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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Which Schengen visa to I require, tourist or business?

I am 18 yrs old. I am going to Portugal to attend Web Summit. I don’t have a job, I am studying. Which visa do I require? business or tourist?
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Refusal of Schengen Visa from Spanish Embassy [duplicate]

Today, my visa application was refused from the Embassy of Spain, India. The reasons they mentioned are: Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided. You ...
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Valid un-stamped Dutch tourist visa, do I need Airport Transit Visa (ATV) for France? - Pakistan Passport [duplicate]

So I already have a valid Schengen tourist visa issued from Dutch embassy on my valid Pakistan passport. However, I have not yet traveled on it to Holland so it is still un-stamped by the immigration ...
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How can I document my relation to a friend for the purposes of Schengen visa

I'm a Russian national planning to visit my friend A in Portugal. A is also a Russian national, married to a Portugal national B. B is willing to provide me with a term of responsibility letter, that ...
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Re-entering schengen countries [duplicate]

I have been to Schengen between 10/05/16 and 23/06/16 (45 days). Now I wish to go back for 90 days. Do I have to wait for the beginning of new 180 days period? Or can I enter Schengen about 40 days ...
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Lodge an appeal to Greek Court [closed]

I have applied for Schengen Visa in May this year at Islamabad Pakistan but they have refused it; My arrival destination was Netherlands, so in response, i have lodged an appeal to Netherlands and ...
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Consequences of overstaying Schengen visa for 6 months

So, as the title read I happened to overstayed my Schengen visa for 6 months does anyone know what the consequences could be. If I wanted to return back to Saudi Arabia.
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Can I expedite Schengen visa at Italian consulate in San Francisco

I made the mistake of booking the tickets and accommodation without checking the consulate's appointment availability. Now I realize there is no slot available at Italian Consulate in SFO before my ...
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Re-interviewed for Schengen visa but got rejected for other reasons

I am a single, young Iranian applicant for Schengen Visa at German Embassy. I have a friend in Germany who is married, female and older than me. We established a strong friendship and she sent me a ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Zurich, on the way to Canada? [duplicate]

I am an Indian student traveling to Canada via Zurich, and I want to know if I need to apply for a transit visa. I'll be waiting in the airport for 3h 20m.
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do i need a transit visa in zurich on the way to canada? [duplicate]

i am an Indian student traveling to Canada with a connecting flight halting at zurich fr 3h 20m and wanted to know if i need any kind of transit visa not leaving the airport
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Schengen visa for France [duplicate]

I recently applied for the Schengen visa from France Embassy in Sri Lanka. I applied with a friend of mine, but we both got rejected. They have mentioned the trip is not reliable. I am a university ...
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Proof of Funds and return ticket for Schengen visa waiver - US Citizen

I noticed the state department website had the following: Immigration officers may also request you show sufficient funds for your intended stay and a return airline ticket. For those of you who've ...
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2 passports from the same country: how do Schengen countries know?

My country allows for 2 biometric passports. They have different pictures, and number. Same name and date of birth. Schengen allows me to stay following the 90/180 rule. What if I get in and out ...
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Schengen Visa via France, but visiting Amsterdam and Reykjavik (Iceland) [duplicate]

I am an Indian National and have a schengen visa via France embassy. I will be visiting Paris for a few days and then return to India. After a few days, I have to visit Amsterdam and Reykjavik (...
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Indian passport holder living in Scotland, travelling to portugal for vacations

I am living in Edinburgh and hold a 5-year work permit in the UK. I want to travel to Portugal for 15 days. I hold an Indian passport; can you please tell me if I need to apply for a visa? if so, ...
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BNL1,BNL2 meaning on Schengen visa sticker?

I have got 2 Schengen business visas in 2014 and 2015 and I traveled through Schengen area.Now I have got my 3rd business visa. The question I want to ask is that on previous 2 visa stickers there ...
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Will the Schengen visa consulate call my work place to verify if I have taken a leave for my intended vacation?

Will the Visa Consulate call and check at my work place if I have applied for a leave and if I should be allotted a Schengen visa or not?
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Entering and leaving Europe (i.e., the Schengen Zone) several times in a month

I will be giving several talks across Europe, US and Asia in a space of 70 days (2 months more or less). My itinerary starts in the Schengen area, then leads me to Asia and back to the Schengen area ...
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Short stay Schengen French visitor visa refusal [duplicate]

I applied for short-stay Schengen visa and my father sponsored me. I am a dental student. My visa got refused and it was written that your return to member's state after the expiry of visa couldnt ...
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Schengen visa refusal due to an inadvertent overstay

Me being from Mumbai, India, I have travelled to Belgium twice before once in September 2013 and June 2015. For my most recently completed trip, my Business Visa validity was from 30th May to 16th ...
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Can Schengen visa month be changed?

I applied for a Denmark visa 1 month ago. I still did not get it. Now my internship is going to start. If I get the visa during my internship is it possible to change the dates of my visa? Because ...
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I am Indian, traveling to Singapore for a week on a tourist visa and need to apply for Schengen Visa in Singapore

A bit of an urgency, I am Indian, currently in India. I need to urgently fly to Singapore next Monday, and I will be back in a week. This won't give me enough time to apply for my Schengen visa from ...
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Information Regarding Schengen Visa [duplicate]

I have a Schengen Visa issued by the Poland embassy for 20 days category C and single entry. I have hotel reservation from 25 to 01 for this event in Poland and I have my friend in the Netherlands ...
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entering to other schengen countries with Multiple entry Business Visa issued by Sweden

I have a Multiple entry Business Visa issued by Sweden. I have two questions 1) Can I make a trip to another schengen country (not Sweden) from US without visiting Sweden at all. 2) Can I make a ...
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Two Schengen visas in two passports

My old passport that carry valid Schengen visa on it was damaged, I then applied for newer passport. The Schengen visa was issued by Spanish embassy. Now I plan to visit Italy, the Italians are not ...
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schengen visa from uk related query [duplicate]

I am having work permit for one year in UK and currently staying in UK. My wife will join me here on tourist visa, Can she apply Schengen tourist visa from UK? Thanks, Amit
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Overstay in Germany by mistake [closed]

I went to Germany on business visa (c category) which were valid for 6 months with duration of stay of 15days which I misunderstood for every visit as 15 days and overstayed by 5 days so while leaving ...
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Does Wizzair have a passport check for non-EU citizens on Schengen flights?

I've flown on Wizzair from Schengen to UK and remember there was a mandatory passport check for non-EU citizens, which had to be done at the check-in desk. Is there also a mandatory passport check on ...
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Do I need a visa for a 10 hour layover in Barcelona? [duplicate]

I am a Moroccan travelling from Moscow, Russia to Casablanca, Morocco with Vueling airlines and I have a layover in Barcelona for about 10hours. Will I be needing a visa?
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Can I use Italy Business Visa to travel to Sweden for tourism purpose [duplicate]

I have a valid Schengen Business Visa for Italy. I have already used this visa to travel to Italy for 31 days for business purpose. Total validity is 75 days with multiple entry. Can I use the same ...
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Can I do internship in Malta with Schengen type D visa? [closed]

I am currently doing my masters in France. I have a Schengen type D visa. My visa is valid till September 2016. But I am extending it till December 2016. I got an internship offer from Malta. Can I ...
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Holder of the 1951 Convention travel document issued by an EU country

I am a holder of the UN 1951 Convention travel document issued by Malta - an EU country. I have been travelling within the Schengen area for many years. In one week I'm going to Denmark for a week and ...
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Travelling EU countries with Spain work visa [duplicate]

I have got work permit visa(Long stay for 9 months) for Spain. Can I travel to other EU countries(like France, Switzerland) from Spain for visiting?
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Leeway when when entering the Schengen area, visa-free?

I (US citizen) was in the Schengen area (Sweden) for 2.5 months a few months ago (so I am close to 90/180). As a US citizen, I entered under the visa-free agreement (EC 539/2001 Annex II). I am ...
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Schengen Visa issued by Italian embassy but destination is Croatia

I have got my schengen visa from Italian embassy but they gave me C category SINGLE entry visa and I only want to visit croatia. is it possible I can go to croatia although my visa was issued by ...
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Can I travel from Rome to Amsterdam with a Schengen visa?

I am a South African citizen and have a multiple entry visa obtained from the Italian Embassy. I am currently in Rome, can I travel from here to Amsterdam with my Schengen visa or do I need extra ...
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Schengen itinerary different from initially planned [duplicate]

I applied (and received) Schengen visa from German consulate as I was initially planning to visit Germany. However, a bunch of my friends are going to Spain around the same time so I want to go to ...
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Will I be allowed to board flight at Mumbai with Schengen visa validitiy for the next day? [duplicate]

I am a first time traveler to Europe. I have booked by flight from Chennai on 27th July with two transits at Mumbai and then Abu Dhabi and reaching Frankfurt, Germany at 7 am on 28th July. My ...
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visa rejection by German embassy [closed]

my visa from India got rejected on the grounds of ineducate funds and the intention of my trip although in my cover letter i have mentioned my purpose of visit and strong ties to my country for that i ...
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Overlap between a Schengen type C visa and a long-stay (type D) visa [duplicate]

Recently I have been issued a tourism Schengen visa to France valid until end of October. Also I applied for a student visa to Italy for a master's program that starts in September. It seems there ...
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Does a bus _across_ Schengen count on the ninety-day limit?

In Do layovers count in the 90-in-180 Schengen rule?, we (apparently) concluded that changing planes doesn't risk exceeding ninety days. What about a 46-hour bus ride from Romania to U.K.? Possible, ...
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I have France-Schengen Visa [duplicate]

Just wanted to check because I have multiple Schengen Visa and during the application I applied France as I will be spending more days in Paris and that is my point of entry. However the ticket I've ...
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Single Entry Schengen Visa [duplicate]

Me and my husband were granted single entry schengen visa and our country of entry and exit will be Italy. We are travelling in August, 2016 and are confused by what actually single entry means. We ...
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Same schengen visa for return to different schengen country?

I am a F1 student studying in USA. I am planning to visit my home country via Rome. I'll be staying in Rome for a week, so I will be applying for schengen visa for Italy. When returning back to USA ...
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Travelling to Berlin without a bank statement

My brother won a trip for two to Berlin, Germany. We are a Philippine Passport holder, but we are currently living now in Dubai. And the German Embassy is asking for a bank statement. My brother has ...
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I have a Schengen visa valid for longer than my allowed duration of stay. Can I ignore the duration and overstay?

I have a Schengen visa valid from 19/07/2016 to 10/08/2016 But the duration of stay: 7 days only I want to stay a 6 days more for a total of 14 days. And my flight including a travel from a ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa at a country where I'm not a citizen? If so, under what conditions?

I'm a citizen of country A who would like to apply for a Schengen visa at a consulate in country B. When is this possible?
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Do I need to stay a minimum number of days in the Schengen country my visa is for?

I am planning to visit four Schengen countries, and am planning to apply for a visa through Germany. Is there any minimum number of days I should be staying in the country through which I apply?
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Seafarer travelling to Dubrovnik from Mumbai via Munich. Do I need a transit visa?

I am a seafarer and my visa will be stamped after reaching Croatia. I have my flight scheduled from Mumbai to Dubrovnik via Munich (Schengen Country) Do I need a transit visa for Schengen?