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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Multiple entry Schengen Visa valid for 5 years, with duration of stay : 90 days

In July 2015, I have been granted Multiple entry Schengen Visa valid for 5 years, with duration of stay : 90 days. My job requires me to frequently travel In and Out of Schengen countries, and have ...
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Schengen eligibility following a removal and visa cancellation

I have a Schengen multiple entry visa. Last week I travelled to Rome, Italy but I forgot to reserve a hotel. They ask me about a hotel or invitation letter; I didn't have either but I showed him my ...
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going to iceland from India, do i need transit visa for layover in Helsinki & stockholm? [duplicate]

flying to Iceland from India & layover is at Helsinki & Stockholm, do I need transit visa?
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Bank balance for getting a Schengen visa?

I won a contest to visit Belgium and the Netherlands for a week from India. The accommodation and travel is paid by the company. They have asked for my income tax returns and bank statements along ...
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Can I travel to Paris for a day with a single entry visa for Schengen from Switzerland?

I am visiting a friend in Switzerland for ten days. I have already got visitor's visa for the same on my Indian passport. Particulars mentioned on my visa are: 1. 'Etats Schengen' , 2. Single entry 3....
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Is it possible to extend a 20 days tourist Schengen visa (12 more days)?

My daughter applied at the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia, and they gave her two entries for 20 days (we thought it was for 20 days each entry). She was in Italy 12 days, then went to England for 1 ...
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How much funds do I need in my bank account to apply for a Schengen visa?

I am an owner of a little business in India and will support the visa application with firm's legit papers along comes the bank statement of my business accounting too. However do I also have to show ...
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Can I still travel to Schengen countries if I have an expired residence permit?

I have a work/residence permit in Sweden that is expiring the day before I travel. My new employer is applying for a new permit, but I may not have it (or the card) before I leave for travel. I will ...
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UK visa needs to be valid 3 months after your visit to Schengen, any workarounds?

This is what Schengen countries say on their visa page UK residence permit (original and copy): valid for at least 90 days beyond the return date of the trip to the Schengen area. Reference : ...
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Can child born in Spain to temporary residents travel inside Schengen with only passport?

We are US nationals living in Spain on temporary residence permits (renewed every year for the past 4 years now). We have a new baby who has a Spanish birth certificate and a US passport but no ...
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German national visa (Type D), but entry through another Schengen country?

Disclaimer: This might be a duplicate post, but while looking up this question I did not find a response that would put my mind to peace Hi, I am an Indian student studying in Berlin just for fall ...
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Can I travel to Romania with schengen visa issued by the embassy of The Netherlands and staying for a longer period in Romania than in Amsterdam?

I'll be travelling to Europe next July but I want to visit Romania and stay for a week and also go to Amsterdam for 4 or 5 days. Can I apply for schengen visa from the embassy of The Netherlands? Will ...
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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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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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Can I enter other Schengen countries with EU residence permit but without passport?

I have some travel plans to go from Netherlands to France by car. I possess Dutch residence permit, but I am non-EU citizen. The problem is that I might need to submit my passport to get visa to ...
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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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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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Schengen Visa Refusal: Does it make sense to appeal?

My visa got denied by the Greek embassy in Abu Dhabi for the reason below: the information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable. ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa for an earlier period than my existing one?

I am Chinese and am studying in the US. I have a multiple entry Schengen visa from May 18th but I have to go to another country before May 18th. Can I apply for another Schengen visa that is valid ...
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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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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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How soon can I reapply for another Schengen visa after using a granted visa to the Netherlands?

I am going to apply for a multiple-entry visa to Netherlands this coming May. If I will be given only a single entry how soon can I apply again for another Schengen visa because I am planning to go to ...
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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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Issue regarding Schengen visa

I'll be traveling to Germany in July for a short summer camp at a university. Can I change my travel itinerary after I get my Schengen visa? I plan to stay in Germany for three days after the camp so ...
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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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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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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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Requirement of old passport for visa for travelling to schengen countries

As i have lost my old passport, and there was no travelling or any visa alotted on that passport, now i want to apply for schengen visa, would they ask for my old passport?
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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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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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Utili-key “knife” and airport inspection?

I own and carry a Swiss Tech Utili-Key 6-n-1 Multitool: I love it and carry it with me everywhere. My concern is: Would it be officially allowed in cabin (inside Schengen)? If not, what are the ...
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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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Does a multiple-entry Schengen visa allow visiting other Schengen countries later, without going via the issuing country?

My wife was just issued a multiple entry visa by France, which is good for one year. Our first trip will be to France, the issuing country. My question is: after we leave the EU and return, must ...
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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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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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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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Russian citizen travelling US → Iceland → Finland → Russia and back. What visas?

Russian citizen, US permanent resident is planning a trip to Russia and back on the following itinerary: US -- (flight) --> Iceland (Reykjavik) 1 day stay --(flight)--> Finland (Helsinki) 1 day stay --...
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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 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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What to do if I lost my passport before flight in another country?

I'm just asking this question for my info. I will be traveling from India to Amsterdam on a short trip. What should you do if you lose your passport or the passport gets stolen (especially in a ...
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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 applied for a Schengen visa starting from June 17th, but the visa is still in processing as of that date. What are my options?

My friend has applied for a schengen visa from the Hungarian embassy. At the first try the visa was rejected due to insufficient travel insurance. When he re-applied again on the 14th June, the visa ...
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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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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.