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 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 ...
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Traveling using a Single entry short-stay schengen business visa [duplicate]

I have a question regarding single entry short-stay schengen business visa to a Schengen Netherlands. Is it legal after flying to Netherlands for a couple of days, to change plans and travel for a ...
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Schengen Refusal Visa [duplicate]

just wanna have some help from you guys. Its about my application for visit visa going to germany. I got the result yesterday,but sad to say its refused. The reason were the embassy said are: ...
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How long does it take for the Dutch embassy in Ghana to process visa refusal appeals? [closed]

I am trying to appeal a visa refusal from the Holland Embassy in Accra, Ghana, however, I have not had a response in the past 90 days. Do i have to send a reminder or what?
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Duration of stay, entry date, exit date for schengen visa type C [duplicate]

I have a Schengen visa type C (short term) which was for a conference in Portugal. The duration of stay on the visa is 12 days. However, the entry date and exit date span for one month (from 12 ...
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Travel in trains due to recent migrant crisis in Europe? [closed]

Because of the recent migrant crisis, it is okay and safe to travel by trains in Europe. I heard that trains between Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Denmark are too crowded and sometimes ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa with a valid US student visa and an expired I-20 form

I have a valid F1 visa, but my I-20 and opt have expired. My H1-B application got selected in the lottery and I am eligible to stay in the US under capgap. Now however, for personal reasons, I need ...
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Travel in Schengen zone with long term Visa expiry this month but residence permit valid till Mar 2016

My wife's Danish long term type D visa and work permit is expiring this month end ("valid until 30-09-15") but her residence permit issued (for job search) is valid till Mar 2016. We have travel ...
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How recent should my bank statement be when applying for a short-term visa?

I will apply for a Bulgarian visa on July 8th, but my bank statement is from November 17th to May 17th, is that maybe a problem for them ? Could that cause a refusal or will they just ask for a more ...
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Travelling via Zurich form USA to INDIA on H1b and OPT [duplicate]

please help me with my confusion, my H1b got approved in USA and iam going for its stamping to INDIA which is via Zurich with a layover of around 2hours., my question is can I travel to india this way ...
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Schengen Visa for Pakistani Spouse of British National [duplicate]

Is it compulsory for British citizen to travel to another EU country so that his/her Pakistani spouse can apply for schengen visa under directive EU 38/2004 ??? Is it possible that both travel ...
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Does a “refused Schengen visa” application affect future Employment/Jobseeker visa applications? [closed]

My wife and I have been thinking to move to Germany through employment for quite some time. However, we decided to visit Germany first as a tourist, in order to get a better feeling about the country ...
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Traveling Around Europe [closed]

I am studying Abroad in Italy for exactly 89 days but I am wanting to visit family friends and family while already in Europe. My schedule is hopefully.. Italy - 3 months UK - 2 weeks ...
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Italy transit visa for Syrian who holds US B2 visa [duplicate]

my father is Syrian and holds US be visa, and i booked him flight from Beirut to US through Italy and Canada, does he need to apply for transit visa for Italy and Canada layover? Thanks Sami
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Applying for a Schengen visa as a tourist in London

I am Indian travelling to UK on tourist visa. I am planning for multiple-entry Schengen visa so I can visit Europe during my stay in UK. As per France consulate we need to provide confirm air ...
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I work in the UK on a short-term visa and my wife/daughter are in the UK on a tourist visa. Can we apply for a Schengen visa together in the UK?

I am an Indian national currently working in UK on a Tier 2 short-term visa. My visa is valid till August 2016. My wife and daughter will be visiting the UK on a tourist visa for 2 months. My ...
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Do I need to include details about a side trip to another country on my Schengen application form?

I will be applying for my tourist visa at the Germany embassy as my main destination is Germany however I would like to take a side trip to Italy for maybe 3 days. Do I need to add Italy as a second ...
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Extention of Schengen Visa as a Student

As a Turkish citizen I will be going to Czech Republic in February as an Erasmus student for a term. Since the visa will be based on the educational term it will probably end around at the end of ...
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Can an Indian national with Schengen multiple visa visit Gibraltar?

I am now in Spain and have multiple Schengen visa I am interested to go to Gibraltar. Is it possible or need separate visa? Need to go from Marbella to Gibraltar.
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Is it ok to change Eurail pass showed for getting Schengen visa?

While applying for Schengen visa to Austrian embassy i was asked to provide a complete itinerary, including my hotel bookings and travel details. Since i had not yet received the original Eurail pass ...
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Can I enter **FIRST** to a different schengen country from my d-type national visa

I'm a non-EU country citizen and going to start my study at end of this month in Italy. I'm a valid D-type national Italy visa holder, it's multiple, valid for 5 months (>150 days long-stay) from now ...
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Does Schengen visa proof of transport requirement include travel inside Europe?

The Schengen checklist for short stay when applying from South Africa via France includes this (emphasis mine): "All transfers (flight/ferry/train/bus/taxi) showing entry & exit from France ...
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Schengen visa requirements for traveling on a European Disney Cruise?

Do I need a single entry or a multiple entry Schengen if I am travelling on a Disney cruise that starts in Barcelona and then calls on ports in France then Italy?
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Flying to a Schengen country different from the one that issued a D-type visa

I have a D-type multiple-entry visa, issued by France (I am a student): I also have the French resident card (Titre de Sejour) to go along with it, and I have already entered and been living in France ...
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Do I need a visa to transit in the Schengen area [duplicate]

Do I need a transit visa if I am travelling to Russia via Frankfurt from India?
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Can I travel to frankfort with other schengen visa [duplicate]

I'm from Syria and I got a national visa type D to Poland. I'm going to study my masters there. I would like to travel to Frankfurt, Germany, where my aunt lives. There she asked me to stay with her ...
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Are the Schengen “airport transit visa” even checked?

I was reading about Schengen transit visas today, and in an answer I saw that Schengen requires some people to have an airport transit visa. This visa is apparently for entering the international ...
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Transiting from the US to the UK through Madrid - would I pass through border control in Spain?

I am flying from the US through MAD and on to LHR (within 3 hours). Must I clear passport control in MAD? Since they are part of the EU and the UK is not, was not sure.
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Visa processing speed: VFS vs Embassy

I am applying for a Schengen Visa for Switzerland at London. To submit my application, I can choose to go to the VFS Visa Application Centre or the Embassy of Switzerland directly. I wonder which ...
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I'm Singaporean, my 90-day Schengen stay has expired. Can I transit via Zurich from Croatia to UK? [duplicate]

I hold a Singapore passport but my tourist stay under the 90/180 Schengen rule has expired. I'm currently in Croatia (not under Schengen rule) and want to travel to UK (also not under Schengen rule) ...
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Not getting passport stamped in Sweden

I just arrived to Sweden and did not get my passport stamped. However, it got stamped in Germany (I flew to Sweden through Germany) Is this normal?
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length of stay with 90/180 rule [duplicate]

I am canadian, my first visit to netherlands was - feb 7-16 2015 and Mar 7-23 2015 and Jun 28- Aug 25 2015 totalof 85 days. i am now in turkey since aug 25th cause i thought my time was up in ...
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stayed 86 days in netherlands, 180 days is up can i go back [duplicate]

went first time beginning of feb 2015, then again in march, up until aug 2015 for a total of 86 days, then went elsewhere. question is it has been 180 days since first visit in feb. so can i go back ...
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Thailand to St Martens (West Indies) [duplicate]

I am looking at the travel arrangements for flights from Bangkok to St Martens as the individual will be working in the British Virgin Islands. She has her visa to work and will be requiring a flight ...
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Travel within Schengen countries - passport control

I am an Indian citizen planning to visit Munich for the Oktoberfest for 3-4 days and then go to Austria for a weeklong spa therapy. I will be thus flying from India to Munich first up where I shall ...
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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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Multiple entry Schengen visa: Documents required at Immigration/Border control during second visit

I am an Indian passport holder having residence permit and working in Kuwait, I received a 90 days multiple-entry Schengen C visa issued by German embassy Kuwait for a business purpose. I successfully ...
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Greece and French Schengen visa [duplicate]

I have a holiday to Greece next week 9 - 16 September but I also have a weekend in Paris from 25th September to 28th September. I applied for a Greece visa and informed them about my Paris plans but ...
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I'm planning to visit a summer school in the Schengen zone. What kind of visa should I apply for?

I will be attending a summer school which will last 10 days. I want to know: for applying for a Schengen visa, is the purpose of my trip considered as touristic or study?
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Can I leave the Schengen area from another country other than the one I issued the visa from?

I have a Spanish visa type D for 115 days. I will spend the last week of my visa with a friend in Finland. Is it ok to return to my country from Finland directly or do I have to return to Spain first ...
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D visa Italy limitations [duplicate]

Hi can I travel to other schenegen countries on Italy,s nine months seasonal D visa if not than could I apply for it from Italy?
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Cancelling a Schengen Visa via the Italian Consulate

My wife has a Schengen visa issued by the Italian consulate in the UK. It expires at the beginning of December, and as we want to travel to Europe for the Christmas holiday, we were hoping to cancel ...
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can i travel within Schengen area while im holding a D visa with single entry [duplicate]

Im holding a D visa with single entry from Switzerland. can I travel to other countries in Schengen area? If no, what should I do so as I can go while my visa just valid until this october 9?
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How to cancel multi-entry Schengen visa?

I have a Schengen visa (business class) from one of the EU countries. It is multi-entry type valid for 18 months (90 day stay), I used this visa to visit the EU last month and it will remain valid ...
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Should my first trip or longest stay have be to the country which issued my Schengen Visa? [duplicate]

I have been issued 5 years Schengen Visa from French Embassy. I was supposed to visit France for few days but I had to cancel the trip due to family emergency. Can I now, use this long term ...
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Change of itinerary and applying for UK visa after getting Schengen visa

I am an Indian citizen residing in Malaysia on an employment visa. I received a multiple entry Schengen visa, valid for two months, to attend a conference in Vienna from the Austrian Embassy. My ...
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Can I stay longer than my schengen visa states? [duplicate]

I granted a schengen visa to Germany for 6 days only. But I'd like to stay a little longer. Is it legal to stay for one more week or should I get an extension? And if I have to get an extension how ...
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Can I stay longer than what my Schengen visa states?

I was granted a Schengen visa type C with 6 days duration of stay, can I stay longer than that? And if I can what should I do?
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French Schengen visa refused in India - what to do? [duplicate]

I am an Indian national working in Kuwait with residency here . I wanted to take my family on a euro trip this may . The family included my wife and daughter (who live with me) and my parents-in-law ...
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How long does it take for German consulates to process visa appeals?

My visa was refused from the German consulate in Kolkata and now I appealed to them in writing along with many papers. After submitting all documents they called me suddenly for interview. I was ...