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 leave the Helsinki airport on a layover, as an American

I have a 24 hr layover in Helsinki. I am traveling in a US passport. Can I leave the airport, check into a hotel, and take a bus into the city?
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Transit visa in Amsterdam for a Namibian citizen?

I'm a Namibian passport holder, I'm travelling from England via Amsterdam to South Africa. Do I need an airport transit visa for Amsterdam airport?
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Destination Netherlands Visa issued from Italian Embassy [duplicate]

My Family and I are holding a 6 Months Schengen valid visa (C class) from 24.07.2014 to 24.01.2014.The visa was issued from the Italian Embassy Riyadh. Can we go to Amsterdam instead of the country of ...
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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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Can I travel to amsterdam as a first port of entry via a visa issued by spain? [duplicate]

Please note that I'm staying in Amsterdam for 4 days and then going to Spain for 10 days.
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London to Chennai, with two stops inside the Schengen area? [duplicate]

I was trying to book a flight from London to Chennai. The cheapest air ticket was the one that has two stops, first at Berlin and then at Frankfurt. I hold an Indian passport and a UK work visa. My ...
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Travel to Croatia from Turkey then to Greece on a single-entry Schengen visa [duplicate]

I am traveling from India to Turkey and Greece, holding a valid turkish and single entry Schengen visa, wanting to add Croatia to this. Can i travel first travel/enter croatia first and move on to ...
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Ration card for Schengen VISA application

I want to go to Germany for tourism. In the list of documents required for visa, ration card is mentioned in civil status proof. But in my ration card, the address written is not my present address ...
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Would 1 hour layover be enough between Frankfurt and Munich if I have a transit visa and my final destination is US?

I have an Indian passport and will be travelling to the US. I have two stops on Germany, first at Frankfurt and then at Munich. Lufthansa suggests that I need a transit visa which I will be getting. ...
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Airport transit visa requirement for a Bangladeshi national flying from London to Toronto over Paris

I am a Bangladeshi national traveling from London to Toronto, Canada through CDG Paris, France by Air France. My transit time at CDG is 4h55m. Do I need an airport transit visa for this travel?
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Entering Schengen from one country and exiting TO a different country

I am US resident and Indian citizen (on US student visa), who is currently in Zambia for 2 months. I am planning to visit Europe before I go back to the US. I am applying for the Schengen visa in ...
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Is it allowed to carry “a knife” or “a pepper spray” while traveling by road in the Schengen area as a woman?

Can a solo female traveler carry a knife or pepper spray to be able defend of herself when she is on the road or when hitchhiking, or it is illegal?
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Refusal of Schengen visa (Netherlands short stay French embassy)

How can we appeal successfully after refusal? We have 2 refusals from the same French embassy. The only reason for refusal was, "Not sure the applicant will leave the country on time."
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Two transits in Europe do I need a transit visa? Or any kind of visa? [duplicate]

I'm travel from Cairo to Rome and from Rome to Amsterdam to Canada two transits in Europe is that need a transit visa? Or any kind of Visa for just to be inside the two airports? I'm a permanent ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa in another country than my main destination

I'm travelling to Belgium for 3 days in the summer, but my first point of entry would be Germany and the closest embassy I have is the German embassy. Will the German embassy issue a Schengen visa? ...
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Validity of Schengen visa

I have a multiple entry Schengen visa issued by the German consulate in Kolkata that is valid until 26.08.2014. Does this mean I have return within 26.08.2014? If I enter before 26.08.2014, then can ...
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Visa requirement during a layover at a German airport for Colombian citizens flying to Turkey

My Mother would like to visit me in Istanbul, her flight is Miami-Frankfurt-Istanbul. Due to her Colombian nationality, does she requires a transit visa?
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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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Buying Interrail pass abroad without passport

When buying an Interrail pass in Norway I have to bring my passport (or know my passport number). My problem is that I ordered a new passport very recently and will most likely receive it the day I ...
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Resident permit finishes, can I travel on 90 day visa [duplicate]

I am a New Zealander on a resident permit in Holland. When my permit expires I plan to be travelling through France. Is this ok under the 90 day visa? I am exiting the Schengen zone for a weekend in ...
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Staying more than 90 days in the Schengen area with a multiple-entry visa

I stayed in Italy for a total of 90 days with my 1-year multiple-entry visa. I came back on June 18th. Can I still go back and spend another 90 days this July. The visa will expire in January 2015.
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How to calculate stays against 90/180 visa rules?

Some destinations have a "90/180 rule" which says you can come and go but you must not spend over 90 days out of any 180 days in the area. A recent question asked by a new contributor concerns this ...
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Does re-entering Italy restart the 3 month visitation limit?

I am going to visit Italy for several months. Italy allows visitors to vacation for 3 months. However, I plan to visit Italy a month and a half then visit another country for several weeks. When I ...
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Entry and exit from different Schengen countries

I came to Netherlands from Dubai on a business visa. Now I wish to travel to Paris by train and after two days wish to leave to Dubai direct from Paris. Am I allowed to exit Paris to Dubai when the ...
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Visa validity port of exit or port of entry

My parents have got Schengen visas for 30 days. The flight starts from India on July 11th and reaches Zurich on July 12th. Their return ticket is for August 10th. They will stay exactly 30 days in the ...
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Can I use multiple entry Schengen visa to go Belgium after visit Spain and comeback to Indonesia? [duplicate]

My girlfriend is from Indonesia. She has obtained a multiple entry Schengen area visa and she used it to visit my family in Spain last June. She returned to Indonesia after 23 days. Now I have ...
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Could a citizen of two countries eligible for 90/180 Schengen stays legally remain in the Schengen area forever through repeat visits?

Assume that a person (not me, I only hold a single citizenship :) has a double citizenship in countries such as the US, Singapore, Australia, Japan, etc, which are eligible for 90/180 visa-free stays ...
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Can I carry Homeopathic medicines and uncooked rice to Germany?

I am traveling to Germany. Can I carry Homeopathic medicines and uncooked rice to Germany? Thanks for the answers.. I am traveling from India to celle Germany.. I am used to Indian cuisine.. Is ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a trip from Sri Lanka to the British Virgin Islands via Doha, Amsterdam and Sint Marteen?

I am a Sri Lankan citizen travelling to British Virgin Islands (BVI). I have BVI work permit. I will be traveling through Doha, Amsterdam, and Sint Maarten. Do I need a transit visa for either or ...
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I have a Certificate of Entitlement of Abode in the UK endorsed in my SA passport. Do I need a Schengen visa to travel to Europe?

I have a valid Certificate of Entitlement of Abode in the UK attached to my SA passport. Do I need a Schengen visa to travel to Europe?
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Are both the entry and exit day counted for 90/180 Schengen rule?

Suppose I enter Schengen region on a Monday at noon, and then leave at the same time the following monday. Does this count as 7 days or 8 days? If a day is measured as 24 hours then it would add up ...
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Is it possible to extend a 20 days tourist Schengen visa (12 more days)?

My daughter applied at the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia, and they gave her two entries for 20 days (we thought it was for 20 days each entry). She was in Italy 12 days, then went to England for 1 ...
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Is it possible to get a Schengen visa for future date?

My question is currently the date is 28 june 2014. Can I apply for the visa for my planned trip in October?
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Tourism in Schengen Area either side of a student visa

Does time spent in a Schengen country under a student visa (issued by that country) count towards the 90 days permitted within the Schengen Area? My (Australian) partner will be undertaking some ...
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How to change a Schengen Visa valid for only 20 days?

I applied for Schengen Visa at Italian Consulate in New York. It was given valid for only 20 days. I asked for 2 entries 10 days in 2 different countries while the 2 entries are 30 days apart as I ...
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Transit visa requirements while traveling from US to India with stops in Heathrow and Frankfurt

I'm an Indian passport holder traveling from US to India with transit stops in Heathrow and Frankfurt (my flight is ORD–LHR–FRA–BLR). I have a valid US H1 visa, and my transits in both London and ...
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How to obtain multiple entry Schengen visa while in Schengen area

I'm currently traveling around Scandinavia (main cointry is Norway) on a single entry Schengen C visa, but would like to travel to Croatia for a short holiday before returning to Norway, then back to ...
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Transit visa for Layover of 20 hours at Paris (CDG) [duplicate]

I would be travelling from Mumbai, India to New York, USA. In between I have a layover of 20 hours at Paris (CDG). My connecting flight is also from Paris (CDG). I have a B1/B2 category visa. Will I ...
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Applying for Greece tourist visa (Schengen) from a non residence country while on a tourist visa

This might get a little confusing but bear with me. Country of citizenship: India Country of residence: Canada (work permit) Countries I am about to visit: U.A.E. and the Greece The decision to ...
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Visa on arrival in Italy for Chinese national travelling with UK spouse?

I am a UK national and my wife and son are Chinese nationals. We plan to go to Italy via Croatia. Croatia have confirmed that they will issue visas to my wife and son at the point of entry as long as ...
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Transit visa Canada to Iran via Vienna

Do I need a transit visa to travel from Canada to Iran through Vienna. I am an Iranian citizen and I am staying in Canada on a Visa. Now I am returning to Iran and my flight has a layover time of 11 ...
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Denied visit a friend visa for Belgium

I applied for a visa to visit a friend in Belgium last April 28, 2014 and I got the result recently (June 6, 2014) wherein it has been refused. Reasons were: The plan and the circumstances from the ...
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Can I enter Romania and stay for four weeks with a Schengen visa?

I am Indonesian. This month I will go to Iasi, Romania for student exchange. But I will go there after staying one night in France, then take a plane to Iasi, Romania. Do I need to apply for a ...
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Indian passport, Schengen multiple entry visa question

I have an Indian passport, and I will be traveling from India to Switzerland on a multiple entry visa. I have applied for a Turkish visa and will travel to Turkey also. Can I reenter Switzerland after ...
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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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Planning to travel to France from India as solo traveler

I am currently working in a company in India since 2 years but later this year I am going to Canada to pursue my grad degree.(I am an Indian national) Before I join my university in Canada, I want to ...
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Transit visa for Germany [duplicate]

I will be traveling from Bangalore, India to Helsinki, Finland. I have two stops in my journey one at Abu Dhabi and the other at Berlin. I am an Indian citizen hold a one year student residence permit ...
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Schengen visa for two stop overs in Germany? I do have a valid F1 visa for US [duplicate]

I am travelling to USA from India and I have two layovers in Germany (Frankfurt and Dusseldorf). Do I need a transit visa or a Schengen visa? Will I be exempted from Schengen visa, since I hold a ...
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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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Can I travel to Croatia with single entry Schengen visa

I am traveling to Zurich with a single entry Schengen visa. While coming back can I travel to Croatia for 3 days and then return to India (Country of Origin)?