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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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?
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Can I enter Schengen before the visa START Date but after the issue date?

I just received a passport from the Greek embassy for a Schengen visa. I fly on the 11th and they have given a validity/start from the 14th to next month. It says the visa has been issued on the 7th. ...
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Two year Schengen visa type C with a comment 'for business'

I have a Schengen visa type C valid for two years, and there is a comment written by issuing country on the visa that it is for business. What does that mean?
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Start of a Schengen visa's validity period [duplicate]

If I have a Schengen visa example starting from 1 August can I take a plane leaving my country at 31 July but reach my destination at 1 August or do I have to also ride the plane from my country 1 ...
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Fiancee has Indefinite Leave to Remain, I am UK Citizen. Going to France for honeymoon

My fiancee and I are going to France for our honeymoon. I am a UK citizen, but she is a Zambian citizen with indefinite leave to remain in UK. I understand we will need a visa for our travel, but ...
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How to answer dates/day questions for multiple entry Schengen Tourist Visa application, with unplanned dates?

I have a confirmed & all-booked 9 day trip to Germany in less than 3 months, & a one more trip few (~6) months after (it will be certainly Schengen Member State, but dates/days/country/city ...
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How can a technically homeless German citizen issue an invitation for a Schengen visa?

My friend has a problem to send Verpflichtungserklärung (VPE) to me. It seems the immigration office of her town wants more than only blocking 5000 Euros. They want her to prove she has a home. She is ...
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Can a dual Schengen/non-EU citizen enter the Schengen area with his non-EU passport?

Suppose that one is a citizen of both France and Japan, and is traveling from Japan to Italy. Can she enter Italy with the Japanese passport, or must she present her the French passport at border ...
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Schengen visa application timeframe

I am a Sri Lankan residing in UAE. I am planning to apply for a Schengen visa for my family from the Italian consulate. Question - What would be the minimum and maximum time frame from the date of ...
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Can you stay in Schengen area for longer than your visa expiration date?

We have a Schengen visa valid for 6/19 to 7/19 for trip duration of 20 days. Can we enter say 7/10 and then leave before 7/30? Or does expiration date mean you have to leave Schengen area by then?
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Attestation d'accueil for connections in other country?

I have a friend coming from Brazil to stay with me in Paris for some weeks. Does he need an Attestation d'accueil even if his flight has a connection in another country in the Schengen Zone? (which ...
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Can international student in Russia apply for tourist Schengen visa?

I am student in Russia from Pakistan I am planning to go in Schengen states for tourism for 2 weeks on holidays. Can I apply for that tourist visa ?
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Can I enter Romania based on unused multiple entry Schengen visa?

I hold a valid multiple entry Schengen visa issued by Spain, which has not been used so far to enter any Schengen country, Can I enter Romania based on such unused Schengen 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 ...