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 refusal through German consulate

My husband being a cardiac surgeon was going to attend a conference in Berlin, Germany in June. My husband, my two kids and I applied for a tourist visa through the German embassy from Islamabad ...
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Can I receive a visa to stay in the Schengen area after my Danish Visa has expired? [closed]

Im a US citizen and I have been studying abroad for a full academic year in Denmark. From August 2014 and my program will end on the 17th of May, and my resident permit will expire on the 31st of May. ...
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Is it possible to extend my Schengen visa?

I am a Zimbabwean on holiday in UK on a 6 month family visitor. I got a 30-day Schengen visa so I can visit Europe as well. I just want to find out if it is possible to extend the Schengen holiday ...
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How can I extend my Schengen seafarer's visa?

My Visa is from 25 March to 25 September (mistake made by issuing consulate) but my seafarers' contract is from 1 April to 30 September and my flight is out of South Africa 30 March into Italy 31 ...
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Travelling between the UK and Norway as an Australian citizen on a standard holiday visa

I used to be a British citizen, so was accustomed to travelling pretty freely within the EU. Later this year I'll be taking my first trip back to the UK since becoming an Australian citizen - I ...
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Secondary school leaving certificate nostrification in Czech Republic [closed]

I am a Ukrainian citizen. I have applied for a bachelor's degree program at the University of South Bohemia (Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic), and they have accepted my application on the condition ...
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Schengen and UK Visa for Indian citizen: Which type of ticket can I use as supporting documentation?

I am an Indian citizen in the US with valid H1B visa. This is my travel plan across Europe: Flight from US to London Take the Eurostar train from London to Paris Visit other Schengen visa valid ...
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French and Armenian passports travel to Germany by Russia

What I have French Passport Armenian Passport I need to travel to Germany on a transit flight which passes by Moscow. Since I have an Armenian passport I can stay in Russia for 90 days without any ...
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can an unused type c schengen visa issued by netherlands be used to visit prague if being used first time? [duplicate]

i have an unused type c multiple entry Schengen visa issued in 2013 from netherlands embasy in Mumbai, India.Its validity is till 6/3/16. i am an Indian citizen and have not visited any european ...
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Are the Schengen “airport transit visa” even checked?

I was reading about Schengen transit visas today, and in an answer I saw that Schengen requires some people to have an airport transit visa. This visa is apparently for entering the international ...
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Student resident permit in Finland stay duration in Germany for travel

I am from Vietnam and a full time student in Finland. I have finished my internship in Germany in January 31st 2015, and my working visa for internship ended on that day (saying also I have 7 more ...
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Traveling to Iceland with a US Passport

I'm heading to Europe this summer, and I'm flying El Cheapo Airlines. However, I have an 8 hour layover in the airport near Reykjavik. Free trip to Iceland? Count me in! Can I leave and return to ...
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Does my Schengen visa allow me to enter the Schengen area into another state after I've finished my visit to the issuing state? [duplicate]

Does my Schengen Visa allow me to re-enter the Schengen zone after I've completed my initial visit to the issuing country? My visa is still valid for about a year. I'm intending on visiting a ...
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Am I allowed to enter Germany with extended passport and German Blau Card

I'm Ukrainian living and working in Germany. I have residence permit and Blau Card. My passport has been expired and it is already half a year since I'm waiting for a new one. I'm planning to travel ...
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Schengen Visa for Germany refused due to lack of subsistence

Hi I am currently living in Chennai (India). I intend to visit Germany as an international exchange student from April - June 2015. I applied for Schengen visa and provided my bank account details as ...
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US citizen with my 90 days almost over - if I leave Italy and go to Croatia and back to Italy will my 90 days reset? [duplicate]

I've read a plethora of forums and websites on this topic. It appears that many experienced and recent travelers do this and there is no problem, especially from France, Italy, Spain and Germany. Yet, ...
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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 expiry and re issue

I got schengen visa valid from 15.03.15 to the 13.04.15. My visiting plan was during this period. Unfortunately I can't use this visa, my visiting schedule changed to May 2015. Can I submit again visa ...
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Entering Schengen countries with a valid visa which will expire in 10 days

I have an Indian passport and a valid two-year multiple-entry Schengen visa which will expire in mid-March 2013. Can I enter the Schengen country a week before it expires for a short trip and exit ...
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American Allowance in Schengen Area vs Having a Schengen Visa in Schengen area

I am aware of the 90/180 rule of the Schengen agreement stating that one in possession of a Schengen visa can only stay in the Shengen area (regardless of which country it is) for 90 days in any ...
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As a UK passport holder do I need to get a Schengen Visa for Iceland for a 4 day holiday?

According to http://www.iceland.is/iceland-abroad/uk/consular-services/visas/ people in the UK need to apply to the Danish embassy to get a Schengen visa. However on ...
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Schengen overstay penalty / effect on next Schengen visit?

I have been visiting Denmark with my C type tourist visa which was valid from 21.09.2014-21.03.2015 multiple entry and duration of stay 90 days. I didn't know about the 90/180 day rule so without ...
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Madurai to Germany via Dubai - SpiceJet

I am an Indian citizen with a German residency permit. I am travelling from Germany to Dubai by Pegasus Airlines and then from Dubai to Madurai by SpiceJet separately, in both directions. I need to ...
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Sufficient Identification for Intra Schengen flights

If one takes a direct flight from one Schengen member state to another, what's the minimum sufficient ID that needs to be provided to board the flight?
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What to do if you need to fly in the Schengen area and lose your ID card?

A friend recently got her ID stolen while she was in the Netherlands. She will soon need to fly to her home country Italy, but she doesn't know what to do. What can one do in such a situation? As far ...
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Can I enter Romania from Dubai with a Schengen visa?

Would I be able to enter Romania on a Schengen visa if I'm staying less than 5 days? Basically I would be doing Dubai-Romania-Dubai.
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Not getting passport stamped in Sweden

I just arrived to Sweden and did not get my passport stamped. However, it got stamped in Germany (I flew to Sweden through Germany) Is this normal?
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Re-Applying for Schengen Visa in Germany as Visiting family and Friends Visa?

I have already applied a Schengen Visa as Visiting Family and Friends Visa. I was given 90 days from 28 of November, 2014 to 25 of February, 2015. I've flew from Philippines and arrived in Germany ...
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How can I obtain a one-week Schengen visa?

I'm a grad student in US on F-1 visa and hold a Jordanian passport. This summer I'm planning to visit Denmark for one week to attend a conference and then come back to US. I've the admission letter to ...
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Chinese citizen/passport making connection flight in Zurich [duplicate]

If I hold a Chinese passport, but I have a green card USA and I am landing in Zurich and staying at the airport for my connecting flight to Beijing, do I need a visa?
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How soon can I reapply for another Schengen visa after using a granted visa to the Netherlands?

I am going to apply for a multiple-entry visa to Netherlands this coming May. If I will be given only a single entry how soon can I apply again for another Schengen visa because I am planning to go to ...
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Can I travel to Schengen Counries with a valid Greece Schengen VISA; I am from India? [duplicate]

I have a Schengen VISA - It has validity till 28-6-2015 (six month validity) and is a Type C, Multiple Entry visa for 90 days stay. My only issue is that it was issued for Greece and at the time ...
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First Entry to Swiss with Schengen Visa issued by Austria? [duplicate]

I have filed an application for Schengen visa at the Austrian embassy. Can I first enter Switzerland with that visa or should I start my journey from Austria?
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Flying to a Schengen zone from a country other than the one where the visa was issued

If i have a Schengen visa issued by the German embassy in Qatar, can I fly to Germany from Lebanon? I heard that it's not allowed, but want to get a definitive answer.
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Can I apply a new German Schengen Visa, when my first Czech Schengen visa has not expired but only allow me to entry once

I need your help friends. I have a single entry Schengen Visa from the czech embassy in London due from 22-03-15 to 12-04-15 and the duration of stay is only 7 days. I planned to stay in Czech ...
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Schengen visa application for multiple trips?

I have 3 separate trips planned to Schengen states over the next 3 months. I am covering Spain in my second trip where I stay the max. no. of days (#4 days). Should I be applying to Spain for a ...
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Need to extend the validity (number of days) for an unused Schengen visa

I applied for a Schengen visa at the Swiss embassy and they gave me exactly 10 days for the dates of the application I submitted. My husband (he's holding an american passport so he doesn't require ...
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My residence & work permits in Germany are expiring soon, but I want to stay and travel in Europe. What visa should I apply for?

I'm an Australian citizen working in Germany but my work contract finishes this month along with both my work and residence permits. I would like to stay after my permits expire and travel to other ...
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See as much of Europe as possible in a week [closed]

I don't know if this is a typical question that admins immediately close, but I am going to ask anyway. I am from India. I have an opportunity to visit Frankfurt on Schengen visa. After my work is ...
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Schengen Visa/Transit Visa question

My husband and I are going to Italy for a 15 day vacation from USA. We are NOT citizens of the states, but we work and live here. Our return flight is from Venice, Italy to Chicago, USA with a layover ...
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Schengen 90 days: what's counted?

I'm a Chinese citizen and have a Spain long stay study visa (type D, multi-entry) that's valid for 180 days. The visa expires in April, and I want to know if it is possible to immediately apply for a ...
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Splitting my 90 days in a Schengen country

I know I can only stay 90 days within a 6 month period without a visa in a Schengen country. If I arrive on Jan 25 and leave on Apr 7, I would have 18 days left on a 90-day stay. Can I go back to ...
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Travel without an Italian residence permit in the Schengen area

I'm a non-EU citizen, and I'm studying in Italy. I traveled to Hungary last week with Ryanair from Italy. I showed them my passport, residence permit and Italian identity card. Everything was OK. But ...
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Which Schengen Visa to apply for [duplicate]

I am aware similar questions have been asked before, but the answers aren't very clear.So, if someone would kindly tell me what to do. I am travelling to multiple Schengen Countries in summer. While ...
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Schengen tourist visa refused. Can I appeal for reconsideration?

My Schengen tourist visa was rejected by the German Consulate, Chennai stating that my date of flying from Chennai to Berlin (02-Nov-13) is not the same as the starting date of leave approval from my ...
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Short Term Tourist Visa Refusal [duplicate]

As my girlfriend who is a permanent resident of Germany invited me to come to her country for a short visit, I applied to the visa section in Kolkata. As I am a first time visitor to Germany I got all ...
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Non-Biometric Venezuelan Passport Travel to EU

I am a holder of a Venezuelan passport, and I am a permanent resident in the United States. However, my passport is an older version without the biometric strip, but it does not expire for another two ...
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Schengen counting rules and name change [duplicate]

My question is about counting the six-month period for a 90-day Schengen area visit. Details are below. Visit May 15 - June 5, 2014 (20 days)under name X Visit Aug 28 - Sept 25, 2014 (29 days) ...
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Indian citizen living in United Kingdom wants to get a Schengen visa for France

I am an Indian living in UK with a valid UK business visa. I learnt that it is not possible to get a France on-arrival visa from this question. Can I walk in to the French embassy in UK and apply for ...
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Schengen area travel after Maltese residence permit expiry. Australian passport

Have been in Malta for over 90 days (since 28th Sept 2014) - though received a residence permit which expires 5th February. Does this mean I cannot visit any other Schengen areas after this date? ...