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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Flying to a Schengen country different from the one that issued a D-type visa

I have a D-type multiple-entry visa, issued by France (I am a student): I also have the French resident card (Titre de Sejour) to go along with it, and I have already entered and been living in France ...
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Do I need to including details about a side trip to another country on my Schengen application form?

I will be applying for my tourist visa at the Germany embassy as my main destination is Germany however I would like to take a side trip to Italy for maybe 3 days do I need to add Italy as a second ...
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Multi-country itinerary when applying for a Schengen visa at the Polish embassy [duplicate]

I've submitted a schengen visa application and my interview is after 2 weeks so i was wondering if i should offer a trip program in only poland as i was looking forward to travel outborders and visit ...
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Entering the Schengen area 12 days before my visa expires

I have a Vietnamese passport. I'm planning to visit Vietnam on July 7th and be back in the Czech Republic (in Schengen area) on August 29th. My visa is a long-term, D type visa (for study purposes) ...
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Schengen Visa Refusal: lack of evidence and high risk applicant [duplicate]

I am from Pakistan and applied for tourist visa to the Netherlands for just 15 days.The objection is that I do not have strong ties with my country. How can I satisfy the embassy and get visa? ...
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Hotel Reservation for Germany

I am brazilian, and I will be in Germany for holydays for about 22 days. I already know as Brazilian, I don't need a visa to enter Germany, but there still are some requirements such as proof of ...
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Proving ties to your home country when applying for a German visa

A friend from Russia (Moscow) is planning to visit me in late August. She is about to apply for a visa but she's worried that they will deny her application because she doesn't have anything to prove ...
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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 from Swiss embassy in Singapore [on hold]

I am an Indian citizen residing in Singapore. Me and my husband are planning to travel to Switzerland and i have my brother there who sponsors us. I work in a small company but I don't have any ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa with UK visa expiring in less than 3 months? [closed]

I was thinking of visiting some Schengen countries this June. However, my UK visa will be expired on August 30th, 2015. I know that most (or all) of Schengen countries require UK visa to be valid for ...
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I'm planning to visit a summer school in the Schengen zone. What kind of visa should I apply for?

I will be attending a summer school which will last 10 days. I want to know: for applying for a Schengen visa, is the purpose of my trip considered as touristic or study?
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Is a travel insurance from Worldnomads valid as Health Insurance

I will be travelling to Germany next Monday, I have not bought the health insurance yet. I come from Brazil (Brazilian). Is a travel insurance bought from WorldNomads valid as a health insurance for ...
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Entering Europe with a Portuguese passport from South-Africa [duplicate]

I am a South-African citizen but a descendant of a Portuguese grandfather on my father's side. Now I have already found out that I can do my Portuguese passport through my father and I am in the ...
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Code 1a Stamp ‘EEA Dependant’ ink stamp [migrated]

I applied for EEA Family Permit 3 times but I got refuse every time they give me very strange reason even I supplied all the documents they required it. I showed the refusal decision to many people ...
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Can Schengen resident permit holders use the “EU” line at passport control?

When I was transferring this morning at Schipol, the staff directed non-EU citizens with Schengen area residence permits to the "EU" line at passport control. Is this always allowed for people with ...
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Schengen Visa Application: Academic Conference

I am travelling to Portugal from India to attend an academic conference where I will be presenting a paper. I am an undergraduate student and not employed (or receiving payment for attending this ...
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Air travel between Schengen countries and single-entry Schengen visas

I applied for schengen visa via Norway embassy. I got a single entry visa (even though I asked for multiple entry). Now my plan actually is to land in France (Paris), travel through Belgium to ...
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Can I use an Emergency Passport as proof of identification within Schengen before travelling back to the UK?

I am a British national living in Spain and my passport is either lost or stolen. I noticed this two days ago when I was intending to take a trip to Salzburg. As it happens, I managed to travel using ...
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Got a Schengen visa that's too short for my trip, can I stay one more day?

My friends and O will be travelling in Paris for 15 days and in 6 days in Barcelona. We applied for our visa and got a 1 month visa. But we can only stay for 20 days on it. Even though we planned a 21 ...
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Does more money in account help get a longer Schengen visa?

Do consulates provide a visa valid for a longer duration if they find more money in the bank account? I am applying from UK to France/Italian consulates.
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My multiple-entry Schengen visa was issued by france but I am travelling to Spain [duplicate]

I have been issued a Schengen visa at the Dutch consulate in Ghana to enter France. Can I travel to Spain first and then continue to France after that? On my multiple-entry visa, FR is printed on it. ...
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Is Indian food easily available in European countries?

Me and my parents will be visiting several European countries for tourism purposes. I will be visiting the following areas: Paris, Milan, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Venice, Innsbruck and Munich. While I ...
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UK visitor entry clearance application refused: impact on future travel

I am Indian citizen living in Poland for the past 4 years for business. I never visited UK before. I applied for UK visa few months ago in Warsaw to visit London for just 3 days, carelessly missed ...
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Help preparing a Schengen visa application (non-EEA national) [duplicate]

any Kenyan in Sweden? I'm applying for visa next week on Tuesday . to visit my boyfriend. we've met once when he came to Kenya. and now I want to go visit. I have a clothing business and have every ...
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Applying for a Schengen Visa from within the UK

I'm a Russian citizen, but I study in England and have a Tier 4 Student Visa. Can I apply for a Schengen tourist visa here, in England, without going to Russia?
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Will I be refused a visa if I previously overstayed in a different country?

I went to South Africa and overstayed there for some months. Might I be refused a visa for Sweden because I overstayed in South Africa?
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Schengen Visa Refusal: Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided

Schengen refusal formulae can be difficult to understand sometimes. When an applicant receives a refusal with "Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided", ...
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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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Can I convince embassies to accept my overpaid credit card as a proof of funds?

I managed to put a few $k USD in my PayPal account from a side business over time. Now, the only problem is PayPal does not have the option to send me the money in a cheque to cash it due to my ...
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What will happen if I don't use my Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I've been given a Schengen visa valid for 1 month. Unfortunately, I won't be able to travel during the dates I've specified in my application. What should I do? Do I just not use the visa? Or ...
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First entry to Italy on a Schengen visa issued by Greece [duplicate]

Is landing in Italy as the port of first entry allowed on a Schengen visa issued by Greece? Is there any official website to take a print for records?
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Schengen Visa Refusal: Does it make sense to appeal?

My visa got denied by the Greek embassy in Abu Dhabi for the reason below: the information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable. ...
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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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Visiting Romania and Bulgaria on a Schengen visa

I have been granted multiple entry Schengen Visa from 12th Sep to 28th Oct(47 days) with 32 days as duration of stay. Since, Romania and Bulgaria allow visa-free entrance on a valid schengen visa, can ...
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Which consulate will give me the longest Schengen visa?

My husband is UK citizen and I have UK spouse visa. Thanks to my husband's job we would like to take one European trip a month. To that end I would like to know which embassy will issue the longest ...
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Proof of employment for a Schengen Visa from French Consulate Vancouver?

On its website, it requires some format of proof of employment. However, no-one in my family has that. I am a student, my brother (another applicant) is currently unemployed, my mom (another ...
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Changing flights after having been granted a Schengen-Visa

My girlfriend is currently a resident outside of the Schengen area while I'm a Swedish resident. She applied for a visitors visa with my invitation and was swiftly granted it. However, we have later ...
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Schengen Visa extension Spain

I am an Indian. I wanted to stay in Spain for one month, but by mistake my bookings were for 20 days only, so accordingly the Spainish Embassy has allowed me only 20 days. How can I extend my visa, ...
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Quickest Schengen visa in Atlanta [duplicate]

I have an Indian passport, with F-1 visa living in US. I am travelling to India via Europe (exact point of change of flight isn't fixed, but it is either Amsterdam, Paris or the Frankfurt.) I wish to ...
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Which country visa should i apply to? - Schengen [duplicate]

My port of entry and exit is Frankfurt, Germany. However i will only be spending a day or two there. I am visiting Spain and Portugal for a week each. So should I be applying to Spain embassy or ...
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Schengen visa from UK working on Tier2 ICT short term [closed]

I am on Tier 2 ICT- short term work permit valid till May 2016. Since I have plenty of time till next year I would like to apply for Schengen visa. I have got to know, salary slips and UK bank ...
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objection letter to Italian consulate [closed]

We are four Syrians living in the United Arab Emirates and we have the iridescence visa. My friend and I live in Dubai, my sister and her husband in Abu Dhabi. We applied for tourist visas for Italy. ...
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Travelling to other Schengen state with French Schengen Visa [duplicate]

I travelled to France last February using French Schengen Visa and my visa expired last April. I have acquired my new French Schengen Visa (in the same passport). Can I enter Italy or any other ...
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Does renewing passports have an impact on the visa process, if previously I was refused? [closed]

I was refused twice for a student visa by the German embassy 3 years ago. I applied for a tourist visa at the same embassy, but they again refused and in the refused letter they mentioned reason ...
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Transit Visa in Paris [duplicate]

I have got Canadian Student Visa. My flight has a transit in Paris to a tune of 18 hours. In website they have mentioned, that valid resident visa holders of Canada do not need a transit visa in ...
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I have two schengen visas [duplicate]

I have two Schengen visas. One is from the Netherlands and expires on 27-8-2015. My other visa is from France and starts on 28-8-2015. My travel date is on 19-8-2015 so I will enter through Amsterdam ...
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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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Documents for Financial Status and First Point of Entry [duplicate]

I am planning to apply for an Italian Schengen Tourist Visa (Short Term, Consulate of Mumbai). The required documents are mentioned here. The documents required for financial status are Salary ...
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German Visa Type D [duplicate]

I am a holder visa of type D multi for Germany. I am going to buy flight ticket from KLM. I have a question for travelling to Germany by this airline. I have one stop in the Amsterdam airport.It is ...
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Schengen visa switching to national visa [closed]

Can I apply for German national visa for work (while staying in there) if I have an employment contract, but I travelled to Germany on Schengen visa without employment contract. Do I have to return to ...