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 Bulgaria stamp my Schengen visa for Entry point?

I have a single-entry Schengen visa- obtained for travel to Italy. I reside in Dubai. I would like to enter Italy via flight to Bulgaria. That is, I will fly from Dubai to Bulgaria, stay there for one ...
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Is it possible to hold multiple working holiday visas across multiple Schengen countries at one time? [closed]

I'm planning a trip to Europe where I plan to travel between multiple countries in Europe and the UK for upwards to a year. Although I do not intend on "working working" per se, I am interested in ...
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I've been denied a visa by Italy. Can I use the same passport to apply for a Dubai visa? [closed]

I applied for a visa in Italy and I was denied a visa. Can I use that same passport to apply for a visa in Dubai?
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Can I use my single entry German Schengen visa to go to Italy instead?

My friends and I planned to visit Germany, so I got a single entry tourist Schengen visa to Germany. However, my travel plans have changed since then, because my friends are going to Italy instead. I ...
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I’m an Australian resident with a UK residence permit. Can I stay in the Schengen area for more than 90 days?

Does a tier 5 youth mobility visa (UK residence permit) grant me the same rights of Schengen movement as a UK citizen? And if not, does anyone actually check? I got my passport stamped when I entered ...
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Request a letter verifying international health coverage and benefits from BlueShield BlueCross for Schengen Visa

Per Schengen visa requirements (article 15) any traveler must have a medical insurance with 30000 EUR coverage. The permanent resident in the US has BlueShield/Bluecross coverage with the BlueCard ...
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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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Apply for an Austrian Schengen Visa D multiple times as a US passport holder [closed]

I'm a US passport holder currently in the Schengen zone on a Visa D. My visa expires the end of August. I know it is not renewable but I was wondering if would run into any eligibility issues if I was ...
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Can I get a Tourist schengen visa if I'm unemployed?

I'm quitting my job this month to take a break for a couple of months. I want to travel to Austria for a short holiday (a week maybe) and was wondering if getting a Tourist visa would be challenge? ...
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What is a notarized copy of the Green Card (I-551) for Schengen visa application?

Schengen visa application from within the U.S. requires "a notarized copy of the Green Card (I-551) for Schengen visa application". I do not understand what is it. Notary public in the US certify the ...
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How long do I need to be out of Schengen after my residence permit expires? [duplicate]

I have a German residence permit that's coming to an end soon, and am planning to make a jaunt to London and back to get another 90-day spurt while I wait on my next visa for Hungary (!!!). However, ...
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Transit visa at London to pass Paris [duplicate]

I am travelling from Chennai to USA via London as a tourist. During the transit at London i would like to visit Paris. What are the documents required to get passes? Where Can i get the passes?
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Transit Visa when exiting Schengen Area and taking connecting flight through Schengen [duplicate]

I got single entry Type C Schengen visa (Austria) from Dubai till 25/07/2016. I will enter Schengen on 1st July and exit on 8th July for London. On our return on 11th July we have fligt from London to ...
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Transit Visa in London [duplicate]

I will be travelling from The Netherlands to India soon and have a flight change in London. However I also need to change airports (From London City Airport to Heathrow Airport). I hold an Indian ...
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Change of flying dates while visa application is under process

I have applied for a Schengen-Visa few days back. Today I got a mail from the airline reservation desk saying that my flights ( both up and down)are cancelled due to some operational issues and gave ...
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Why does immigration check passports at some Schengen-only terminals?

I regularly fly from Prague airport where there's a separate Schengen-only terminal (Terminal 2). The terminal is completely separated from foreign flights and on arrival there's no passport control: ...
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Schengen Visa Validity Issue [duplicate]

My wife has a Schengen Visa which was issued in Feb 2016 and is valid until Feb 2017. She has already been in Germany for around 80 days but not at a stretch and has been to other countries within ...
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Am I required to pay UK/ USA Visa fees if I have a German residence permit? [closed]

Here is the situation. I am non-european but staying in Germany with a Residence permit. I can visit all Schengen listed countries with no issue. Assuming that I would want to travel to a non-Schengen ...
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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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Applied for Schengen visa via France. Have got multiple entry france visa. Planning a trip to Belgium and Holland before fl [duplicate]

Applied for Schengen visa via France. Have got multiple entry france visa. Planning a trip to Belgium and Holland before flying to France. Can I still use this visa for travelling to Belgium and ...
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I am non-EU citizen working as a volunteer in Denmark, can I travel within the Schengen Area without visa?

I'm a non-EU citizen (Russian) working as a volunteer in Denmark and have received a Danish residence permit (type J), valid until December. Can I travel within the Schengen Area without visa right ...
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Spanish Schengen visa: No appointment available in the next two months

I need a new EU Spouse Schengen Visa for my Chinese wife for a visit to Spain. As per previous instructions, I've booked the trip for 7 July 2016 but vfsglobal have informed they have no appointments ...
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Is a hold on a ticket sufficient proof of flight reservation for French visa?

I've applied for a student short stay visa for France (on an Indian passport) and the local consulate required the following for the application : Copy of personal return flights reservation with ...
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How to apply for a Schengen business visa without being asked for a work permit?

I am a Sri Lankan. I was offered a job as an Software Engineer, from a Swedish company who are expanding to Sri Lanka. After a series of interviews they have invited me to visit their offices in ...
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As a British citizen , married to a non EU who has UK permanent resident card can travel together to italy? [duplicate]

My husband is non-EU , but holding a Uk residence permit card without bearing or written in Resident Card as member of EEA family member. Can he still travel with me in Italy ?
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Invitation letter schengen visa

I hold an Indian passport and intend to travel to Europe to meet my German girlfriend and to travel with her a little within Europe. I have heard rumors that the invitation from a girl may result in a ...
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Travel to rome 4 days before my visa expires

Good day. I have a multiple entry schengen visa valid until 03-07-16 duration of stay is 30 days. Ive only used it once when i visited milan for 4 days. I was invited to visit rome from june 30 2016- ...
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How much funds do I need in my bank account to apply for a Schengen visa?

I am an owner of a little business in India and will support the visa application with firm's legit papers along comes the bank statement of my business accounting too. However do I also have to show ...
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My flights via Russia,if I stay on airport only,will I need a visa? [duplicate]

I have a schengen visa and I'm an Indian.I need to travel to Nice but the most appropriate flight for me is via Russia.If I stay on the airport only,will I need a visa?Also,will I need a visa if a ...
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Is it possible to travel 4 days before my Schengen visa expires [duplicate]

I have a multiple entry Schengen visa valid until 03-07-16 duration of stay is 30 days. I've only used it once when I visited Milan for 4 days. I was invited to visit Rome from June 30 2016-July 3 ...
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What is minimum amount to one should keep for Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I hold an Indian passport and I am an owner of a small business I intend to travel Europe this July [mainly in Germany as I have friends there] for 50 odd days however I generally keep the money in ...
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Requirement of old passport for visa for travelling to schengen countries

As i have lost my old passport, and there was no travelling or any visa alotted on that passport, now i want to apply for schengen visa, would they ask for my old passport?
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Should I apply for schengen business or tourism category

As I am planning to go to Italy for business purpose for 6 days, then I am planning to travel other European countries too for next 10 days, which kind of category (business or tourism), should I ...
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Minimum amount of days travel insurance policy should cover for Schengen visa?

My father in law is travelling to France, for 4 days, (01/07-04/07). Is there a minimum duration for which the travel insurance needed to apply for a Schengen visa must be valid? In other words, can ...
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Need to visit the Schengen zone from 1st to 8th of June, but my visa expires on the 4th. How should I apply for a new visa?

My Schengen visa will going to expired on 4th of June. Since we have business meeting from 1st of june to 8th of June in Germany. Is there any way re-apply my Schengen visa by cancellation the ...
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Work Visa Expiration + Count towards Schengen tourist days?

I am an American citizen living in Poland for 6 months. I arrived in Poland on February 1, 2016 without a Visa. The count toward my Schengen days began. I received my Work Visa for Poland on April 7, ...
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Switzerland schengen visa processing time

My mom and sister are indian citizens and have planned to leave for Switzerland on the 12th May 2016. We have submitted our visa application on the 3rd May 2016 in mumbai vfs center. What are the ...
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Effect of VISA refusal reason quoted on Denmark green card visa application? [duplicate]

One or more Member State(s) consider you to be a threat to public policy, internal security or public health as defined in Article 2(19) of Regulations Ec No 562/2006 (Shengen Borders Code) or to the ...
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Honeymoon Travel to Italy [closed]

I am planning to travel to Italy in November for my honeymoon. I have a couple of doubts: I have the ITR for 1 year only, as I was doing my MBA before that. The eligibility documents lists 3 year ...
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Procedure to take layover in Italy, as non-EU citizen with US visa?

I hold a US Business visa (Indian citizen). I am travelling to the US from India and taking a layover in Italy for two days. So my travel plan is as follows: New Delhi to Rome Will stay in Rome for ...
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Does my spouse (non-EEA) with UK Residence card need a visa to spain? [duplicate]

I have an Italian passport, currently residing in the UK with my wife, who only has a South African passport & UK Residence card. We are planning on going to Spain for a week, however I have been ...
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How can Americans visit Europe with as much flexibility and convenience as possible? [closed]

These questions might be complicated, so if you can even point me in the direction of someone who knows the answers, I'd appreciate it. My girlfriend and I are both Americans and currently live in ...
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Can I get an e-Visa for Turkey with a Schengen visa for an earlier date than the Schengen visa?

My case: I am an Egyptian national and my age is between 20 and 45 years. I have a Schengen visa valid from 6 July till 1 Jan. Question: Can I use it to obtain an e-visa to enter Turkey on 2 July? ...
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Transit visa for Indian national flying via Frankfurt to Sweden

My son, an Indian national, has got admitted to a Swedish university. After receiving his residence permit from Swedish immigration agency, he will be flying to Stockholm with a four-hour halt at ...
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Issue regarding Schengen visa

I'll be traveling to Germany in July for a short summer camp at a university. Can I change my travel itinerary after I get my Schengen visa? I plan to stay in Germany for three days after the camp so ...
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Incomplete insurance (for Schengen visa)

My situation is as follow. I am living in the US (in fact, even considered resident for tax purpose, I had been here for a long time; citizenship is Vietnam) who is planning to travel to the Schengen ...
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Is changing your passport a good strategy for removing a negative immigration history in Schengen?

When certain nationalities of people want to travel in the Schengen zone, they are required to apply for a Schengen visa. This is a straight-forward process for most, but when an applicant has had ...
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Schengen Type C Business Visa used as tourist VISA [duplicate]

I have received a Business Schengen visa for Belgium (Type C) multiple entry from my current company as I was to visit one of the office locations in Belgium. However I have quit the company and ...
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Reapply after Refusal of Schengen visa [closed]

I've traveled previously in Europe (Schengen) during the last 4 years with 4 shengen visas. The last one was from Spain. In my last trip application i wrote that my firat entry country will be Milan, ...