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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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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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 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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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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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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German Visa Refusal [duplicate]

I applied for a visa at the German consulate but was refused for the following reasons, but I am not sure what they mean: The information submitted regarding the purpose and conditions of the ...
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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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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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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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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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I've got a Germany 'visitor/business' visa with 12 days left after my trip.

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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For which countries does tourist visa apply after the end of a long-stay visa in Schengen countries? [duplicate]

According to this related question it is possible to stay legally in the Schengen Area after the expiration of a long visa for 90 days. This is the ammendment from where this quote comes from: ...
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USA -> Spain -> Romania: No visa?

All the questions (and other websites) about visiting Romania are confusing. But Romania has published a list of countries whose citizens do not need a visa, and USA is one. So, it seems that I do ...
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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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Do layovers count in the 90-in-180 Schengen rule?

Suppose someone on the 90 of 180 rule leaves Schengen on the 90th day. Then less than 90 days later, they have a flight with one or more layovers in a Schengen country. Does it get counted if it's ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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I need to have some Schengen visa information [duplicate]

i want to get a visa from Sweden embassy to visit Sweden, may i have a visit of France by using the same visa. thanks AMIR
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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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Schengen visa application rejected because my US visa stamp expires in December. What are my options?

I went to the Italian consulate in Washington, DC today and they would not accept my visa application because they said my US visa stamp cannot expire less than 3 months after the end of my trip to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I got an American visa, but ended up not traveling. Could this have implications on future travel?

Few years ago I got an American Visa in order to work there, but at the end I did not travel, this year I want to apply for a Schengen visa. Could I have any problem since in my passport I have an ...
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Invitation letter: Schengen visa for Denmark

I plan to visit Denmark for 5 days during holiday season here in the States. I'll require a Schengen visa to enter Denmark. When I was going though the checklist for the visa application, there is one ...
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Apply for new schengen visa with validity date 1 week prior to the start of my existing visa

I have an existing multiple entry Schengen visa valid for June 15 to July 14, 2016. It is possible to apply for another/new Schengen visa with validity date starting June 1 to 14 as I need to travel ...
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Not enough space on the Schengen application form to list all accommodation. What should I do?

I'm travelling Netherlands and Belgium, so I was planning to apply for a visa via the Netherlands visa center (as it'd be the country of entry for me). The problem is that I made four booking ...
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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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Travel in the Schengen area with only carta d'identita italiana and permesso di soggiorno

I am a non-EU student in Italy. Recently I have left my passport at the UK embassy for visa. However I have a ticket to for Greece in the next days (with Ryanair) and I the embassy doesn't give me a ...
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Traveling without residence card to Switzerland

I am a St. Lucia national living in St.Lucia. I am married to a Swiss national. I obtained my Swiss resident card 2 years ago and it expires in 2015. I left Switzerland last year to tend to a family ...
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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 ...