An agreement among many European Union 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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As an Indian citizen travelling to Portugal, should I book my plane tickets or apply for my Schengen visa first?

I am an Indian citizen and want to travel to Lisbon, Portugal in June 2015. I want to go there on a tourist visa. Since the Schengen tourist visa requires exact details of accommodation, is it ...
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Can immigration/passport officers check for passed flight information of a passenger?

Can immigration/passport officers check for past flight information and canceled flight of a certain passenger? If this passenger has overstayed the Schengen visa because of a canceled flight?
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Waiting before passport control in Düsseldorf airport

From Leeds, England I'm due to arrive at Düsseldorf, Germany on the 23rd at 8:30pm. Is it possible to sit out and wait before passport control in Düsseldorf until 12am? The intention being to get ...
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2 days overdue schengen visa

I have counted the days wrong... I have a flight the 26 from Frankfurt to Chile, when I should be leaving the Schengen area the 24th... Is it a big deal to be 2 days over due? I am currently in London ...
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Transiting Amsterdam with single entry Schengen visa for Norway? [duplicate]

I hold a Fiji Passport and I have obtained a Schengen Visa for Norway. It is a short stay visa and is for single entry only. I will be transiting Amsterdam while going to Norway; will my Schengen ...
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Schengen Clarification [duplicate]

If I spend the first 90 days out of 180 in Schengen, then spend the next 90 days in the UK, will that qualify as the 90 day wait period to reenter Schengen? Or do I need to wait 90 days after the ...
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Can I use my national ID card when traveling to Iceland?

I live in Sweden and I have a national ID card. Can I use it when traveling to Iceland? In security checks, gate checks etc? Or, do I need to show my passport everytime?
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Applying for German Schengen visa for several years' duration

I am thinking about applying for a Schengen visa for my next trip to Germany. Since I might be visiting Germany or other Schengen countries again in the next few years, I was wondering whether it ...
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Schengen Visa Expiration

I have a multiple entry 90 days Schengen visa (category C) from 15 March 2014 till 21 Dec 2014. With this visa I entered The Netherlands on 4 April 2014 and left there on 13 April 2014. I am ...
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Travel in Schengen after Swedish Temporary Residence Permit has expired

I am a US citizen and have been granted a temporary residence permit in Sweden on the grounds of visiting my father who lives there. I first stayed in the Schengen area for the full 90 day period ...
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No exit stamp on leaving Schengen area from Budapest to UK

I'm a Georgian national holding a multiple entry Schengen visa. Last summer I was traveling to Hungary, spent a few days there, then flew to the UK. The Hungarian border official did NOT stamp my ...
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Can I apply for a UK or any EU country visa after removal?

I studied in the UK between 2006-2011, unfortunately in 2011 while trying to apply for a post study work visa, Immigration officials found anomalies with my bank statement and they had to remove me ...
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Schengen: Visa Fee (EU Spouse)

This is specifically about the Schengen visa fee for EU spouses. Our visa, it seems, has already "gone through", if you will. (We were told we don't need to interview and to mail-in the passport and ...
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Transit visa required in Paris, France? [duplicate]

I'm flying from Singapore to Tel Aviv, Israel and will be transiting in Paris, France for about 2.5 hours via Air France. Do I need to apply transit visa? Going back time is from Israel to Rome, ...
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US Citizen: 90/180 Schengen Stay & Bilateral Agreements w/Poland, Denmark, etc

I'm a US citizen on an extended trip in Europe. So far, I've been very careful with the 90/180 rule. At no point in any 180 days have I stayed more than 90 days in the Schengen area; my "gap months" ...
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Transit through Zurich airport for 18hours - Do I need a visa? [duplicate]

I am travelling to India from US via Zurich airport and have a layover of 18hours at Zurich airport. I am an Indian citizen and am going to India for my H1b stamping. My question is that do I require ...
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Lost my passport and Schengen visa in Spain

I lost my passport and my schengen visa in Spain. How can I get a new schengen visa ASAP? I have already booked my flight which cost me more than 800 euro and my trip will start next Tuesday December ...
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Can I travel visa free to Schengen countries with Romanian residence permit?

I am from India, I have a residence permit of Romania. Since Romania is not a part of Schengen, do I need to apply for visa if I have to travel to any Schengen countries? I wish to go on tour in some ...
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Which photo type I should select in a photo booth for a Schengen Visa?

I live in the UK. Photo booths propose different types of photos and it's often unclear which one is the most suitable for passport or - in my present case - Schengen Visas. Which photo booth option ...
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Refused a Schengen visa

I was refused a Schengen visa to Germany. I used to work at first but along the way I stopped work and went to school; I just finished my national service but still have not graduated yet because of ...
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Do i need a Schengen transit Visa? [duplicate]

I am travelling form Houston (USA) to Delhi (INDIA), via Germany. I have two stops first in Frankfurt and second in Munich. Both the stops are one hour each. Will i need a Schengen transit Visa? I ...
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German Visa Refusal

I applied for a visa at the German consulate but was refused for the following reasons, but I am not sure what they mean: 1) The information submitted regarding the purpose and conditions of the ...
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At which embassy should I apply for a Schengen visa when staying a few days in several countries?

I'm planning to go to Germany on Sept 6-8, then Netherlands on Sept 8-11 and exit Switzerland on Sept 11-14. My question is: Which embassy do I need to apply for the Schengen visa? The number of ...
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long lay over in FRA Airport, will US Passport-holder be able to go outside of airport?

I have a lay over in Frankfurt (FRA) Airport for eight hours, and my final destation is Lisbon, Portugal. I hold a US Passport. Will I be able to go outside of FRA Aiport and join a sightseeing tour?
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Staying in Europe (Schengen and non-Schengen) for one year

I am an Indonesian passport holder. I have a multiple entry Schengen visa, duration of stay: 90 days, valid for 2 years, issued by the Dutch embassy on November 2014 (valid until November 2016). I ...
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Schengen Visa for both business and tourism

I am holding an Indian passport. I have a multi-entry Schengen visa which is valid for 6 months. I am planning to travel in mid Feb to Spain (on a business trip) via Netherlands for a week. On my way ...
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Does the 180 cycle start on next day hit 180 or can it start your next trip [duplicate]

I have traveled back and forth to Germany several times from America staying within the 90/180 rule ... this is my BIG IMPORTANT question .... When you finish one 180 cycle - does it start over ...
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Can a US citizen leave the airport briefly while transiting through Zurich?

I am a US citizen with a US passport, traveling to Mumbai through Zurich. Indian travel visas have already been obtained. The return flight has an extended layover for a few hours, and my wife and I ...
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Should I use a possibly invalid Schengen visa for France?

I have been issued a multiple-entry type C Schengen visa from the Italian embassy. But it is not valid anymore [OP: "already"], only from October 2013 to February 2014. if I am planning to go to Paris ...
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Transit visa for Paris or Amsterdam [duplicate]

I have a passport from Afghanistan with a Canadian visa in it. Do I need a transit visa in Paris or Amsterdam?
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Length of stay as tourist in another European country, as Schengen/EU/EEA citizen

I am a Schengen (and EU/EEA) citizen, and I am taking a sabbatical. I would like to travel across Europe and I was wondering how long I can stay in each of the other Schengen/EU/EEA country as a ...
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Can I stay longer than my visa states? [closed]

I'm a South African citizen travelling to Poland. When I applied for my Schengen visa I stated that I would only be in the country for 21 days. According to Polish Embassy a 'C' type Schengen visa ...
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Visa approved but unable to use due to loan problems

One of my friends had recently applied for a visa and had got approved, but due to loan problems he is unable to use his Visa right now and leave for Germany, will it be a problem for his future ...
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Kenyan citizen denied Schengen visa from Sweden

I am a Kenyan citizen. I applied for a Schengen visa, via the Swedish embassy, for visiting friends and family. I got my results today and I was denied the visa. I am a student, I will be done with ...
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Tourist Visa for Italy for Canadians

I have a Canadian passport but live in the United Arab Emirates. I would like to visit Italy for a week but would like to know if my passport will be enough or if I will need a tourist visa.
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Can I transit to Madrid on my single entry Schengen Visa?

I originally received my Schengen Visa for my upcoming 11 days trip to Italy, however I have 6 hours layover in Madrid and was planning to checkout madrid during that time. I just realized that they ...
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How much money do I need when applying for a Greek visa?

I am applying for a tourist visa to Greece. I am planning to go on Christmas period. I knew that the Greek embassy are rejecting many visa applications, so I am a bit anxious about mine. How much ...
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Do I need a Schengen Visa if I have Entry Clearance to the UK under Tier 2

I'm a Turkish citizen and do I need to have a Schengen Visa for short visits to countries which are inside the Schengen Area If I have Entry Clearance to the UK under Tier 2? I wasn't able to find ...
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Second Schengen visa application refused within two days

I had applied for a Schengen visa for Paris on June 13 and my visa was refused on June 25 stating that “justification provided regarding purpose and conditions of your trip are not considered ...
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Do Iranians need a transit visa at London Heathrow or Frankfurt airports? [duplicate]

I am an International student with Iranian nationality studying in Canada, I am traveling (as a visit) to Iran and I'll come back one month after; first from Montreal to London Heathrow with less than ...
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Do I need transit visa for travelling from India to Spain via Brussels with Spanish re-entry permit

I am an Indian citizen and working in Barcelona. My Resident permit is under renewal process and meanwhile I am travelling to India. To enter into Spain, I have Spanish re-entry permit which allows to ...
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Using a multiple-entry business Schengen visa for tourism

I am Indian and have a multiple entry Danish business visa and they have requested me to give the itinerary for 16 days even though I have applied for a multiple entry visa. And do I need to apply ...
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Which are the non Schengen countries that allow entry from a Schengen country?

There are countries in the Balkan area that allow entry if you have a Schengen visa but am not able find a definite list of all those countries. Knowing that will save me getting a visa for all those ...
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Applying for a long-stay visa after having a Schengen visa refused

Originally I applied for a Schengen visa short stay but my application was refused and now I'm planning to re-apply for a longer visa (6 months) for the same purpose, to study german language. Would ...
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Schengen Visa exipres a day before departure. Do I need to re-apply for visa?

I applied for Schengen Type C tourist visa from 13th December to 24th December, 2014 in Italian Embassy, India. My flight from New Delhi will reach Rome on 13th of December and my return flight is on ...
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Schengen visa to study in Germany rejected

I'm from Philippines and currently employed as a nurse here in my country. I applied for a Schengen visa to study German language for 3 months. Unfortunately, my application was refused under the ...
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How bad is it to overstay my Schengen visa by 6 days? [duplicate]

I have a Schengen visa from Germany which says valid until 10/12/2014. I landed in Germany today and to my surprise, the passport officer pointed out that my visa says stay allowed for 30 days only ...
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Getting a Tourist visa after a Student visa

I did see a very similar question to this but it applied to working visas not student visas, but my situation is that I will be studying in France next year for 5-6 months using a student visa. Can I ...
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Boarding port Schengen visa

Can I use my Schengen visa from a country different from the country it was issued from? I'm Egyptian and I live in qatar but I want to travel from Egypt.
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Long stay visa for study in France but enter Italy first? [closed]

Currently, I am a student in London. I am applying a long stay visa for study in France but I want to enter Italy first. Is it possible to do that and what are the documents I may need to submit to ...