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 appeal a German visa refusal?

I have applied for visit visa to Germany, all the documents were correct but my visa was refused stating reason number 9 (Your intention to leave the territory of the Member States before the expiry ...
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Marry an Italian citizen in Italy [closed]

I've a tourist (with a Schengen visa), and I'm going to visit my fiancé in Italy, and also we are planning to get married there. So what papers would I need, and what steps would I need to take? ...
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Visiting both the Netherlands to Greece - visit duration [duplicate]

So I am wondering if I have travelled to the Netherlands from the US with my passport and have only 90 days to be there and after 10 weeks of being there I would like to go to Greece for a fews weeks, ...
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Can I get to Germany from Norway with a single entry Schengen visa while having a flight transit in UK?

I have a single entry visa to Schengen countries(type c). I will be traveling to Norway from Toronto, Canada. I will stay for a week, then I will travel to Germany. My flight from Norway to Germany ...
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Urgent help: Single entry Schengen visa type C (Del-Lon-Sweden (via Lon)-Paris-Lon-Del) [duplicate]

I am travelling to London from Delhi in next 8 hours (and then to Schengen countries) and I need some quick help in confirming my understanding of the visa type-C single entry Etats Schengen. And I ...
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Do I need transit visa [duplicate]

I am an Algerian citizen (I hold an Algerian passport) and Ukrainian Resident permanent. I will fly on the 3rd of February from Odessa to China. I already have a visa for the country of China, and I ...
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Can I go to Germany for a family reunion apply, right after an overstay?

I've stayed in Germany 11 days longer than the 90/180 rule alows (I'm a Brasilian national). Leaving Munich airport I only had to sign a form confirming I understood the committed infraction. The ...
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Can I get a Schengen visa after being deported from the UK 3 years ago?

I'm an Indian national. I was holding a Tier 4 students visa in UK for 2009 to mid of 2011. I was removed to India on working excess of permitted hours, a breach of section 10(1)(a) of the immigration ...
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US citizen entering Schengen Area via Iceland, do I need proof of onward travel out of Schengen at arrival?

I plan to visit Europe for the first time in March, and since the cheapest tickets (non-direct) usually involve a layover in Iceland, I decided to spend a week in Iceland, before continuing to ...
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When can I return to the Schengen area?

I am Brazilian national and I overstayed my tourist visa in Switzerland because I was waiting for a residence permit. I first arrived on the 14th of June (through Amsterdam), invited by a Swiss ...
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Passport validity requirement while reentering Germany for residents (blue card)

I am looking for some information (couldn't find any clear pointers) on the following scenario: I am a non-EU foreign national living in Germany and I am holding a blue card. My visa is valid but my ...
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How to apply for german transit visa?

I have a transit at Frankfurt en route to India. It looks like I need transit visa at Frankfurt (my H1B visa on passport expired, I only have valid I-797). How can I apply for German(or Schengen) ...
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Schengen visa multiple entry. Is it required to travel from Schengen state to get into Romania?

I have a multiple entry Schengen visa from Germany. Although I will enter during my return journey, onward journey is directly to Romania. Is it ok ? I am travelling on Sunday (24th Jan 2016)
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Lost passport with Schengen visa

My passport was stolen in Prague on my way to Vienna. I filed a police report and our embassy swiftly acted by giving me a temporary passport for my onward journey to Munich and Rome. Upon exit from ...
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Can I apply for Schengen Visa in my home country even though I have stayed in Australia for the last 6 months?

This is completely new and weird rule for Schengen Visas. I am currently holding a valid Indian passport but residing in Australia for my studies. I recently came down to India to visit my parents on ...
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Need to understand why my Schengen visa was refused

I applied for a schengen visa, to attend some interviews in Germany. I am a doctor, and a recruiting agency is arranging all the interviews. They provided me with an invitation letter, stating they ...
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Entering a Schengen country using a completly different schengen [duplicate]

I have recently obtained a multiple entry Schengen visa from the Spanish embassy for 2.5 years. Originally I was planning to travel this month to Barcelona, but due to one of my family members being ...
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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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Multiple-entry Italian Schengen visa, can I go to Switzerland/Austria for a weekend? [duplicate]

I have a multiple-entry Italian Schengen visa that will last a couple of months. Within this period, I want to go to Switzerland for a weekend, and to Austria for another weekend. Can I just get on a ...
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Using a Schengen Visa from the French Embassy [duplicate]

I know there has been a question regarding point of entry for Schengen visas. My question differs as I just want to make sure it won't be a problem to come back to the UK and back into Europe again: ...
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Newly married last name change for wife? [closed]

I hold valid Indian passport. I got married recently. We are applying for schengen residence permit / visa. How important is last name change for my wife in the context of applying for visa? Can she ...
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Re-applying after a refused visa application

I applied for a Schengen visa from Belgium and it got refused. My visa type was friends/family visit and I applied for one and a half month. However, I really want to visit Amsterdam, Belgium and ...
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Schengen Visa application in status “RESOLVED”

My Schengen visa application status shows ("RESOLVED"). What does it mean?
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Withdrawing a Schengen visa (business class) application

I recently applied for a business Schengen visa to Switzerland (from India). However my visa approval is delayed and the purpose of the trip, which was to attend some crucial meetings, is not ...
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Travel on 90 days visa free travel period in Schengen or National Visa D? [duplicate]

I am an Australian national who will go to Austria on a student exchange program later this year. With the Australian passport, I will be able to travel in the Schengen Area visa-free for up to 90 ...
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How does Austria's suspension of Schengen affect travellers (both EU and non-EU)?

I'm an Italian citizen. Next Sunday I'm going to Austria. I have a national ID card but no passport. Recently Austria suspended Schengen. So can I enter Austria?
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Can we visit Austria with Schengen Visa as Schengen suspended? [duplicate]

We'll have holiday in France next 2 months and has already applied for a Schengen visa in French embassy. Now as the Schengen suspended in Austria, are we as tourist still able to visit Salzburg with ...
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Is Austria out of Schengen? Can EU citizens travel there normally with IDs [duplicate]

I read that Austria is out of Schengen for a while because of fear of the international situation. What does that mean? Can European citizens still travel there with their valid EU IDs or we need more ...
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To get Schengen visa can my arrival and departure countries be different?

Can I get a schengen visa if my arrival and departure countries are different? Will my plane ticket be accepted in that scenario?
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Another tourist Schengen visa after the previous one in 2 months?

So I have stayed in Schengen zone for 25 days last month. My visa is expiring soon. Now I want to go for another trip in two months and apply for another Schengen visa for 10 days. Is there a ...
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Do I need a transit visa or anything to visit the city while on a layover in Amsterdam? if am holding a Schengen visa [duplicate]

I am travelling to Oslo (Norway) from Bahrain with a valid Schengen Visa and I have a stopover of 10 h 30 mins at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, so will i be able to enter Amsterdam city from the airport?...
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Confusion about the 90/180 day period Schengen visa [duplicate]

The wording of the 90/180 day rule is confusing me and this calculator I was sent does not align with my understanding of it. My understanding is that when I first enter the Schengen area I am ...
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Can I go to Germany with a Schengen visa from another country after failing to get a German visa?

I have to travel to Germany and Switzerland for business purpose. I have already been here 2 years ago. I have applied for business visa to the German consulate twice and both times the application ...
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Schengen visa rules [duplicate]

I have been issued Schengen visa from Norway embassy. I had plans to visit my brother who is living in Norway. Is it compulsory for me to enter Norway first or can I enter any Schengen country on ...
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Flying to Frankfurt with a transit through Paris - is 90 minutes enough for a layover?

I have a flight booking from San Jose, USA to Frankfurt, Germany. The itinerary has a transit through Charles de Gaulle, Paris. Since this will be my first stop in the Schengen Region, will I have to ...
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Can I stay in Schengen area after my visa still valid but breach the condition

I came with my family in Schengen visitor visa. Visa condition is 1 month visa, can stay upto 15 days. I came here for visit about 10 days. And our trip doesn't go as planned. My wife is Pregnant, ...
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Can I return to the Netherlands without passport (but with Dutch residence permit)?

I am non-EU citizen and I have a Dutch residence permit. I am planning on flying to the Barbados. I have to go to the Barbados Embassy at Brussels, Belgium, for visa application and I have to submit ...
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Are the tax return document mandatory for a Schengen visa?

I am applying to the French embassy for a one-month Schengen visa. For proof of sufficient means, I have my bank statement (with slightly over $7000) and monthly pay slips (of about $1500). The ...
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May I travel in Schengen zone with an expired EU passport?

The passport has expired 2 years ago. I want to travel by plane on a direct flight from Lisbon to Austria. I might not be able to get a new passport from my embassy on time (I'm a resident in Portugal)...
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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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Do I need Schengen Visa for transit in Dusseldorf, flying in from CGK-Abu Dhabi-Dus-JFK? [duplicate]

I'm flying from CGK to JFK with connection in AUH and DUS. All with Air Berlin, with flight from CGK-AUH-DUS operated by Etihad. Do I need to have Schengen visa for transit in DUS?
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Do I need to buy a flight ticket for my appealing to the german embassy [closed]

Good day everyone, I applied for a german visa and it was refused. I want to write appeal later with other documents that will show that I will come back after my one month soccer program. My ...
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Schengen visa, multiple entry, tier 4 [duplicate]

I am a Tier 4 student, from India in the UK. I am applying for a Schengen visa with multiple entry, but in the application I am unsure of how to respond to the 'date of departure from the Schengen ...
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Non EU parent to a EU citizen [closed]

I am from Algeria and was married to a woman from Latvia in August 2013 in Algeria. The marriage was registred in April 2014 in a Latvian town hall. We had a daughter in May 2014. I tried to obtain a ...
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Do I need a Schengen visa if I have UK permanent residency?

Me and my friends are planning on inter railing from the UK. They all have a British Citizen but I do not. I only have a PR and I have been a resident in the UK for 10 years. The question is do I ...
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Travel from Netherlands, stay within Schengen - but with an expired Italian passport

Essentially looking for confirmation of my understanding of travel in and out of the Netherlands, to France (or Austria) for a week, for an EU Citizen (Italian) with an expired (by 2 months) Italian ...
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US Citizen: 90/180 Schengen Stay & Bilateral Agreements w/Poland, Denmark, etc

I'm a US citizen on an extended trip in Europe. So far, I've been very careful with the 90/180 rule. At no point in any 180 days have I stayed more than 90 days in the Schengen area; my "gap months" ...
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can i use belgium schengen multiple visa to finland direct without visiting belgium? [duplicate]

Please can I travel from Ghana with belgium multiple schengen visa to finland to meet my husband? This is my first visit to Europe and my husband want me to visit him without visiting my uncle in ...
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Flying from/to Geneva with a Schengen type D Spanish visa

I am a Bangladeshi citizen. I came from Geneva airport to Bangladesh with this visa 10 days ago. Now for my return trip they say I must go to Spain first (visa issuing country) rather than going to ...
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Schengen visa entry rules for Georgia

I am an Indian Passport holder with a resident visa working in Dubai. I hold a valid Schengen multiple entry visa issued 29th July 2013 and expiring 28 July 2014. I hold US & UK long term multiple ...