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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Re-applying for a Schengen visa after earlier one was revoked

I applied for a Schengen visa 2 years ago and got it, but the visa was revoked because I tried to travel to another Schengen country, which I wasn't allowed to due to the limitations on my Schengen ...
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One trip across two consecutive Schengen visas? [duplicate]

I would like to consult you on a weird situation in which I might have to take a trip to the Schengen area that fall on two consecutive visas I have. I (Chinese passport holder, student in UK ...
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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 ...
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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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Traveling to Germany with a French study visa [duplicate]

Say that someone has a French visa for study purposes. If he wants to travel to Germany by train for instance, can he go there freely without a passport or visa check?
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Queries about Schengen Visa

I am a student residing in Kerala. My husband works as a Doctor in Germany, and I wish to visit him for a period of two weeks. Is it enough that I show his bank statements of the last 6 months and ...
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Will a holiday during WHV in Germany deduct from a subsequent 90-day Schengen short-stay?

I'm from Australia currently on a working holiday visa in Germany. My visa expires on 14th October. I wish to stay until January 2015 if I travel/live visa free for another 90 days. My question is: ...
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Schengen travel insurance

I'm currently a resident of the UAE (Abu Dhabi) and need Schengen insurance for my euro trip but I am having difficulty finding a company which will give me insurance as I won't be returning to the ...
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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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Leave to enter UK for 6 months

Is Brazilian citizen granted a 6 months leave to enter UK, entitled to leave and re-enter in UK during the authorized period and mainly can he/she enter or travel other European country of the ...
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Schengen visa from UK for Indian citizen

I am an Indian citizen holding a regular passport, can I apply for a Schengen visa from within the UK?
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How much hassle will I get flying into the Schengen zone for 7 months with a 3 month visa?

I'm American, and planning to fly into Europe for 7 months. With the Schengen visa, I'll be allowed 90 days out of 180 days in the Schengen zone. That's fine, I understand the rules, how the time ...
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As an EU national, what (if any) ID do I need to carry when crossing between France and Belgium?

Based on the expats question "If asked for ID in France by the police, as an EU national what is considered valid?", I know what the rules are for carrying ID as a Brit in France. Secondly, I know ...
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First time Schengen Visa application for france

I need some help in terms of info for applying for a Schengen Visa. I am in Cape Town and I want to visit my friend in Paris, but I've heard it's so complicated to get a Attestation d'Accueil. She has ...
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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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Applying for a Schengen visa in another country than my main destination

I'm travelling to Belgium for 3 days in the summer, but my first point of entry would be Germany and the closest embassy I have is the German embassy. Will the German embassy issue a Schengen visa? ...
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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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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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Traveling on cruise ship from Italy to Croatia

I am a South African citizen flying from South Africa to Italy. I then board a cruise ship departing from Italy to Croatia and then back to Italy again. Do I need a single or multiple entry Visa? ...
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Can I get back my passport after applying for a Schengen visa? [closed]

I need to travel, but the processing time takes up to 15 days according to the website.
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Getting a Schengen visa through the French Embassy again even if I didn't travel to France last time

Last year I got a Schengen visa through the French embassy due to being married to a British national. I am South African. In the end we couldn't afford to go to France but went to Portugal instead as ...
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Crossing borders for a couple hours inside the Schengen area with a group of children

I'm a scoutmaster in the Czech Republic and we would like to visit Austria for couple hours with my scout troop (aged 12-16, we're all Czech citizens). Are there any special rules about such ...
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Applying for a Schengen while having another used Schengen visa

Last year, the Dutch embassy had issued a Schengen visa for me which is valid till the 23rd of July 2014. I wish to visit Spain from the 15th to the 30th of July. VFS, who work with the Spanish ...
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Can I enter other Schengen countries with EU residence permit but without passport?

I have some travel plans to go from Netherlands to France by car. I possess Dutch residence permit, but I am non-EU citizen. The problem is that I might need to submit my passport to get visa to ...