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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Is the Schengen 'duration of intended stay' and 'duration of visa validity' the same?

I have submitted a Schengen visa application, where my duration of intended stay is 7 days. Now, what could be my duration of visa validity 7 days or 90 days?
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Will I get a Schengen entry stamp when leaving Andorra or Faroe Islands?

I (U.S.A. citizen) currently have a Dutch residence permit for purpose of family reunion. When my sponsoring family member will leave the Netherlands later this year, I will also have to turn in my ...
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Changing travel plans after getting a Schengen visa?

I'm planning to go backpacking with a couple of friends and plan on visiting Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Latvia and Estonia. Since I am from India, I don't want to take a ...
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Is it possible to get a Schengen visa and travel one month later from the date of issue?

I'm in Indian National living in Ireland on a student visa which expires in October, 2016. I wanted to travel to Greece to meet my girlfriend who is Greek, so I booked tickets for August, 2016. I ...
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Multiple Entry Schengen Visa from Ireland for Indian National [closed]

I'm currently living in Dublin, I booked tickets to Greece for August, 2016, however when I went to apply for Greek Schengen visa, they said that my Irish visa needs to be valid for at-least 3 months ...
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Can a non-resident apply for a Schengen visa from Turkey?

I am an Indian citizen and am travelling to Turkey for volunteer work for about 45 days and I want to travel to Netherlands in between. Can I get Schengen visa from Turkey as I don't have enough time ...
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First port of entry for Schengen visa holders [duplicate]

I hold a short stay visa issued by Switzerland. In my itinerary, I mentioned Zurich as the first port of entry. But, I would like to change my travel plan with Paris as the first port of entry and ...
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German (Schengen) internship visa rejected. How to appeal?

I am an Indian national living in Beijing, China (work permit). I recently applied for internship visa (Schengen visa >90 days) in China and received a refusal letter stating "Your intention to leave ...
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Can refusal of an Italian visa affect an application for a Spanish visa? [closed]

I am a seafarer and I was planning to visit Rome on the 1st June. Unfortunately, my visa application got refused by the Italian Embassy last week because the port agent did not follow the correct ...
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Do I need a visa to travel from Basel EuroAirport?

I have a visa for France only and not a Schengen visa. Can I travel from EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg to my country?
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Under what conditions are Schengen short-stay student visas issued free of charge?

Recently, I applied for a Schengen short stay student visa (for visiting France) on an Indian passport. The local VFS website (whose link is given in the local consulate website) said that I needed to ...
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Ukrainian Citizen traveling from Canada to Frankfurt to Warsaw to Lviv. Schengen visa needed? [duplicate]

I am a Ukrainian citizen living in Canada. I am taking a vacation to Ukraine and I am looking at flight options. Do I need a Schengen visa if I make two stops in the EU, even if I do not leave the ...
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Is my Finnish Schengen residence permit (issued for work) still valid if I'm no longer employed?

I have a residence permit (Finland), the valid days as per permit card is until June 30, 2016. I de-registered my SSN and moved out of Finland on October, 2015. Now I would like to travel to Germany, ...
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Travel Schengen countries while applying for UK visa [closed]

I am a foreign student at Sweden. Indonesian passport holder. I have Swedish ID Card and also the residence permit. Right now, I am applying for UK Visa. I submitted my passport and my residence ...
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Is it okay to collect my Schengen visa one month after applying?

I'm applying for a Schengen Visa and it needs two weeks to be issued, during those week I will be traveling to another country. Is it OK to pick up my passport with the Visa issued after 1 month?
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What is the detailed Process of getting Schengen Visa by locking money for verpflichtungserklärung?

I am from Iran and want to visit my friends in Germany, but getting a visa is difficult. However, I have a German friend who wants to send me a formal invitation letter called verpflichtungserklärung ...
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Need I leave and reenter the Schengen area after my work visa expires to become a tourist?

I am an American citizen living in Poland for 6 months. I arrived in Poland on March 1, 2016 without a work visa (i.e, on a business trip).The count toward my Schengen days began. I received my ...
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Crossing sea border between Poland and Sweden

I'm going to rent a sail boat in Poland this summer to go to Sweden (Gotland island) and back to Poland. I and all crew have Schengen visas. Both of these countries are in the Schengen area. Is it ...
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Which Schengen countries have bilateral agreements which ignore the standard 90/180 rule?

The Schengen rules have certain exemptions for citizens of countries which concluded bilateral visa-free agreements before the Schengen area took effect. For example, a relevant quote from the Czech ...
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Visa-free stays involving paid activity in the Schengen Area - how do they work?

Wikipedia mentions that citizens of certain Annex II countries are eligible to work in some parts of the Schengen area during their short-term stay. However several aspects are not entirely clear: ...
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Visa Issues when crossing the English Channel by Jet Ski

Inspired by this video: Jet Skiing Across the English Channel, a Canadian wants to rent a jet ski in Dover and use it to cross the channel. Travelling by jet ski opens visa issues when international ...
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Can Indian national apply for UK visa when in Switzerland on Schengen Visa [duplicate]

My parents (both Indian Passport holders) will visit me in Switzerland. They have a Schengen Visa. After a month, they would like to visit UK. My question is, can they apply for a UK visa when living ...
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Schengen “B” transit visa multiple entry

I live in Russia (and have only Russian citizenship) and I'm going to Canada in June. I have exactly one layover on the way there and back: in Paris and in Amsterdam. So, my trip is Moscow - Paris (...
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UK visa refusal, now applying for Malta Schengen visa to sit in MRCP paces exam

I have been refused a UK visa once for my MRCP exam. Now I am applying to sit in exam in Malta, that's a Schengen state, in December. What are my chances of securing the Schengen visa in this scenario....
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Hv a multiple entry Schengen Visa from Italy. Have to cut my trip short and fly out of Vienna. Prague is my first point of entry. [duplicate]

I have a multiple entry Schengen Visa from Italy as that was supposed to be my longest duration of stay. However due to unavoidable circumstances at work, I have to cut my trip short and fly out of ...
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Can one travel to more than one schengen countries with having schengen visa of only one of those countries? [duplicate]

I'm traveling to Paris from India for 7-10 days this July for educational interview. So I'll apply for Schengen visa. In return, I'm thinking of booking flights via any other country probably Czech ...
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Departure on last day of Schengen Visa validity

I will be soon going to Netherlands from India. My schengen visa validity expires on 30th July and I will be leaving on the same date as well and reach India on 31st July. Will there be any problem ...
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Traveling to Switzerland with Schengen visa [duplicate]

I am an Iranian citizen. I received a multi-entry Schengen visa issued from the French embassy. I traveled to France as my first journey. Now as the second journey I am going to enter the Schengen ...
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Do I have to book an accomodation for the entire stay of a long-term visa before applying for it?

I am going to be staying in the Netherlands for 3 months. The embassy needs an itinerary for your accommodation. I am still looking for a room (in a flat) to stay in so I will have to just provide a ...
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Refused Entry and Removed from the UK; What are the Consequences?

Last week I was travelling to London Heathrow from Pakistan. The immigration officer asked me my reason for coming to the UK. I replied that I was going to visit my friends and also meeting with an ...
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Austrian shengen visa question [duplicate]

I am travelling student exchange for a month in austria i got a shengen visa type c visa remark vis and single entry My question here can I visit prague and berlin in the week ends is that ok to visit ...
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Schengen visa inquiry about “VIS” in remarks field

I got a schengen tourist visa for austria type C single entry and visa remark vis does that mean i can visit other other schengen countries during my travel ? I am planning to go to Germany and ...
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Is it possible to enter france first stay there for 2 days and then go to Germany as I got my visa via Germany [duplicate]

Hi I have a Schengen visa via german embassy,my earlier plan was to go to Germany directly but now due to some unforeseen circumstances I have to reschedule my flight and now I want to directly enter ...
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Change of terminals require immigration clearance [duplicate]

Am an Indian passport holder. About to tour Greece. Received the Schengen visa from Greek authorities. My flight is from Mumbai to Paris and connecting flight from Paris to Athens. At Paris,there is a ...
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What is Social Cover in case of disease in France? [closed]

I am traveling to France on Short Stay visa for two months from India. However apart from my other documents like Convention De Stage & Health Insurance, it was also suggested to submit a Social ...
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Does time spent in non-Schengen European microstates count against the available 90-day Schengen time?

So the Schengen Area wikipedia says three European microstates – Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City – can be considered de facto participants. Thus, for citizens of countries that can ...
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Enter Croatia first (before Schengen zone) with dual-entry Schengen visa?

I am an Indian citizen and will be traveling to Croatia in a few days. I already have a multiple entry Schengen visa which is valid for the dates of my Croatia trip. However, my first destination from ...
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Can Bulgaria stamp my Schengen visa for Entry point?

I have a single-entry Schengen visa- obtained for travel to Italy. I reside in Dubai. I would like to enter Italy via flight to Bulgaria. That is, I will fly from Dubai to Bulgaria, stay there for one ...
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Is it possible to hold multiple working holiday visas across multiple Schengen countries at one time? [closed]

I'm planning a trip to Europe where I plan to travel between multiple countries in Europe and the UK for upwards to a year. Although I do not intend on "working working" per se, I am interested in ...
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I've been denied a visa by Italy. Can I use the same passport to apply for a Dubai visa? [closed]

I applied for a visa in Italy and I was denied a visa. Can I use that same passport to apply for a visa in Dubai?
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Can I use my single entry German Schengen visa to go to Italy instead?

My friends and I planned to visit Germany, so I got a single entry tourist Schengen visa to Germany. However, my travel plans have changed since then, because my friends are going to Italy instead. I ...
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I’m an Australian resident with a UK residence permit. Can I stay in the Schengen area for more than 90 days?

Does a tier 5 youth mobility visa (UK residence permit) grant me the same rights of Schengen movement as a UK citizen? And if not, does anyone actually check? I got my passport stamped when I entered ...
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Request a letter verifying international health coverage and benefits from BlueShield BlueCross for Schengen Visa

Per Schengen visa requirements (article 15) any traveler must have a medical insurance with 30000 EUR coverage. The permanent resident in the US has BlueShield/Bluecross coverage with the BlueCard ...
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Apply for new schengen visa with validity date 1 week prior to the start of my existing visa

I have an existing multiple entry Schengen visa valid for June 15 to July 14, 2016. It is possible to apply for another/new Schengen visa with validity date starting June 1 to 14 as I need to travel ...
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Not enough space on the Schengen application form to list all accommodation. What should I do?

I'm travelling Netherlands and Belgium, so I was planning to apply for a visa via the Netherlands visa center (as it'd be the country of entry for me). The problem is that I made four booking ...
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Apply for an Austrian Schengen Visa D multiple times as a US passport holder [closed]

I'm a US passport holder currently in the Schengen zone on a Visa D. My visa expires the end of August. I know it is not renewable but I was wondering if would run into any eligibility issues if I was ...
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Can I get a Tourist schengen visa if I'm unemployed?

I'm quitting my job this month to take a break for a couple of months. I want to travel to Austria for a short holiday (a week maybe) and was wondering if getting a Tourist visa would be challenge? ...
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What is a notarized copy of the Green Card (I-551) for Schengen visa application?

Schengen visa application from within the U.S. requires "a notarized copy of the Green Card (I-551) for Schengen visa application". I do not understand what is it. Notary public in the US certify the ...
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How long do I need to be out of Schengen after my residence permit expires? [duplicate]

I have a German residence permit that's coming to an end soon, and am planning to make a jaunt to London and back to get another 90-day spurt while I wait on my next visa for Hungary (!!!). However, ...
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Transit visa at London to pass Paris [duplicate]

I am travelling from Chennai to USA via London as a tourist. During the transit at London i would like to visit Paris. What are the documents required to get passes? Where Can i get the passes?