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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Croatia, passport-free travel: as of 2014, still separate from Schengen Area?

I'm a US citizen traveling visa-free in Europe. It used to be the case that you could go to Croatia to bypass the Schengen Area "3 consecutive month" requirement. (That is, stay 3 months in Europe, ...
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Re-applying for Schengen visa from French embassy [duplicate]

I obtained a Schengen visa from the French embassy and due to my work commitment I couldn't go. Is this gonna affect my application if I apply again to get a visa?
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Financial proof to get a Schengen visa to France

I am planning to apply for a Schengen visa to visit France. I have an attestation d'acceuil, but the visa requires I submit bank statement for the past 3 months. I can get this statement, but the ...
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Schengen Visa - Overstay query

I hold an Indian Passport and reside in the UK. I have a valid work visa in the UK till Jan 2017. I have got my Schengen Visa on 24/05/2014 for the first time. The Valid Until date on the visa is ...
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Entering the EU with insurance info on cellphone

My question concerns entering EU via Sweden to get to Helsinki, I have given all the documents (invitation, contract of my house, bank account, etc.) to my friend. She has printed all of them. I have ...
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Extension of Schengen Visa (within 90 days)

I am currently working in Switzerland on work permit and my parents obtained a Schengen Visa for travel which has a validity of 90 days. In the visa, the duration of stay is mentioned to be 55 days - ...
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Maximum multiple-entry visa for Europe with a UK work permit

I have a South Africa passport. What is the maximum multiple-entry visa I can get for Europe with a UK work permit? Does the permit improve my chances of getting a longer travel visa for Europe?
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Can I travel to the UK if my Schengen visa expired?

I am Vietnamese. I have a resident permit (ID) in Belgium. It will expire on 31.09.2014, but I have the UK visa valid until December. Can I still go to the UK from Belgium with the nearly-expired ID? ...
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Can I still travel to Schengen countries if I have an expired residence permit?

I have a work/residence permit in Sweden that is expiring the day before I travel. My new employer is applying for a new permit, but I may not have it (or the card) before I leave for travel. I will ...
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Schenge Visa rejection twice - appeal process?

My Schengen visa got rejected twice. I had booked a Honeymoon Package to Europe for 8 days from a travel agent which included multiple European places. The departure being from Mumbai on 28th June ...
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Transit visa for passing through London and Brussels for travelling to Africa from Canada [duplicate]

I'm an Indian citizen living in Canada with a work visa. I arrived on the 20th of May in Canada and on the 30th of September am planning a trip to Yaounde in Cameroon, Africa with a valid visa for the ...
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Visiting Andorra from Barcelona

Can I go to Andorra for few days while visiting Barcelona with a multi entry tourist Schengen visa issued from the embassy of Spain in Egypt? Or do I need a letter?
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Overstayed Schengen Visa, how long to wait before entering again?

I have overstayed a Schengen tourist visa in Hungary by about 2 months, due to just incredible foolishness and not checking visa rules thoroughly. I was denied entry back in, not fined or banned, but ...
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Reentering to the Schengen Area through a different country [duplicate]

I am traveling to Europe with a multiple entries Schengen Visa issued by Germany. However, I plan to travel to Turkey that is not a Schengen Country. From Turkey I intend to reenter Schengen through ...
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Schengen Visa to travel to Romania

To travel to Romania, we were instructed by the Romanian embassy that we should either have a multiple-entry Schengen visa or a Romanian visa (which requires an invite from any travel agent in ...
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Schengen visa with adverse credit report

I will be traveling to Europe with my husband that has an EU passport. I would need to apply either for a Schengen visa or entry visa. If you have defaults/judgements on your credit report will this ...
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Entry Point for Schengen Visa Dilemma [duplicate]

I applied for a Schengen visa to enter through Germany (Frankfurt) and got it. Now I found a much cheaper flight to Paris and would rather fly there and maybe make my way to Germany eventually or ...
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how to calculate the 90 days in 2 years visa [duplicate]

I have schengen visa valid for two years (5/8/2014- 5/8/2016) C type, multiple entry. how the 90 days stay work?
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Italy visa: Ticket reservations for flights

I am applying to schengen tourist visa (Italy). The visa requirement page says Ticket reservations for round-trip flights originating in this jurisdiction to Europe (and ultimately to Italy) and ...
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Norway to Paris — immigration check?

My wife, my daughter and I are travelling to Paris from Kristiansand via Amsterdam on the 27th Aug. We all have Indian passports and I have a work permit for Norway. My question is, will there be any ...
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Schengen visa application without 3 months worth of bank statements [duplicate]

I would like to ask those of you who know about the subject of Schengen visa applications. I am applying within the next week for a Schengen visa, and my account statement is only 2 months old, so I ...
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Overstayed on Schengen visa in Denmark, applied for permanent spouse visa, will it be granted? [closed]

The overstay in Denmark was for 9 days. The case is actually complicated. I stayed there 9 days extra on the Schengen visa. Unaware of the overstay, I applied for a spouse type in the overstay ...
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Can I ever get a Schengen visa again?

I'm from India and I applied for a Schengen visa to visit Sweden for a duration of 4 days and since I'm 18 years old, to prove my intent to return home after my visit, the Embassy wanted me to submit ...
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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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Multiple Entry Shengen Visa and subsequent entry point [duplicate]

If I have a multiple entry Shengen state visa from the French embassy and I want to go to Rome as my enrty point is this a problem? and I took this visa three times before and I travel almost every ...
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I’m Jordanian, traveling to Germany via London I have Schengen visa do I need a transit visa in London? [duplicate]

I’m Jordanian, traveling to Germany via London. I have a Schengen visa, do I need a transit visa in London?
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Airport transit visa from Brussels (Belgium) to Geneva

I am a US green card holder. I am traveling from Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) to New York. The airline is Brussels airline and from Brussel we need to tranfer to another plane that will take us from ...
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Applying for Schengen visa from India for a person working in USA

I'm working in the USA on a H1B visa and am currently in India on vacation. On my flight back to the US, I want to visit Paris for a couple of days. Is it possible for me to apply for the Schengen ...
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Visiting Romania with a type D visa for Germany

I have a Schengen visa type D for 134 days, can I visit Romania for a short stay (like 4 days)? I have reserved my ticket from Bucharest to Germany.
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Meaning of various fields on a Schengen visa stamp

I'm going to my exchange programme in Germany for 4 months. For this, I got a Long Stay (D) visa. From 25-08-2014 till 05-01-2015. There are 2 fields that are unclear: Numbers of entries: MULT ...
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Separate Visa from embassy after Schengen visit [closed]

I'm a US citizen. Can I get a separate visa (from an embassy) for a visit to a Shengen country, after my Shengen visa has expired. What are the options to circumvent the 90 day post-Schengen visa ...
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Travel in the Schengen area with only carta d'identita italiana and permesso di soggiorno

I am a non-EU student in Italy. Recently I have left my passport at the UK embassy for visa. However I have a ticket to for Greece in the next days (with Ryanair) and I the embassy doesn't give me a ...
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Why is security screening done at the gate at AMS (Schiphol airport, Amsterdam) in the non-Schengen area?

I've noticed that when taking non-Schengen flights at AMS (Schiphol airport, Amsterdam), there is no centralized security check after you enter the airport and go through passport control. Instead, ...
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Travelling from India to Mexico via Frankfurt [duplicate]

My parents are due to travel from India to Mexico via Frankfurt on Lufthansa. They are holding valid B1/B2 US visas but not any Mexico visa because, as per the Mexico visa rules, anyone holding a US ...
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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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Entering Gibraltar on a multi-entry Schengen?

I hold a multiple entry Schengen visa and wish to enter Gibraltar. Is this valid without any UK visa, or is a separate category visa required?
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France Schengen Visa; Want to Travel to Italy Next Month [duplicate]

I was recently issued a France Schengen Visa (multiple entries); however, I want to travel to Italy next month...will I need to apply for a Spanish Schengen Visa or can I use the France Visa to go to ...
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Schengen visa requirements for traveling on a European Disney Cruise?

Do I need a single entry or a multiple entry Schengen if I am travelling on a Disney cruise that starts in Barcelona and then calls on ports in France then Italy?
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Multiple entry Schengen visa - repeatedly entering from a non-issuing country

I have a multiple entrance Schengen visa issued from a Spanish embassy. I travelled to Spain, but I had a connecting flight in Frankfurt, so I have a Frankfurt stamp for entry and exit. I have another ...
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Transit visa requirement for Indian national from Zurich to New Delhi via Brussels

I am an Indian citizen currently in Zurich having valid work/resident permit for 1 year (L Permit). I am planning to travel from Zurich to New Delhi via Brussels. Will I be requiring any transit visa ...
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Do i need a transit visa for Paris if i have a Schengen visa issued by Portugal? [duplicate]

I am a Indian citizen going to Portugal from India with a Schengen visa issued by Portugal. I am travelling on the sponsorship of my friend in Portugal and have to change flight at Paris with a ...
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Transit visa needed for layover (< 24 hrs) in Germany? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian student in US with a valid F-1 visa and I-20 documents. These are my flight details: NYC -> Frankfurt -> Istanbul. The layover at Frankfurt is less than 24 hours, and I'm going to take ...
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I need to amend my approved Schengen visa to an earlier date of entry

A Schengen visa was issued to me by Greek Embassy valid from Aug 25, 2014 up to Oct 10, 2014. When my relative from Spain knew about it she sent me an invitation and asked if I can come earlier by Aug ...
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Can I extend my 30 days Schengen visa in Switzerland?

I am Filipina and I'm in Switzerland right now together with my sponsored, and my 30 days Schengen visa for housemaid will going to expire on Aug 25 '2014, Can I extend my visa till 31 of Aug 2014 ...
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Bank balance for getting a Schengen visa?

I won a contest to visit Belgium and the Netherlands for a week from India. The accommodation and travel is paid by the company. They have asked for my income tax returns and bank statements along ...
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Do I need a Schengen visa if I have a UK tier 1 visa with Indian passport? [duplicate]

I have UK tier 1 visa with Indian passport. Should I apply for a Schengen visa if I have to travel to Portugal?
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Travelling on a Two-Entry Schengen Visa

From the New to Denmark Website, If you have a visa that is valid for several entries for at least 180 days you can hand in an application for a new visa before the current visa expires. My current ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Germany on the way to Canada? [duplicate]

I’m a new immigrant to Canada. I’m traveling from Cairo Egypt to Toronto via Germany or any other European country with an Egyptian passport and a Canadian visa. Will I need a transit visa for ...
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I got an American Visa, but at the end I did not travel

Few years ago I got an American Visa in order to work there, but at the end I did not travel, this year I want to apply for a Schengen visa. Could I have any problem since in my passport I have an ...
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Schengen Visa, need suggestion [duplicate]

My present visa expires on Dec-31-2014. I still have one entry allowing me to stay in EU for 80days. I plan enter EU country on Dec-01-2014, If I get a new visa effective from Jan 01, 2015, Am I ...