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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Do intra-Schengen flights into Zurich deplane into the departures concourse?

When arriving at the Zurich airport on a flight from another Schengen country, do you deplane into the departures concourse (i.e. like domestic flights in the U.S.?) I'm aware that there's not ...
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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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Overstay in Schengen [duplicate]

I am an American who studied at a Latvian university in the previous fall semester. I had planned to stay almost an academic year, so the company that organized my trip and partnered with the ...
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Visa requirements for traveling to Germany as an Indian citizen/married to a German

I am a German citizen, my wife is an Indian national. We both live in the USA and are both permanent residents (green card holders) and are full-time employed. What type of permission is needed for ...
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Approved single entry Schengen visa, would like to apply again for a different visa for an earlier trip. [duplicate]

Hi I have an approved single entry visa valid form May 14 to June 24. My friend from France sent me an invitation and asked if I can come to a reunion on April (April 18-26). I was wondering if I ...
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UK Business visa for Indian citizen from France [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen and holding Schengen visa in France valid til June 2016. I need to visit UK for a business purpose for couple of days. Can I apply for a UK Business visa from France/Paris?
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Is medical insurance mandatory for entering the Schengen area if you are not required to have a visa?

For nationals that request the Schengen visa, the traveller must have insurance that covers, for a minimum of €30,000, any expenses incurred as a result of emergency medical treatment or repatriation ...
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Refusal of Italian Tourist visa for 17 days [duplicate]

I am an Indian working in Central Government and have applied for an Italian tourist visa for 17 days (to visit Rome-florence-paris-Vience-Rome-India). But my visa application got rejected with the ...
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What is technically considered as a deportation (old double-layover in Schengen area)?

About three years ago, I made a dumb mistake of not checking the need for a Schengen visa when booking the cheapest Lufthansa flight to go home from the US. This flight included 2 layovers. Having ...
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Re-entering the Schengen area for study after depleting 90/180

I am currently in Schengen on a C study visa. I will leave the Schengen area on May 1, after having spent 89 days. However, there is a two-month summer school in the Schengen area in June that I ...
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is it necessary to have a not expired residence card to travel inside Portugal

I am Syrian and I live (and study) in Lisbon, normally I fly between Porto and Lisbon and it is fine. However, my residence card will expire this month, and I want to go to Porto from Lisbon on ...
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Schengen Visa from Italian embassy [duplicate]

I got a single-entry Schengen visa from Italian embassy. Now I am planning to visit first Rome after that from Rome to Paris by plane. So can I travel to Paris by plane from Rome, will immigration ask ...
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Schengen visa from Turkey on Pakistani Passport

i am visiting Turkey as a tourist for one week on Pakistani Passport, can I apply for Schengen Visa from Turkey while visiting Istanul
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Possible to fly into Croatia from Canada with multiple-entry Schengen visa? [duplicate]

Context: I'm an Indian citizen who will be traveling to both Croatia and Switzerland for tourism for ~10 days (7 in Croatia, and 3 in Switzerland). For what it's worth, I'm a Canadian PR with a valid ...
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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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Travelling inside Schengen area after the visa expires-before the residence permit is issued? [closed]

I have a Turkish passport and have been studying in Poland for a semester. My visa ends in two weeks and to be able to stay and study one more semester legally in Poland, I will apply for a residence ...
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Schengen visa not staying the longest in country getting visa from?

I've applied at the German consulate and will get my result this Monday. However, plans now are happening where I will be staying 4 nights in Prague and then 4 nights in Germany, instead of the 3 and ...
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Schengen area entry point rules when no visa is needed [duplicate]

It is normally said that when requesting a short-stay Schengen visa, you must follow this "rule": You must apply for a visa in the representation of the Schengen country in which lies the main ...
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Getting a Schengen visa while interning in Canada

Suppose I am a citizen of country X (passport issued by X) and I am currently in country Y for some internship and I want to apply for a student visa for country Z while in Y. Is this situation ...
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How is an Schengen main destination duration of stay exactly calculated?

I'm going to Europe and spending 3 hours in Copenhagen (two separate flights: would have to recheck my luggage), 3.5 days in Amsterdam and 3.5 days in Paris. My original plan was 3 nights in ...
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Schengen tourist Visa application for travelling to France [closed]

I submitted the accommodation detail for the Schengen Visa which did not have my name on it. The booking details of hotel does not mention the name of all the travellers, only states the first ...
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Where can I buy a souvenir stamp while traveling in European cities?

Since the establishment of Schengen region, there will not be any immigration officer to stamp the passport while traveling within Schengen region. But I would still like to have collect some kind of ...
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Schengen visa granted; apply for a new one to extend visit? [duplicate]

My friends and I applied for a Hungary tourist visa for 7 days and opted for multiple entry. We were planning to be in Budapest for 7 days and another 6 days in Amsterdam. The thing is, when we got ...
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Schengen visa. What qualifies as main destination?

I'm planning a multi city trip soon. I'll be applying with the German embassy as I had planned on going to Berlin for 3 days before going to Prague, Vienna, and Budapest for 2-3 days each afterwards. ...
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Got a Schengen visa that's too short for my trip, can I stay one more day?

My friends and O will be travelling in Paris for 15 days and in 6 days in Barcelona. We applied for our visa and got a 1 month visa. But we can only stay for 20 days on it. Even though we planned a 21 ...
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Applying for two Schengen visas at the same time

I'm a resident of Uzbekistan. I have to be in Norway from June 24 to August 5, (tourist visa) (42 days). Then I will have to leave for the US, for 15 days. From August 25 till October 25, (60 days), ...
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German schengen confirmed flights? [duplicate]

The German embassy webpage states 'confirmed return airline/ferry/train ticket'. It doesn't say reservations, although everywhere online states only a pen itinerary is enough. I called the embassy ...
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How does the Schengen 90/180 rule work?

I have searched the web a lot and could not find an answer that fits my situation. Here are two links that are quite contradictory: Schengen visa refusal Changing Visas when one hasn't expired My ...
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Which country should I apply to for my Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I'm a US permanent resident, not a citizen yet. I'm originally from… well let's say my country isn't doing great these days. With my current citizenship, it would be a guaranteed rejection. However, ...
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Schengen visa validity of 8 days

My problem is that I have a Schengen C single visa issued by theLithuanian embassy in Russia for just 8 days stay (23/03/16-30/03/16) and I don't understand it… I don't know if it's possible to visit ...
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UK Work Visa Issue Tier 2

I am an Indian. I have got a tier 2 general visa/ UK work permit from my employer for 6 months (with sponsorship certificate). So, I will be visiting UK from this April, 2016 to August, 2016. Now, ...
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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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Australian and British defacto couple travelling in the EU

My partner and I are about to travel around Europe and the UK. My partner is travelling with two passports, Australian and British. I will be only travelling on an Australian passport. I have also ...
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Hungary Schengen visa, Austria query [duplicate]

I plan to apply for a tourist visa for Hungary. It will be a Schengen visa. Out of a trip of 6 days, I plan to spend one night in Vienna (Austria) and the rest of the trip in Hungary. The point of ...
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Use of unused Schengen visa to travel to Switzerland

I am Indian national residing in UK and have been issued Schengen visa by Norway Embassy which is Type 'C', multiple entry and expires on 21st oct 2014. Unfortunately I have never used this visa to ...
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Do I need a visa to transit (or layover) in the Schengen area?

I found many related questions on this site but I am still not sure about the rules. How can I decide if I need a visa to transit?
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Is it legal to study while on a tourist Schengen visa?

If, say, you acquired a 90-day tourist Schengen visa, would it be legal to use it for the purpose of visiting a language course or a university class? Or do you have to apply for a special education ...
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Schengen Type C Visa (tourism) for Business

I have been a frequent visitor to The Netherlands and other Schengen states (for both business and tourism purposes) in past several years and had many visas issued previously. The current visa I ...
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Using a multiple-entry business Schengen visa for tourism

I am Indian and have a multiple entry Danish business visa and they have requested me to give the itinerary for 16 days even though I have applied for a multiple entry visa. And do I need to apply ...
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Schengen Visa for both business and tourism

I am holding an Indian passport. I have a multi-entry Schengen visa which is valid for 6 months. I am planning to travel in mid Feb to Spain (on a business trip) via Netherlands for a week. On my way ...
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Tourism on Schengen business visa (circulation)

I am an Indian citizen living in UK on a tier 2 visa. Recently, I have received Short stay Schengen visas (multiple entry, business trips for 1 year) for travelling to France. (Applied at French ...
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Short term schengen Visa to Germany refused twice due to lack of subsistence

I am a college student currently residing in Chennai, India. I was planning to attend a 5-day business conference being held in Germany in mid-March.My travel itinerary also included a 2-day detour to ...
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Why issue residence card instead of passport sticker for residence permit [closed]

I am a non-EU citizen that can enjoy visa free travel in Schengen Area for 90-days and I have obtained a residence permit from Denmark. After the approval, they told me that they will send me a ...
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What documents does a Type C UK Visa holder need to travel to Belgium?

I'm travelling to Belgium in April. I need to apply for a Schengen Visa. Doing that via Belgium. I am an Indian Citizen, in UK at the moment, on a university exchange program on a Type C Short term ...
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Why is security screening done at the gate in some airports?

I've noticed that when taking non-Schengen flights at AMS (Schiphol airport, Amsterdam), there is no centralized security check after you enter the airport and go through passport control. Instead, ...
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Travel to other countries on a Schengen Visa [duplicate]

I have a Schengen visa from Switzerland which I'm touring this Summer However they gave me a visa for 1 year. Can I use the same visa to travel to Santorini, Greece (with a 1 night layover in ...
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Schengen Visa refusal 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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Possessing two residence IDs of different schengen countries [closed]

I am a Non EU citizen, residing in Belgium as a dependent to my spouse. Recently I got admitted to a Masters course in Netherlands for fall 2016. The university will be applying for my student visa/ ...
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Possible to get Schengen visa and UK visa together

I am from India. I have planned to visit my friends in the UK. From there we have planned to visit Switzerland and Germany. Is it possible for me to take both visas together in India?
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Does the 180 days in the 90/180 schengen rule start when landing in a country or after departing? [duplicate]

I went to stay in Germany from the 4th august 2015, till the 24th October 2015, totalling 88 days, now i am required to travel back to Germany on the 4th of march for a period of 40 days. Can i do ...