An agreement among many European Union 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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Invitation letters for my Indian parents coming to the Netherlands

I want to call my parents, who are from India, to stay for a short period here in Netherlands Do I need to send an invitation letter? Is that a mandatory document? Is it ok if I gave my written ...
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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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Can I enter the Schengen area through a different country? [duplicate]

I have a short stay multiple entry Schengen visa for 30 days from Holland. Can I first enter to Austria? I have written in the application form that my intended country to land first is Holland. ...
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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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Am I eligible to apply for a Schengen Visa from the U.S. though F-1 visa is expired?

I am an Indian citizen, currently working in U.S. on OPT, F-1 visa expired. I have applied for an O-1B (Artist Visa) which I expect to be granted soon. Am I eligible to apply for a Schengen Visa ...
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Visa requirements for Macedonia for Schengen-zone Permanent Residents?

I'm an Indian studying in Germany. I have a residence permit for Germany with which I can travel in the schengen area. Macedonia is not in the schengen area. However people with schengen visa can ...
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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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Tourist visa for Portugal involving sponsorship from a Portuguese friend?

I'm an Indian citizen who recently completed his studies. My friend, who is a Portuguese citizen invited me to her place in Portugal. She is a Portugal citizen and is working there. She is going to ...
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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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Schengen visa application with no job [closed]

So I'm applying a Schengen visa in Italy Embassy (the longest stay I will be in Europe). I have a Philippine passport with a U.S. greencard holder. I'm joining a 21-day tour in Europe by Rick Steves ...
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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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Do I require a Transit Visa [duplicate]

Does a South African require a transit visa when travelling to Dublin via Frankfurt Airport?
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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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Visa for gap year in Europe

I am going to Europe in 2016 for a year for my gap year-I will be 18 and am from Australia. My dream is to backpack for about 6 months, and au pair for about 3 months, yet this is extremely ...
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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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French spouse visa when full name changed after marriage

I am trying to apply for French Schengen spouse visa as my husband is British. I hold valid Indian passport with valid UK visa. My full name was changed after marriage and I got a new passport issued ...
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Does tourist visa (90 days) apply after a working holiday visa ends in Schengen countries?

I am an Australian currently on a Netherlands working holiday visa that ends in May next year. I would like to know if when my visa ends I then get another 90 days just as a regular tourist visa as I ...
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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 Schengen visa be issued 1 month before the start of its validity date?

My parents are going to Amsterdam in April from Manila. I'm planning to let them stay in Dubai for a month before continuing to Amsterdam. Routing will be Manila-Dubai-Amsterdam, since they are ...
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Transit Visa at Frankfurt [duplicate]

I am travelling from US to India, with an Indian passport but expired H1B visa in 2012 and approved I797A till 2015 and going there to get my H1B visa stamping . I have a stop at Frankfurt, Germany ...
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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 ...