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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I have a Schengen visa valid for longer than my allowed duration of stay. Can I ignore the duration and overstay?

I have a Schengen visa valid from 19/07/2016 to 10/08/2016 But the duration of stay: 7 days only I want to stay a 6 days more for a total of 14 days. And my flight including a travel from a ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa at a country where I'm not a citizen? If so, under what conditions?

I'm a citizen of country A who would like to apply for a Schengen visa at a consulate in country B. When is this possible?
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Do I need to stay a minimum number of days in the Schengen country my visa is for?

I am planning to visit four Schengen countries, and am planning to apply for a visa through Germany. Is there any minimum number of days I should be staying in the country through which I apply?
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Seafarer travelling to Dubrovnik from Mumbai via Munich. Do I need a transit visa?

I am a seafarer and my visa will be stamped after reaching Croatia. I have my flight scheduled from Mumbai to Dubrovnik via Munich (Schengen Country) Do I need a transit visa for Schengen?
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I changed my travel plans after entering the Schengen area. Will this cause me trouble with immigration?

I have issued a Schengen visa from the Italian embassy for tourism. In the visa application, I declared that I will enter Germany first, and then I will stay the longest in Italy. I'm in Germany now, ...
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Can an Indian (tourist) stop in the Schengen area and then continue to USA without going back to India?

I apologize for a vague title but here's the scenario: I'm applying for Schengen visa. According to the preliminary itinerary, I'm going to fly from India and then fly back to India. I've USA ...
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How does Schengen know I didn't overstay if exiting through Gibraltar by air?

I had an odd experience with Schengen at the Gibraltar border earlier this year and am wondering about the implications of this. I crossed on foot from Spain into Gibraltar. I first went through ...
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Family,friend visit schegen visa [duplicate]

Your intention to leave the territory of the schegen memberstate before the expiry of the visa could not be acertain.
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I have been issued an overlapping Schengen Visa, would there be an issue?

I have an existing used Schengen visa from the 21-July-2015 to 20-July-2016 issued by Belgium. I recently applied for a Schengen visa from Germany & was issued a visa from the 19-July-2016 to 18-...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa from the French embassy if I don’t actually visit France? [duplicate]

I have to travel to Germany soon and there are no dates available at the German consulate for a visa appointment for a month. I was thinking of getting a Schengen visa via the French embassy since ...
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who is exempt from schengen visa

I am British, my husband is from El salvador. We want to visit frankfurt, madrid., crete and italy for a few days only before going to UK . Do we need any visas like a tourist visa or a schengen visa?
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I am minor and my father is abroad

Please I have a question concerning the Schengen visa to Italy. My brother and I are minors. We are planning to visit Italy on August. And we have a query... My father is abroad for work... And I know ...
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Arriving in Zurich the night before Schengen visa validity begins

(First off I do realize that someone has already asked this question but there didn't seem to be a conclusive answer.) My flight reaches Zurich on July 4th at 7:25 pm, and the Schengen visa's ...
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I have a Student Visa to Spain, after it expires can I leave to travel the rest of the Schengen area? [duplicate]

I am a citizen of the United States but next year I am going on exchange in Spain. My student visa will expire in the end of June but I want to travel around to visit friends and family I have in ...
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Is it possible to request a passport stamp when traveling between Schengen countries?

I was just reading San Marino's Wikivoyage page and saw this under "Do": Get your passports stamped at the tourist information centre. This is an excellent souvenir as they stick a visa tax stamp ...
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I want to travel to the Schengen area in 13 days, but it takes 15 days to issue a visa. Can I still apply?

My parents are visiting Europe for 2 weeks (more details below). I currently live in the US but I'm hoping to join them on this trip. My parents made some changes to their itinerary due to ...
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USA citizen wants to stay in Spain a little longer

I have been in Spain since 6 April 2016, meaning that (I suppose) I am expected to leave Schengen on or before 5 July. I have a ticket to Romania (not part of Schengen) 1 July but I do not have a ...
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Can I used Georgian permits to travel to Schengen country [closed]

Am applying for Georgian permit in Tbilisi can I used my permits to travel to Schengen countries?
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Is 'individually' booking internationally connecting flights a good idea, in schengen area? [duplicate]

Let's say that I'm planning to visit Schengen country-A with an approved Schengen visa. I then find out that Booking my-country --flight to--> country-A is way more expensive then Booking ...
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Can Portugal “black list” my passport because I got a visa but didn't visit Portugal with it?

I visited Spain last month with my family, and while applying for the visa I mentioned I would spend max time in Portugal. I got a Schengen visa from the Portugal embassy. That was the actual plan. I ...
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Should my first trip be to the country which issued my Schengen Visa [duplicate]

I apply for Netherlands visa and I need to go to Spain first for school trip with my colleagues. Is there any problem
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Does the flight itinerary provided for Schengen visa strict the country of entry? [duplicate]

I already have a Schengen visa. Initially my plan was to spend the whole period in the country already applied for -Spain-, and my flight itinerary was inbound and outbound from Spain accordingly. ...
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Non-EU married to a British citizen. Must we travel in Schengen zone together?

I am an Egyptian man living in Egypt. My wife lives in the UK. We were planing on go on holiday to France. Is it possible for me to travel to France as an EU-Spouse without needing a Visit visa, or ...
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Transfer at Munich, do I have to clear immigration and is 40 minutes enough time? [duplicate]

I am visiting Paris from India. The flight is via Munich. There is only a 40 minute gap before departing to Paris from there. So my question is 40 minutes a sufficient time to get the immigration and ...
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Name on German Schengen visa not matching with new name on passport

I have a valid German Schengen visa which I got on my old passport. I applied for a new passport as I had run out of pages and when was issued, my name was changed slightly. My old passport had both ...
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What is the implication of not using a Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I was issued a Schengen visa from India for a solo trip of about 7-10 days. I fell sick just before my travel date and had to cancel my trip. So I never made the trip. So I have a visa in my ...
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Can we travel within Schengen by plane with an infant without a passport?

We'll be travelling from a Schengen country to another by plane, bringing our 3 month old baby with us. It's possible that we won't have time to receive a normal passport in time for our trip, thus ...
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Which embassy should I apply for my Schengen visa?

I'll be visiting the following cities/countries. And I don't know which embassy I should apply my visa. 4/29-5/1: Santorini, Greece 5/2-5/4: Athens, Greece 5/5-5/6: Naples, Italy 5/7-5/8: Rome, ...
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What to write down as 'purpose of journey' when visiting the Schengen area for a summer school?

I'm going to participate in a Summer school in Management for two weeks. When applying for Schengen visa, should I put the main purpose of the journey as Study or tourism/cultural because the period ...
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Do I need transit visa

Travelling via Lufthansa. Moscow to Strasbourg but all by plane. Moscow to Frankfurt by plane then Frankfurt to Strasbourg by bus. I have a visa for France, do I need a transit visa for Germany ? My ...
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I applied for a Schengen visa starting from June 17th, but the visa is still in processing as of that date. What are my options?

My friend has applied for a schengen visa from the Hungarian embassy. At the first try the visa was rejected due to insufficient travel insurance. When he re-applied again on the 14th June, the visa ...
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Forgot old passport with schengen/student visa

I am a Japanese full-time student in the UK now on a trip to Paris. I have two passports: one new and valid, one old and void. However, my student visa/Schengen visa is in the old passport, which I ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa in the UK if I'm a student at a local university?

I'm a non-EU citizen (Bolivian) currently studying a PhD in the UK. I'm thinking about having a trip throughout Europe. Does anybody know if I can apply for the Schengen visa within the UK where I'm a ...
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UK Transit visa and Schengen visas [duplicate]

I will travel from Prague to Rome. I have a layover in London for 5 hours and proceed to Rome by the same airlines. I was only granted a single entry Schengen Visa by the Poland Embassy. Do I qualify ...
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My Schengen visa got refused to Prague [duplicate]

Hi I live in UAE and applied for visa to Prague and got refused for the reason that states my return before the visa expires is not ascertained. What proof should I provide or what should I do for ...
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New Irish passport (dual citizen) can I use it to avoid longer non EU passport control lines?

I just got my Irish passport today (I have my U.S. passport too). When I have gone through airports in Europe (just recently to Italy) I had gotten a connecting flight in Paris. By the time I had ...
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Multiple Schengen visa at the same time

I currently have a multiple-entries tourist visa for Italy (its valid for 1 year from mid May 2016 to mid May 2017). Now I will be travelling to Germany directly (inbound and outbound between July ...
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Short stay tourist schengen visa [duplicate]

Can i enter to a european country by a visa which is not the country of issue.because some changes had happend and i need to be in another country for a medical congress.
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Can i use a schengen visa [duplicate]

I intend to travel to italy but i have a visa issued from french embassy.my question is that can i use it to enter to another european country , because some changes had happened according to my plans ...
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Can I leave the Schengen Zone before my student visa expires and come back as a tourist? [duplicate]

I'm studying in Denmark with a student visa, but it expires on July 14th and I've booked to stay in Europe for an extra month. I already booked Airbnbs with friends on the July 15th and don't want ...
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Transit visa required at CDG for Canadian visa-holder? [duplicate]

Citizenship: INDIAN Citizenship of your passport: INDIAN Status in Canada: WILL BE A PERMANENT RESIDENT AFTER INITIAL ENTRY ON THIS TRIP I will be traveling to Canada from Abu Dhabi via Paris CDG ...
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Current occupation - Schengen Visa

I just graduated from my University and I got accepted in a summer school in Hungary(related to my studies for 2 weeks), I'm gonna apply for a Schengen visa but what should I mention as my occupation ...
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Is there a way to keep up to date with Schengen border crossings being closed/controlled due to the migration crisis?

This question is inspired by this meta answer. In late 2015, a number of Schengen countries introduced border controls in response to the migration crisis. This answer succinctly explains what these ...
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Can I enter Cyprus using Schengen visa?

I have a valid Schengen visa from France, and I visited France couple of months ago. I would like to ask if I can access Cyprus without obtaining a Cyprus visa. Is my Schengen visa enough?
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Schengen visa application [closed]

I am a Srilankan residing in UAE for past 10 years. My family was in UAE for past 9/10 years. Now they are back in UAE on residence visa while I have continued my stay in UAE. 1.If the UAE residence ...
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Minimum Blank pages required in Passport for visiting Turkey, Romania, Spain and Austria on Multiple Entry Schengen Visa

I am an Indian Passport holder with short term Multiple Entry Schengen Visa. I intent to Visit Turkey (on basis of e visa), Romania (on basis of multiple entry Schengen visa) then Spain, followed by ...
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Are there Schengen countries through which it's easier to get a visa than others?

This question is inspired by this meta answer. Applying for a tourist visa in a Schengen country gives you access to the entire Schengen area. Generally, you should apply for the visa in the country ...
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Change of destination for business trip - Portugal instead of Spain - after visa is approved [duplicate]

I have an approved business visa for Spain, but due to a change in plans I was advised to visit Lisbon, Portugal instead. Do I need to have Spain as my port of entry and exit back to my country? Or ...
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South African citizen in UK on a student visa (less than 90 days left) travelling to Schengen Area [closed]

I am a South African citizen on a Tier 4 UK student visa which expires at the end of August. I am hoping to go to the Schengen area (Italy and then France) from 28 June to 4 July, but I noticed that ...
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Can I enter Croatia with single entry visa Schengen?

I am traveling first to Greece then to Croatia. But I have Schengen with single entry. So is it allowed to enter Croatia with this visa?