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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Schengen visa to France and Sweden

I'm a non-EU student in the UK for almost a year. I plan to apply for Schengen visa to France- Sweden this August. This is my first time applying for the visa so I have some concerns if you could help ...
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Transit through Schengen area with Bulgarian visa?

I am Ukrainian and in early stages of planning trip to conference in Bulgaria later this year. Strangely there seems to be no direct flights from Kiev to Sofia. From quick search the most affordable ...
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Schengen Visa issued by Austrian embassy, can my first visit be Germany? [duplicate]

My boss got the schengen visa from Austrain embassy but he wants to go to Germany first. So just wanna ask if it's okay? Would he get any difficulties doing that?
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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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Clarification about multiple entry Schengen visa [duplicate]

Could I visit Greece after staying there for 90 days then staying at home (India) country for more than 8 months with a Schengen multiple visa from 2013 until 2015 ?
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Why did I receive a schengen visa valid for only 15 days during a one month period instead of 30 days within a 3 month period?

I am traveling to France from England for a duration of 5 days, however, three weeks later I travel to Budapest and other countries as part of a tour and require a valid schengen visa as I hold a ...
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TYPE D German visa 6 months Validity Can I travel to other Schengen countries? [duplicate]

I am from India and I am a exchange student in Germany I have got type D visa which says valid for Germany and the validity is for 6 months I would not require a resident permit. Can I travel to other ...
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Do Iranian citizens with U.S. immigrate Visa need a Schengen visa to travel to U.S. with 2 stop in Frankfurt and Zurich? [duplicate]

I am an Iranian and winner in U.S. Green Card Lottery. I have immigration visa in my Passport and I found a ticket by Swiss airline but my flight has two stops - in Frankfurt and Zurich. Iranians need ...
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Can I have two Schengen visas in one passport?

I will have to visit Europe twice for five months in total. I am Thai and will need a visa. The maximum stay in europe is 90 days, otherwise you have to apply for a long term stay according to my ...
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Schengen visa issuing country and first entry state [duplicate]

I have schengen visa issued by French embassy and my longer stay would also be in the same country. My first stay would also be at Paris. However, as per my flight, I will break the journey at ...
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Apply Schengen visa in Paris?

I am currently having a Schengen visa (short term visa: 90days). My visa is issued by the France embassy, multi entries, valid for 1 year, and valid stay for 90 days. And it will expire next month. ...
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Do I need a visa for layover at Germany airport?

I got a single-entry Schengen visa. After attending a forum at Germany, I will go to the UK for few days. But I am supposed to take my flight back to my country, Myanmar, from Germany. So I will fly ...
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Should my first trip be to the country which issued me Schengen Visa?

In case, if I get 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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Which consulate should issue me a Schengen visa if I transit through several Schengen states?

I am an Iranian citizen holding a U.S. permanent resident card (Green Card). My itinerary is as follows: Los Angeles – Frankfurt – Vienna – Tehran Apparently I need a visitor visa due to the fact ...
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Do I need any visa for transit via Amsterdam?

I have an Iranian passport and Irish D type visa. I am planning to go to Cork from Tehran. I found these two flights in order to reach Cork: Tehran → Kiev → Amsterdam (27June, One Way): Flight ...
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Do you need to be at the airport as a writer of declaration of guarantee for a Schengen visa?

For a family member to apply for a Schengen visa, I provided an official declaration of guarantee. Now I appear to be traveling myself when my family member enters Schengen, so I won't be able to ...
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Visa for Australian married to UK with European passport [closed]

I have a European passport (UK) – my husband has a 5 year UK residency and an Australian passport. I understand he can spend longer than 3 months in the Schengen area as my 'family' – we want to spend ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa from Greek embassy with an expired resident visa in Israel?

I'm Philippines passport holder and currently living in Israel. A few months ago my resident permit expired and I'm ready to go back home for good. My question is - can I apply for a Schengen visa in ...
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Cost of Schengen & UK visa?

I am a post graduate student from India. I am planning to go for a summer school course of 4 weeks at LSE(UK). Since I have holidays I was planning to go for a Euro tour before and then go for the ...
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Schengen visa. Proof of Accommodation Requirement

Hey I live in New Zealand but hold a South African Passport still. I will be travelling around Europe with three of my mates in a campervan from August and was wondering whether you still need to show ...
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Reapplying for a Schengen visa

I applied for a short stay Schengen visa with multiple entries from 21st of June till 21st of September. I booked holidays to go to Spain and France. The Spanish embassy only gave me the visa for 1 ...
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UK Student Visa -> Travelling in European Union

I am an American citizen traveling to London for a summer program that I will be getting a student visa stamp for upon arrival. After the monthlong program, I plan on traveling to Italy then maybe to ...
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Transit visa for Brussels for Indian citizens

I am travelling from India to NY in coming month. My flight will halt for about 1 hr at Brussels, for technical checking and passenger on boarding. May I know whether I would require transit ...
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Can I travel to Spain using a Greek Schengen visa even if I don't want to stay in Greece at all? [duplicate]

I want to travel to Spain however the requirements state that my UK residence permit be valid for 3 months after intended date of departure from the Schengen area. I'll only have 1 month left when I ...
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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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What are the standard border checks when traveling between Warsaw and Berlin by various types of transit

I know that there is always a passport check when traveling by air. Is that the same case when traveling by train, bus, and car?
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Schengen visa requirements and “validation”

As an Indian citizen there are a bunch of requirements to get a Schengen visa. Some of them are: A reserved ticket (please do correct me if I am wrong) and confirmed hotel reservations. Now, if I ...
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Schengen Visa : What does the information mean?

Recently I have got a Schengen visa with this information : Visa validity : 7-7-13 to 7-12-13 Duration of stay : 90 days Number of entries : multiple Visa category : C . Can anyone please explain ...
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Can I visit Schengen countries on a long term French Visa?

I have requested for a French long term student visa from India. It's a national visa and not a Schengen visa. My question is that can we still go to other Schengen countries on this visa? If not then ...
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Duration of stay in Schengen area is shorter than tour - what to do?

I got 60 days Schengen visa 23.06.2014 to 23.08.2014, issued by the Portugese Embassy in Delhi. However, duration of stay is shown as only for 15 days, but I need 19 days to complete my tour, in terms ...
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Can I travel more than once on my Multi entry Schengen Visa?

I was given a Schengen Visa by the Greek embassy in Cape Town, valid for one year, duration of stay 90 days. I went to Greece last Sept for 10 days. It says valid for all Schengen States. Can I use ...
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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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Can I enter Romania and drive to Europe? [closed]

We are group of four traveling to Europe via Dubai. Our flight is from Dubai to Romania and same while returning, we planned to explore Europe by car and travel from Romania to Hungary, France, ...
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Going to London when not being allowed in the Schengen area

I'm from Brazil, and I've been working in Lithuania for around 4 months (I could stay in Lithuania without a visa for 90 days in a 180-day period). For reasons that are not relevant, I didn't apply ...
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May I travel in Schengen zone with an expired EU passport?

The passport has expired 2 years ago. I want to travel by plane on a direct flight from Lisbon to Austria. I might not be able to get a new passport from my embassy on time (I'm a resident in ...
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Proof of Accommodation and Training Approval letters for Schengen training visa issued by Germany

I am applying for a training-based Schengen visa. I have to go to Germany and work on a research project with a prof. for about 6–8 weeks. The prof. is providing me the accommodation at his home, a ...
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Where to take photo for Schengen Visa?

I have a simple question. Where can I take photos with Schengen standards in US? (FYI, I live in San Diego, CA). I tried Imprint and Fedex office. Both told me that they only take 2x2 inch photo which ...
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I am a Turkish citizen currently living in Spain, How can I apply for schengen visa in Spain? [closed]

I have been trying to research on information of how to apply for a Schengen visa in Spain. I used to have a green passport but due to the fact that my passport has been renewed, I am in need of a ...
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Do I need to have travel insurance when crossing Schengen border?

I have a multiple-entry one-year Schengen visa and I did have travel insurance first time when I crossed the border of Schengen, but it has expired already and I wonder if I need it during my next ...
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Reentering the Schengen area when visiting without visa [duplicate]

I'm travelling to Spain with my US passport. After 5 days in Spain, I'm travelling to Morocco for 4 days. After Morocco, can I reenter Spain for 1 more week? I've read we have up to 90 days, but they ...
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Can the 90/180 Schengen Visa for a US Citizen be staggered? [duplicate]

I stayed for two months from March 10th to April 27 (almost 2 months). Would the remaining month I didn't use still be available for me if I were to return in July?
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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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What's the quickest Schengen consulate to issue a visa in London?

What's the quickest Schengen consulate to issue a Visa in London? Basically I want to travel as fast as possible to France, and since any Schengen visa will work, I want to go to the consulate with ...
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Getting Schengen Visa with a French resident as sponsor

I would apply for a 3 week tourist visa to France. I would be sponsored by a French resident who is my boyfriend. Do I still need to submit my ITR, bank certification and statements even though he ...
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Which visa will I be entering under?

There was a question about entry into the US on still valid tourist visa with a still valid F visa. Now this begs a different question: If I am a citizen of some country that requires a visa to ...
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Can I use my Schengen visa for a completely different purpose and entry point?

I am a non-EU national, permanent UK Resident. Recently, my work issued me with a multiple Schengen visa with Norway as the first (main) point of entry. Now I want to go on holidays to Greece - do I ...
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Switzerland and Paris tour query

I am from India and currently in UK for short term work assignment and have a valid 1 year UK Visa. I want to visit for 5 days in Switzerland and return back to UK and then after 2 weeks, I want to ...
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Change itineraries in Munich do I need a Schengen visa?

Here's the situation, I have two separate tickets to get from Mumbai to Charlotte: Ticket 1: Mumbai to Munich on Etihad ---Six hour layover in Munich--- Ticket 2: Munich to Charlotte on Lufthansa ...
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Schengen Visa Multiple trips- which embassy to apply? [duplicate]

I had written the question(see below) yesterday. I believe I have found more authoritative advice from the italian vfs website : http://it.vfsglobal.co.uk/allaboutvisa.html. (Note - Third paragraph ...
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Limited duration of stay on a Schengen visa

I'm from Tunisia and I got a Schengen visa from Malta for 45 days only but the validity of the visa is from 11/02/2014 to 09/08/2014, multi entry. I went to Malta the 16/02/2014 using that visa and I ...