An agreement among many European countries whereby the borders between them may be crossed without border formalities but for which citizens of various other countries need an overall visa.

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Any site for booking travel tickets for visa without paying?

I need to submit a travel itinerary in order to apply for Schengen Visa. Is there any site (like Expedia, Orbitz, etc) where I can book a round-trip flights for a week? In Orbitz, I can do it for 24 ...
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Schengen visa: Interrupted stay

We have a Schengen visa for two years which states “multi entry” max stay 90 days, and UK visa for 10 years. My question is that we wish to go to AMS stay there for a month and later on go to UK for ...
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Arriving at night before Schengen visa valid date?

I'll be traveling to Germany this May and my planes would arrive at 4 May 20.30 at Frankfurt Airport but the Schengen visa that I received is valid only at 5 May. Is it possible to enter if it's only ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Switzerland? [duplicate]

I'm a green card holder and I have a Syrian passport, my main destination is Lebanon and I'm going through Geneva airport. Do I need a transit visa?
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Can i stay to Zurich airport If I reach before my visa starts?

I have a query regarding transit visa. I am a student at the Indian Institute of Technology in Jodhpur, India. I am going to visit Switzerland during this summer as a student trainee. I got my visa ...
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Slovenia as the point of entry for schengen visa multiple entry and suggested trips [on hold]

I want to get a multi entry Schengen visa . currently i am working in UK on a ICT 2 Tier Short term (My Nationality is Indian). I still have one month more to go to apply for the Schengen visa as the ...
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Can I apply for UK tourist visa from France if I have a Schengen visa issued by Germany?

I want to visit UK. I have a Schengen visa issued by Germany. Can I apply UK tourist visa from France? Or do I have to apply from Germany?
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Is it permitted to attend to a programming conference under the tourist Schengen visa?

Let's say I already have a tourist Schengen visa which will be valid at the time of the conference, so getting another visa is not exactly desirable. I plan to pay for the conference myself and the ...
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Does Schengen visa proof of transport requirement include travel inside Europe?

The Schengen checklist for short stay when applying from South Africa via France includes this (emphasis mine): "All transfers (flight/ferry/train/bus/taxi) showing entry & exit from France ...
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Single Entry Duration [on hold]

I've applied for multiple entry to French Embassy but in case I get single entry. How long is it going to be valid for. A few years ago I got a single entry from Dutch embassy but it was valid for ...
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Lufthansa flight - Manchester to Ankara connecting at Munich. Do I go through security again?

I'm flying from Manchester to Ankara with Lufthansa. I land at Munich then have an another flight to Ankara with an hour in between. Will I have to go through security again? or show my passport to ...
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Hotel voucher for applying for a Schengen Visa in NYC (email confirmations not acceptable)

I realised that this might have been asked before from this Visa for France - showing actual hotel booking? I did that when I was in the UK as well. I showed them email confirmations from Booking.com ...
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Covering Letter for Europe stay

I am travelling to Europe for two months and I have a covering letter from my uncle from Czech Republic which states that he will bear all my expenses and accommodation during the two month stay. My ...
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Schengen Visa questions

I am planning a trip across Europe but I'm a bit sketchy on the details and would really appreciate some help with the following questions: 1) I have a temporary UK residency since I'm a student ...
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What is “employer letter” for Schengen when I'm in college?

One of the requirements to apply for a Schengen visa to Germany from the US is reference letter from your employer I'm a student in a university. Do I just need a document confirming that ...
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Schengen visa, in refugee travel document from USA

I'm a stateless refugee from Estonia with a traveler refugee document issued by USA, and Schengen visa by Spain consulate in USA. My visa was issued from 1st june 2015 until 24th jun 2015, 9 days ...
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Single Schengen Visa Entrance [duplicate]

I have a schengen visa for single entrance. My itinerary shows that My first entry country will be Italy. At the same time, on my visa there is no country restriction written. My plans have changed ...
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Entering Schengen area 5 days before the Visa date starts

I have Business visit in Madrid, and when I applied for the Schengen visa (Business) my plan was to go Madrid on 24-04-2014; therefore, I applied and I got the visa with valid date starts on ...
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Schengen Visa - Port of entry different from issuing country [duplicate]

I applied for Schengen visa from Switzerland , but could not travel due to unforeseen circumstances,. My visa is valid for 3 months and i have an Italy trip planned, but since my port of entry was ...
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Is it possible for me to take a visa to Vienna and travel to Prague? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen residing in the UAE. I'm planning to travel to Prague. The problem is that the visa procedure for Prague is very expensive. Can I apply for a Schengen visa to Austria and then ...
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Changing plans after getting a Schengen visa

I am an Indian student in the UK. If I already had a single entry Schengen visa and I apply again to the French embassy, will I be issued with multiple-entry? If I get the visa, but due to a problem, ...
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Single entry schengen visa for a cruise? [duplicate]

If I am taking a cruise starting from Rome and covering only Schengen countries. Is single entry Schengen visa adequate for the trip
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Belgium visa but travelling to Italy [duplicate]

I have a multiple entry Belgium Schengen tourist visa for 30 days, however my travel plans have changed.. can I now goto Italy on the same visa or shall I apply for a fresh Schengen visa for Italy.. ...
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Change in itinerary after getting a Schengen visa: Addition of a country

Original itinerary Fr 13nights would it be okay to change itinerary to: Change to FR 6nights-> IT 7nights -> FR 1night Already hold Schengen visa valid for 15 days. Will I be in breach?
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Booked two separate accommodations after getting a visa, is it a problem?

I already have a Schengen visa when I applied I had hotel booked for the full length of my stay. I found a deal with an apartment through airbnb.com and booked the apartment and the hotel (about half ...
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change of itinerary [duplicate]

I already have Schengen Visa, however, we added another country which differs from when I applied for visa. Will I have a problem when I enter? I will be spending more time in the country that issued ...
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Am a indian passport holder do a need a transit visa [duplicate]

Am a indian passport holder now in Uganda I want to return back india with Brussels airlines do I need a transit visa to Brussels
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single entry schengen visa and different first entry [duplicate]

We are a group of 11 persons we applied for schengen visa fromthe spanish consulate to visit spain then Lithuanian and wrote in the application that our satets of destinations are spain and ...
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Travelling to Amsterdam with Multi Schengen visa. Can I visit Frankfurt on transit first?

I'm travelling to Amsterdam this month & some other countries in Europe but my longer stay will be in Amsterdam so I've already issued Multi Schengen visa from Netherlands but on my way to ...
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I have a multiple-entry Schengen visa issued by Switzerland, can I come back home and then go to France?

I have a multiple entry schengen Business visa issued by Switzerland which will expire in July. Can i Travel to Switzerland next week for work and then travel again to France for work at the beginning ...
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Schengen Visa: Itinerary change after visa issued

I am an Indian passport holder got my schengen Business visa approved from Belgian consulate. At the time of applying visa, i have produced my travel itenary as, Norway (1N) --> Belgium (14N) now ...
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Australian and British defacto couple travelling in the EU

My partner and I are about to travel around Europe and the UK. My partner is travelling with two passports, Australian and British. I will be only travelling on an Australian passport. I have also ...
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Getting Dutch Schengen visa from the Italian embassy

Our relatives are residents of the US. We invited them to visit us in this summer. Unfortunately they live quite far from Dutch embassies but fortunately there is an Italian embassy in their state. I ...
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Had to buy return tickets at the time of travel into Poland

I am Indian and have a work visa from Poland. My family was issued Schengen visas. The company I was joining had only booked one way tickets. My new company was planning to request a residence card ...
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Schengen visa 90/180 rule question

I am a student and I have to go to Italy for a conference in mid-May for a week. Then I have to go to Germany for another conference in late September for a week. A Schengen visa is valid for 90 days ...
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Multiple-entry Schengen visa for Indian citizens having UK visitor visa

My family and I already have a UK visitor visa and confirmed return tickets back to India. I want to apply for Schengen visas for our entire party. We want to travel through the Schengen area ...
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Schengen air travel confirmation and private aircraft

One of the requirements for the Schengen visa is for the applicant to present confirmed travel arrangements, most commonly air travel. This is usually done by booking a ticket and printing out the ...
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Bank statement, support from a relative and Schengen visa [closed]

I am from Africa, and always received my salary in cash but I opened my own account and deposited my salary by myself. Also, I don't get salary slip from my boss, but I have my bank statements showing ...
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Bank balance for Schengen visa?

My boyfriend and i are planning 10days trip to Italy. So basically he is sponsoring the trip. My bank account does not have sufficient amount. Also we are right now in two different countries. So is ...
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SA in UK require French Schengen

I am a South African currently in the UK (Wales) on a visiting visa. I work on a cruise line that has there embarkation in Monte Carlo (France). My company is stating a Schengen visa to basically get ...
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If I get a visa for France, will my time in France still count towards the 90/180 day Schengen limit? [duplicate]

I am an Australian interested in travelling to Europe for over 6 months. I am eligible to get a working holiday visa for France, which will allow me to stay and work in France for up to a year. ...
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Stopover in Heathrow, do I have to secure any kind of UK visa [duplicate]

I have a Philippine passport and a Schengen visa. My flight from Barcelona to Stuttgart will make a 10hr stopover at Heathrow. Do I have to apply for any kind of visa with UK?
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Do I need a multiple-entry visa for an intra-Schengen layover?

I plan to visit Spain and Portugal very soon, and i have received a single-entry Schengen Visa. I will travel from Spain to Portugal on TAP airlines, which is a domestic flight between Schengen ...
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Greek Blue Paper

I am going to travel to UK, I have a Greek blue paper that is my residence, I am a student in Greece. I am South American Citizen with a valid visa for UK. If I travel to UK would I be able to ...
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Health Insurance for schengen visa?

Applying for schengen visa requires Health insurance policy with a minimum coverage of €30,000 for emergency hospital and repatriation expenses. I will be visiting Italy with my mother and father for ...
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Returning to Schengen Area Visa Questions

I have a question about the 90 Day Rule for going to the Schengen Area (I'm an American). Last June around the 20th I entered Germany as a tourist, and around the 30th of June I got an Au Pair visa ...
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How can we document the socio-professional standing required for a Schengen visa?

My family and I are planning a holiday trip to Italy from India. I was reading the list of documents required for our visa application and saw a requirement to document our socio-professional ...
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Travel within Schengen and Romania with French carte de séjour

I am not an EU citizen and I am moving to France. I received a 90 days visa saying "type C" on it with an attached but unstamped note saying that: 1) this in fact is a "D type" (long stay) visa 2) as ...
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can a Russian apply for European visa twice if he didn't go to the countries he applied to in the first?

My girlfriend applied for a 1 year Italian visa because they had already given it to her before for some weeks so now they would give her the whole year. What ended up happening is that life got in ...