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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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 ...
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Is any permit required to rent a home for less than 3 months in Germany? [closed]

I have student's residence permission in Italy, which is valid for 1 year. Now I should move to Germany to stay there for at least 3 months, but according to Schengen rules, I can be there just for ...
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Schengen visa “refresh”

On August 17th I need to visit a conference in Germany. The problem is that I already have a Schengen visa valid until 9th of August. I might not be able to get a new one before my flight to Germany, ...
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Indian National transiting through Helsinki

I am travelling to Krakow, Poland and have a stopover at Helsinki from 3.55pm one day to 9.55 am the next day. Do I need a transit visa and if so, how do I get it?
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How to appeal a denied Schengen visa?

I applied for a Schengen visa for my new wife, whom I married a year ago in Iran. I am a British citizen, and I have an apartment in Marbella. They refused her Schengen visa. Now I want to appeal ...
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Do I need to carry my passport while travelling within the Schengen area?

If I have already entered the Schengen area, when am I required by law to carry my passport? Basically do I need it when I Travel within the same city Change cities Board a flight or a train Cross ...
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Which embassy will most likely provide a multiple entry Schengen visa?

I have already travelled to schengen area once on a single entry Schengen visa. I am now trying to apply for a schengen visa with the intention of making several short trips to the schengen area. My ...
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Transit visa obtainable at Zurich Airport [duplicate]

We are 2 South Africans going on a cruise in Croatia and have an 14 hour layover at Zurich. I have been advised that we can apply for a transit visa at the airport in Zurich. Is this easy to obtain? ...
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Can I travel to Paris with a type A multiple entry visa valid for 3 years?

Can I travel to Paris with a multiple entry visa valid for 3 years and it is type A visa? I was recently denied a Canadian visa and I need to travel for my holiday.
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Is it legal to study while on a tourist Schengen visa?

If, say, you acquired a 90-day tourist Schengen visa, would it be legal to use it for the purpose of visiting a language course or a university class? Or do you have to apply for a special education ...
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Entering using one passport and exiting using another

My old roommate has a dual citizenship of Venezuela and Costa Rica. He is an F-1 student in the United States. An year ago he wanted to travel to Europe for 90 Days under the Schengen Visa Exemption ...
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Schengen Visa require 2 blank pages. 2 both side blank pages? or one side blank [duplicate]

HI I am applying for a Schengen visa. I have one page with both sides blank and two one side blank pages in my passport. Is it enough for Schengen Visa? They say that I need two blank pages. Is it ...
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My passport containing Schengen visa completely washed prior to start of my trip to a Schengen state, now what do I have to do to get new visa?

I'm Afghan citizen and still in my country (Afghanistan), I received Schengen visa from Swiss embassy in Pakistan and now my passport containing Schengen visa is completely washed prior to start of my ...
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UK Visa valid for next 5 months, can I apply for Schengen Visa?

I have migrated from India to UK on a Short term ICT Tier 2 visa, I want to visit Europe, and want to apply for Schengen Visa for the same. However, my UK Visa is valid only until August, i.e., 5 ...
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Traveling to Germany before using a type D visa for Belgium

I have a valid Belgium work permit and visa type D, however due to project delays, my travel to Belgium is delayed for few more months, so that visa is not utilized. However I would like to travel to ...
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Valid Schengen visa in unmarried name and old expired passport, can I travel with both again?

I am a spouse of a British citizen and applied and was granted a Schengen visa from the French embassy last year, which is valid till 2015, this was however in my passport which has my maiden name. I ...
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Stay for 2 days in Amsterdam enroute from USA to India

I am an indian citizen and I have a valid Visa for the US. Right now I am staying in US. I want to know whether it is possible for me to stay in Leeuwarden, Netherlands for one or two days as a part ...
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How to fill questions 25, 29 and 30 for Multi entry Schengen visa form

I am going to have two separate short trips(non consecutive) in June to two countries in Schengen zone. I am trying to fill in a form for multi entry Schengen visa. But the form seems to be compiled ...
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Where to apply Schengen visa - EU citizen spouse but traveling to different EU country

I am married to a EU citizen and we live abroad. If I apply through my husband's embassy, processing is easier, I am exempt of payment and I am guaranteed to receive the visa without hassle. I am ...
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Should I have a transit visa in Frankfurt? [duplicate]

I have Syrian passport with USA visa. I will travel from USA to Lebanon but I have one stop in Frankfurt. I want to ask if I need visa to stay in the airport in Frankfurt until I have my next flight. ...
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Time between visits without a visa [duplicate]

If you go to Italy without a visa and leave at the 90 day mark, how long do you have to stay out of the country before you can return without a visa
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Schengen Visa multiple entries - Must every visit be made to the same main country?

Lets say I have France Schengen visa (multiple entries short stay of total 90 days in 6 months). I understand that my first ever visit to Schengen zone has to be France as the main destination. My ...
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Do US citizens need a visa for transit in Frankfurt?

I am a US citizen. I have a transit in Frankfurt for 12 and half hours. I will fly from Detroit to Frankfurt then to Amman, Jordan. I was planning to stay at the airport hotel, but I was wondering ...
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Schengen visa refused by the Spanish embassy in Lagos, Nigeria [duplicate]

My husband (Nigerian) and I (Northern Irish) have been married for 3 years and together for 6. We met in the UK and eventually moved out to Nigeria to work and live - we have been here for 4 years. ...
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Transit visa for France while traveling to Fiji? [duplicate]

I am travelling to Fiji from the USA. I have a layover of 12 hrs in Paris. Will I require transit visa for the stop in Paris? I will not leave the airport. I am a Fijian Citizen.
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Spanish visa : Do I need accomodation booked for Thursday if I am flying back Friday morning at 12 am?

I am trying to obtain a Schengen visa from the Spanish consulate. I have a flight booked for the Friday morning at 12 am and hence didn't book accommodation for the Thursday. Will this be a problem? ...
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Can I enter Schengen through Athens and leave through Rome? [duplicate]

Can I enter Schengen area through Athens, Greece and leave through Rome with the Schengen Visa?
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What is a single-entry Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I am travelling to Paris and Italy for tourist purpose. My itinerary will be Mumbai -> Paris -> Italy -> Paris -> Mumbai. So my question is if I have single Entry Visa, would be Ok to enter in Paris ...
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Visit collaborators in Germany: visa type

I am a PhD student in the US and I have a co-author who is a professor at a university in Germany. In a few months I plan on visiting her to continue work on a project. Her institution and grant ...
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Are the tax return document mandatory for a Schengen visa?

I am applying to the French embassy for a one-month Schengen visa. For proof of sufficient means, I have my bank statement (with slightly over $7000) and monthly pay slips (of about $1500). The ...