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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How to apply for a Schengen visa when not having a specific plan in advance?

I am planning a trip across Europe but I'm a bit sketchy on the details and would really appreciate some help with the following questions: 1) I have a temporary UK residency since I'm a student ...
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Schengen visa - extention

I have a schengen visa from Germany. My duration of stay is 30 days. I have been entered late on 14 august and my visa validity date is from 1 to 30 august. Is this possible to stay for unused ...
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Overstayed a visa in US, is it relevant to mention in a Schengen visa request?

One of my friends plans to visit Switzerland. He had overstayed a performing artists visa in US for a period of five years. While he went to the U.S. he had a permanent job in India. Now he is back in ...
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What type of Schengen visa do I need to visit Germany twice?

I am intending to marry my fiance and I am therefore planning to travel to Germany to visit his family. I am a non-EU citizen and need a visa. The planned travel times will be as following: 18th ...
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Do I need an appostile when providing documents for a Danish short-term visa?

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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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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Unable to get an appointment at San Francisco 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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Could a person stay in the Schengen area for two consecutive 90 day periods with two different passports? [closed]

If a person hypothetically had duel citizenship and two passports with two different last names on those passports, could they enter the Schengen area, leave before the 90 days is up, then come back ...
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Multi-country itinerary when applying for a Schengen visa at the Polish embassy [duplicate]

I've submitted a schengen visa application and my interview is after 2 weeks so i was wondering if i should offer a trip program in only poland as i was looking forward to travel outborders and visit ...
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Schengen Visa Refusal: lack of evidence and high risk applicant [duplicate]

I am from Pakistan and applied for tourist visa to the Netherlands for just 15 days.The objection is that I do not have strong ties with my country. How can I satisfy the embassy and get visa? ...
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Hotel Reservation for Germany

I am brazilian, and I will be in Germany for holydays for about 22 days. I already know as Brazilian, I don't need a visa to enter Germany, but there still are some requirements such as proof of ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa with UK visa expiring in less than 3 months? [closed]

I was thinking of visiting some Schengen countries this June. However, my UK visa will be expired on August 30th, 2015. I know that most (or all) of Schengen countries require UK visa to be valid for ...
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Is a travel insurance from Worldnomads valid as Health Insurance

I will be travelling to Germany next Monday, I have not bought the health insurance yet. I come from Brazil (Brazilian). Is a travel insurance bought from WorldNomads valid as a health insurance for ...
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Entering Europe with a Portuguese passport from South-Africa [duplicate]

I am a South-African citizen but a descendant of a Portuguese grandfather on my father's side. Now I have already found out that I can do my Portuguese passport through my father and I am in the ...
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Can Schengen resident permit holders use the “EU” line at passport control?

When I was transferring this morning at Schipol, the staff directed non-EU citizens with Schengen area residence permits to the "EU" line at passport control. Is this always allowed for people with ...
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Schengen Visa Application: Academic Conference

I am travelling to Portugal from India to attend an academic conference where I will be presenting a paper. I am an undergraduate student and not employed (or receiving payment for attending this ...
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Air travel between Schengen countries and single-entry Schengen visas

I applied for schengen visa via Norway embassy. I got a single entry visa (even though I asked for multiple entry). Now my plan actually is to land in France (Paris), travel through Belgium to ...
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Can I use an Emergency Passport as proof of identification within Schengen before travelling back to the UK?

I am a British national living in Spain and my passport is either lost or stolen. I noticed this two days ago when I was intending to take a trip to Salzburg. As it happens, I managed to travel using ...
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Does more money in account help get a longer Schengen visa?

Do consulates provide a visa valid for a longer duration if they find more money in the bank account? I am applying from UK to France/Italian consulates.
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My multiple-entry Schengen visa was issued by france but I am travelling to Spain [duplicate]

I have been issued a Schengen visa at the Dutch consulate in Ghana to enter France. Can I travel to Spain first and then continue to France after that? On my multiple-entry visa, FR is printed on it. ...
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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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Help preparing a Schengen visa application (non-EEA national) [duplicate]

any Kenyan in Sweden? I'm applying for visa next week on Tuesday . to visit my boyfriend. we've met once when he came to Kenya. and now I want to go visit. I have a clothing business and have every ...
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Applying for a Schengen Visa from within the UK

I'm a Russian citizen, but I study in England and have a Tier 4 Student Visa. Can I apply for a Schengen tourist visa here, in England, without going to Russia?
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Will I be refused a visa if I previously overstayed in a different country?

I went to South Africa and overstayed there for some months. Might I be refused a visa for Sweden because I overstayed in South Africa?
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Any site for booking travel tickets for visa without paying?

I need to submit a travel itinerary in order to apply for Schengen Visa. Is there any site (like Expedia, Orbitz, etc) where I can book a round-trip flights for a week? In Orbitz, I can do it for 24 ...
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Can I convince embassies to accept my overpaid credit card as a proof of funds?

I managed to put a few $k USD in my PayPal account from a side business over time. Now, the only problem is PayPal does not have the option to send me the money in a cheque to cash it due to my ...
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What will happen if I don't use my Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I've been given a Schengen visa valid for 1 month. Unfortunately, I won't be able to travel during the dates I've specified in my application. What should I do? Do I just not use the visa? Or ...
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First entry to Italy on a Schengen visa issued by Greece [duplicate]

Is landing in Italy as the port of first entry allowed on a Schengen visa issued by Greece? Is there any official website to take a print for records?
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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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Should my first trip be to the country which issued my Schengen Visa?

In case, if I get a multiple-entry Schengen visa in one of the embassies in Ukraine, Kyiv - should my first trip be to the country which issued the visa? Any there any requirements of this sort? Does ...
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Visiting Romania and Bulgaria on a Schengen visa

I have been granted multiple entry Schengen Visa from 12th Sep to 28th Oct(47 days) with 32 days as duration of stay. Since, Romania and Bulgaria allow visa-free entrance on a valid schengen visa, can ...
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Which consulate will give me the longest Schengen visa?

My husband is UK citizen and I have UK spouse visa. Thanks to my husband's job we would like to take one European trip a month. To that end I would like to know which embassy will issue the longest ...
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Proof of employment for a Schengen Visa from French Consulate Vancouver?

On its website, it requires some format of proof of employment. However, no-one in my family has that. I am a student, my brother (another applicant) is currently unemployed, my mom (another ...
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Changing flights after having been granted a Schengen-Visa

My girlfriend is currently a resident outside of the Schengen area while I'm a Swedish resident. She applied for a visitors visa with my invitation and was swiftly granted it. However, we have later ...
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Schengen Visa extension Spain

I am an Indian. I wanted to stay in Spain for one month, but by mistake my bookings were for 20 days only, so accordingly the Spainish Embassy has allowed me only 20 days. How can I extend my visa, ...
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Quickest Schengen visa in Atlanta [duplicate]

I have an Indian passport, with F-1 visa living in US. I am travelling to India via Europe (exact point of change of flight isn't fixed, but it is either Amsterdam, Paris or the Frankfurt.) I wish to ...
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Which country visa should i apply to? - Schengen [duplicate]

My port of entry and exit is Frankfurt, Germany. However i will only be spending a day or two there. I am visiting Spain and Portugal for a week each. So should I be applying to Spain embassy or ...
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Travelling to other Schengen state with French Schengen Visa [duplicate]

I travelled to France last February using French Schengen Visa and my visa expired last April. I have acquired my new French Schengen Visa (in the same passport). Can I enter Italy or any other ...
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Does renewing passports have an impact on the visa process, if previously I was refused? [closed]

I was refused twice for a student visa by the German embassy 3 years ago. I applied for a tourist visa at the same embassy, but they again refused and in the refused letter they mentioned reason ...
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Transit Visa in Paris [duplicate]

I have got Canadian Student Visa. My flight has a transit in Paris to a tune of 18 hours. In website they have mentioned, that valid resident visa holders of Canada do not need a transit visa in ...
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I have two schengen visas [duplicate]

I have two Schengen visas. One is from the Netherlands and expires on 27-8-2015. My other visa is from France and starts on 28-8-2015. My travel date is on 19-8-2015 so I will enter through Amsterdam ...
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Schengen visa - worried about being refused

I am an Indian who studies in the US, and am planning to visit France/Italy. I've applied for, received and travelled to Schengen zone 4 times in the past (as a minor) without incident. During my ...
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Schengen visa fee for training session visits for post-graduate students

On the Schengen visa website, it is mentioned that there is no visa fee for: Pupils, students, postgraduates and the accompanying teachers who are travelling for the purpose of studying or ...
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Indian National - British Permanent Resident - Travelling With Son To Europe From UK - Visa Needed?

We wish to take my mother on a surprise holiday. She has an Indian passport but has indefinite leave to remain in the UK. Is it possible to go to France for example without a visa? If not, how ...
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Long term schenghen visa!

I am an Indian citizen currently working in UK. I have to travel from time to time in Schenghen countries. Can get a long-term visa (not less than two years)?
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I've got a Germany 'visitor/business' visa with 12 days left after my trip. [closed]

So the visitor visa lasts for 30 days and I only stayed in Germany for 18 days Will I be able to plan my next tourist trip to France without applying for a tourist visa ?
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Type D student visa in Spain: valid date and duration of stay

I'm Chinese citizen and I have a Type D student visa valid for Spain. It was originally issued to be valid from Nov. 1, 2014 to Apr. 24, 2015, and the duration of stay is 160 days. Which of these ...
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Travel in Schengen countries on Visa Valid for Deutschland and Type D [duplicate]

I have Visa which i got from German Embassy in India. it says Valid for : Deutschland, Type of Visa: D, Number of entries: MULT, Valid for Stay: 90, 6 months Visa. I have not traveled on this Visa ...
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Can I go to visit Schengen countries with visa type D-mult? [duplicate]

I have a visa type D-Mult valid for Deutschland. Can I travel to Schengen countries with that visa?
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Can I gain entry into the Schengen area through Spain if my visa is a Type D Italian visa?

I'm an Indian Citizen and about to go to Europe for my Masters Education on an Erasmus Scholarship. My first semester begins in Italy. But before that we are expected to attend a short introductory ...