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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Limited duration of stay on a Schengen visa

I'm from Tunisia and I got a Schengen visa from Malta for 45 days only but the validity of the visa is from 11/02/2014 to 09/08/2014, multi entry. I went to Malta the 16/02/2014 using that visa and I ...
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Schengen Visa : What does the information mean?

Recently I have got a Schengen visa with this information : Visa validity : 7-7-13 to 7-12-13 Duration of stay : 90 days Number of entries : multiple Visa category : C . Can anyone please explain ...
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Re-applying for a Schengen visa after earlier one was revoked

I applied for a Schengen visa 2 years ago and got it, but the visa was revoked because I tried to travel to another Schengen country, which I wasn't allowed to due to the limitations on my Schengen ...
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Schengen area 90 days limit: Can I leave on the 91st day?

Can anyone tell me if the 90 days is in fact 90 nights? Can you leave the Schengen area on the 91st day? Or are you only allowed 89 nights and you are required to leave on the 90th day?
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Forgot old passport with schengen/student visa

I am a Japanese full-time student in the UK now on a trip to Paris. I have two passports: one new and valid, one old and void. However, my student visa/Schengen visa is in the old passport, which I ...
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refusal of tourist visa of france due to information submitted regarding justification for the purpose and intended stay was not reliable [duplicate]

I am an officer in Punjab Govt. and I along with my wife had applied for tourist visa for France but it got refused due to information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and ...
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My Schengen visa got refused to Prague [duplicate]

Hi I live in UAE and applied for visa to Prague and got refused for the reason that states my return before the visa expires is not ascertained. What proof should I provide or what should I do for ...
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UK Transit visa and Schengen visas [duplicate]

I will travel from Prague to Rome. I have a layover in London for 5 hours and proceed to Rome by the same airlines. I was only granted a single entry Schengen Visa by the Poland Embassy. Do I qualify ...
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Where can I buy a souvenir stamp while traveling in European cities?

Since the establishment of Schengen region, there will not be any immigration officer to stamp the passport while traveling within Schengen region. But I would still like to have collect some kind of ...
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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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Applying for a Schengen visa with a valid US student visa and an expired I-20 form

I have a valid F1 visa, but my I-20 and opt have expired. My H1-B application got selected in the lottery and I am eligible to stay in the US under capgap. Now however, for personal reasons, I need ...
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Italy schengen visa: Ticket reservations for flights

Hi I have a visa appointment this Friday 19 at the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia and i have a question about the flight reservation requirement: According to the Visa requirements "Confirmed ...
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Can I leave the Schengen Zone before my student visa expires and come back as a tourist? [duplicate]

I'm studying in Denmark with a student visa, but it expires on July 14th and I've booked to stay in Europe for an extra month. I already booked Airbnbs with friends on the July 15th and don't want ...
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Any site for booking travel tickets for visa without paying?

I need to submit a travel itinerary in order to apply for Schengen Visa. Is there any site (like Expedia, Orbitz, etc) where I can book a round-trip flights for a week? In Orbitz, I can do it for 24 ...
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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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New Irish passport (dual citizen) can I use it to avoid longer non EU passport control lines?

I just got my Irish passport today (I have my U.S. passport too). When I have gone through airports in Europe (just recently to Italy) I had gotten a connecting flight in Paris. By the time I had ...
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Multiple Schengen visa at the same time

I currently have a multiple-entries tourist visa for Italy (its valid for 1 year from mid May 2016 to mid May 2017). Now I will be travelling to Germany directly (inbound and outbound between July ...
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Short stay tourist schengen visa [duplicate]

Can i enter to a european country by a visa which is not the country of issue.because some changes had happend and i need to be in another country for a medical congress.
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Can i use a schengen visa [duplicate]

I intend to travel to italy but i have a visa issued from french embassy.my question is that can i use it to enter to another european country , because some changes had happened according to my plans ...
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Fiancee has Indefinite Leave to Remain, I am UK Citizen. Going to France for honeymoon

My fiancee and I are going to France for our honeymoon. I am a UK citizen, but she is a Zambian citizen with indefinite leave to remain in UK. I understand we will need a visa for our travel, but ...
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Is there a way to keep up to date with Schengen border crossings being closed/controlled due to the migration crisis?

This question is inspired by this meta answer. In late 2015, a number of Schengen countries introduced border controls in response to the migration crisis. This answer succinctly explains what these ...
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Are there Schengen countries through which it's easier to get a visa than others?

This question is inspired by this meta answer. Applying for a tourist visa in a Schengen country gives you access to the entire Schengen area. Generally, you should apply for the visa in the country ...
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Current occupation - Schengen Visa

I just graduated from my University and I got accepted in a summer school in Hungary(related to my studies for 2 weeks), I'm gonna apply for a Schengen visa but what should I mention as my occupation ...
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Transit visa required at CDG for Canadian visa-holder? [duplicate]

Citizenship: INDIAN Citizenship of your passport: INDIAN Status in Canada: WILL BE A PERMANENT RESIDENT AFTER INITIAL ENTRY ON THIS TRIP I will be traveling to Canada from Abu Dhabi via Paris CDG ...
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Leaving Schengen area the day after the visa expiry due to the transit

My case is a little bit unique, so I haven't found any articles that are closely related to what I want to ask. I'm currently in Germany with the working holiday visa. My visa expires on Feb 7, so I ...
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Use insurance provided by employer when applying for a Schengen visa

I am in the process of applying for Schengen visa, and one of the requirements that I found is Travel insurance with benefits coverage of 30,000 Euros. My current employer provides me with two types ...
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Under what conditions are Schengen short-stay student visas issued free of charge?

Recently, I applied for a Schengen short stay student visa (for visiting France) on an Indian passport. The local VFS website (whose link is given in the local consulate website) said that I needed to ...
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Can I enter Cyprus using Schengen visa?

I have a valid Schengen visa from France, and I visited France couple of months ago. I would like to ask if I can access Cyprus without obtaining a Cyprus visa. Is my Schengen visa enough?
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Why does immigration check passports at some Schengen-only terminals?

I regularly fly from Prague airport where there's a separate Schengen-only terminal (Terminal 2). The terminal is completely separated from foreign flights and on arrival there's no passport control: ...
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Does time spent in non-Schengen European microstates count against the available 90-day Schengen time?

So the Schengen Area wikipedia says three European microstates – Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City – can be considered de facto participants. Thus, for citizens of countries that can ...
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Is it possible to receive a Schengen visa as an unemployed person if I have a sponsor?

I met someone I really like on the net. He asked me to visit him in Norway where he is a citizen. He will be going on pension in July and wants to use the time to show me around. I am unemployed and ...
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Schengen visa application [closed]

I am a Srilankan residing in UAE for past 10 years. My family was in UAE for past 9/10 years. Now they are back in UAE on residence visa while I have continued my stay in UAE. 1.If the UAE residence ...
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Minimum Blank pages required in Passport for visiting Turkey, Romania, Spain and Austria on Multiple Entry Schengen Visa

I am an Indian Passport holder with short term Multiple Entry Schengen Visa. I intent to Visit Turkey (on basis of e visa), Romania (on basis of multiple entry Schengen visa) then Spain, followed by ...
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Visa Issues when crossing the English Channel by Jet Ski

Inspired by this video: Jet Skiing Across the English Channel, a Canadian wants to rent a jet ski in Dover and use it to cross the channel. Travelling by jet ski opens visa issues when international ...
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Change of destination for business trip - Portugal instead of Spain - after visa is approved [duplicate]

I have an approved business visa for Spain, but due to a change in plans I was advised to visit Lisbon, Portugal instead. Do I need to have Spain as my port of entry and exit back to my country? Or ...
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Traveling with two passports [duplicate]

Egyptian passport holder, living in Kuwait, on Kuwait residence, also Bosnian passport holder. Traveling to Schengen, going out of Kuwait with Egyptian because of Kuwait residence in it, entering ...
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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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South African citizen in UK on a student visa (less than 90 days left) travelling to Schengen Area [closed]

I am a South African citizen on a Tier 4 UK student visa which expires at the end of August. I am hoping to go to the Schengen area (Italy and then France) from 28 June to 4 July, but I noticed that ...
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How can a technically homeless German citizen issue an invitation for a Schengen visa?

My friend has a problem to send Verpflichtungserklärung (VPE) to me. It seems the immigration office of her town wants more than only blocking 5000 Euros. They want her to prove she has a home. She is ...
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Can I enter Croatia with single entry visa Schengen?

I am traveling first to Greece then to Croatia. But I have Schengen with single entry. So is it allowed to enter Croatia with this visa?
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Two year Schengen visa type C with a comment 'for business'

I have a Schengen visa type C valid for two years, and there is a comment written by issuing country on the visa that it is for business. What does that mean?
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Can I enter Schengen before the visa START Date but after the issue date?

I just received a passport from the Greek embassy for a Schengen visa. I fly on the 11th and they have given a validity/start from the 14th to next month. It says the visa has been issued on the 7th. ...
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German Visa Refusal [duplicate]

I applied for a visa at the German consulate but was refused for the following reasons, but I am not sure what they mean: The information submitted regarding the purpose and conditions of the ...
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Visa-free stays involving paid activity in the Schengen Area - how do they work?

Wikipedia mentions that citizens of certain Annex II countries are eligible to work in some parts of the Schengen area during their short-term stay. However several aspects are not entirely clear: ...
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Start of a Schengen visa's validity period [duplicate]

If I have a Schengen visa example starting from 1 August can I take a plane leaving my country at 31 July but reach my destination at 1 August or do I have to also ride the plane from my country 1 ...
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How to answer dates/day questions for multiple entry Schengen Tourist Visa application, with unplanned dates?

I have a confirmed & all-booked 9 day trip to Germany in less than 3 months, & a one more trip few (~6) months after (it will be certainly Schengen Member State, but dates/days/country/city ...
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Can I enter Romania based on unused multiple entry Schengen visa?

I hold a valid multiple entry Schengen visa issued by Spain, which has not been used so far to enter any Schengen country, Can I enter Romania based on such unused Schengen visa ?
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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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Is the Schengen 'duration of intended stay' and 'duration of visa validity' the same?

I have submitted a Schengen visa application, where my duration of intended stay is 7 days. Now, what could be my duration of visa validity 7 days or 90 days?
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Can a dual Schengen/non-EU citizen enter the Schengen area with his non-EU passport?

Suppose that one is a citizen of both France and Japan, and is traveling from Japan to Italy. Can she enter Italy with the Japanese passport, or must she present her the French passport at border ...