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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I live in the US on an H1B VISA and will get a Schengen VISA soon. But I'll get an F1 VISA before traveling to Europe. Will this be legal?

Details: I currently work in the US on an H1B VISA. I intend to go to grad school in the US in September, for which I'll be flying back to my home country in July for the F1 VISA. On the way back ...
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Cannot get appointment at SF Italy Consulate

I am only a permanent resident of the United states so I need to apply for a schengen visa. I'm going on a guided tour of several countries in Europe with a large group and we are staying the most ...
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Can I enter a different schengen country before I enter the country of my student residence permit?

I have been accepted for a Masters degree in Finland. Because of this, I have already applied for the Finnish Residence Permit starting 1st August 2015. However, I wanted to visit Germany for a month ...
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How long will my Schengen visa be valid for?

I am applying for a Schengen Visa and intend to backpack and hike through the Alps in Europe. Since I'm hiking and camping, I may not have hotel reservations. This is my first time applying for the ...
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Financial support proof for France Schengen visa

I am planning to apply for France Schengen visa soon. This is 9 days total (including travel). They need my current account statements for the last 3 months. Reg the proof of financial status, the ...
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Schengen tourist visa was refused. Will that lead to the refusal of my dependent visa as well? [on hold]

Since my visitor visa was rejected,I have certain doubts while filling up the form for the dependent visa. what should I fill for the field which says.. Have you been subject to a refusal of entry ...
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Visa requirements for Macedonia for Schengen-zone Permanent Residents?

I'm an Indian studying in Germany. I have a residence permit for Germany with which I can travel in the schengen area. Macedonia is not in the schengen area. However people with schengen visa can ...
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If I have Schengen visa issued by Netherland Embassy, can I enter Frankfurt first? [duplicate]

I have got a schengen VISA from Netherland Embassy. India. I will be travelling to Maastricht, Netherland. I would like to travel via Frankfurt and stay a night in Frankfurt. I will travel to ...
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Is 13 days enough processing time to get a Schengen VISA (German consulate, San Francisco)?

Sorry I'm not sure if I can ask two questions one after the other (I already posted another one barely half an hour ago), so please let me know if I should take this down. I had originally wanted to ...
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Flying into and out of Germany on a Belgium Schengen VISA [on hold]

I have booked flights to and from Frankfurt already. I had originally planned on exploring Germany, but honestly, it's my first time in Europe, so I don't care where I go, all the countries there ...
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Visa Application // Rail Reservations in Italy

I'm an Indian national, and I will be travelling to Milan in July, for a summer University session at Bocconi University. During my stay there I'm planning a trip across the Alps to Switzerland and ...
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Schengen Visa for a financially dependent Indian Citizen

I'm Indian passport holder working in Singapore for last 5 years. This August I'm planning to visit France & Rome for a 9 days tour with my wife. I will be applying for the Schengen Visa at France ...
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Is there any travel insurance where I don't have to be registered with GP?

I'm Indian citizen, staying in UK on ICT Tier 2 short term and planning to apply for Schengen Visa. In order to apply for Schengen Visa I need travel insurance, hence I checked few travel insurances ...
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Is is possible to travel when applying for a new visa?

I am Bangladeshi currently in France applying for a Spanish visa. The visa office will hold the passport for few days. Is it possible to travel during this time? Thanks!
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Schengen tourist visa refused. Can I appeal for reconsideration?

My Schengen tourist visa was rejected by the German Consulate, Chennai stating that my date of flying from Chennai to Berlin (02-Nov-13) is not the same as the starting date of leave approval from my ...
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Can I change my German-Visa to a ETATS visa after it has been issued? [on hold]

I had initially planned on visiting ony Germany, and have been issued a German visa. Is it possible to get this visa changed to a Etats visa so that I can travel to other Schengen countries as well?
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Schengen Visa Duration of Stay Problem

I had plans to travel to Greece so I applied for visa. But meanwhile our plans have changed and I need to enter Schengen zone in 8th of July in Budapest. Than I will go to Croatia by bus and then I ...
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Can a Schengen Visa be refused because the photograph is too old?

I submitted a Schengen visa application today. The receptionist who accepted my application called me later stating that my photo is more than 6 months old and I need to submit a new photo today. I ...
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Is Indian food easily available in European countries?

Me and my parents will be visiting several European countries for tourism purposes. I will be visiting the following areas: Paris, Milan, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Venice, Innsbruck and Munich. While I ...
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Entering Germany while having a visa issued by a different country? [duplicate]

I believe this question was asked before but I think my case is a little bit different. My father works at the French embassy and so I have a Schengen visa issued for me from the French Embassy. Now I ...
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Can airlines deny boarding if my port of entry is different than the country issued schengen visa?

Few days back i did a Europe tour from India.As stated by many(i haven't confirmed official documents) , I can apply for a visa from the country which is either my first port of entry in this case ...
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Travel from London to Paris or Zurich by train without a Schengen visa

As an Indian citizen, if I travel through train (Eurostar) from London to either Paris or Zurich, would I require a Schengen visa? I am on a trip with family to London. We all want to explore some ...
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Long Layover in Zurich Airport

I am traveling from Egypt to the US using Swiss airlines. The layover at Zurich airport is 16hrs. I found that there is a transit hotel at Zurich airport next to gates B/D. Can I access this hotel ...
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Can I go to Croatia with a type C, multiple entrances Schengen visa?

I bought a flight to Croatia for the first of June of this year (2015) As Croatia is still not part of the Schengen States, can I still go to Croatia and then go back to the Schengen space?
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What is “Member states of destination” on Visa application

I am traveling to Paris staying there for 5 days then flying to Spain and staying there for 10 days. My understanding is that since Spain is where I am spending most of the time then I should apply ...
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Schengen visa for Pakistani national married to British citizen wife

I am a Pakistani citizen holding a Pakistani passport, my wife is dual national meaning Pakistani and British citizen and lives with me in Pakistan; We have been married for 7 years and I have ...
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family visit visa refused for germany

I and my wife applied for family visitor to Germany.but we got refusal with a reasons of letter and advise to appeal in Berlin Administrative Court. My brother-in-law adopted by a German citizen years ...
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Is visa required to travel to Switzerland on a soon-expiring Ukrainian Passport with Spanish Residence Card?

We are travelling from 16-19 June and one of us is a Ukrainian citizen, whose Ukrainian passport expires on 14 September of the same year (2015). She also has a Spanish Student Card and Residence Card ...
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Are Transit Visas for Germany required for our group? [duplicate]

We are 3 family members traveling together. We hold a Palestinian Authority passport, an Egyptian passport, and a Jordanian passport. We have a 3 hour layover/transit in Frankfurt, Germany, then we ...
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Schengen visa for the non-EU spouse of the EU citizen

I'm married to an EU citizen and I have my EU marriage certificate apostilled. I'm currently in my native country, but I want to visit Europe. Can I apply for the visa for every Schengen member ...
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Difference between Schengen Tourist and Business Visa

From this post, I understand that there is no real distinction between a Schengen tourist visa and a Schengen business visa as long as they are both for short stay only (Type C). So, if I have an ...
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Use of unused Schengen visa to travel to Switzerland

I am Indian national residing in UK and have been issued Schengen visa by Norway Embassy which is Type 'C', multiple entry and expires on 21st oct 2014. Unfortunately I have never used this visa to ...
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Name in passport as BCA in place of ABC; cause for visa refusal?

My name in my passport is written in the wrong order, i.e. in place of ABC it is written as BCA. Can this be a reason for rejection of a visa to Germany? If yes, is there any solution? What steps ...
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name in passport as BCA in place of ABC [duplicate]

My name in passport is written in wrong order I.e. in place of ABC it is written as BCA. Can this be a reason for rejection of visa to Germany. If yes, there is any solution. Rest all documents in ...
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Jeddah - Costa Rica then return via Costa Rica - Madrid - Jeddah, will I need a visa for Spain? [duplicate]

I am a Filipino citizen in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and booked for a holiday trip to Costa Rica. My flight is Jeddah -> Madrid via Saudi Airlines 24 hour layover Madrid -> SJO (Costa Rica) via ...
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Is medical insurance mandatory for entering the Schengen area if you are not required to have a visa?

For nationals that request the Schengen visa, the traveller must have insurance that covers, for a minimum of €30,000, any expenses incurred as a result of emergency medical treatment or repatriation ...
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Do I need a transit visa for transit flight from Vienna to New Delhi for Indian citizens? [duplicate]

I am traveling from USA to India via Vienna, Austria in June 1st week of 2015. I am having a valid I-797 valid until Dec 2016 and also EAD documents. However I don't have valid USA visa now because I ...
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Schengen visa waiver for US citizens after residence permit expires?

I'm a US citizen working in Finland. I'm waiting for my residence permit renewal to be processed, which takes quite a long time. (Recently, it seems that the turnaround time is over 120 days. I ...
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unemployed applying for Schengen Visa

I met someone I really like on the net. He asked me to visit him in Norway where he is a citizen. He will be going on pension in July and wants to use the time to show me around. I am unemployed and ...
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Danish Visa information for spouse

Hi I am an Indian citizen and I would like to visit Aarhus University, Denmark for a month in this summer. I have an invitation letter from them saying that they are providing me travel and local ...
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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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Type C schengen visa overlap [duplicate]

I currently hold Schengen visa type C multiple entries valid for one year (from 10 December 2014 - 09 December 2015). So far I have two entries: 18 December 2014 - 11 January 2015 (25 days) and 25 ...
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Visa Information (Schengen Application, Enlargement Members)

Every country asks in its visa form whether you stayed previously in this or some other Schengen country. Some people stayed in countries which are now in Schengen, but have not been part of Schengen ...
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Personal vacation/Tourism on EU blue card

I have Germany residence permit i.e. Blue card and a valid work permit till January 2016. I am currently in Germany and will be returning to my native country in one month. I would like to visit few ...
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schengen visa refusal for italy

I applied for schengen visa C type for Italy for 20 days. My father was sponsoring my trip. I attached following documents along with visa application: medical insurance , passport, sponsor ...
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Can I apply for a new German Schengen visa, when my first Czech Schengen visa has not expired but only allows me to enter once?

I have a single entry Schengen visa from the Czech embassy in London due from March 22, 2015 to April 12, 2015 and the duration of stay is only 7 days. I planned to stay in the Czech Republic from ...
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Reusing a Schengen visa for another purpose

I am an Indian citizen and I had visited Poland for a week in April and that Schengen visa (multiple entry) is valid till end of August. I would like to visit Denmark for a month in June. Can I do ...
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Schengen 90/180 rule question [duplicate]

I have a question regarding my specific case and how long I may stay in Europe on my American passport. I am a student and am currently finish a term in London. During the term, I have spent a total ...
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Can I use print copy of online bank statement for Schengen visa from Italy?

I am an international student in UK. I want to apply for Schengen visa from Italy and I have to submit bank statements of last three months. I have online bank statements of last three months. Is it ...