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.

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Financial support proof for France Schengen visa

I am planning to apply for France Schengen visa soon. This is 9 days total (including travel). They need my current account statements for the last 3 months. Reg the proof of financial status, the ...
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Going back-and-forth between Belgium and Germany on a Schengen visa

I have a Schengen visa valid from October 1st to October 30th 2014. First country of visit is Belgium and after I want to go for Germany. It is possible to go back to Belgium after Germany?
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How to apply and get schengen visa after it has been rejected [duplicate]

I had posted a question here when my schengen visa was rejected once. I applied the second time and I got the visa. So I decided to post my experience and also share what I did right the second time ...
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Schengen visa extension from 30 days to 90 days [duplicate]

I have got Schengen visa for Spain for 30 days validity. I am from India and now I am in Spain for my company training program. Initially I applied for 90 days visa but got only for 30 days. Now my ...
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What are the consequences of a US citizen overstaying a Schengen visa?

According to law, what are the consequences of a US citizen overstaying a Schengen visa? In practice, how likely is one to be penalized for overstaying by a day, 10 days, and a month? Are there ...
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Extension of Schengen Visa

I am visiting my sister in Switzerland, my visa type C, my duration of stay 32 days for 30/Aug to 1/Oct. I want to extend my stay 10 days more, is it possible? And if I can, where should I go to? ...
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Extension of Schengen Visa (within 90 days)

I am currently working in Switzerland on work permit and my parents obtained a Schengen Visa for travel which has a validity of 90 days. In the visa, the duration of stay is mentioned to be 55 days - ...
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Port of Entry Query [duplicate]

I have SCHENGEN BV VISA for Finland with multiple entries. But due to some reasons my Business meeting got cancelled and I couldn't travel. But now I have a business meeting in Switzerland. Can I ...
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Visa fee for Swiss visa in London

I am an Indian, residing in UK, planning to visit Switzerland. I see that there are two places in London where you can apply for the visa VFS Application Center, The Battleship Building, 179 Harrow ...
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Schengen Visa question

I have a schengen visa issued by The Netherlands. I will be landing there first but wish to travel to a few other countries. Can I enter these countries by plane if my visa was not issued from there ...
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Schengen visa for UK citizen?

Since I am a UK citizen I require a Schengen VISA to pass through Europe when I go travelling this year. However where do I get one, I have checked the EU Parliament site and cannot find anything ...
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Financial proof to get a Schengen visa to France

I am planning to apply for a Schengen visa to visit France. I have an attestation d'acceuil, but the visa requires I submit bank statement for the past 3 months. I can get this statement, but the ...
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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 ...
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When applying for a Schengen visa, how do I prove that my employer/company will pay all my costs?

I'm Filipino by nationality and have been working in Saudi Arabia for more than 3 years. I've already started working on the requirements for getting a Schengen visa. The company/employer will be the ...
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Schengen visa application without 3 months worth of bank statements [duplicate]

I would like to ask those of you who know about the subject of Schengen visa applications. I am applying within the next week for a Schengen visa, and my account statement is only 2 months old, so I ...
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Documents to prove sufficient means of subsistence when applying for Schengen visas for my family

I will be traveling to the Netherlands with my wife and daughter, and will be supporting all the expenses for my family. I am applying for the Schengen visa for tourism purpose and intending to ...
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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 ...
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How to declare Schengen Visa Sufficient Funds for girlfriend?

Got a quick question here. I'm going to Europe with my girlfriend, and we need to apply for our visas. She's still a university student though, so I'll be covering her financially throughout the trip. ...
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Italy schengen visa: Ticket reservations for flights

Hi I have a visa appointment this Friday 19 at the Italian Consulate in Philadelphia and i have a question about the flight reservation requirement: According to the Visa requirements "Confirmed ...
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Help with Student Visa and Tourist Visa

Hi I'm a US Citizen with a student visa for the Netherlands that expires December 1st. If I leave the Schengen zone November 30th (day before my student visa expires), to visit the Morocco ...
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Applying for a new Schengen Visa even though there's still an existing used schengen visa [duplicate]

My mother had a Schengen visa, which she applied for at the Swiss embassy in India. Validity is for 6 months (01-Mar-2013 to 31-Aug-2013) with a single entry visa, She has already spent 88 days in ...
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Can I still enter any Schengen member state if I have been denied entry to another?

I was held at the Polish borders when I attempted to enter by train. They took my fingerprints and sent me back with a written document. I respected the decision and returned immediately. The ...
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Travelling Croatia from Schengen area and return to Schengen area

I am planning to travel to Germany, Austria, Hungary then to Croatia and back to Hungary and return to India, I have valid Schengen multiple entry visa. Is it allowed to go to Croatia from schengen ...
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First entry to Italy on a Schengen visa issued by Greece [duplicate]

Is landing in Italy as the port of first entry allowed on a Schengen visa issued by Greece? Is there any official website to take a print for records?
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Schengen business visa extension

I'm travelling to Spain for business purpose and my visa is valid for just 14 days. Now I have another very urgent business call in the Netherlands. Can I extend my stay for another 10 days to ...
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Schenge Visa rejection twice - appeal process?

My Schengen visa got rejected twice. I had booked a Honeymoon Package to Europe for 8 days from a travel agent which included multiple European places. The departure being from Mumbai on 28th June ...
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Traveling with two passports

Egyptian passport holder, living in Kuwait, on Kuwait residence, also Bosnian passport holder. Traveling to Schengen, going out of Kuwait with Egyptian becouse of Kuwait residence in it, entering ...
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Allowed to board without Schengen visa, can I get reimbursed for costs incurred?

I was allowed to board a flight to Poland. I was supposed to transit to the US through Germany after that. But, I had no Schengen, so the Polish kept me there. I had to lose my ticket and pay for a no ...
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Schengen visa: Must I enter and leave the Schengen area in the same country?

I live in London and am planning to visit France and Brussels. I'm applying in French embassy, showing hotel booking in France and I will stay there three nights and 4th day morning I will travel to ...
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To travel to Athens with a valid French Schengen visa, do I need to obtain a Greek Schengen visa?

I am an Indian national holding a valid multiple entry French Schengen visa for four years. I would like to visit Athens, Greece to attend a conference in September. Can I travel with this French ...
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Schengen Visa Entry [duplicate]

I live in the UK and I applied for a Schengen Visa to France as I am going there on a team building weekend with my colleagues in October. The Schengen Visa is valid from August 2014 until February ...
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I am an Indian and travelling from Delhi to London…1 stop at zurich…Do i need Transit visa for the “Zurich” airport…? [duplicate]

I am from India travelling to London by Swiss airways. The itinerary includes one stop at Zurich. Do I need a transit visa? How much would it cost please?
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Do I need a transit visa at Amsterdam to stay in airport? [duplicate]

I have an Indian passport and would be travelling from Japan to St. Petersberg (Russia) via Amsterdam. I have 20 hours stopover for KLM flight at Amsterdam. Though I have hotel bookings outside, but ...
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No residence proof , no bank account in UK , how to get Schengen? [duplicate]

I am on ICT tier 2 visa . I dont have any bank account in UK, all my salary and money is in my Indian Account . I live in service apartments provided by my company ,so i dont have any address proof . ...
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Greek type D visa: Can I travel to other Schengen countries? [duplicate]

I have a Syrian passport in which I have a Greek student multi type D visa (long-stay national Visa) valid for one year. Can I leave Greece to other Schengen countries (such as Sweden) before getting ...
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Number of days stay in Schengen countries

My husband and I applied for Schengen VISA for a Cosmos Tour to Europe from Oct 4 to 19, 2014. We are leaving Paris for London after breakfast on Oct 19, 2014. On the application form, we indicated ...
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Croatia, passport-free travel: as of 2014, still separate from Schengen Area?

I'm a US citizen traveling visa-free in Europe. It used to be the case that you could go to Croatia to bypass the Schengen Area "3 consecutive month" requirement. (That is, stay 3 months in Europe, ...
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Re-applying for Schengen visa from French embassy [duplicate]

I obtained a Schengen visa from the French embassy and due to my work commitment I couldn't go. Is this gonna affect my application if I apply again to get a visa?
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How much hassle will I get flying into the Schengen zone for 7 months with a 3 month visa?

I'm American, and planning to fly into Europe for 7 months. With the Schengen visa, I'll be allowed 90 days out of 180 days in the Schengen zone. That's fine, I understand the rules, how the time ...
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Visiting Lany or Inlemay on a cruise from Spain - single or multiple entry Schengen visa?

If I am in the Schengen Visa area (with a visa) and we cruise to Turkey getting off the ship at Istanbul and Kuskadasi and return to Barcelona - do I need a multiple-entry visa or will a single entry ...
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Schengen Visa - Overstay query

I hold an Indian Passport and reside in the UK. I have a valid work visa in the UK till Jan 2017. I have got my Schengen Visa on 24/05/2014 for the first time. The Valid Until date on the visa is ...
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Entering the EU with insurance info on cellphone

My question concerns entering EU via Sweden to get to Helsinki, I have given all the documents (invitation, contract of my house, bank account, etc.) to my friend. She has printed all of them. I have ...
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Maximum multiple-entry visa for Europe with a UK work permit

I have a South Africa passport. What is the maximum multiple-entry visa I can get for Europe with a UK work permit? Does the permit improve my chances of getting a longer travel visa for Europe?
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Can I travel to the UK if my Schengen visa expired?

I am Vietnamese. I have a resident permit (ID) in Belgium. It will expire on 31.09.2014, but I have the UK visa valid until December. Can I still go to the UK from Belgium with the nearly-expired ID? ...
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Can I still travel to Schengen countries if I have an expired residence permit?

I have a work/residence permit in Sweden that is expiring the day before I travel. My new employer is applying for a new permit, but I may not have it (or the card) before I leave for travel. I will ...
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Schengen visa for UK Banned

I am an Indian Citizen who was working in the UK on a SEGS (Post Study) visa. My HSMP visa was denied as the UKBA were unable to verify the IT Returns document. The time taken for the decision was ...
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Schengen tourist visa rejected. 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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Schengen visa rejection for visitor visa - possible resolution?

My husband is in Switzerland for 6 months with L permit. I applied for visitor visa. I submitted all documents with his entrance visa in which date of his coming back to India was not mentioned but ...
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Schengen visa rejected

Is it possible that schengen visa is denied due to fault in writing the application? I wrote 8 days in my itinerary while it was of 7 days. Kindly tell me what to do next as my visa got rejected.
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Transit visa for passing through London and Brussels for travelling to Africa from Canada [duplicate]

I'm an Indian citizen living in Canada with a work visa. I arrived on the 20th of May in Canada and on the 30th of September am planning a trip to Yaounde in Cameroon, Africa with a valid visa for the ...