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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Help preparing a Schengen visa application (non-EEA national) [duplicate]

any Kenyan in Sweden? I'm applying for visa next week on Tuesday . to visit my boyfriend. we've met once when he came to Kenya. and now I want to go visit. I have a clothing business and have every ...
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Will I be refused a visa if I previously overstayed in a different country?

I went to South Africa and overstayed there for some months. Might I be refused a visa for Sweden because I overstayed in South Africa?
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What will happen if I don't use my Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I've been given a Schengen visa valid for 1 month. Unfortunately, I won't be able to travel during the dates I've specified in my application. What should I do? Do I just not use the visa? Or ...
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Schengen Visa Refusal: Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided

Schengen refusal formulae can be difficult to understand sometimes. When an applicant receives a refusal with "Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided", ...
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Schengen Visa Refusal: Does it make sense to appeal?

My visa got denied by the Greek embassy in Abu Dhabi for the reason below: the information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable. ...
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Visiting Romania and Bulgaria on a Schengen visa

I have been granted multiple entry Schengen Visa from 12th Sep to 28th Oct(47 days) with 32 days as duration of stay. Since, Romania and Bulgaria allow visa-free entrance on a valid schengen visa, can ...
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Changing flights after having been granted a Schengen-Visa

My girlfriend is currently a resident outside of the Schengen area while I'm a Swedish resident. She applied for a visitors visa with my invitation and was swiftly granted it. However, we have later ...
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Which consulate will give me the longest Schengen visa?

My husband is UK citizen and I have UK spouse visa. Thanks to my husband's job we would like to take one European trip a month. To that end I would like to know which embassy will issue the longest ...
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Schengen Visa extension Spain

I am an Indian. I wanted to stay in Spain for one month, but by mistake my bookings were for 20 days only, so accordingly the Spainish Embassy has allowed me only 20 days. How can I extend my visa, ...
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Travelling to other Schengen state with French Schengen Visa [duplicate]

I travelled to France last February using French Schengen Visa and my visa expired last April. I have acquired my new French Schengen Visa (in the same passport). Can I enter Italy or any other ...
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Does renewing passports have an impact on the visa process, if previously I was refused? [closed]

I was refused twice for a student visa by the German embassy 3 years ago. I applied for a tourist visa at the same embassy, but they again refused and in the refused letter they mentioned reason no#9....
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Transit Visa in Paris [duplicate]

I have got Canadian Student Visa. My flight has a transit in Paris to a tune of 18 hours. In website they have mentioned, that valid resident visa holders of Canada do not need a transit visa in ...
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I have two schengen visas [duplicate]

I have two Schengen visas. One is from the Netherlands and expires on 27-8-2015. My other visa is from France and starts on 28-8-2015. My travel date is on 19-8-2015 so I will enter through Amsterdam ...
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Indian National - British Permanent Resident - Travelling With Son To Europe From UK - Visa Needed?

We wish to take my mother on a surprise holiday. She has an Indian passport but has indefinite leave to remain in the UK. Is it possible to go to France for example without a visa? If not, how ...
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Schengen visa fee for training session visits for post-graduate students

On the Schengen visa website, it is mentioned that there is no visa fee for: Pupils, students, postgraduates and the accompanying teachers who are travelling for the purpose of studying or ...
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Long term schenghen visa!

I am an Indian citizen currently working in UK. I have to travel from time to time in Schenghen countries. Can get a long-term visa (not less than two years)?
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Does an Indian with UK residence require a visa to visit the Netherlands?

My partner has an Indian passport with a permanent residence card in the UK. Does he need a visa to travel to the Netherlands?
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I've got a Germany 'visitor/business' visa with 12 days left after my trip.

So the visitor visa lasts for 30 days and I only stayed in Germany for 18 days Will I be able to plan my next tourist trip to France without applying for a tourist visa ?
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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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Schengen visa - worried about being refused

I am an Indian who studies in the US, and am planning to visit France/Italy. I've applied for, received and travelled to Schengen zone 4 times in the past (as a minor) without incident. During my ...
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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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Will booking two single tickets onward and return instead of one return pose problems with immigration? Scehngen and UK

I need to book tickets Chennai Paris London Chennai, but am finding that the multi city return ticket way more expensive than two single legs onward Chennai Paris and return London Chennai. However, I ...
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Schengen border control. Italian visa but arriving in Germany first help [duplicate]

My daughter and I have Schengen visas from the Italian embassy. We are however going to spend a few days in Hamburg and Paris but out of our 20 day trip we will spend majority of the time in Italy. ...
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Using Un-used multiple entry Netherlands visa to travel to Sweden [duplicate]

I have a long term multiple entry schengen visa issued by Netherlands. It is unused as of now as the intended business travel has been postponed. Now another travel is required for Sweden. I ...
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Can I fly from Amsterdam to Frankfurt on Lufthansa with just a Residence Permit?

[US Citizen] I lost my passport but have my Dutch residence permit and am flying from Amsterdam to Frankfurt this coming Sunday with Lufthansa. I have an appointment at the Consulate to get a new ...
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Crossing border from Spain to Morocco - possible problems?

we want to visit Spain in September 2015. Since we will visit Gibraltar too, we are thinking about going to Ceuta. Since Ceuta is very close to Morocco it would be worth to visit it for example for ...
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Refused entry to Spain previously. Will this affect my Student visa application? [closed]

I am from Pakistan and applied for a Schengen tourist visa for Spain in 2013. The visa was rejected on the grounds the purpose of visit wasn’t clear and that they couldn’t determine whether I would ...
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Visit Rome city while my 6 hours layover at Rome before leaving for Malta [duplicate]

I needed to travel to Malta on a business trip. Since there was no Maltese Embassy in my country so I applied through Italian Consulate (on behalf of Malta) for the Schengen visa. This was the first ...
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Flight booking cancelled, schengen visa

I am planning to go to Germany on tourist visa, so I have applied for a Schengen visa. I booked flights to Germany, not actually paid for the tickets but reserved for two days. Will it cause any ...
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Visiting Paris while in Transit to Portugal

I am an Indian Citizen having Schengen Visa (single entry) issued by Portugal Embassy for travelling to Lisbon for business. I have a 10 hr transit in Paris. Can I leave the airport to visit Paris ...
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Inquiry regarding transit visa! [duplicate]

I've got a passport from Nepal and I have a valid US visa. I'm travelling to Us on a F-1 visa and I have a transit at Amsterdam. I donot intend to visit outside, do I need a transit visa? If yes, Do I ...
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Apply new Schengen Visa while hold an valid one

I am a Chinese student and hold a France Schengen Visa which expires on 20th September 2015. My next trip is from 10/09/2015 to 25/09/2015, and I will stay the longest time in Greece, so I need to ...
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Schengen visa for two consecutive trips with one day break?

I am from a Southeast Asian country and study in England. I want to travel to Europe this October, first from 1st October to 10th October, then come back from Madrid to England on 10th, go again to ...
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Type D VISA for schengen state travel [duplicate]

I am going to Germany on my company delegation for 2 weeks, i have work permit for 2 weeks. I am planning a vacation in Germany and schengen states for a week after my delegation period is over. I ...
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Mentioning staying at the airport overnight, can I get my Schengen visa application refused?

I know that what is done is done, but just want to assure myself. I submitted my Schengen visa in Spanish consulate in London today. The officer ask me about one night that I didn't have an ...
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Valid for Italy student visa but entry point is France [duplicate]

I have a category D student visa valid for Italy. I want to enter from Paris and stay there for 3 days before heading to Italy. Do I or can I apply for a Schengen tourist visa so I could enter Paris? ...
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Spending few hours more than the “duration of stay”, that mentioned in the Schengen visa can make any problem? [duplicate]

I'm from Tunisia and I got a Schengen visa from the Austrian Embassy for 28 days, the “duration of stay”, and the number of entries is 1 and the validity of the visa is from 02/08/2015 to 13/09/2015. ...
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Travelling to Greece with a refugee travel document while green card is still being processed

I plan to travel from the U.S. to Greece. I have my refugee travel document but my green card application is still being processed. I have all the paperwork but I'm still waiting to be officially ...
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Luxembourg port of entry [duplicate]

I will be applying Luxembourg work permit visa from my country. Now to book tickets, i couldn't find any direct flights to Luxembourg from Asia(non-schengen country). So is it acceptable to land in ...
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Bank statements, income tax return, Schengen visa

I am an Indian citizen, I have got an invitation for a job interview in Germany, so I would require a Schengen Visa and I am applying under tourist category. The company inviting me for interview is ...
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Travel to Germany with a Finnish residence permit (Type B Student)

Can I travel with a Finnish residence permit (Type B Student) to Germany before entering Finland for the first time? I am from Iran and I want to visit my uncle for 10 days.
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Application for Schengen visa when bank statement is not available

I would be going to UK and from there I would like to apply for a Schengen visa where the port of entry would be France. My friend who is a student stays in Lyon and I would be visiting him. However ...
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Do I need a visa to visit Bulgaria?

I am a Moroccan living in Italy for several years and I hold an Italian permanent resident permit, next month I would love to go to visit Bulgaria, and also Turkey and Greece, with multiple entrance/...
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US passport holder visiting France for short scientific visit

I will be visiting France this fall for a "scientific visit" of about 80 days, and the relevant visa for this trip is the "Short stay visa for scientists, researchers and teachers" visa: http://www....
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Proving ties to your home country when applying for a German visa as a non-employed Russian citizen

A friend from Russia (Moscow) is planning to visit me in late August. She is about to apply for a visa but she's worried that they will deny her application because she doesn't have anything to prove ...
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Travelling to Schengen area with Type-D national Visa of Spain

Can I travel to France with my 90-days Type-D Visa (Trabajo Y Residencia) of Spain ? Its a Multiple Entry Visa. I had applied for Residence card (T.I.E) but did not receive yet. My Visa is valid till ...
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Schengen Visa Multiple entry [duplicate]

I live in London and I have been issued a Schengen multiple entry Visa from The Italian Consulate from 18 Aug to 1 Oct. My Holiday to Italy is from 18Aug to 23 Aug. Thereafter I will return to London. ...
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Schengen visa for a one-week visit: Can I ask for a 90-day visa? [closed]

I am applying for a short-stay visa (less than 90 days) for attending a conference in France. I am going for a week, but the online form is for a multiple-entry visa only so what should be the Date ...
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Traveling to Italy, then France, then Spain. In what country should I apply for my Schengen visa? [closed]

I'm planning a trip to Italy, France, and Spain next year. I will be flying into Rome, Italy, and will be spending 2 nights there and 2 nights in Florence. Then I will travel to Côte d'Azur, France, ...
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Transit Visa???Urgent [duplicate]

I am traveling to Chicago by the Lufthansa airlines. The route is Delhi-Frankfurt- Brussels- Chicago. I have a US F1 visa, and a UK travelling visa which is still valid till Octoer 2015. Do I still ...