A large country in Western Europe.

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Canada to India via Germany on Expired Canadian Visa [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen living in Canada on work permit which expired on 31st May. I have already applied for Work Permit extension but it is still in process and have not received yet. I need to ...
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holiday from Munich [on hold]

We are visiting family near Munich. We would like to have a six day holiday, but we don't know where to go from Munich. We like smaller beautiful towns rather than big cities. Towns with quaint ...
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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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Copenhagen-Hamburg, Hamburg-Copenhagen

Last time I traveled with DB/DSB by train between these two cities there were hordes of people that did not have passports that created a lot of problems in both directions both in first class and ...
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Are there any issues with using credit cards in Germany?

On my last trip to Germany my credit cards (chip-based Visa and MasterCard) were declined more than usual. I've been there like 10 times and haven't noticed this before but on this trip train ticket ...
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Can I get to Germany from Norway with a single entry Schengen visa while having a flight transit in UK?

I have a single entry visa to Schengen countries(type c). I will be traveling to Norway from Toronto, Canada. I will stay for a week, then I will travel to Germany. My flight from Norway to Germany ...
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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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Can I visit Schengen countries on a Type-D Schengen Visa?

I’m going to Germany for a semester exchange and I have a long-stay visa from Germany. Can I travel to the other Schengen states during this period with this visa or do I have to apply for a separate ...
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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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German Schengen visa refused: what is the reason and how can I get a visa in the future?

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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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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Need to understand why my Schengen visa was refused

I applied for a schengen visa, to attend some interviews in Germany. I am a doctor, and a recruiting agency is arranging all the interviews. They provided me with an invitation letter, stating they ...
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German Visa application

I am planning to visit my boyfriend in June for three months, however my biggest problem is proving that I have a reason to come back. I recently completed my studies in Hotel Reception and was ...
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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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Can I go to Germany with a Schengen visa from another country after failing to get a German visa?

I have to travel to Germany and Switzerland for business purpose. I have already been here 2 years ago. I have applied for business visa to the German consulate twice and both times the application ...
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This was there reasons for my visa refusal and I want appeal [duplicate]

Good morning everyone, I'm supposed to travel on 23rd of January as my football soccer program will start on thr 25th of January and end February 25th, but my visa was refused twice. I went with a ...
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Flying to Germany from USA as Dual Citizen, passport use? [duplicate]

My daughter and I are dual citizens (US and German). When we book a flight to Germany from the USA, the airline asks for passport details. I understood to use the passport that lets you legally ...
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Self-defense and sensible areas on Germany? [on hold]

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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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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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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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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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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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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First-time long haul flight from Europe to Taiwan, any suggestions? [closed]

I have to take a flight from Germany to Taiwan (Taipei), however I have zero long haul flying experience from the past. Before posting this question I saw this helpful post in the se: How do you ...
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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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Is it true that a “dekoriert”-sign means that naked women are dancing?

During carnival in German-speaking Europe, there are a lot of bars that have a sign at the front door stating "dekoriert", which means decorated. However, when you go inside, there are no decorations ...
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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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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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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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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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If you have a rental car from outside Germany, can you enter the environmental zones?

If you have a rental car from outside Germany, without a so called "Umwelt-plakette" or environmental sticker what do I have to do to enter the environmental zones? Can I get a waiver if I show that I ...
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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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What kind of Visa do I need to land on the EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg?

Assuming I'm not a citizen of the European union, and that I have a Schengen Visa with Germany as the main destination, do I need to make any special arrangements to land at this airport? The ...
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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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Any walking tours (in English) in Cologne or nearby?

I'll be in Cologne, Germany a few days this summer. Usually when I'm staying alone in a city (assuming I have time) I'll try to find a walking tour of some sort as it gives me an opportunity to meet ...
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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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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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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 1½ hours enough for a transit at Munich airport?

I'm heading to India next week and have a connection in Munich, Germany. I made the mistake of booking a flight with only an hour and a half layover (freaking out!) and I'm wondering if I'll have to ...
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Prepaid mobile phone package for Frankfurt, Germany

I am visiting my sister in Frankfurt Germany and I want to buy a prepaid card with calling time, SMS and mainly Internet. I saw the other replies but the sites that were posted from other users are ...
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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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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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Can I buy a sim card for prepaid internet for the USA from Germany?

I am currently planning a 3 month trip to the USA (Pittsburgh, PA). As I have never been in the US and only rarely abroad and I was never alone abroad before I really want to make sure that I have ...