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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Germany Visa Refused [on hold]

I had applied for Schengen Visa twice. Once from Vietnam and the other time from Mumbai. My visa got rejected both the times. I hold a American Visa and I am a frequent traveler. Both the times I had ...
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Why does my French Schengen visa say Marsault, or Goat in English?

Bonjour, travelers. I received a Schengen visa from the French embassy in my country. It was a tourist visa and was my first time to receive a Schengen visa. It looks like this: I had to go to ...
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Can I apply to one Schengen country while travelling to another first and then, in a separate trip, to the country awarding the visa? [duplicate]

I'm a non-EU citizen residing in the UK and married to a British national. My first SChengen visa expired last year. We've booked an Easter vacation to Malta (22-27 Mar). But the first available visa ...
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From Abuja to Austria, stopover in Spain [duplicate]

I have a conference in Austria but will like to touchdown in Spain on leisure, which visa should I apply for? More so, I'd like to enter any of the Schengen city at will. Nationality: Nigerian
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moving to Spain with a Polish national visa [on hold]

I'm a full time student in Poland, on a national type "D" visa. I'm also waiting for my temporary resident card to be issued. I'm doing a semester abroad in Spain and I wanted to know if I'll need to ...
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Why did airport security swab my hands with wet paper?

Before entering a commercial plane, I had to go through the usual security check at Prague airport (PRG). When I passed the metal detector, it went off. I assume it was because I forgot to take off my ...
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Travel without residence permit in schengen zone

I live in Poland. I am a citizen of Turkey, so I am a non-EU citizen. Few days ago i lost my residence card and in 7-8 days i will go to Italy for a nice trip. I know it's a domestic flight from ...
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Can i travel to EU after a block of 180 days (from my first visit) if visa valid period is 2 yrs?

My Schengen tourist visa is valid from 12/08/2015 to 12/08 2017, i.e.for 2 years as type C visa. I travelled from Mumbai on 26/08/2015, stayed in Amsterdam and came back to Mumbai on 20/09/2015 (24 ...
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Traveling a few days before expiry of a Schengen visa

I have a Schengen visa which is expiring on February 29th. I have plans to travel to Sweden on the 25th of February. Is it OK to travel just 4 days before the visa expires, or will there be any ...
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working holiday and tourist visas in schengen

I am an Australian and arrived in the Schengen end of April 2015. I travelled as a tourist around the schengen for 90 days and within the 90 days obtained a Working Holiday Visa in Netherlands. My ...
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Transit visa required for going through USA -> Germany -> India

I have an expired US visa, but hold a valid I797 document and Valid I94 document to stay in USA. I am citizen of India, and I am planning to travel to India via Germany. Do I need to get a transit ...
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Apply for USA/Schengen Student visa after being refused a UK tier 4 visa [closed]

My friend was refused for using deception when he applied for Tier 4 (General) Student. Therefore he asked me to seek for an alternative solution and he's worried if his previous refusing may affect ...
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Do I require a visa with my Belgian refugee travel document to enter Macedonia?

I have a belgian travel document for refugees and residence in Belgium. Can I enter Macedonia/FYROM visa-free or do I need to apply for a visa before entry?
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Passport control when flying from Romania to Italy

Do you guys know if there is passport control and stamp when flying from Romania to Milan-Italy? I would like to know that because I need to get my passport stamped in Italy.
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Can Indian apply for visitor visa for UK and Schengen together

I am planning to go to UK and visit European countries on visitor visa, can we apply visa simultaneously in one application ?
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Is a hotel reservation required for subsequent trips on a multi-entry Schengen visa?

A month ago I got a multiple entry Schengen visa from the embassy of Czech Republic. During my first stay in the Schengen Area I lived in a hotel, but during my next trips I would like to live at my ...
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Do stateless Green Card holders need schengen visa? [duplicate]

I am from the former soviet union, and I have just got my green card after a few years ago. I am still stateless and have applied for a refugee travel document which may or may not come through. My ...
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Can an Indian citizen with Tier 5 GAE visa (work visa) apply for Schengen Visa from UK?

The duration of the stay is from mid-May to early-August. Schengen visa applied from India require booking details, which we haven't planned. Most of the visits will be during the weekends, we are ...
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what is the amount of salary bracket to obtain a schegen visa to europe from Duabi? [duplicate]

Do you mean low income does not matter as long as I have enough amount of money in my saving? Some consultancies say I must earn AED4000 monthly to obtain Schengen visa to Europe.
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To obtain a schengen a visa to Europe [closed]

I live and work in Dubai. I earn less than AED 2000 per month. Is my monthly income sufficient to obtain Schengen visa to Europe?
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Cancel a Tourist (C) visa issued for all schengen states

I'm the guarantee host for a tourist visa for my former girlfriend. Now she got the visa in her passport, but we just split. Is there a way to cancel the visa? She alread got the passport with the ...
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Marry an Italian citizen in Italy [closed]

I've a tourist (with a Schengen visa), and I'm going to visit my fiancé in Italy, and also we are planning to get married there. So what papers would I need, and what steps would I need to take? ...
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Visiting both the Netherlands to Greece - visit duration [duplicate]

So I am wondering if I have travelled to the Netherlands from the US with my passport and have only 90 days to be there and after 10 weeks of being there I would like to go to Greece for a fews weeks, ...
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Urgent help: Single entry Schengen visa type C (Del-Lon-Sweden (via Lon)-Paris-Lon-Del) [duplicate]

I am travelling to London from Delhi in next 8 hours (and then to Schengen countries) and I need some quick help in confirming my understanding of the visa type-C single entry Etats Schengen. And I ...
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Do I need transit visa [duplicate]

I am an Algerian citizen (I hold an Algerian passport) and Ukrainian Resident permanent. I will fly on the 3rd of February from Odessa to China. I already have a visa for the country of China, and I ...
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Chances being caught re-entering EU too soon

My kid started a university program in Hungary in fall of 2015. There were some issues with paperwork regarding his student visa and he was issued a temporary visa so that he could finish the term ...
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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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US citizen entering Schengen Area via Iceland, do I need proof of onward travel out of Schengen at arrival?

I plan to visit Europe for the first time in March, and since the cheapest tickets (non-direct) usually involve a layover in Iceland, I decided to spend a week in Iceland, before continuing to ...
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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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Schengen visa multiple entry. Is it required to travel from Schengen state to get into Romania?

I have a multiple entry Schengen visa from Germany. Although I will enter during my return journey, onward journey is directly to Romania. Is it ok ? I am travelling on Sunday (24th Jan 2016)
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Leaving Schengen area the day after the visa expiry due to the transit

My case is a little bit unique, so I haven't found any articles that are closely related to what I want to ask. I'm currently in Germany with the working holiday visa. My visa expires on Feb 7, so I ...
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Entering a Schengen country using a completly different schengen [duplicate]

I have recently obtained a multiple entry Schengen visa from the Spanish embassy for 2.5 years. Originally I was planning to travel this month to Barcelona, but due to one of my family members being ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa while in Romania?

I will be on a business trip to Romania but I have plans to have a vacation in Paris and Italy. Can I apply for a Schengen visa while I'm in Romania? I'm from The Philippines.
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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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Multiple-entry Italian Schengen visa, can I go to Switzerland/Austria for a weekend? [duplicate]

I have a multiple-entry Italian Schengen visa that will last a couple of months. Within this period, I want to go to Switzerland for a weekend, and to Austria for another weekend. Can I just get on a ...
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Using a Schengen Visa from the French Embassy [duplicate]

I know there has been a question regarding point of entry for Schengen visas. My question differs as I just want to make sure it won't be a problem to come back to the UK and back into Europe again: ...
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Newly married last name change for wife? [closed]

I hold valid Indian passport. I got married recently. We are applying for schengen residence permit / visa. How important is last name change for my wife in the context of applying for visa? Can she ...
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Travel on 90 days visa free travel period in Schengen or National Visa D? [duplicate]

I am an Australian national who will go to Austria on a student exchange program later this year. With the Australian passport, I will be able to travel in the Schengen Area visa-free for up to 90 ...
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Can we visit Austria with Schengen Visa as Schengen suspended? [duplicate]

We'll have holiday in France next 2 months and has already applied for a Schengen visa in French embassy. Now as the Schengen suspended in Austria, are we as tourist still able to visit Salzburg with ...
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Is Austria out of Schengen? Can EU citizens travel there normally with IDs [duplicate]

I read that Austria is out of Schengen for a while because of fear of the international situation. What does that mean? Can European citizens still travel there with their valid EU IDs or we need more ...
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To get Schengen visa can my arrival and departure countries be different?

Can I get a schengen visa if my arrival and departure countries are different? Will my plane ticket be accepted in that scenario?
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How does Austria's suspension of Schengen affect travellers (both EU and non-EU)?

I'm an Italian citizen. Next Sunday I'm going to Austria. I have a national ID card but no passport. Recently Austria suspended Schengen. So can I enter Austria?
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Do I need a transit visa or anything to visit the city while on a layover in Amsterdam? if am holding a Schengen visa [duplicate]

I am travelling to Oslo (Norway) from Bahrain with a valid Schengen Visa and I have a stopover of 10 h 30 mins at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, so will i be able to enter Amsterdam city from the ...
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Possible to get a copy of a still-valid Schengen visa on a new passport?

I lost my Indian passport in India. I have applied for a new one. I had a valid Schengen visa that expires April 2017 from Netherlands embassy. Can the embassy issue a copy of the same visa to me on ...
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Another tourist Schengen visa after the previous one in 2 months?

So I have stayed in Schengen zone for 25 days last month. My visa is expiring soon. Now I want to go for another trip in two months and apply for another Schengen visa for 10 days. Is there a ...
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Confusion about the 90/180 day period Schengen visa [duplicate]

The wording of the 90/180 day rule is confusing me and this calculator I was sent does not align with my understanding of it. My understanding is that when I first enter the Schengen area I am ...
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Schengen visa rules [duplicate]

I have been issued Schengen visa from Norway embassy. I had plans to visit my brother who is living in Norway. Is it compulsory for me to enter Norway first or can I enter any Schengen country on ...
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Can I stay in Schengen area after my visa still valid but breach the condition

I came with my family in Schengen visitor visa. Visa condition is 1 month visa, can stay upto 15 days. I came here for visit about 10 days. And our trip doesn't go as planned. My wife is Pregnant, ...