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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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 Visa Refusal: Does it make sense to appeal?

My visa got denied by the Greek embassy in Abu Dhabi for the reason below: the information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable. ...
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Should my first trip be to the country which issued my Schengen Visa?

In case, if I get a multiple-entry Schengen visa in one of the embassies in Ukraine, Kyiv - should my first trip be to the country which issued the visa? Any there any requirements of this sort? Does ...
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Visiting Romania and Bulgaria on a Schengen visa

I have been granted multiple entry Schengen Visa from 12th Sep to 28th Oct(47 days) with 32 days as duration of stay. Since, Romania and Bulgaria allow visa-free entrance on a valid schengen visa, can ...
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Which consulate will give me the longest Schengen visa?

My husband is UK citizen and I have UK spouse visa. Thanks to my husband's job we would like to take one European trip a month. To that end I would like to know which embassy will issue the longest ...
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Proof of employment for a Schengen Visa from French Consulate Vancouver?

On its website, it requires some format of proof of employment. However, no-one in my family has that. I am a student, my brother (another applicant) is currently unemployed, my mom (another ...
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Changing flights after having been granted a Schengen-Visa

My girlfriend is currently a resident outside of the Schengen area while I'm a Swedish resident. She applied for a visitors visa with my invitation and was swiftly granted it. However, we have later ...
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Schengen Visa extension Spain

I am an Indian. I wanted to stay in Spain for one month, but by mistake my bookings were for 20 days only, so accordingly the Spainish Embassy has allowed me only 20 days. How can I extend my visa, ...
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Quickest Schengen visa in Atlanta [duplicate]

I have an Indian passport, with F-1 visa living in US. I am travelling to India via Europe (exact point of change of flight isn't fixed, but it is either Amsterdam, Paris or the Frankfurt.) I wish to ...
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Which country visa should i apply to? - Schengen [duplicate]

My port of entry and exit is Frankfurt, Germany. However i will only be spending a day or two there. I am visiting Spain and Portugal for a week each. So should I be applying to Spain embassy or ...
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Schengen visa from UK working on Tier2 ICT short term [closed]

I am on Tier 2 ICT- short term work permit valid till May 2016. Since I have plenty of time till next year I would like to apply for Schengen visa. I have got to know, salary slips and UK bank ...
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objection letter to Italian consulate [closed]

We are four Syrians living in the United Arab Emirates and we have the iridescence visa. My friend and I live in Dubai, my sister and her husband in Abu Dhabi. We applied for tourist visas for Italy. ...
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Travelling to other Schengen state with French Schengen Visa [duplicate]

I travelled to France last February using French Schengen Visa and my visa expired last April. I have acquired my new French Schengen Visa (in the same passport). Can I enter Italy or any other ...
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Does renewing passports have an impact on the visa process, if previously I was refused? [closed]

I was refused twice for a student visa by the German embassy 3 years ago. I applied for a tourist visa at the same embassy, but they again refused and in the refused letter they mentioned reason ...
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Transit Visa in Paris [duplicate]

I have got Canadian Student Visa. My flight has a transit in Paris to a tune of 18 hours. In website they have mentioned, that valid resident visa holders of Canada do not need a transit visa in ...
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I have two schengen visas [duplicate]

I have two Schengen visas. One is from the Netherlands and expires on 27-8-2015. My other visa is from France and starts on 28-8-2015. My travel date is on 19-8-2015 so I will enter through Amsterdam ...
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Stay for 2 days in Amsterdam enroute from USA to India

I am an indian citizen and I have a valid Visa for the US. Right now I am staying in US. I want to know whether it is possible for me to stay in Leeuwarden, Netherlands for one or two days as a part ...
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Documents for Financial Status and First Point of Entry [duplicate]

I am planning to apply for an Italian Schengen Tourist Visa (Short Term, Consulate of Mumbai). The required documents are mentioned here. The documents required for financial status are Salary ...
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German Visa Type D [duplicate]

I am a holder visa of type D multi for Germany. I am going to buy flight ticket from KLM. I have a question for travelling to Germany by this airline. I have one stop in the Amsterdam airport.It is ...
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Schengen visa switching to national visa [closed]

Can I apply for German national visa for work (while staying in there) if I have an employment contract, but I travelled to Germany on Schengen visa without employment contract. Do I have to return to ...
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Schengen visa entry rules for Georgia

I am an Indian Passport holder with a resident visa working in Dubai. I hold a valid Schengen multiple entry visa issued 29th July 2013 and expiring 28 July 2014. I hold US & UK long term multiple ...
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Schengen visa - worried about being refused

I am an Indian who studies in the US, and am planning to visit France/Italy. I've applied for, received and travelled to Schengen zone 4 times in the past (as a minor) without incident. During my ...
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Schengen visa fee for training session visits for post-graduate students

On the Schengen visa website, it is mentioned that there is no visa fee for: Pupils, students, postgraduates and the accompanying teachers who are travelling for the purpose of studying or ...
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Indian National - British Permanent Resident - Travelling With Son To Europe From UK - Visa Needed?

We wish to take my mother on a surprise holiday. She has an Indian passport but has indefinite leave to remain in the UK. Is it possible to go to France for example without a visa? If not, how ...
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Long term schenghen visa!

I am an Indian citizen currently working in UK. I have to travel from time to time in Schenghen countries. Can get a long-term visa (not less than two years)?
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Schengan visa to switzerland [duplicate]

I have got a Schengen visa for Switzerland. Is it possible to travel in Lufthansa airlines from Doha? The route is: DOH-FRA-ZRH and ZRH-FRA-DOH
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Is it possible to travel in lufthansa airlines with a schengen visa to switzerland DOH-FRA-ZRH [duplicate]

I would like to travel to Switzerland with a Schengen visa, only Lufthansa airlines is having a low fare. Is it possible to travel in Lufthansa airlines with a Schengen visa to Switzerland flight ...
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Procedure for travelling to UK with a valid Schengen visa from India [duplicate]

I am an indian citizen now in Netherlands with a valid Schengen busniness visa.I want to travel to UK just for a week.What are procedures for it and should i apply a tourist visa to UK and will i be ...
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I've got a Germany 'visitor/business' visa with 12 days left after my trip. [closed]

So the visitor visa lasts for 30 days and I only stayed in Germany for 18 days Will I be able to plan my next tourist trip to France without applying for a tourist visa ?
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I hold type D Denmark visa with type R residence permit, can I have return ticket to home from a different country [closed]

I hold a type D long term stay Denmark National visa (type D) and residence permit (type R); work permit expiring Oct 30 2015 and residence permit expiring Apr 2016 I plan to visit other Schengen ...
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Can I visit Schengen countries on a Type-D German Visa?

I’m going to Germany for a semester exchange and I have a long-stay visa from Germany. Can I travel to the other Schengen states during this period with this visa or do I have to apply for a separate ...
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Type D student visa in Spain: valid date and duration of stay

I'm Chinese citizen and I have a Type D student visa valid for Spain. It was originally issued to be valid from Nov. 1, 2014 to Apr. 24, 2015, and the duration of stay is 160 days. Which of these ...
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Travel in Schengen countries on Visa Valid for Deutschland and Type D [duplicate]

I have Visa which i got from German Embassy in India. it says Valid for : Deutschland, Type of Visa: D, Number of entries: MULT, Valid for Stay: 90, 6 months Visa. I have not traveled on this Visa ...
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Can I go to visit Schengen countries with visa type D-mult? [duplicate]

I have a visa type D-Mult valid for Deutschland. Can I travel to Schengen countries with that visa?
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Can I gain entry into the Schengen area through Spain if my visa is a Type D Italian visa?

I'm an Indian Citizen and about to go to Europe for my Masters Education on an Erasmus Scholarship. My first semester begins in Italy. But before that we are expected to attend a short introductory ...
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Traveling in Schengen area before going to the country that my type D visa is for

I will have the Type D (National) Visa for Poland in few weeks. (I will be a student in a university) All other questions are about to go to the schengen area after they visited the country which ...
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Traveling to Germany before using a type D visa for Belgium

I have a valid Belgium work permit and visa type D, however due to project delays, my travel to Belgium is delayed for few more months, so that visa is not utilized. However I would like to travel to ...
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Visiting Romania with a type D visa for Germany

I have a Schengen visa type D for 134 days, can I visit Romania for a short stay (like 4 days)? I have reserved my ticket from Bucharest to Germany.
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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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Type D VISA for schengen state travel [duplicate]

I am going to Germany on my company delegation for 2 weeks, i have work permit for 2 weeks. I am planning a vacation in Germany and schengen states for a week after my delegation period is over. I ...
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Will booking two single tickets onward and return instead of one return pose problems with immigration? Scehngen and UK

I need to book tickets Chennai Paris London Chennai, but am finding that the multi city return ticket way more expensive than two single legs onward Chennai Paris and return London Chennai. However, I ...
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Can I get to Germany from Norway with a single entry Schengen visa while having a flight transit in UK?

I have a single entry visa to Schengen countries(type c). I will be traveling to Norway from Toronto, Canada. I will stay for a week, then I will travel to Germany. My flight from Norway to Germany ...
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Using Un-used multiple entry Netherlands visa to travel to Sweden [duplicate]

I have a long term multiple entry schengen visa issued by Netherlands. It is unused as of now as the intended business travel has been postponed. Now another travel is required for Sweden. I ...
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Schengen border control. Italian visa but arriving in Germany first help [duplicate]

My daughter and I have Schengen visas from the Italian embassy. We are however going to spend a few days in Hamburg and Paris but out of our 20 day trip we will spend majority of the time in Italy. ...
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Do I need a visa to visit Bulgaria?

I am a Moroccan living in Italy for several years and I hold an Italian permanent resident permit, next month I would love to go to visit Bulgaria, and also Turkey and Greece, with multiple ...
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Schengen 6-month visa. Can I use it again for a different purpose?

I have a multi-entry visa valid until November 14, 2015. I am a private nurse and used it in the middle of last May in Germany for the health of my patient. We stayed there for one month and went ...
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Can I fly from Amsterdam to Frankfurt on Lufthansa with just a Residence Permit?

[US Citizen] I lost my passport but have my Dutch residence permit and am flying from Amsterdam to Frankfurt this coming Sunday with Lufthansa. I have an appointment at the Consulate to get a new ...
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Visiting Italy on tourist visa and applying for Family reunion visa

My mother is a Sri Lankan citizen and she is currently in Italy on tourist visa valid from January 1, 2015 to February 28, 2015. She applied for family reunion (while in Italy on tourist visa) ...
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Tourist visa for Portugal involving sponsorship from a Portuguese friend?

I'm an Indian citizen who recently completed his studies. My friend, who is a Portuguese citizen invited me to her place in Portugal. She is a Portugal citizen and is working there. She is going to ...
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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 ...