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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Can i stay to Zurich airport If I reach before my visa starts?

I have a query regarding transit visa. I am a student at the Indian Institute of Technology in Jodhpur, India. I am going to visit Switzerland during this summer as a student trainee. I got my visa ...
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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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Can I apply for UK tourist visa from France if I have a Schengen visa issued by Germany?

I want to visit UK. I have a Schengen visa issued by Germany. Can I apply UK tourist visa from France? Or do I have to apply from Germany?
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Schengen Visa questions

I am planning a trip across Europe but I'm a bit sketchy on the details and would really appreciate some help with the following questions: 1) I have a temporary UK residency since I'm a student ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Switzerland? [duplicate]

I'm a green card holder and I have a Syrian passport, my main destination is Lebanon and I'm going through Geneva airport. Do I need a transit visa?
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Slovenia as the point of entry for schengen visa multiple entry and suggested trips [closed]

I want to get a multi entry Schengen visa . currently i am working in UK on a ICT 2 Tier Short term (My Nationality is Indian). I still have one month more to go to apply for the Schengen visa as the ...
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Does Schengen visa proof of transport requirement include travel inside Europe?

The Schengen checklist for short stay when applying from South Africa via France includes this (emphasis mine): "All transfers (flight/ferry/train/bus/taxi) showing entry & exit from France ...
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Is it permitted to attend to a programming conference under the tourist Schengen visa?

Let's say I already have a tourist Schengen visa which will be valid at the time of the conference, so getting another visa is not exactly desirable. I plan to pay for the conference myself and the ...
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Lufthansa flight - Manchester to Ankara connecting at Munich. Do I go through security again?

I'm flying from Manchester to Ankara with Lufthansa. I land at Munich then have an another flight to Ankara with an hour in between. Will I have to go through security again? or show my passport to ...
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Visa needed for Spain & Morocco

My daughter is on a British passport, I am on a South African passport, living in UK on an ancestral visa. If we travel to Spain and Morocco must I get a visa for each country?
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Covering Letter for Europe stay

I am travelling to Europe for two months and I have a covering letter from my uncle from Czech Republic which states that he will bear all my expenses and accommodation during the two month stay. My ...
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Hotel voucher for applying for a Schengen Visa in NYC (email confirmations not acceptable)

I realised that this might have been asked before from this Visa for France - showing actual hotel booking? I did that when I was in the UK as well. I showed them email confirmations from Booking.com ...
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Booked two separate accommodations after getting a visa, is it a problem?

I already have a Schengen visa when I applied I had hotel booked for the full length of my stay. I found a deal with an apartment through airbnb.com and booked the apartment and the hotel (about half ...
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Schengen visa, in refugee travel document from USA

I'm a stateless refugee from Estonia with a traveler refugee document issued by USA, and Schengen visa by Spain consulate in USA. My visa was issued from 1st june 2015 until 24th jun 2015, 9 days ...
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What is “employer letter” for Schengen when I'm in college?

One of the requirements to apply for a Schengen visa to Germany from the US is reference letter from your employer I'm a student in a university. Do I just need a document confirming that ...
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How to extend my short stay visa in Spain?

I hold a China main-land passport. I am doing study abroad from the US to France and Spain. With all the confusion and my poor judgement, now I end up with a short stay visa in France (Schengen ...
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Entering Schengen area 5 days before the Visa date starts

I have Business visit in Madrid, and when I applied for the Schengen visa (Business) my plan was to go Madrid on 24-04-2014; therefore, I applied and I got the visa with valid date starts on ...
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Single Schengen Visa Entrance [duplicate]

I have a schengen visa for single entrance. My itinerary shows that My first entry country will be Italy. At the same time, on my visa there is no country restriction written. My plans have changed ...
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How to cancel multi-entry Schengen visa?

I have a Schengen visa (business class) from one of the EU countries. It is multi-entry type valid for 18 months (90 day stay), I used this visa to visit the EU last month and it will remain valid ...
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French spouse visa when full name changed after marriage

I am trying to apply for French Schengen spouse visa as my husband is British. I hold valid Indian passport with valid UK visa. My full name was changed after marriage and I got a new passport issued ...
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Long term Italian visa for Malaysian citizens

I (a non-Malaysian) got a 6 month research assignment in Italy and my visa was granted yesterday. I plan to bring along my wife (a Malaysian National) for the 6 month stay but unfortunately the ...
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Invitation letters for my Indian parents coming to the Netherlands

I want to call my parents, who are from India, to stay for a short period here in Netherlands Do I need to send an invitation letter? Is that a mandatory document? Is it ok if I gave my written ...
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Is it possible for me to take a visa to Vienna and travel to Prague? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen residing in the UAE. I'm planning to travel to Prague. The problem is that the visa procedure for Prague is very expensive. Can I apply for a Schengen visa to Austria and then ...
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Changing plans after getting a Schengen visa

I am an Indian student in the UK. If I already had a single entry Schengen visa and I apply again to the French embassy, will I be issued with multiple-entry? If I get the visa, but due to a problem, ...
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Why is security screening done at the gate at AMS (Schiphol airport, Amsterdam) in the non-Schengen area?

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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Multiple-entry Schengen visa for Indian citizens having UK visitor visa

My family and I already have a UK visitor visa and confirmed return tickets back to India. I want to apply for Schengen visas for our entire party. We want to travel through the Schengen area ...
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Single entry schengen visa for a cruise? [duplicate]

If I am taking a cruise starting from Rome and covering only Schengen countries. Is single entry Schengen visa adequate for the trip
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change of itinerary [duplicate]

I already have Schengen Visa, however, we added another country which differs from when I applied for visa. Will I have a problem when I enter? I will be spending more time in the country that issued ...
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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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Belgium visa but travelling to Italy [duplicate]

I have a multiple entry Belgium Schengen tourist visa for 30 days, however my travel plans have changed.. can I now goto Italy on the same visa or shall I apply for a fresh Schengen visa for Italy.. ...
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Change in itinerary after getting a Schengen visa: Addition of a country

Original itinerary Fr 13nights would it be okay to change itinerary to: Change to FR 6nights-> IT 7nights -> FR 1night Already hold Schengen visa valid for 15 days. Will I be in breach?
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Transit visa for Brussels for Indian citizens [duplicate]

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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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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single entry schengen visa and different first entry [duplicate]

We are a group of 11 persons we applied for schengen visa fromthe spanish consulate to visit spain then Lithuanian and wrote in the application that our satets of destinations are spain and ...
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Applying for Schengen Visa in Seattle?

Has anyone applied for Schengen tourist visa from Seattle? I don't want to travel to SFO to apply for the visa. Is there a easy way to get the visa from Seattle? I am planning to travel to Italy and ...
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I have a multiple-entry Schengen visa issued by Switzerland, can I come back home and then go to France?

I have a multiple entry schengen Business visa issued by Switzerland which will expire in July. Can i Travel to Switzerland next week for work and then travel again to France for work at the beginning ...
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Bank balance for Schengen visa?

My boyfriend and i are planning 10days trip to Italy. So basically he is sponsoring the trip. My bank account does not have sufficient amount. Also we are right now in two different countries. So is ...
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Schengen Visa: Itinerary change after visa issued

I am an Indian passport holder got my schengen Business visa approved from Belgian consulate. At the time of applying visa, i have produced my travel itenary as, Norway (1N) --> Belgium (14N) now ...
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Travelling to Amsterdam with Multi Schengen visa. Can I visit Frankfurt on transit first?

I'm travelling to Amsterdam this month & some other countries in Europe but my longer stay will be in Amsterdam so I've already issued Multi Schengen visa from Netherlands but on my way to ...
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Schengen air travel confirmation and private aircraft

One of the requirements for the Schengen visa is for the applicant to present confirmed travel arrangements, most commonly air travel. This is usually done by booking a ticket and printing out the ...
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Visa Germany 2 times - Schengen Visa

I am intending to marry my fiance and I am therefore planning to travel to Germany to visit his family. I am a non-EU citizen and need a visa. The planned travel times will be as following: 18th ...
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Second Schengen visa application refused within two days

I had applied for a Schengen visa for Paris on June 13 and my visa was refused on June 25 stating that “justification provided regarding purpose and conditions of your trip are not considered ...
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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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Getting Dutch Schengen visa from the Italian embassy

Our relatives are residents of the US. We invited them to visit us in this summer. Unfortunately they live quite far from Dutch embassies but fortunately there is an Italian embassy in their state. I ...
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Getting a Schengen visa without firm travel plans

My girlfriend and I have South African passports with 5 year ancestral visas for the UK valid until 2018; we've been working here for a few months and have UK bank accounts. We're planning on saving ...
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Schengen visa 90/180 rule question

I am a student and I have to go to Italy for a conference in mid-May for a week. Then I have to go to Germany for another conference in late September for a week. A Schengen visa is valid for 90 days ...
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Had to buy return tickets at the time of travel into Poland

I am Indian and have a work visa from Poland. My family was issued Schengen visas. The company I was joining had only booked one way tickets. My new company was planning to request a residence card ...
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Does tourist visa (90 days) apply after a working holiday visa ends in Schengen countries?

I am an Australian currently on a Netherlands working holiday visa that ends in May next year. I would like to know if when my visa ends I then get another 90 days just as a regular tourist visa as I ...
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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) ...