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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Can we visit Austria with Schengen Visa as Schengen suspended? [duplicate]

We'll have holiday in France next 2 months and has already applied for a Schengen visa in French embassy. Now as the Schengen suspended in Austria, are we as tourist still able to visit Salzburg with ...
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Is Austria out of Schengen? Can EU citizens travel there normally with IDs [duplicate]

I read that Austria is out of Schengen for a while because of fear of the international situation. What does that mean? Can European citizens still travel there with their valid EU IDs or we need more ...
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To get Schengen visa can my arrival and departure countries be different?

Can I get a schengen visa if my arrival and departure countries are different? Will my plane ticket be accepted in that scenario?
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Another tourist Schengen visa after the previous one in 2 months?

So I have stayed in Schengen zone for 25 days last month. My visa is expiring soon. Now I want to go for another trip in two months and apply for another Schengen visa for 10 days. Is there a ...
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Possible to get a copy of a still-valid Schengen visa on a new passport?

I lost my Indian passport in India. I have applied for a new one. I had a valid Schengen visa that expires April 2017 from Netherlands embassy. Can the embassy issue a copy of the same visa to me on ...
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Do I need a transit visa or anything to visit the city while on a layover in Amsterdam? if am holding a Schengen visa [duplicate]

I am travelling to Oslo (Norway) from Bahrain with a valid Schengen Visa and I have a stopover of 10 h 30 mins at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, so will i be able to enter Amsterdam city from the ...
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Confusion about the 90/180 day period Schengen visa [duplicate]

The wording of the 90/180 day rule is confusing me and this calculator I was sent does not align with my understanding of it. My understanding is that when I first enter the Schengen area I am ...
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Can I go to Germany with a Schengen visa from another country after failing to get a German visa?

I have to travel to Germany and Switzerland for business purpose. I have already been here 2 years ago. I have applied for business visa to the German consulate twice and both times the application ...
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Schengen visa rules [duplicate]

I have been issued Schengen visa from Norway embassy. I had plans to visit my brother who is living in Norway. Is it compulsory for me to enter Norway first or can I enter any Schengen country on ...
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Flying to Frankfurt with a transit through Paris - is 90 minutes enough for a layover?

I have a flight booking from San Jose, USA to Frankfurt, Germany. The itinerary has a transit through Charles de Gaulle, Paris. Since this will be my first stop in the Schengen Region, will I have to ...
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Can I stay in Schengen area after my visa still valid but breach the condition

I came with my family in Schengen visitor visa. Visa condition is 1 month visa, can stay upto 15 days. I came here for visit about 10 days. And our trip doesn't go as planned. My wife is Pregnant, ...
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This was there reasons for my visa refusal and I want appeal [duplicate]

Good morning everyone, I'm supposed to travel on 23rd of January as my football soccer program will start on thr 25th of January and end February 25th, but my visa was refused twice. I went with a ...
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Can I return to the Netherlands without passport (but with Dutch residence permit)?

I am non-EU citizen and I have a Dutch residence permit. I am planning on flying to the Barbados. I have to go to the Barbados Embassy at Brussels, Belgium, for visa application and I have to submit ...
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Are the tax return document mandatory for a Schengen visa?

I am applying to the French embassy for a one-month Schengen visa. For proof of sufficient means, I have my bank statement (with slightly over $7000) and monthly pay slips (of about $1500). The ...
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May I travel in Schengen zone with an expired EU passport?

The passport has expired 2 years ago. I want to travel by plane on a direct flight from Lisbon to Austria. I might not be able to get a new passport from my embassy on time (I'm a resident in ...
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Long Layover in Zurich Airport

I am traveling from Egypt to the US using Swiss airlines. The layover at Zurich airport is 16hrs. I found that there is a transit hotel at Zurich airport next to gates B/D. Can I access this hotel ...
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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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Do I need Schengen Visa for transit in Dusseldorf, flying in from CGK-Abu Dhabi-Dus-JFK? [duplicate]

I'm flying from CGK to JFK with connection in AUH and DUS. All with Air Berlin, with flight from CGK-AUH-DUS operated by Etihad. Do I need to have Schengen visa for transit in DUS?
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Do I need to buy a flight ticket for my appealing to the german embassy [closed]

Good day everyone, I applied for a german visa and it was refused. I want to write appeal later with other documents that will show that I will come back after my one month soccer program. My ...
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Enter Schengen with a 'damaged' UK passport as Schengen resident

I live in the Schengen area. I would like to visit family in the UK for a week. Unfortunately my UK passport got soaked and the first page (the one with all the formalities on) is stuck to the cover. ...
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Schengen visa, multiple entry, tier 4 [duplicate]

I am a Tier 4 student, from India in the UK. I am applying for a Schengen visa with multiple entry, but in the application I am unsure of how to respond to the 'date of departure from the Schengen ...
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Non EU parent to a EU citizen [closed]

I am from Algeria and was married to a woman from Latvia in August 2013 in Algeria. The marriage was registred in April 2014 in a Latvian town hall. We had a daughter in May 2014. I tried to obtain a ...
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Can Indians on UK tourist visa apply for Schengen tourist visa in London?

We are Indians and will be visiting UK on short-stay visas for about 5 months. Can we apply for Schengen tourist visas while we are in London?
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Do I need a Schengen visa if I have UK permanent residency?

Me and my friends are planning on inter railing from the UK. They all have a British Citizen but I do not. I only have a PR and I have been a resident in the UK for 10 years. The question is do I ...
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Travel from Netherlands, stay within Schengen - but with an expired Italian passport

Essentially looking for confirmation of my understanding of travel in and out of the Netherlands, to France (or Austria) for a week, for an EU Citizen (Italian) with an expired (by 2 months) Italian ...
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US Citizen: 90/180 Schengen Stay & Bilateral Agreements w/Poland, Denmark, etc

I'm a US citizen on an extended trip in Europe. So far, I've been very careful with the 90/180 rule. At no point in any 180 days have I stayed more than 90 days in the Schengen area; my "gap months" ...
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can i use belgium schengen multiple visa to finland direct without visiting belgium? [duplicate]

Please can I travel from Ghana with belgium multiple schengen visa to finland to meet my husband? This is my first visit to Europe and my husband want me to visit him without visiting my uncle in ...
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Flying from/to Geneva with a Schengen type D Spanish visa

I am a Bangladeshi citizen. I came from Geneva airport to Bangladesh with this visa 10 days ago. Now for my return trip they say I must go to Spain first (visa issuing country) rather than going to ...
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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 ...
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Do the immigration agencies of EU member states keep records of EU citizens entry/exit from the Schengen zone?

For example, a would the exit of a say a Dutch national travelling on a Dutch passport via a German international airport to an Asian country be logged? If yes, for how long is this information ...
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Apply for Schengen visa in a third country

Can a Kenyan citizen studying in Russia and temporarily visiting family in Kenya apply for a Schengen visa in Nairobi and not in Russia, where he has his residence?
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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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Schengen tourist visa rejected - can he reaply straight away? [duplicate]

I am Italian and my boyfriend is Kenyan, but at the moment he is studying in Russia. He applied for a tourist visa in Russia to visit me, but was denied for reason number 2: "justification for the ...
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How to cancel a valid Schengen visa and apply for a new visa?

I have a valid Schengen business visa valid for one year from 6 September 2015 to 5 September 2016. I have traveled to Germany from 6 September 2015 to 31 October 2015, for 54 days. I need to travel ...
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Re-using a multiple entry visa, do I need to document my stay to the customs officer?

I have been to France with schengen visa before 2 months. I am planning to go to Germany now. The visa is still valid and it is multiple entry. That should be sufficient for my Germany travel. Do I ...
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Possibility of being refused entry in Schengen countries? [closed]

Following this question, I had a refused entry in the UK before (about two years ago) and granted a temporary admission. I am just curious, does it mean that I will get the refused entry in other ...
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What is the “White Schengen list”?

The signing of a visa-free agreement with the Schengen zone countries opens up new possibilities for us in terms of the so called white Schengen list featuring 57 countries, from Korea, Mexico and ...
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Travelling in/out France after the attacks of November 2015

Can someone with a non-European nationality and a French 'carte de séjour' freely enter and travel (particularly by air) from France after the unfortunate events? I have been checking the news, some ...
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Less stay days than flight date in Schengen Zone

Is it possible that I am not allowed at all in Czech Republic because I have 8 stay days on visa and the flight back is one day later?
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Schengen Visa Free Travel as Tourist (90/180) Immediately Following Long Stay (D Type Visa) [duplicate]

I have been residing in France for a year on a D type visa. Now, by the end of this year the visa will be over, and I would like to take advantage of being a Schengen visa free passport holder (annex ...
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Schengen Visa, FInancial Proof

me and my cousin are planning to have a short euro trip. I have sufficient account balance with regular income so for me everything is fine but my cousin didn't maintain the account and he withdraws ...
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Can a Schengen visa holder leave the airport in a Schengen non-destination country during layover before arrival to the Schengen destination country? [duplicate]

The traveller has Schengen tourist multi-entry visa, the main destination in Schengen area is Germany (Berlin), however there's have a long 22 hrs layover in Vienna/Austria, can s/he use the layover ...
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Schengen: First entry to visa issued country. Leave for other Schengen 1 hour later?

Would it be any problem if I would enter the country first where I got a single entry visa from and then 1 hour later, leave for another Schengen country by plane? I already booked a hotel in this ...
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Travelling from Italy to Greece by Ferry with a French residency card but no passport

I have a french carte de sejour (french residency card) but I don't have my passport ready yet. I am planning to go to Greece to spend the christmas vacation with my family. I will be making the ...
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French visa confusion

I currently hold a multi entry Schengen visa that is valid until May. I have used up my 90 days for this 6 month period staying with my parents who have recently emigrated tho France. I am now moving ...
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Can I travel to Poland to my husband without a Schengen visa or residence card?

I'm a South African living in Britain with my husband who is Polish. My visa has expired already, and I have not applied for my residence card yet. My husband has travelled to Poland to be with his ...
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Schengen Visa refusal 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 while flying from US to India [duplicate]

I am holding an US F1 visa. My itenary is Chicago -> Frankfurt -> Delhi. Do, I need a Transit Visa?
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Schengen visa approved, cancelled UAE permit

I'm a Philippines passport holder, my Schengen visa is approved but I cancel my Dubai residence visa and go back to Philippines after visiting Schengen country, can I I still travel to Schengen ...
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Schengen main destination

From what I understand the main destination of a Schengen visa is the country that you will spend the most period of the trip in. I've my Schengen issued from Germany - multiple entries - and I ...