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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

8
votes
3answers
167 views

Dual Passports: Australian and Lebanese

I am currently studying in the UK with a visa on my Lebanese passport. If I want to travel to Portugal I will need a visa. Can I use my Australian passport to get out of the UK and visit Portugal and ...
1
vote
1answer
79 views

How to “acquire the right” to travel within the Schengen states while on “Long term French visa”

I am a citizen of India (third-country national?) and I currently reside in the United States. I will be joining a job in France on a "Long stay French visa". I was looking around the web to see if I ...
5
votes
1answer
142 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
29 views

How can I book a hotel in France for a Schengen visa without paying in advance? [duplicate]

I want to go to France from DR Congo and I am told that I need a proof of hotel reservation confirmation. When I contacted one of the cheapest hotel, they told me that I need to pay for the number of ...
0
votes
1answer
176 views

Travelling to Romania for 4 days by Schengen visa issued by Germany? [duplicate]

I have Schengen visa delivered by Germany, in the German embassy in Morocco, I have already Mult entry 90 days, my visa will expire the 11th March 2014. I wanna visit Romania for 4 days. Can I go to ...
6
votes
1answer
131 views

Traveling on back to back Schengen visas

I currently have a valid multiple entry Schengen visa that expires on Feb 10th (issued by the Spanish consulate). I need to visit the Czech Republic from Feb 9th to Feb 15th. For this, I am getting a ...
0
votes
2answers
75 views

Can I travel to other European Countries on my Visa?

I am living in Poland and my visa is valid until June 2014. So can I go and visit other European countries or I can only visit Poland cities?
2
votes
1answer
59 views

Transit Schengen Visa

Traveling back to US on the following itinerary: Delhi - Munich - Zurich - Boston Should I get the Schengen visa from German Embassy or the Swiss Embassy?
1
vote
0answers
45 views

Pre-paid accomodation necessary for Schengen? [duplicate]

I am applying for a Schengen visa (traveling to Netherlands), I wanted to ask if a pre-paid accomodation is necessary? I have booked through booking.com, gave them my credit card info but I'll only be ...
2
votes
1answer
301 views

Schengen visa for Thai wife residing in the UK with her British citizen husband

Apologies if this has been answered already but I couldn't quite find it. I am a UK citizen, my wife is a Thai citizen. We were married a year and a half ago in London, UK and she has a valid ...
3
votes
2answers
229 views

Entering Schengen region before 180 days in 90/180 rule

I have been issued Schengen visa for 1 year. All 90 days exhausted out of 180 days in my last visit to Italy. Its been only a month I have reached my country India. May need to travel back again to ...
1
vote
0answers
32 views

What dates does My wife need to meet the French & British Cousulars for trips (starting June 25th) to the UK & France [closed]

My wife (a Chinese nationalist living in the US) and I would like to visit England & France (trip starting June 25th to France first) when should we meet with the French & British Consulates ...
1
vote
1answer
111 views

Italy Schengen tourist visa Funds documentation

Why is Savings Bank Account statements not acceptable for the purpose of Tourist Schengen Visa to Italy ? The official website clearly mentions that only Current Account statements are accepted - I ...
7
votes
2answers
280 views

Getting a passport stamp while walking across a EU border

So I have three different types of passport stamps from my EU travels. One for flying into Frankfurt, one for taking the Eurostar from London to Paris and one for taking a ferry from Dover to Calais. ...
4
votes
1answer
170 views

Can I visit all the countries in the Schengen area with a national visa?

I'm an exchange student from Russia, and I have the national visa D type. But it's written there "valid for Italia". Can I go to other Schengen countries with this kind of visa? Because I want to ...
2
votes
0answers
26 views

Is it possible to appeal a refused Schengen visa? (Germany short stay holiday visa was refused) [duplicate]

I am from Sri Lanka and applied for a short stay holiday visa to Germany for two weeks from 30th Dec 2013 to 11th Jan 2014 with my two children age eight and ten. My husband did not apply due to his ...
6
votes
1answer
246 views

Overstaying Schengen Visa for 1 day

I was in Germany last September, my visa said I had 14 days to stay in the Schengen area. When I was leaving back for Egypt the passport control officer noticed that I was leaving on the 15th day. I ...
11
votes
1answer
176 views

Visiting Greece with back-to-back Schengen visas (One from Germany, other from Italy)

I have a Schengen Visa issued by Germany, which expire on 11th Jan 2014, and I can remain in the zone till 11th Jan 23.59 PM. I have already visited Germany in the past with this visa, so I can travel ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

Schengen Visa for two stopover in Germany? [duplicate]

I'm a Indian Citizen staying in the US (with valid US visa) and I am Planning to travel to India with two stopovers in Germany (only connecting flight in Frankfurt & Munich). Do I need a Schengen ...
3
votes
1answer
102 views

Travel insurance for Schengen visa (for a Filipino couple)

I'm having a hard time finding a travel insurance for my parents-in-law. They are from The Philippines and they will be visiting us 5 months in UK and 1 month in Schengen area. I found two travel ...
3
votes
1answer
140 views

Travelling to Romania on a short stay Schengen visa issued by France? [duplicate]

I am Tunisian and I have single entry short stay Schengen visa issued by the French embassy. I live in United Arab Emirates, is it OK to go from United Arab Emirates to Romania and stay there for 5 ...
3
votes
1answer
70 views

Employed but no Income tax receipts present right now…How to apply Schengen visa?

I want to travel to Europe (Paris - Geneva) but I don't have income tax receipts of past 3 years for Schengen visa, since I have joined recently. Moreover I don't have 6 months pay slips. Please tell ...
2
votes
3answers
99 views

Will Schengen grant me visa which covers the transit time in Romania?

I am living in UK and I want to visit Romania for few days for conference purpose. As I know, if I hold a Schengen visa, I can stay in Romania up to 5 days without applying for another visa. However, ...
3
votes
0answers
33 views

Schengen Visa - Change of Destination? [duplicate]

I have a Schengen Visa that I issued from the German embassy back in 2011 (it's still valid till mid-2014). I never actually went to Germany though. It says visa type: C, multiple entries, 90 days ...
1
vote
1answer
117 views

Schengen visa for Amsterdam and Paris [duplicate]

I am flying from Johannesburg to Paris. I want to spend a couple of days there. Then I am going to Amsterdam with the train to spend a couple of days there. I am flying back from Amsterdam to ...
1
vote
1answer
102 views

Schengen visa maximum duration of stay exceeded due to flight change

​I am on business visit in Italy with ​​Schengen visa having validity of one year. My stay planed was from 19th Sept 2013 (entry) to 17th Dec 2013 (expected exit). Due to some reason ​airways have ...
0
votes
1answer
130 views

Husband to apply Schengen business visa, can he apply for his wife's visa?

Pakistani spouse having UAE residence permit, where husband is going to apply for Schengen business visa, has all required documents (invitation from his Swiss company, hotel booking, travel tickets, ...
4
votes
0answers
108 views

Can I get my Schengen visa reissued in Germany? [closed]

I have lost my passport with my Schengen visa in Germany. I have just acquired a new passport but no visa yet and I need to travel ASAP. I am a foreign exchange student in Germany. What can I do to ...
3
votes
1answer
514 views

If I have Schengen visa, can I enter Schengen area from different country? [duplicate]

Let's say I have Schengen visa issued by Dutch embassy as business visa for business in Holland. Can I fly to Frankfurt and spend some time in Germany and then come to Holland? I know I can travel ...
4
votes
1answer
141 views

I have a Schengen visa but my UAE Residence visa cancelled. Can I still travel then?

I'm a Philippine passport holder. I have applied recently for a Schengen and UK visa and was approved. Unfortunately before my travel dates came my UAE residence needs to be cancelled as I was ...
4
votes
1answer
100 views

Netherlands Working Holiday Scheme for Aussies

No visa is needed for Australians to enjoy the 90/180 standard rule in Schengen area. To extend that time in Holland (and maybe other places) I can apply for a working holiday visa of 1 year at Dutch ...
3
votes
1answer
210 views

Passport pages full of stamps + valid Schengen visa

Can I enter Switzerland with a multiple entry visa issued by the French embassy and with no blank page on my passport ?
0
votes
0answers
66 views

Using a long stay visa to visit other Schengen countries [duplicate]

I'm from South Africa and have received a long-stay study visa from the French Embassy in South Africa, for entry and exit into France for a year, to do 3 months of research work in Montpellier, ...
1
vote
0answers
53 views

Australian overseas--do i need visa to go to schengen area [duplicate]

I am an Australian passport holder, I did not get any visas before travelling, while travelling I coincidentally left the Schengen area after 90 days. I never got a visa to travel in Europe because I ...
2
votes
1answer
137 views

Do I need a transit visa through Zurich with a Canadian visa? [duplicate]

Do I need a transit visa through Zurich with a Canadian visa travelling from Botswana?
2
votes
1answer
332 views

Questions about personal interview for Dutch Schengen visa

I'd applied for a Schengen visa from the Dutch embassy. The travel itinerary that I submitted was as follows: Amsterdam - 3 days Antwerp - 1 day Bulgaria - 3 days Amsterdam - 1 day I have been ...
4
votes
1answer
93 views

Schengen visa for two subsequent short trips: One visa or two?

I will go to France from 17/12/13 – 19/12/13, then I will come back to London. And again I will go back to Portugal and Spain from 26/12/13 to 03/01/14 which I will stay in Spain for the longest ...
6
votes
1answer
187 views

Travelling without a visa after passport was stolen

I am a student on a short term Schengen visa in Belgium. Recently, my passport was stolen after which I got a new passport issued by the Indian embassy. This obviously does not have a Schengen visa ...
4
votes
2answers
136 views

Schengen visa for all-inclusive tour without hotel details

I have booked an all inclusive (flights, hotel, excursions, food, etc.) tour for 8 days around Eastern Europe, starting from Munich (2 nights), then Prague (2 nights), Budapest (2 nights), Vienna (1 ...
5
votes
1answer
437 views

Schengen Visa application in status “RESOLVED”

My Schengen visa application status shows ("RESOLVED"). What does it mean?
2
votes
0answers
101 views

Is it possible to get a Schengen visa without travel insurance and a copy of the itinerary? [closed]

i'm an international student completing my study programm in South Africa. As vacations are coming soon, i would like to know travel for Europe, especially in Netherlands. I have so far all those ...
4
votes
1answer
135 views

Must I enter Europe with Schengen visa from the country where I applied?

If I applied for a Schengen visa from "country A" and I got the visa but I had some commitments in "country B" and I have to finish it before going to Europe should I get back to "country A" to travel ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Schengen overstay fee [duplicate]

Entering Germany only for connecting flight to Italy. Leaving Italy on 91 day on flight back to Germany, only for connecting flight back to USA. Whether total stay in Schengen for me is considered ...
3
votes
1answer
815 views

Schengen overstay fee, which Schengen country will impose fine?

I am entering Germany just to connect to flight to Italy. Counting from day of entry Nov 7 into Germany and departure date from Italy Feb 6, I count 91 days. I did not know 90 day limit rule. Called ...
4
votes
1answer
180 views

What is the penalty for exceeding the 90 day limit in Rome on an US passport

My daughter went to Rome to work as an au pair without a visa. She has overstayed and will be returning after spending 130 days in Rome. Could someone please tell me what will be the consequences? ...
2
votes
1answer
91 views

Schengen countries with a valid visa which will expire in 10 days

I have a single entry type C Schengen visa which has 10 days left to be valid. My point of entry would be Poland but I have relatives in Sweden, would it be a problem at the borders since only 10 ...
4
votes
2answers
69 views

Traveling to Cancun through Zurich as the non-EU spouse of an EU citizen

I am from Colombia. I am married to an Italian. I live in Italy. We would like to travel to Cancun through Zurich. Do I need a transit visa?
3
votes
1answer
163 views

UK student visa legal situation for traveling in the EU more than 3 months without Schengen visa?

I'm Mexican, with a student visa for UK until mid-January, I left the UK on August 10. I'm in the EU but I'm not planing to come back to UK. I can be in Schengen area countries as a tourist for no ...
2
votes
0answers
27 views

German Work Visa Expiring soon .. Can I still travel Europe as a tourist? [duplicate]

My freelance Work Visa expires in 10 days in Germany. It was a 12 month Visa. I plan on heading to Spain and Denmark before flying back to Australia. Is this permitted? Or ... will my 90 days be ...
2
votes
1answer
84 views

Are both the entry and exit day counted for 90/180 Schengen rule?

Suppose I enter Schengen region on a Monday at noon, and then leave at the same time the following monday. Does this count as 7 days or 8 days? If a day is measured as 24 hours then it would add up ...