa refusal on threat to public policy, security, health (Germany)

I applied for German Schengen visa as a medical escort to my relative in a different country from where I reside, but my visa application was refused and the refusal letter was written in German as ...
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Cheapest way to travel from Köln to Bristol

i am planning to visit my friends in Bristol during new year 2016. What is the cheapest way to travel at that time from Köln? What can be the expected cost?
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Transit visa in frankfurt airport [duplicate]

I have Colombian passport and I am traveling to Barcelona , Spain. I dont have visa for Germany but my flight goes througth Frankfurt. Do I need a transit visa or not?
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Receive packages from Amazon.de while in Germany for 3 weeks (Tourist)

I'm going to Germany for 3 weeks in December. While I'm there I'd like to order a few things off Amazon.de and have them delivered at the place I'm staying in (it's a paid apartment and the owners are ...
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Do I need a transit visa for UK? [duplicate]

I am an Indian studying Germany with category D visa. I need to travel to India and back to Germany through British airway which has a transit at London Airport. Do I need a transit visa, if I am not ...
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A good way to go from Dresden to Warsaw? [closed]

I will start the journey in the middle of Nov. I do not want to fly. Is there any good way, i mean, cheap and convenient, to go from Dresden to Warsaw? I do not drive. I hear that it is cheaper ...
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Need advice before applying for Schengen (Visit to friends and family or tourist)

I'm an Indian Passport holder and an Indian Citizen. I'm 19. I want to travel to Germany for a week to meet a close friend (who's a German national) Now I have every document required. Finance not a ...
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Seat availability on DB ICE train Brussels - Cologne

I'm thinking of taking my family (5 of us in total) from London to Cologne just before Christmas, travelling by Eurostar to Brussels then DB ICE from Brussels to Cologne. But, I read an account from ...
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Schengen Refusal Visa [duplicate]

just wanna have some help from you guys. Its about my application for visit visa going to germany. I got the result yesterday,but sad to say its refused. The reason were the embassy said are: ...
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Do I need a pre-paid hotel reservation to apply for a Schengen visa?

I would like to know if pre-paid hotel accommodation is mandatory to apply for a Schengen visa? Since I have fully paid flight tickets, should I also go for pre-paid hotel accommodation? Right now ...
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Train trip from Stockholm to Hamburg via Copenhagen next week (amid closures due to migrants/refugees)

One month ago I planned and booked my trip from Stockholm to Hamburg for next Monday (14/09). Stockholm -- Copenhagen (SJ) and Copenhagen -- Hamburg (DB) My trip would also include the ferry transfer ...
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Does a “refused Schengen visa” application affect future Employment/Jobseeker visa applications? [closed]

My wife and I have been thinking to move to Germany through employment for quite some time. However, we decided to visit Germany first as a tourist, in order to get a better feeling about the country ...
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Getting to Sembach, Germany from Frankfurt Airport

What would be the best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sembach in Germany (and back), assuming that renting a car at airport and driving there directly is not an option. Google Maps tells ...
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travel before visa start date and arrive on visa start date? [duplicate]

I'm on a student visa to Germany. visa validity is from 1/10/15. Can I travel on 30/9/15 and arrive in Germany on 1/10/15 (local time)?
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Nature trip in Germany [closed]

I am planning a trip to Germany for the end of September, any good place where to go? In particular, I would like to see some nice lakes.
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Transit VISA for India-Germany-Amsterdam

I am travelling from India to Netherlands, and have Schengen VISA for Netherlands. I have a flight layover at Frankfurt, Germany. Do I need a transit VISA for changing flights (same terminal)?
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What forms of identification can I use if I don't have a credit / debit card on the Deutsche Bahn if passports aren't allowed? [duplicate]

I will be traveling on my own to Germany in a few days, and will take the train on Deutsche Bahn. I am 17, and have no credit cards, debit cards, etc. My parents will be booking the journey in ...
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Transit at Munich Airport

I am planning to buy a single ticket for Doha to Cologne via munich. my flight plan is Doha - Munich on Qatar Airways Munich - Cologne on airberlin Qatar Airways and airberlin have a codeshare ...
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Info re Schengan visa for a student [duplicate]

My 16 year old daughter is currently on a student exchange trip to Germany. We are South African and she has a South African passport. She has a visa for her six month stay in Germnay but the exchange ...