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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Schengen visitor visa refused by Greece, how to appeal? [duplicate]

I applied for a visitor visit to the Embassy of Greece with full documentation, but they refused me with the reasons below: The information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose ...
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I am applying for a Tier 5 Youth Mobility visa, but have been refused a visa/overstayed in the Czech Republic/Schengen zone

I am applying for the tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa from Canada. I traveled to the Czech Republic in 2012 and was denied a freelance working visa shortly thereafter in 2013. I appealed the decision, only ...
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Schengen visa to study in Germany refused

I'm from Philippines and currently employed as a nurse here in my country. I applied for a Schengen visa to study German language for 3 months. Unfortunately, my application was refused under the ...
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Applying for a long-stay visa after having a Schengen visa refused

Originally I applied for a Schengen visa short stay but my application was refused and now I'm planning to re-apply for a longer visa (6 months) for the same purpose, to study german language. Would ...
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Kenyan citizen refused Schengen visa from Sweden

I am a Kenyan citizen. I applied for a Schengen visa, via the Swedish embassy, for visiting friends and family. I got my results today and I was denied the visa. I am a student, I will be done with ...
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Schengen visa refusal

I got a multiple entry Schengen visa from 5-3-2011 to 5-9-2011 (valid for 6 months) last year during which I stayed for 42 days out of the allocated 90 days. I again applied for a Schengen visa and I ...
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Schengen visa refusal for visitor visa - possible resolution?

My husband is in Switzerland for 6 months with L permit. I applied for visitor visa. I submitted all documents with his entrance visa in which date of his coming back to India was not mentioned but ...
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Refused a Schengen visa

I was refused a Schengen visa to Germany. I used to work at first but along the way I stopped work and went to school; I just finished my national service but still have not graduated yet because of ...
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Least Strict Schengen Visa Application? - France or Italy

My wife and I would like to travel to Europe later this year. We live in the U.S.A. but she needs to obtain a Schengen Visa (short stay) as she is not a U.S. citizen (she's a permanent resident). Our ...
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How to “acquire the right” to travel within the Schengen states while on “Long term French visa”

I am a citizen of India (third-country national?) and I currently reside in the United States. I will be joining a job in France on a "Long stay French visa". I was looking around the web to see if I ...
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How can I extend my Business Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I have Business Schengen Visa from, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Abu Dhabi as I have one mission in Norway from 9 to 13 of February, but my visa is valid up to 20 of February. Now I received another ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa early because of another trip

My spouse, an Indian national, was granted a visa to visit the UK on a family visit during the second week of February, 2015. And I, a resident indian, am planning to visit UK during mid May. I'll ...
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Are holiday working visas separate for each country?

I am an Australian Citizen living in London on a holiday working visa. I want to live somewhere else in Europe for at least 12 months (probably France). Are there separate holiday working visas for ...
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Reapplying for a Schengen visa

I applied for a short stay Schengen visa with multiple entries from 21st of June till 21st of September. I booked holidays to go to Spain and France. The Spanish embassy only gave me the visa for 1 ...
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Do I need a Visa for a Schengen train trip with stop-over in other Schengen countries? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with a US green card. I am going on a study abroad trip to London and I know I need a visa for that. However, I do plan to take a trip to Germany to visit my relatives via train ...
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Reentry possible on exisiting visa or do I require a different visa?

I have a short-stay, multiple-entry Schengen visa that expires in 2016. I entered Europe on the 23rd December 2014 and stayed there until the 15th January 2015 (24 days). Now I want to go to Europe ...
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Schengen visa extension

I have a Schengen visa that has a 90 days validity and will be expiring by the 25th of February, 2015. I got an Internship and thought I could renew or extend my visa from here (Geneva) but was told ...
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Proof of sufficient funds for Austrian Visa (Sri Lanka Citizen)

I would like to invite my friend from Sri Lanka to Austria. He has an employment and he has confirmations from his employer about his salary but no bank account - only a small saving book. How can ...
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Schengen travel insurance for 3 entries

I have obtained Schengen tourist visa last year and I got single entry visa for 30 days stay. This year I plan to visit Schengen as well as Greenland and Faroe Island and my plan is - Schengen (5 ...
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should we need to return to own country before visa expires?

I am from Nepal. I have a Schengen visa for 3 months and visa was given till June 27, 2015. I have asked Qatar airways to book the ticket to return on June 27, 2015. By doing so I will be back to ...
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College Student and travel Visas [duplicate]

I am traveling form Chicago O’Hare to Stockholm (two hour layover), and then going to London Heathrow. On my way back, I am going from Heathrow to Copenhagen for two hour layover, then back to O’Hare. ...
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Schengen Visa from UK for an Indian working in UK on Tier2 ICT visa

I have an Indian passport and currently I am working in UK on Tier2 ICT visa. I need to go to Switzerland on a business visit. Please advise whether I can get Schengen visa while in UK and do I get ...
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Passport validity required to enter UK and Schengen countries for Indians with valid visas

My daughter has valid visas for the United Kingdom and the Schengen area but has passport validity of 4 to 5 months only. Can she still travel to both these countries?
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Passport validity requirements for a EU resident (but not a EU citizen) to travel within Schengen

It is known that in order to enter the Schengen area a non-EU citizen should have a passport which expires at least three months after than the supposed date of leaving the Schengen area is not ...
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How can I extend my stay within the Schengen area — apply for a second visa?

So my problem is that I have a Schengen Visa delivered by the Spanish Embassy, valid from August 01st 2014 to September 19th with a 35 days stay duration with one entry. I'm gonna be in Spain from ...
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Travelling to Schengen countries frequently

I am a South African currently residing in the UK but will be travelling to Europe (Schengen) for business/tourism once a month. I already have 2 Schengen visas each only valid for 3 weeks with ...
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Would it be necessary to have UK visa? [duplicate]

We are all Indian passport holders. We plan to travel in 2 groups to Vienna from Mumbai. The first group goes BOM-LHR-JFK-LHR-Vienna-LHR-BOM. Everybody in this group will have valid visas for USA ...
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Extended stay visa for Germany

I want to apply for an extended stay visa for Germany to visit a friend. I want to visit beyond the 90 days that American can visit Schengen countries without going through an application process. ...
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Entering Schengen area twice within 90 days

I'm thinking about making two separate one-week trips into the Schengen area, the first to Germany and the second to France. The whole duration of both trips together lie within 90 days. I'm afraid ...
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Schengen visa requirements

My girlfriend and I are hoping to visit Europe and tour for a period of two or three months in a motorised caravan which I intend to purchase in the UK. I hold both a UK and a South African passport ...
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US Green Card Holder but Indian Passport, Studying in Spain with Multi-entry Schengen Visa - UK/Ireland Visit?

I will be leaving for my study abroad in Spain next week and was wondering if I will need a UK/Ireland visa for a possible weekend trip up there? I know that they are not part of the Schengen visa ...
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Number of days stay in Schengen countries

My husband and I applied for Schengen visa for a Cosmos Tour to Europe from Oct 4 to 19, 2014. We are leaving Paris for London after breakfast on Oct 19, 2014. On the application form, we indicated ...
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Did Finland's border authorities make a mistake?

I live in Denmark, my friend comes from Korea. Last year on December 21st, she (Korea) travelled here with a transfer in Helsinki airport. She's staying here until January 21st (31 days). Now, last ...
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I have multiple Schengen visa from Italy, can I transit in Holland for 2 hours before going to Italy? [duplicate]

I have been issued a multiple-entry Schengen visa from the Italian consulate, is it possible to do transit in Holland for 2 hours as I am traveling on KLM?
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Getting passport stamps inside Schengen Area

It is known that passport stamps are a kind of collection for many people. But, inside European Union, we -EU citizens- are allowed to travel without passport, just with our national ID card (if we ...
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Do I need to buy return ticket when travelling on a long-stay visa?

I have visa type D for Denmark which is valid for 180 days to collect my residence card type c. Do I need to buy return ticket or one way ticket is enough? I am asking because air travel agent is ...
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Need Schengen visa with UK work permit and indian passport [closed]

I have UK work permit visa till June 2 2014. I am planning to go to Europe trip in March. From the enquiry I came to know that to apply Schengen my UK visa should be valid for 90 days from the end ...
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Does the spouse of British national with UK permanent residence need a Schengen visa to travel to France?

My wife is an Indian national with an Indian passport. She holds an indefinite leave to remain in the UK (permanent residence card). Does she need to apply for a Schengen visa before travelling to ...
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South African on a charity visa in the UK. I need a Schengen visa. What would be the easiest to get the visa? [duplicate]

South African on a charity visa in the UK. I need a Schengen visa. What would be the easiest to get the visa? Where would be the easiest embassy to apply? What documents are needed?
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Can I travel to Schengen countries from country other than the country where I applied and got my visa approved. [duplicate]

i.e I applied and got approved my schengen visa in Singapore but i will be spending holidays in Philippines before my travel to Schengen countries, should I go back to Singapore or can i go directly ...
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Can I leave Ireland (non Schengen) for a week to reset my 90 days

I am an American citizen looking to stay in Ireland longer than my 90 day tourist stamp allows. I am wondering if it is possible to leave Ireland which is a non Schengen country to go to France, ...
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Must I go first to the country that issued my Schengen visa, or can I go to another one first? [duplicate]

I got a multi-entry Schengen visa from France, and I have changed my mind and want to go to Portugal. As I am a student in England, can I go for a weekend? What documents will they require in ...
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Can I stay in Schengen area after my visa expires if I enter while the visa is valid?

I have an Egyptian passport and a valid one year multiple-entry Schengen visa, which will expire in mid-Sept. 2014. Can I enter a Schengen country a day before it expires for a short trip and exit ...
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Uk Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa arrival dates

My partner and I are planning to travel to the UK/ EU in May 2015. As my partner is a dual passport holder (Australian and British) I am hoping to apply for an Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa that will ...
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Waiting before passport control in Düsseldorf airport

From Leeds, England I'm due to arrive at Düsseldorf, Germany on the 23rd at 8:30pm. Is it possible to sit out and wait before passport control in Düsseldorf until 12am? The intention being to get ...
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Do I need to leave the Schengen area between two 180-day periods? [duplicate]

I just can't find the answer I am looking for so I hope you can help me! I am a bit confused because of the new rules from October 2013. So we are Australian, and were in Schengen between 23/07/14 ...
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If I have Schengen visa, can I enter Schengen area from different country? [duplicate]

Let's say I have Schengen visa issued by Dutch embassy as business visa for business in Holland. Can I fly to Frankfurt and spend some time in Germany and then come to Holland? I know I can travel ...
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Requirement for applying a Schengen Visa if I'm on my husband's visa in Dubai

I'm on my husband's visa in Dubai, and my husband and I are planning to get a Schengen Visa... Are there any additional requirements if I'm under my husband's visa? Though I'm on my husband's visa, ...
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Apply for a new visa when I still have a valid C visa but not enough days of stay?

I have a valid c-type visa, multiple, 30 days, validity: 2/10/2014 - 2/1/2015 which I'd use this October for 12 days. I plan to travel again entering Schengen 10/12/2014 and exit on 2/1/2015 . total ...
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9 months in Europe - Digital Nomad [closed]

I'm a freelance internet worker, working and traveling at the same time. I have a US Passport. I wanted to legally spend 9 months in Europe - Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, and/or Budapest. While ...