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 for non-EU spouse of EU citizen

Most of the already posted questions were about traveling between EU countries. In my case I would like to visit Austria with my South African wife. We got married over 20 years ago in Austria, lived ...
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Visa Schengen through Belgium, itinerary and processing application questions

Please read carefully in order to understand my questions and sorry if I typed too much. I applied for a Schengen visa (short stay) through Belgium embassy in Lima, Peru (my home country) on May ...
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Can I extend my 45-day visa in Spain?

I am a Turkish citizen. I have a 45-day Greek Schengen tourist visa. Can I extend my visa for 5 days in Spain?
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Entering France on German issued Schengen Visa (South African passport) [duplicate]

I have a South African passport and valid visas' for the UK and Schengen. My trip is to the UK for a week then to Germany for two weeks. I'm staying in Germany for those two weeks and not going to any ...
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Arriving at night before Schengen visa valid date?

I'll be traveling to Germany this May and my planes would arrive at 4 May 20.30 at Frankfurt Airport but the Schengen visa that I received is valid only at 5 May. Is it possible to enter if it's only ...
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What constitutes proof of hotel reservation during group travel? (Schengen VISA)

My friends and I are traveling to Europe, and I'll be going to the German consulate in SFO to get my VISA. One of the documents required is proof of hotel reservation. Can someone explain what this ...
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I am on Tier2 visa in UK (from India) with my family. We want to visit France and other European Coutries. What should we do for visa? [duplicate]

I work for a University in the UK (Northern Ireland) as a member of Research Staff on a Tier2 visa (2 years multiple entry). I am from India, and hold Indian Citizenship. I also have my wife and ...
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Can I travel through Schengen zone with a visa obtained for presentation of an academic paper in a conference?

If I obtain a visa to present my work at a language conference in Poland, will I be allowed to travel to other member states as well?
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Border patrol questions USA to Canada [closed]

At the end of July I will be flying out of Canada to go to Greece. I do live in the United States and want to avoid any trouble flying out. Should I have difficulty at the border.
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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 countries with special provisions for additional stay by US citizens

Some countries, like Denmark, have a special provision allowing US citizens to enter the country for 90 days within 180 days regardless of other stays in the Schengen area. I heard this is true for ...
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Is is possible to travel when applying for a new visa?

I am Bangladeshi currently in France applying for a Spanish visa. The visa office will hold the passport for few days. Is it possible to travel during this time?
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Maximum stay on a Schengen visa is too short after a change of plans

I had plans to travel to Greece so I applied for visa. But meanwhile our plans have changed and I need to enter Schengen zone in 8th of July in Budapest. Than I will go to Croatia by bus and then I ...
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Can airlines deny boarding if my port of entry is different than the country issued schengen visa?

Few days back I did a Europe tour from India. As stated by many (I haven't confirmed official documents), I can apply for a visa from the country which is either my first port of entry in this case ...
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Schengen Visa - Tourist visa (visiting friends) or Tourist visa (simple)

My friend is a student in Germany who is on a student visa. I want to surprise him on his birthday by turning up at his house on the day. When I apply for a visa, should I apply for a Tourist visa ...
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UK visa for trailer driver non-EU citizens [closed]

I'm living in Spain with 2-year residence card and an Indian passport. As I'm a international trailer driver I drive through approximately all Schengen countries. My company also move goods from Spain ...
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Schengen refusal reasons for insufficient evidence. Poland embassy

i applied for a Schengen visa to Poland for my exchange program with AIESEC there, but from the requires papers they need (moves certificate) and it takes about two weeks to release and my appointment ...
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Schengen visa for Thai wife residing in the UK with her British citizen husband

Apologies if this has been answered already but I couldn't quite find it. I am a UK citizen, my wife is a Thai citizen. We were married a year and a half ago in London, UK and she has a valid ...
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Schengen overstay fee, which Schengen country will impose fine?

I am entering Germany just to connect to flight to Italy. Counting from day of entry Nov 7 into Germany and departure date from Italy Feb 6, I count 91 days. I did not know 90 day limit rule. Called ...
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Does the axa-schengen Europe Travel insurance satisfy the German consulate's insurance requirements?

I just purchased axa-schengen Europe Travel insurance, and am applying to the German Consulate for my Schengen VISA. These are the requirements as stated by the German Consulate for the insurance ...
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From Switzerland to France

I am going from Israel to Grenoble, France. I can go via either the Geneva airport or the Lyon airport. The flight to Geneva is more convenient, but it is in another country. Are there any ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Frankfurt if I (an Indian Citizen) am travelling from India to Nice (France)? [duplicate]

Travelling via Lufthansa. (Delhi->Frankfurt->Nice) There would be a waiting time of 6 hours for my flight from Frankfurt to Nice. Do I need a transit VISA? Information from Lufthansa website is ...
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Transit visa for Munich [duplicate]

Do I need a visa on a South-African passport if in transit in Munich en route to St. Petersburg
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Does anyone have the AXA Schengen Insurance office phone number?

I made the payment for a Schengen (Europe Travel) VISA at the axa-schengen website, but haven't yet got (it has been five hours) any insurance documents by email. How long should I wait? They don't ...
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German visa refusal and appeal is made

My visa was refused from the German consulate in Kolkata and now I appealed to them in writing along with many papers. After submitting all documents they called me suddenly for interview. I was ...
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How does anyone know how long I stayed in Europe if I only got stamped upon enty and not when I left?

We went to Europe last summer with our US passports and got a stamp upon entry in Paris. We came back home to the US on a cruise from Italy and have no exit stamps whatsoever. Im wondering how anyone ...
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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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I live in the US on an H1B VISA and will get a Schengen VISA soon. But I'll get an F1 VISA before traveling to Europe. Will this be legal?

Details: I currently work in the US on an H1B VISA. I intend to go to grad school in the US in September, for which I'll be flying back to my home country in July for the F1 VISA. On the way back ...
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Cannot get appointment at SF Italy Consulate

I am only a permanent resident of the United states so I need to apply for a schengen visa. I'm going on a guided tour of several countries in Europe with a large group and we are staying the most ...
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Can I enter a different schengen country before I enter the country of my student residence permit? [duplicate]

I have been accepted for a Masters degree in Finland. Because of this, I have already applied for the Finnish Residence Permit starting 1st August 2015. However, I wanted to visit Germany for a month ...
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How long will my Schengen visa be valid for?

I am applying for a Schengen Visa and intend to backpack and hike through the Alps in Europe. Since I'm hiking and camping, I may not have hotel reservations. This is my first time applying for the ...
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Visa requirements for Macedonia for Schengen-zone Permanent Residents?

I'm an Indian studying in Germany. I have a residence permit for Germany with which I can travel in the schengen area. Macedonia is not in the schengen area. However people with schengen visa can ...
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If I have Schengen visa issued by Netherland Embassy, can I enter Frankfurt first? [duplicate]

I have got a schengen VISA from Netherland Embassy. India. I will be travelling to Maastricht, Netherland. I would like to travel via Frankfurt and stay a night in Frankfurt. I will travel to ...
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Is 13 days enough processing time to get a Schengen VISA (German consulate, San Francisco)?

Sorry I'm not sure if I can ask two questions one after the other (I already posted another one barely half an hour ago), so please let me know if I should take this down. I had originally wanted to ...
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Flying into and out of Germany on a Belgium Schengen VISA [closed]

I have booked flights to and from Frankfurt already. I had originally planned on exploring Germany, but honestly, it's my first time in Europe, so I don't care where I go, all the countries there ...
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Is there any travel insurance where I don't have to be registered with GP?

I'm Indian citizen, staying in UK on ICT Tier 2 short term and planning to apply for Schengen Visa. In order to apply for Schengen Visa I need travel insurance, hence I checked few travel insurances ...
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Can a Schengen Visa be refused because the photograph is too old?

I submitted a Schengen visa application today. The receptionist who accepted my application called me later stating that my photo is more than 6 months old and I need to submit a new photo today. I ...
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Is Indian food easily available in European countries?

Me and my parents will be visiting several European countries for tourism purposes. I will be visiting the following areas: Paris, Milan, Florence, Pisa, Rome, Venice, Innsbruck and Munich. While I ...
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Entering Germany while having a visa issued by a different country? [duplicate]

I believe this question was asked before but I think my case is a little bit different. My father works at the French embassy and so I have a Schengen visa issued for me from the French Embassy. Now I ...
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Travel from London to Paris or Zurich by train without a Schengen visa

As an Indian citizen, if I travel through train (Eurostar) from London to either Paris or Zurich, would I require a Schengen visa? I am on a trip with family to London. We all want to explore some ...
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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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Can I go to Croatia with a type C, multiple entrances Schengen visa?

I bought a flight to Croatia for the first of June of this year (2015) As Croatia is still not part of the Schengen States, can I still go to Croatia and then go back to the Schengen space?
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Schengen visa for Pakistani national married to British citizen wife

I am a Pakistani citizen holding a Pakistani passport, my wife is dual national meaning Pakistani and British citizen and lives with me in Pakistan; We have been married for 7 years and I have ...
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family visit visa refused for germany

I and my wife applied for family visitor to Germany.but we got refusal with a reasons of letter and advise to appeal in Berlin Administrative Court. My brother-in-law adopted by a German citizen years ...
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Is visa required to travel to Switzerland on a soon-expiring Ukrainian Passport with Spanish Residence Card?

We are travelling from 16-19 June and one of us is a Ukrainian citizen, whose Ukrainian passport expires on 14 September of the same year (2015). She also has a Spanish Student Card and Residence Card ...
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Are Transit Visas for Germany required for our group? [duplicate]

We are 3 family members traveling together. We hold a Palestinian Authority passport, an Egyptian passport, and a Jordanian passport. We have a 3 hour layover/transit in Frankfurt, Germany, then we ...
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Schengen visa for the non-EU spouse of the EU citizen

I'm married to an EU citizen and I have my EU marriage certificate apostilled. I'm currently in my native country, but I want to visit Europe. Can I apply for the visa for every Schengen member ...
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Difference between Schengen Tourist and Business Visa

From this post, I understand that there is no real distinction between a Schengen tourist visa and a Schengen business visa as long as they are both for short stay only (Type C). So, if I have an ...
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Name in passport as BCA in place of ABC; cause for visa refusal?

My name in my passport is written in the wrong order, i.e. in place of ABC it is written as BCA. Can this be a reason for rejection of a visa to Germany? If yes, is there any solution? What steps ...