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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Is any permit required to rent a home for less than 3 months in Germany? [closed]

I have student's residence permission in Italy, which is valid for 1 year. Now I should move to Germany to stay there for at least 3 months, but according to Schengen rules, I can be there just for ...
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Schengen visa “refresh”

On August 17th I need to visit a conference in Germany. The problem is that I already have a Schengen visa valid until 9th of August. I might not be able to get a new one before my flight to Germany, ...
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Indian National transiting through Helsinki

I am travelling to Krakow, Poland and have a stopover at Helsinki from 3.55pm one day to 9.55 am the next day. Do I need a transit visa and if so, how do I get it?
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How to appeal a refused Schengen visa?

I applied for a Schengen visa for my new wife, whom I married a year ago in Iran. I am a British citizen, and I have an apartment in Marbella. They refused her Schengen visa. Now I want to appeal ...
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Do I need to carry my passport while travelling within the Schengen area?

If I have already entered the Schengen area, when am I required by law to carry my passport? Basically do I need it when I Travel within the same city Change cities Board a flight or a train Cross ...
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Which embassy will most likely provide a multiple entry Schengen visa?

I have already travelled to schengen area once on a single entry Schengen visa. I am now trying to apply for a schengen visa with the intention of making several short trips to the schengen area. My ...
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Transit visa obtainable at Zurich Airport [duplicate]

We are 2 South Africans going on a cruise in Croatia and have an 14 hour layover at Zurich. I have been advised that we can apply for a transit visa at the airport in Zurich. Is this easy to obtain? ...
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Can I travel to Paris with a type A multiple entry visa valid for 3 years?

Can I travel to Paris with a multiple entry visa valid for 3 years and it is type A visa? I was recently denied a Canadian visa and I need to travel for my holiday.
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Is it legal to study while on a tourist Schengen visa?

If, say, you acquired a 90-day tourist Schengen visa, would it be legal to use it for the purpose of visiting a language course or a university class? Or do you have to apply for a special education ...
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Entering using one passport and exiting using another

My old roommate has a dual citizenship of Venezuela and Costa Rica. He is an F-1 student in the United States. An year ago he wanted to travel to Europe for 90 Days under the Schengen Visa Exemption ...
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Schengen Visa require 2 blank pages. 2 both side blank pages? or one side blank [duplicate]

HI I am applying for a Schengen visa. I have one page with both sides blank and two one side blank pages in my passport. Is it enough for Schengen Visa? They say that I need two blank pages. Is it ...
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My passport containing Schengen visa completely washed prior to start of my trip to a Schengen state, now what do I have to do to get new visa?

I'm Afghan citizen and still in my country (Afghanistan), I received Schengen visa from Swiss embassy in Pakistan and now my passport containing Schengen visa is completely washed prior to start of my ...
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UK Visa valid for next 5 months, can I apply for Schengen Visa?

I have migrated from India to UK on a Short term ICT Tier 2 visa, I want to visit Europe, and want to apply for Schengen Visa for the same. However, my UK Visa is valid only until August, i.e., 5 ...
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Traveling to Germany before using a type D visa for Belgium

I have a valid Belgium work permit and visa type D, however due to project delays, my travel to Belgium is delayed for few more months, so that visa is not utilized. However I would like to travel to ...
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Valid Schengen visa in unmarried name and old expired passport, can I travel with both again?

I am a spouse of a British citizen and applied and was granted a Schengen visa from the French embassy last year, which is valid till 2015, this was however in my passport which has my maiden name. I ...
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Stay for 2 days in Amsterdam enroute from USA to India

I am an indian citizen and I have a valid Visa for the US. Right now I am staying in US. I want to know whether it is possible for me to stay in Leeuwarden, Netherlands for one or two days as a part ...
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How to fill questions 25, 29 and 30 for Multi entry Schengen visa form

I am going to have two separate short trips(non consecutive) in June to two countries in Schengen zone. I am trying to fill in a form for multi entry Schengen visa. But the form seems to be compiled ...
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Where to apply Schengen visa - EU citizen spouse but traveling to different EU country

I am married to a EU citizen and we live abroad. If I apply through my husband's embassy, processing is easier, I am exempt of payment and I am guaranteed to receive the visa without hassle. I am ...
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Should I have a transit visa in Frankfurt? [duplicate]

I have Syrian passport with USA visa. I will travel from USA to Lebanon but I have one stop in Frankfurt. I want to ask if I need visa to stay in the airport in Frankfurt until I have my next flight. ...
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Time between visits without a visa [duplicate]

If you go to Italy without a visa and leave at the 90 day mark, how long do you have to stay out of the country before you can return without a visa
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Schengen Visa multiple entries - Must every visit be made to the same main country?

Lets say I have France Schengen visa (multiple entries short stay of total 90 days in 6 months). I understand that my first ever visit to Schengen zone has to be France as the main destination. My ...
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Do US citizens need a visa for transit in Frankfurt?

I am a US citizen. I have a transit in Frankfurt for 12 and half hours. I will fly from Detroit to Frankfurt then to Amman, Jordan. I was planning to stay at the airport hotel, but I was wondering ...
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Transit visa for France while traveling to Fiji? [duplicate]

I am travelling to Fiji from the USA. I have a layover of 12 hrs in Paris. Will I require transit visa for the stop in Paris? I will not leave the airport. I am a Fijian Citizen.
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Spanish visa : Do I need accomodation booked for Thursday if I am flying back Friday morning at 12 am?

I am trying to obtain a Schengen visa from the Spanish consulate. I have a flight booked for the Friday morning at 12 am and hence didn't book accommodation for the Thursday. Will this be a problem? ...
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Can I enter Schengen through Athens and leave through Rome? [duplicate]

Can I enter Schengen area through Athens, Greece and leave through Rome with the Schengen Visa?
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What is a single-entry Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I am travelling to Paris and Italy for tourist purpose. My itinerary will be Mumbai -> Paris -> Italy -> Paris -> Mumbai. So my question is if I have single Entry Visa, would be Ok to enter in Paris ...
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Visit collaborators in Germany: visa type

I am a PhD student in the US and I have a co-author who is a professor at a university in Germany. In a few months I plan on visiting her to continue work on a project. Her institution and grant ...
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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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Traveling without residence card to Switzerland

I am a St. Lucia national living in St.Lucia. I am married to a Swiss national. I obtained my Swiss resident card 2 years ago and it expires in 2015. I left Switzerland last year to tend to a family ...
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Transiting in a Schengen airport with a Romanian visa

I am an Indian traveling from Dubai to Sibiu (Romania). I am planning to travel with Lufthansa via Munich. Dubai to Munich and Munich to Sibiu flights are at terminal 2 in Munich. I don't have an ...
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Entering Spain with Schengen visa taken from Greek Embassy [duplicate]

I have a 1 year multiple entry Schengen visa taken from Greek Embassy in Delhi. I have travelled to Greece with this Visa last year. Within the 1 year validity period I now wish to travel to Spain. ...
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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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Documents to prove sufficient means of subsistence when applying for Schengen visas for my family

I will be traveling to the Netherlands with my wife and daughter, and will be supporting all the expenses for my family. I am applying for the Schengen visa for tourism purpose and intending to ...
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Direct Airside Transit Visa or Schengen visa first?

I am a Sri Lankan who lives in Hong Kong. I am travelling to France via UK. I have an air side transit. So DATV is required. But my problem is which one should be obtained first. Schengen visa or DAT ...
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Travel Consent letter for child traveling with parent to Netherlands

I am planning to visit Netherlands with my family (wife and a child who is less than 2 years old). One of the requirement for the visa is "original travel consent letter signed by both parents/legal ...
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Getting Schengen Visa with a French resident as sponsor

I would apply for a 3 week tourist visa to France. I would be sponsored by a French resident who is my boyfriend. Do I still need to submit my ITR, bank certification and statements even though he ...
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Applying twice for Schengen Visa

I already have a Schengen Visa and will return home in March. Can I apply for a Schengen visa again in April and come back in April for another 3 months? Or is there a way to extend Schengen Visa ...
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Single trip to conferences in two Schengen countries with one visa?

I am Ukrainian and currently considering if trying to stack attending two professional conferences under one visa is great optimization or crazy talk. :) Conferences will be on consecutive weekends ...
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Do I require airport transit visa at Frankfurt? [duplicate]

I am flying from Mumbiai to Montego Bay via Dubai and Frankfurt as my final destination. Do i require airport transit visa at Frankfurt. i will be having invitation letter from husband and even visa ...
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Applying for Long stay visa as scientist - France with an I-20/EAD expiring soon [closed]

I will need to apply for a long stay visa as a scientist for a job in France starting May 12th 2014. I am NOT a US citizen, I am from India. I am on an F1 visa right now with an I-20/EAD that expires ...
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Financial support proof for France Schengen visa

I am planning to apply for France Schengen visa soon. This is 9 days total (including travel). They need my current account statements for the last 3 months. Reg the proof of financial status, the ...
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Customs / Immigration formalities for Europe short vacation

I'll be travelling to Europe on a Schenegen visa for around 8 days. The entry point would be France (Paris) This would be my first international visit. What are the general customs / immigration ...
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Documents to carry for Europe vacation travel [duplicate]

I'll be traveling to Europe from India for 7-8 days… I am planning to visit France/Switzerland/Italy/Austria/Liechtenstein Paris is the first stop in Europe. This being my first international visit, ...
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Where does my passport get entry stamp?

Consider this journey JFK->MUC->ZRH (MUC is just a flight connection). When does the passenger actually enter the Schengen zone? Munich or Zürich?
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Dual Passports: Australian and Lebanese

I am currently studying in the UK with a visa on my Lebanese passport. If I want to travel to Portugal I will need a visa. Can I use my Australian passport to get out of the UK and visit Portugal and ...
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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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My father's family Schengen visa (including me) got refused, will this affect my ability to get a visa on my own?

My family and I applied for a Schengen visa (our intention was tourism but it was a business visa) last June and it got refused because my dad applied for a visa at the French embassy (it was a ...
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How can I book a hotel in France for a Schengen visa without paying in advance? [duplicate]

I want to go to France from DR Congo and I am told that I need a proof of hotel reservation confirmation. When I contacted one of the cheapest hotel, they told me that I need to pay for the number of ...
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Travelling to Romania for 4 days by Schengen visa issued by Germany? [duplicate]

I have Schengen visa delivered by Germany, in the German embassy in Morocco, I have already Mult entry 90 days, my visa will expire the 11th March 2014. I wanna visit Romania for 4 days. Can I go to ...
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Traveling on back to back Schengen visas

I currently have a valid multiple entry Schengen visa that expires on Feb 10th (issued by the Spanish consulate). I need to visit the Czech Republic from Feb 9th to Feb 15th. For this, I am getting a ...