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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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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Can I enter Romania from Dubai with a Schengen visa?

Would I be able to enter Romania on a Schengen visa if I'm staying less than 5 days? Basically I would be doing Dubai-Romania-Dubai.
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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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Can I enter other Schengen countries with EU residence permit but without passport?

I have some travel plans to go from Netherlands to France by car. I possess Dutch residence permit, but I am non-EU citizen. The problem is that I might need to submit my passport to get visa to ...
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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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Visit the UK with Schengen tourist short-stay visa

I'm Russian, and I have touristic (C-type) Schengen Schengen short stay visa. I want to know, can I stay for some period in UK without getting UK visa, or it is not possible (I heard about 36 hours ...
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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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My father's family Schengen visa (including me) got refused, will this affect my ability to get a visa on my own?

My family and I applied for a Schengen visa (our intention was tourism but it was a business visa) last June and it got refused because my dad applied for a visa at the French embassy (it was a ...
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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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Change of plans: Going to another country with a single-entry Schengen visa

I have a Schengen visa issued from a Swiss Embassy. Can I use it to enter France as my first entry to the Schengen area?
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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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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 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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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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Which country to leave the Schengen area for 90 days and come back?

Are there particular european countries not in the Schengen Treaty (for example, Serbia, Croatia, Ukraine, etc) that enable a US citizen to stay over for 90 days to "reset" their Schengen visa ...
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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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Getting Schengen visa from a European country without stepping foot into it?

I have an upcoming travel for a conference in country A. But their consulate is pretty busy and I would like to get my visa sooner. Can I go to the consulate of a different country B which doesn't ...
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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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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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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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Transit visa requirements for Multi-Leg flights through Heathrow

I am planning on a holiday trip in EU before heading home for my vacation in India. I am an Indian Citizen and am currently on F1 visa. I am using my tax money to travel to Germany to meet my friend ...
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How can I cross the Atlantic by ship from Europe to New York? (I am not talking about luxury passenger cruise-ships.)

Suppose that: I have both valid US & Schengen visas I am a savvy backpacker with a preference for economical travel I have no fixed schedule to meet. A longer travel time is even better. Any ...
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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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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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Does being granted a Schengen visa and not going have any consequences?

I'm granted a one-entry Schengen visa and now I can't go. Will having an unused visa in my travel passport have any consequences like future visas refusal? Do I need to do anything special?
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Documentation for 9yr old Spanish national traveling to UK

We are a Spanish couple planing a trip to London with our 9 yr old son next month. I assume there is a minimum age for which you need to have your own documents, but I am not sure what that might be, ...
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Will this be considered sufficient proof of onward travel?

I'm from Singapore and planning a tour of Europe, landing at Paris and taking a train around several Schengen countries before departing at Rome. If I buy a one-way Singapore-Paris ticket and another ...
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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 ...
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Schengen visa allows visiting London

Does a multiple entry Schengen visa issued from the Italian embassy allow you to visit London once you are already in Italy or any Schengen area country? Or do I need to get a separate visa to the UK ...
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Should my first trip be to the country which issued my Schengen Visa?

In case, if I get a multiple-entry Schengen visa in one of the embassies in Ukraine, Kyiv - should my first trip be to the country which issued the visa? Any there any requirements of this sort? Does ...
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South African with Netherlands residence permit wanting to travel to UK

I am a South African wanting to travel to UK I have a residence permit valid till 2015 April for the Netherlands, this allows multiple access in Schengen countries, do I need a visa to visit the UK?
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Do I need an Airport Transit Visa for Germany when Travelling to Vienna (Austria) [duplicate]

I am an Indian national travelling from Abu Dhabi (UAE) to Vienna (Austria) via Dusseldorf (Germany). The transit time in Germany is 1.5 Hours. I have applied for an Austrian Schengen Visa. I need to ...
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Can an asylum seeker with a temporary residence permit from a host country travel to other Schengen countries?

I traveled to Schengen country illegally as (Asylum seeker), now the host country gave me a temporary residence permit, If I can work in host country, so can I work outside the host country mean in ...
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Travel from London to Paris or Zurich by train without a Schengen visa

As an Indian citizen, if I travel through train (Eurostar) from London to either Paris or Zurich, would I require a Schengen visa? I am on a trip with family to London. We all want to explore some ...
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travel to schengen countries more than once from UK [duplicate]

If I have multiple entry visa for schengen and i am Indian staying in UK can i travel to schengen countries more than once from UK till the VISA is valid?
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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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Train passport control from London to Paris

I'm a non-EU citizen, I will be travelling from London to Paris next month, so I was wondering since most countries track entry and leave dates, if I use the train to switch these countries and they ...
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Non-EU citizen applying UK visa, return ticket from France, should I book a return from UK for UK visa appliation?

I'm a non-EU citizen, I have valid Schengen and USA visa at the moment. (I also had many Schengen visas before). I'm going on a trip next month but my flights are first one to London and return from ...
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Filling in Schengen Visa paperwork: what is my member state of first entry? [duplicate]

While filling in the paperwork for a Schengen Visa with the Embassy of Poland, there is a column that asks for the "member state of first entry" to be entered. My flight has a 2 hour transit ...
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Schengen days and Ireland

I arrived to Ireland to study English on February 8th, 2014, and I got my student visa until April 7th, so I spent about 60 days without a visa. I've read that Ireland and the UK are NOT in the ...
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Is it legal to study while on a tourist Schengen visa?

If, say, you acquired a 90-day tourist Schengen visa, would it be legal to use it for the purpose of visiting a language course or a university class? Or do you have to apply for a special education ...
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Schengen visa entry rules for Georgia

I am an Indian Passport holder with a resident visa working in Dubai. I hold a valid Schengen multiple entry visa issued 29th July 2013 and expiring 28 July 2014. I hold US & UK long term multiple ...