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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Applying for a Schengen visa when there is a gap between trips to main destination and country of entry [closed]

Today I've applied for a Schengen visa to France in TLScontact centre in London. My first trip is in March to Netherlands for 3 days and the next one is in June to France for 6 days. My good friend ...
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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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Is transit visa required for below itinerary for Indian passport holder [duplicate]

My friend is a Indian passport holder studying in the US and wants to visit family for 2 months on vacation. She has a student visa. I am opting for following itinerary and want to know whether a ...
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Filling up the VIDEX Form (Schengen Visa) Regarding Address

My address contains a block number and a lot number, usually written as Block ## Lot ##. This was not accepted in the online application form (VIDEX) of the German Embassy. Their format is also very ...
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Travelling in Schengen area for a year with visa

My husband and I want to travel throughout Europe for a year. We are looking into getting a Long-stay Visa from the French Consulate. My question is does this allow us to visit the other Schengen area ...
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Can I travel through the Schengen Zone on a type D student visa (for Spain) if I have already lived in the country of the vissa for more then 90 days?

I am currently living in Spain on a 5 month trip, I was granted a student visa for 180 days. This is a type D visa and I would like to travel in the month after my program is finished, will I have ...
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90 day Schengen rule when entering with non-European passport, but having a Schengen passport

If I entered the Schengen area with a non-European passport. But I also posses a Schengen passport. Will staying over 90 days cause any troubles? I have spoken with the migration department of the ...
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Change of duration of stay

My initial travel plan was to stay seven days in Germany, four days in Switzerland and five days in Italy. I approached the German consulate and secured a visa. Now due to issues I will be staying ...
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Simultaneously applying for Schengen and UK tourist visas as an Indian citizen

I am planning to go to UK and visit European countries on visitor visa, can we apply visa simultaneously in one application ?
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Schengen Visa Application Form: Parent as Sponsor? [duplicate]

An organization will be providing accommodation and food. As I am still a student (but NOT A MINOR), my father will be paying for my whole ticket and other expenses. My father is in the country I'm ...
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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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Schengen visa to study in Germany refused

I'm from Philippines and currently employed as a nurse here in my country. I applied for a Schengen visa to study German language for 3 months. Unfortunately, my application was refused under the ...
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Schengen visa issued by france [duplicate]

I have multiple entry schengen visa issued by french consulate and it is valid for 2 years. But I am planing to travel italy and day trip to paris would it be ok? or do I have to go only france?
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Schengen visa help! Two insurance, different dates?

I will be participating in a student conference in Germany. I will need a visa for this, hence a need for travel insurance. The organization that invited me already provided insurance. However, the ...
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I have a scientific research invitation letter, what kind of visa I need [closed]

I have a scientific research invitation letter from a french research institute. However, the purpose of this invitation is to make presentations as a part of Ph.D application process. so if I am ...
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What to fill in Schengen Visa Application 'Surname' field, if no Surname on Passport? [duplicate]

What should i fill in the Surname field while applying for Schengen Visa, if no surname on my passport? Shall i leave it blank or put my First Name in the Surname field too?
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UK Visa while on short-term Schengen Visa [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen visiting Germany for tourism on short-term (3 months)Schengen Visa. While in Germany, can I apply for a UK Tourism Visa in Germany (Munich/Duesseldorf)? I appreciate your ...
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Travel to other Schengen countries from Germany [duplicate]

I'm from India, and I'm in Germany for work. I have my Visa valid for one year and I would like to understand if I can travel to some countries in Schengen region and Switzerland. The reason to ask ...
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If I have a multi Schengen Visa issued from Germany, should I leave the Schengen area also from from Germany? [duplicate]

Can I leave the Schengen area from other Schengen Country or I must go back to Germany and travel from there? Because I want to visit Amsterdam, and from there go back to my country.
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SA passport holder with Schengen visa 5 year multiple entry (EU family member) wishes to travel to EU without spouse [closed]

I'm a non EU passport holder and have a valid Schengen visa (5 year multiple entry). When I applied for the visa I applied as a spouse on a UK passport holder. Have traveled to EU several times with ...
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Do layovers count in the 90-in-180 Schengen rule?

Suppose someone on the 90 of 180 rule leaves Schengen on the 90th day. Then less than 90 days later, they have a flight with one or more layovers in a Schengen country. Does it get counted if it's ...
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Does a French long stay research visa differ from a regular “Type-D” visa and are there implications for travelling in Schengen areas?

I'll be going to France for 4 months to conduct research towards my PhD. I believe I will be issued with a long stay visa for research to cover my trip. I have the required "Convention d’Accueil" from ...
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Schengen Visa Refusal: Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable

Schengen refusal formulae can be difficult to understand sometimes. Sometimes an applicant receives a refusal with: Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not ...
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German type D visa doubt [migrated]

I have applied for a German work permit visa for long term. The visa stamping that I have received mentions type D and also duration of stay as 90 days. As the number of days mentioned on visa is 90 ...
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Is there any way around going to San Francisco to get a German visa?

I need a German visa. I am on a student visa in Seattle. I am an Indian Citizen so I definitely need a visa to enter and I don't want to go down to San Francisco to get a visa, any suggestions what I ...
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Travelling to multiple countries in Schengen region [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen in US (Tennessee) on H4 visa. I am currently a student at a college and need to travel for Budapest, Hungary and then go to Vienna, Austria, and finally to Prague, Czech ...
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Schengen visa rejected for Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided [duplicate]

I am an Indian and me and my have applied for Schengen tourist visa from vfs-Delhi center for my honeymoon trip.Our visa got rejected stating " Justification for the purpose and conditions of the ...
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Schengen visa expiry date confusion [closed]

I am from India , have a 1 year Schengen multiple entry visa to Sweden. I have moved to Poland and applied for a residence permit in Poland for education purposes,which i have not received yet. Can i ...
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Schengen D Visa for 1 month visit

I am ineligible to enter the Schengen area right now since I've exhausted my 90/180 days. However, there is an month long internship offer in Europe that I am keen to take up. Is there any possibility ...
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Can I stay in Spain for 90 days after my language assistant's visa expires? [duplicate]

My American friend has a language assistant's visa that expires in June 2016, but she wants to stay over the summer for 2 months... Can she stay as a tourist for 90 days or she has to travel outside ...
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Visiting both Schengen and the UK. Which visa should apply for first?

I am from India. My wife has traveled to UK for a year on Job. I am planning to go to UK in May 2016 and will be staying for 3 months. We want to visit multiple Schengen countries i.e. France, Spain, ...
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Transiting and visiting as a tourist in the Schengen area [duplicate]

I have a Filipino friend who is going to Brazil then Rome (two separate tickets). She has approved Schengen visa but with single entry stamp only. Her flight is as below: Kuwait to Rome (first ...
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Help with Student Visa (Residence Permit in the EU) and Schengen Visa

Hi I'm a US Citizen with a student visa for the Netherlands that expires December 1st. If I leave the Schengen zone November 30th (day before my student visa expires), to visit the Morocco ...
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Do i need to book flights before applying Schengen Visa [Indian with UK Tier2 VISA] [duplicate]

Apologies first if i am asking a duplicate question but i was unable to find anything specific for my case. I am an Indian currently having a UK Tier2 ICT (Work VISA). I am planning to Visit(on ...
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Travel to Spain with Norway residence permit [duplicate]

I am a student from Kosovo studying in Norway, and I have a residence permit. I want to know if I can travel to Spain for vacation.
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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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What is “Member states of destination” on Visa application

I am traveling to Paris staying there for 5 days then flying to Spain and staying there for 10 days. My understanding is that since Spain is where I am spending most of the time then I should apply ...
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Denied entry into Schengen zone: Can I still use my visa?

I had a visa to Portugal for 3 months to visit my family. My point of first entry was Germany, but they denied me entry, because I didn't have a return ticket from Portugal to Germany, but I had a ...
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Using multiple-entry 'turismo' schengen visa for business

I am an Indian national, currently living in the United States under a non-residence visa. I recently applied for and received a short-stay multiple-entry Schengen visa from the Italian consulate ...
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Travel to other Schengen countries while family immigration is in progress [closed]

I am living in Norway on a work permit and I have valid resident permit card. My wife recently travelled to Norway on D visa and currently family immigration case (to get resident permit) is in ...
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Should I cancel my existing Schengen visa in order to get a new one with a few more days of validity?

I have a current Schengen visa from France valid from 15-4-2016 till 15-7-2016 and have a trip in summer to Italy and France from 7-7-2016 till 15-7-2016 which is the last day of my visa validity. I ...
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Wrong passport stamp when entering Schengen

I was flying into Schengen Area (Denmark) from a non-Schengen country (Ireland), and with a non-EU/EEA passport of course I will get a passport stamp every time I cross the Schengen border. But this ...
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My Schengen visa and UK visa are valid until November, am I ok to travel in September/October?

I am from China and my Schengen visa is valid until 2nd of November this year. My UK dependent visa will expire at the same time as well. I am just wondering if I am allowed to travel 3 months before ...
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How to extend my short stay Schengen visa?

I hold a China main-land passport. I am doing study abroad from the US to France and Spain. With all the confusion and my poor judgement, now I end up with a short stay visa in France (Schengen ...
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Do intra-Schengen flights into Zurich deplane into the departures concourse?

When arriving at the Zurich airport on a flight from another Schengen country, do you deplane into the departures concourse (i.e. like domestic flights in the U.S.?) I'm aware that there's not ...
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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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Overstay in Schengen [duplicate]

I am an American who studied at a Latvian university in the previous fall semester. I had planned to stay almost an academic year, so the company that organized my trip and partnered with the ...
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Visa requirements for traveling to Germany as an Indian citizen/married to a German

I am a German citizen, my wife is an Indian national. We both live in the USA and are both permanent residents (green card holders) and are full-time employed. What type of permission is needed for ...
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Approved single entry Schengen visa, would like to apply again for a different visa for an earlier trip. [duplicate]

Hi I have an approved single entry visa valid form May 14 to June 24. My friend from France sent me an invitation and asked if I can come to a reunion on April (April 18-26). I was wondering if I ...
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UK Business visa for Indian citizen from France [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen and holding Schengen visa in France valid til June 2016. I need to visit UK for a business purpose for couple of days. Can I apply for a UK Business visa from France/Paris?