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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Having returned to the UK from Italy I use the remainder of my C type multi entry Stati Schengen to visit Greece [duplicate]

As the title states can I use my remaining visa now to travel elsewhere within the Schengen zone after recently returning from my original holiday in Italy. I'm an Indian national with ILR in the UK ...
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Would I get my Schengen visa right after the interview?

I think some body here would help me out of this first-time-travelling-blues. I have applied for Schengen Visa to travel to Greece for four days; I applied to VFS Mumbai, on 13th April, 2016. I have ...
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Visa needed for Indian citizen to visit Zurich during layover? [duplicate]

I am from India and travelling to Germany on a Schengen visa. On my way back to Mumbai from Munich, I have a layover of 9 hrs in Zurich. Can I travel in Zurich on the same documents or I need anything ...
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Schengen visa refusal on threat to public policy, security, health (Finland) [duplicate]

My Schengen visa got refused from the Finnish consulate. The reason was One or more member state(s) consider you to be a threat to public policy, internal security, public health as defined in ...
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Applying after the refusal for Belgium visa [duplicate]

I just want to ask that what are the documents required for applying business belgium visa. As I have been refused earlier. I have to visit Belgium for 5 days for business purpose.
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Coming up with a fake travel plan to apply for a Schengen visa, will I get caught?

I am travelling from India with my wife and two teenage daughters to the Schengen region next week. My origin itinerary was 6 days in Rome, 3 days in Paris, 3 days in Amsterdam, 1 night in Zurich ...
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Do I need to buy annual trip insurance if I tick 'multiple entry' while applying for a Schengen visa?

I am applying for Schengen Visa, I'll be ticking the “Multiple entry visa” as I have some plan to go back to Schengen zone after a month but that is not finalized yet. I will be only showing my ...
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TomorrowLand global journey from London to Brussels. Visa for Belgium or France?

I will be travelling for TomorrowLand on their global journey from London to the Brussels train station, but I'm confused whether to get the visa for Belgium or France. I have a Pakistani passport, so ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa when there is a gap between trips to main destination and country of entry [closed]

Today I've applied for a Schengen visa to France in TLScontact centre in London. My first trip is in March to Netherlands for 3 days and the next one is in June to France for 6 days. My good friend ...
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Is transit visa required for below itinerary for Indian passport holder [duplicate]

My friend is a Indian passport holder studying in the US and wants to visit family for 2 months on vacation. She has a student visa. I am opting for following itinerary and want to know whether a ...
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Filling up the VIDEX Form (Schengen Visa) Regarding Address

My address contains a block number and a lot number, usually written as Block ## Lot ##. This was not accepted in the online application form (VIDEX) of the German Embassy. Their format is also very ...
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Travelling in Schengen area for a year with visa

My husband and I want to travel throughout Europe for a year. We are looking into getting a Long-stay Visa from the French Consulate. My question is does this allow us to visit the other Schengen area ...
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Trying to get Schengen Visa for France - is Consulate Appointment Broken?

I'm trying to get a Schengen Visa from my first port of entry, France. I am trying to book an appointment with the French Consulate in SF, and the URL I am using is the following: ...
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Change of duration of stay

My initial travel plan was to stay seven days in Germany, four days in Switzerland and five days in Italy. I approached the German consulate and secured a visa. Now due to issues I will be staying ...
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90 day Schengen rule when entering with non-European passport, but having a Schengen passport

If I entered the Schengen area with a non-European passport. But I also posses a Schengen passport. Will staying over 90 days cause any troubles? I have spoken with the migration department of the ...
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Can I avoid visiting the French consulate when applying for a Schengen visa?

I am an Indian citizen with US green card (living in the US). I had applied and received a Schengen visa last year from the Italian Embassy last year for a 2 week visit. The visa details were: From: ...
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Can I travel through the Schengen Zone on a type D student visa (for Spain) if I have already lived in the country of the vissa for more then 90 days?

I am currently living in Spain on a 5 month trip, I was granted a student visa for 180 days. This is a type D visa and I would like to travel in the month after my program is finished, will I have ...
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Schengen Visa Application Form: Parent as Sponsor? [duplicate]

An organization will be providing accommodation and food. As I am still a student (but NOT A MINOR), my father will be paying for my whole ticket and other expenses. My father is in the country I'm ...
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Schengen visa issued by france [duplicate]

I have multiple entry schengen visa issued by french consulate and it is valid for 2 years. But I am planing to travel italy and day trip to paris would it be ok? or do I have to go only france?
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I have a scientific research invitation letter, what kind of visa I need [closed]

I have a scientific research invitation letter from a french research institute. However, the purpose of this invitation is to make presentations as a part of Ph.D application process. so if I am ...
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Schengen visa help! Two insurance, different dates?

I will be participating in a student conference in Germany. I will need a visa for this, hence a need for travel insurance. The organization that invited me already provided insurance. However, the ...
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What to fill in Schengen Visa Application 'Surname' field, if no Surname on Passport? [duplicate]

What should i fill in the Surname field while applying for Schengen Visa, if no surname on my passport? Shall i leave it blank or put my First Name in the Surname field too?
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Schengen visa Switzerland from NYC processing time?

I am applying for Schengen visa in NYC. I am an Indian citizen residing in NY. How long should it take to get Schengen visa at Switzerland embassy in NY ?
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UK Visa while on short-term Schengen Visa [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen visiting Germany for tourism on short-term (3 months)Schengen Visa. While in Germany, can I apply for a UK Tourism Visa in Germany (Munich/Duesseldorf)? I appreciate your ...
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If I have a multi Schengen Visa issued from Germany, should I leave the Schengen area also from from Germany? [duplicate]

Can I leave the Schengen area from other Schengen Country or I must go back to Germany and travel from there? Because I want to visit Amsterdam, and from there go back to my country.
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Does a French long stay research visa differ from a regular “Type-D” visa and are there implications for travelling in Schengen areas?

I'll be going to France for 4 months to conduct research towards my PhD. I believe I will be issued with a long stay visa for research to cover my trip. I have the required "Convention d’Accueil" from ...
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Do layovers count in the 90-in-180 Schengen rule?

Suppose someone on the 90 of 180 rule leaves Schengen on the 90th day. Then less than 90 days later, they have a flight with one or more layovers in a Schengen country. Does it get counted if it's ...
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Is there any way around going to San Francisco to get a German visa?

I need a German visa. I am on a student visa in Seattle. I am an Indian Citizen so I definitely need a visa to enter and I don't want to go down to San Francisco to get a visa, any suggestions what I ...
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Schengen visa rejected for Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided [duplicate]

I am an Indian and me and my have applied for Schengen tourist visa from vfs-Delhi center for my honeymoon trip.Our visa got rejected stating " Justification for the purpose and conditions of the ...
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Can I stay in Spain for 90 days after my language assistant's visa expires? [duplicate]

My American friend has a language assistant's visa that expires in June 2016, but she wants to stay over the summer for 2 months... Can she stay as a tourist for 90 days or she has to travel outside ...
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Schengen D Visa for 1 month visit

I am ineligible to enter the Schengen area right now since I've exhausted my 90/180 days. However, there is an month long internship offer in Europe that I am keen to take up. Is there any possibility ...
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Travelling to multiple countries in Schengen region [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen in US (Tennessee) on H4 visa. I am currently a student at a college and need to travel for Budapest, Hungary and then go to Vienna, Austria, and finally to Prague, Czech ...
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SA passport holder with Schengen visa 5 year multiple entry (EU family member) wishes to travel to EU without spouse [closed]

I'm a non EU passport holder and have a valid Schengen visa (5 year multiple entry). When I applied for the visa I applied as a spouse on a UK passport holder. Have traveled to EU several times with ...
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Travel to Spain with Norway residence permit [duplicate]

I am a student from Kosovo studying in Norway, and I have a residence permit. I want to know if I can travel to Spain for vacation.
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Do i need to book flights before applying Schengen Visa [Indian with UK Tier2 VISA] [duplicate]

Apologies first if i am asking a duplicate question but i was unable to find anything specific for my case. I am an Indian currently having a UK Tier2 ICT (Work VISA). I am planning to Visit(on ...
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Transiting and visiting as a tourist in the Schengen area [duplicate]

I have a Filipino friend who is going to Brazil then Rome (two separate tickets). She has approved Schengen visa but with single entry stamp only. Her flight is as below: Kuwait to Rome (first ...
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Using multiple-entry 'turismo' schengen visa for business

I am an Indian national, currently living in the United States under a non-residence visa. I recently applied for and received a short-stay multiple-entry Schengen visa from the Italian consulate ...
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Should I cancel my existing Schengen visa in order to get a new one with a few more days of validity?

I have a current Schengen visa from France valid from 15-4-2016 till 15-7-2016 and have a trip in summer to Italy and France from 7-7-2016 till 15-7-2016 which is the last day of my visa validity. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wrong passport stamp when entering Schengen

I was flying into Schengen Area (Denmark) from a non-Schengen country (Ireland), and with a non-EU/EEA passport of course I will get a passport stamp every time I cross the Schengen border. But this ...
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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