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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Long-haul flight departs one day before my visa validity starts, to land on the following day. Will I be denied boarding?

Need this help urgently please. I will be travelling to Italy via Austria and Germany from 7th June, 2015 to 19th June, 2015 with my wife on my honeymoon. My wife was granted her tourist visa on ...
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Visa approved but unable to use due to loan problems

One of my friends had recently applied for a visa and had got approved, but due to loan problems he is unable to use his Visa right now and leave for Germany, will it be a problem for his future ...
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Can I transit through Frankfurt to Romania without a Schengen visa?

I am applying for a Romanian Short Stay Visa. I have a valid US visa. I am travelling from the US to Romania. Typically, I would need a Schengen Visa if I need to go to a Schengen Zone as my ...
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Transiting via Madrid to Venice

I have e mailed Iberia but not had a reply. Can anyone please tell me if i book a flight Malaga to Venice and choose one with 6 plus hours transit in Madrid, therefore our bags are not our care, can ...
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Length of stay in the Schengen area with a Turkish “special passport” [duplicate]

I have a Turkish “special passport” which exempts me from the requirement to hold a visa for the Schengen area. My arrival date is: 13 June 2015, 11.00am My departure date is: 10 September 2015, ...
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Schengen VIDEX application form: my H1B VISA and my passport were “Issued by” whom?

I am applying for the German Schengen VISA, and in the VIDEX application form, there are three questions that have left me stumped: My H1B VISA was issued by -----? Is this the US Government? Or is ...
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Lost Passport with Schengen visa in France - need to travel to italy - Applying for a new schengen from Italian embassy while in france

I did see a couple of questions which are similar but I still see no clear/concrete answer, hence I am asking it again. I am a student from India here in Grenoble, France on an internship for the ...
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German national visa (Type D), but entry through another Schengen country?

Disclaimer: This might be a duplicate post, but while looking up this question I did not find a response that would put my mind to peace Hi, I am an Indian student studying in Berlin just for fall ...
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Travel to France from Non-EU countries with a Dutch residence permit?

I'm not a EU citizen but holding a Dutch residence permit which allows me to travel within Schengen countries. But I'm wondering, instead of traveling from one Schengen country to another, is it also ...
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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 ...