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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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.
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Can an over-stayed stamp from one country affect my abillity to travel to other countries?

I overstayed in South Africa for a week and got this ugly stamp in my passport which bans me from entering South Africa for a year. Now I want to travel to Italy, Paris and London for 2 months (in ...
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Can I expedite a Schengen Visa appointment for consulates in the US?

I live in the USA and hope to travel to Spain in ~6 weeks. My citizenship requires a Schengen visa for traveling to Spain. Applying for the Schengen visa requires making an appointment and appearing ...
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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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Can Indians on UK tourist visa apply for Schengen tourist visa in London?

We are Indians and will be visiting UK on short-stay visas for about 5 months. Can we apply for Schengen tourist visas while we are in London?
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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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Is it possible to request a passport stamp when traveling between Schengen countries?

I was just reading San Marino's Wikivoyage page and saw this under "Do": Get your passports stamped at the tourist information centre. This is an excellent souvenir as they stick a visa tax stamp ...
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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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I want to travel to the Schengen area in 13 days, but it takes 15 days to issue a visa. Can I still apply?

My parents are visiting Europe for 2 weeks (more details below). I currently live in the US but I'm hoping to join them on this trip. My parents made some changes to their itinerary due to ...
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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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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 ...