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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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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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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Visiting both Schengen and the UK. Which visa should apply for first?

I am from India. My wife has traveled to UK for a year on Job. I am planning to go to UK in May 2016 and will be staying for 3 months. We want to visit multiple Schengen countries i.e. France, Spain, ...
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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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Help with Student Visa (Residence Permit in the EU) and Schengen Visa

Hi I'm a US Citizen with a student visa for the Netherlands that expires December 1st. If I leave the Schengen zone November 30th (day before my student visa expires), to visit the Morocco ...
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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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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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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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What is “Member states of destination” on Visa application

I am traveling to Paris staying there for 5 days then flying to Spain and staying there for 10 days. My understanding is that since Spain is where I am spending most of the time then I should apply ...
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Denied entry into Schengen zone: Can I still use my visa?

I had a visa to Portugal for 3 months to visit my family. My point of first entry was Germany, but they denied me entry, because I didn't have a return ticket from Portugal to Germany, but I had a ...
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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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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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My Schengen visa and UK visa are valid until November, am I ok to travel in September/October?

I am from China and my Schengen visa is valid until 2nd of November this year. My UK dependent visa will expire at the same time as well. I am just wondering if I am allowed to travel 3 months before ...
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How to extend my short stay Schengen visa?

I hold a China main-land passport. I am doing study abroad from the US to France and Spain. With all the confusion and my poor judgement, now I end up with a short stay visa in France (Schengen ...
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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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Tourist visa for Portugal involving sponsorship from a Portuguese friend?

I'm an Indian citizen who recently completed his studies. My friend, who is a Portuguese citizen invited me to her place in Portugal. She is a Portugal citizen and is working there. She is going to ...
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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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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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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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Is medical insurance mandatory for entering the Schengen area if you are not required to have a visa?

For nationals that request the Schengen visa, the traveller must have insurance that covers, for a minimum of €30,000, any expenses incurred as a result of emergency medical treatment or repatriation ...
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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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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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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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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
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Possible to fly into Croatia from Canada with multiple-entry Schengen visa? [duplicate]

Context: I'm an Indian citizen who will be traveling to both Croatia and Switzerland for tourism for ~10 days (7 in Croatia, and 3 in Switzerland). For what it's worth, I'm a Canadian PR with a valid ...
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Do I need a visa to visit Bulgaria?

I am a Moroccan living in Italy for several years and I hold an Italian permanent resident permit, next month I would love to go to visit Bulgaria, and also Turkey and Greece, with multiple ...
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Travelling inside Schengen area after the visa expires-before the residence permit is issued? [closed]

I have a Turkish passport and have been studying in Poland for a semester. My visa ends in two weeks and to be able to stay and study one more semester legally in Poland, I will apply for a residence ...
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Schengen visa not staying the longest in country getting visa from?

I've applied at the German consulate and will get my result this Monday. However, plans now are happening where I will be staying 4 nights in Prague and then 4 nights in Germany, instead of the 3 and ...
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Schengen area entry point rules when no visa is needed [duplicate]

It is normally said that when requesting a short-stay Schengen visa, you must follow this "rule": You must apply for a visa in the representation of the Schengen country in which lies the main ...
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Getting a Schengen visa while interning in Canada

Suppose I am a citizen of country X (passport issued by X) and I am currently in country Y for some internship and I want to apply for a student visa for country Z while in Y. Is this situation ...
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How is an Schengen main destination duration of stay exactly calculated?

I'm going to Europe and spending 3 hours in Copenhagen (two separate flights: would have to recheck my luggage), 3.5 days in Amsterdam and 3.5 days in Paris. My original plan was 3 nights in ...
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Where can I buy a souvenir stamp while traveling in European cities?

Since the establishment of Schengen region, there will not be any immigration officer to stamp the passport while traveling within Schengen region. But I would still like to have collect some kind of ...
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Schengen visa granted; apply for a new one to extend visit? [duplicate]

My friends and I applied for a Hungary tourist visa for 7 days and opted for multiple entry. We were planning to be in Budapest for 7 days and another 6 days in Amsterdam. The thing is, when we got ...
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Schengen visa. What qualifies as main destination?

I'm planning a multi city trip soon. I'll be applying with the German embassy as I had planned on going to Berlin for 3 days before going to Prague, Vienna, and Budapest for 2-3 days each afterwards. ...
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Got a Schengen visa that's too short for my trip, can I stay one more day?

My friends and O will be travelling in Paris for 15 days and in 6 days in Barcelona. We applied for our visa and got a 1 month visa. But we can only stay for 20 days on it. Even though we planned a 21 ...
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Applying for two Schengen visas at the same time

I'm a resident of Uzbekistan. I have to be in Norway from June 24 to August 5, (tourist visa) (42 days). Then I will have to leave for the US, for 15 days. From August 25 till October 25, (60 days), ...
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German schengen confirmed flights? [duplicate]

The German embassy webpage states 'confirmed return airline/ferry/train ticket'. It doesn't say reservations, although everywhere online states only a pen itinerary is enough. I called the embassy ...
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How does the Schengen 90/180 rule work?

I have searched the web a lot and could not find an answer that fits my situation. Here are two links that are quite contradictory: Schengen visa refusal Changing Visas when one hasn't expired My ...
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Which country should I apply to for my Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I'm a US permanent resident, not a citizen yet. I'm originally from… well let's say my country isn't doing great these days. With my current citizenship, it would be a guaranteed rejection. However, ...
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Schengen visa validity of 8 days

My problem is that I have a Schengen C single visa issued by theLithuanian embassy in Russia for just 8 days stay (23/03/16-30/03/16) and I don't understand it… I don't know if it's possible to visit ...
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UK Work Visa Issue Tier 2

I am an Indian. I have got a tier 2 general visa/ UK work permit from my employer for 6 months (with sponsorship certificate). So, I will be visiting UK from this April, 2016 to August, 2016. Now, ...
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USA -> Spain -> Romania: No visa?

All the questions (and other websites) about visiting Romania are confusing. But Romania has published a list of countries whose citizens do not need a visa, and USA is one. So, it seems that I do ...
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Australian and British defacto couple travelling in the EU

My partner and I are about to travel around Europe and the UK. My partner is travelling with two passports, Australian and British. I will be only travelling on an Australian passport. I have also ...
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Hungary Schengen visa, Austria query [duplicate]

I plan to apply for a tourist visa for Hungary. It will be a Schengen visa. Out of a trip of 6 days, I plan to spend one night in Vienna (Austria) and the rest of the trip in Hungary. The point of ...
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Use of unused Schengen visa to travel to Switzerland

I am Indian national residing in UK and have been issued Schengen visa by Norway Embassy which is Type 'C', multiple entry and expires on 21st oct 2014. Unfortunately I have never used this visa to ...
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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 ...