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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Do I need a multiple-entry visa for an intra-Schengen layover?

I plan to visit Spain and Portugal very soon, and i have received a single-entry Schengen Visa. I will travel from Spain to Portugal on TAP airlines, which is a domestic flight between Schengen ...
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Health Insurance for schengen visa?

Applying for schengen visa requires Health insurance policy with a minimum coverage of €30,000 for emergency hospital and repatriation expenses. I will be visiting Italy with my mother and father for ...
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How to get a visa reissued in France after having lost my passport?

I am in France on a student exchange up to December 2014. My Indian passport with Schengen visa was stolen. I got a duplicate passport from Indian embassy in Paris but not from the Schengen visa. How ...
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How can we document the socio-professional standing required for a Schengen visa?

My family and I are planning a holiday trip to Italy from India. I was reading the list of documents required for our visa application and saw a requirement to document our socio-professional ...
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Returning to Schengen Area Visa Questions

I have a question about the 90 Day Rule for going to the Schengen Area (I'm an American). Last June around the 20th I entered Germany as a tourist, and around the 30th of June I got an Au Pair visa ...
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Travel within Schengen and Romania with French carte de séjour

I am not an EU citizen and I am moving to France. I received a 90 days visa saying "type C" on it with an attached but unstamped note saying that: 1) this in fact is a "D type" (long stay) visa 2) as ...
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can a Russian apply for European visa twice if he didn't go to the countries he applied to in the first?

My girlfriend applied for a 1 year Italian visa because they had already given it to her before for some weeks so now they would give her the whole year. What ended up happening is that life got in ...
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How to declare Schengen Visa Sufficient Funds for girlfriend?

Got a quick question here. I'm going to Europe with my girlfriend, and we need to apply for our visas. She's still a university student though, so I'll be covering her financially throughout the trip. ...
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Can I enter one country and leave from another one using a Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I am Indian citizen and a residing in Morocco with residence card. I am planning to visit Belgium for five days and wish to fly out from Amsterdam to return back to Morocco using the same visa. ...
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Apply for a new Schengen visa when you already have a used and valid National visa

Similar questions have been asked here before: Apply for a new visa when I still have a valid C visa but not enough days of stay? Can I have multiple Schengen visas for future travels in my ...
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Overstayed a visa in US, is it relevant to mention in a Schengen visa request?

One of my friends plans to visit Switzerland. He had overstayed a performing artists visa in US for a period of five years. While he went to the U.S. he had a permanent job in India. Now he is back in ...
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Consequences regarding an application to schengen visa Who have an overstay in US [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen and had an overstay in US. But now for the last three years I have resided back to my hometown . So I would like to know will there be any problem if I apply for a Schengen visa ...
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Do I need transit visa for travelling from India to Spain via Brussels with Spanish re-entry permit

I am an Indian citizen and working in Barcelona. My Resident permit is under renewal process and meanwhile I am travelling to India. To enter into Spain, I have Spanish re-entry permit which allows to ...
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Transit stop in Germany on route to USA from Turkey with expired Turkish visa

Friend was in Turkey with a work visa which has expired, he is travelling back to US (not a USA citizen, but has visa to enter the USA), with transit stop in Germany. They are not allowing him to ...
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Am I eligible to apply for a Schengen Visa from the U.S. though F-1 visa is expired?

I am an Indian citizen, currently working in U.S. on OPT, F-1 visa expired. I have applied for an O-1B (Artist Visa) which I expect to be granted soon. Am I eligible to apply for a Schengen Visa ...
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Applying for a Schengen Visa without itinerary

I am currently residing in Ireland with work authorization permit. In the next few months I am planning for a trip to few schengen countries. I have not yet decided my itinerary. Is there any Schengen ...
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My visa period start on arrival, would they let me get into the plane?

I have a question, I applied for the Schengen visa through Germany, on the form they ask me when I'd arriving (to Germany) and when I'd returning. they take this exact date as the visa period. I ...
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Am I allowed stopover in Zurich airport without transit visa?

I am a pakistani national, travelling to China from London. I have valid UK student visa (expires in 2.5 years). The flight will stopover in zurich. I have an opportunity to book a flight with a 16 ...
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German visa refusal and appeal is made

My visa was refused from the German consulate in Kolkata and now I appealed to them in writing along with many papers. After submitting all documents they called me suddenly for interview. I was ...
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Italy Schengen tourist visa Funds documentation

Why is Savings Bank Account statements not acceptable for the purpose of Tourist Schengen Visa to Italy ? The official website clearly mentions that only Current Account statements are accepted - I ...
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Schengen visa refusal through German consulate

My husband being a cardiac surgeon was going to attend a conference in Berlin, Germany in June. My husband, my two kids and I applied for a tourist visa through the German embassy from Islamabad ...
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Is it possible to extend my Schengen visa?

I am a Zimbabwean on holiday in UK on a 6 month family visitor. I got a 30-day Schengen visa so I can visit Europe as well. I just want to find out if it is possible to extend the Schengen holiday ...
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How can I extend my Schengen seafarer's visa?

My Visa is from 25 March to 25 September (mistake made by issuing consulate) but my seafarers' contract is from 1 April to 30 September and my flight is out of South Africa 30 March into Italy 31 ...
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Travelling between the UK and Norway as an Australian citizen on a standard holiday visa

I used to be a British citizen, so was accustomed to travelling pretty freely within the EU. Later this year I'll be taking my first trip back to the UK since becoming an Australian citizen - I ...
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Secondary school leaving certificate nostrification in Czech Republic [closed]

I am a Ukrainian citizen. I have applied for a bachelor's degree program at the University of South Bohemia (Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic), and they have accepted my application on the condition ...
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Schengen and UK Visa for Indian citizen: Which type of ticket can I use as supporting documentation?

I am an Indian citizen in the US with valid H1B visa. This is my travel plan across Europe: Flight from US to London Take the Eurostar train from London to Paris Visit other Schengen visa valid ...
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French and Armenian passports travel to Germany by Russia

What I have French Passport Armenian Passport I need to travel to Germany on a transit flight which passes by Moscow. Since I have an Armenian passport I can stay in Russia for 90 days without any ...
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can an unused type c schengen visa issued by netherlands be used to visit prague if being used first time? [duplicate]

i have an unused type c multiple entry Schengen visa issued in 2013 from netherlands embasy in Mumbai, India.Its validity is till 6/3/16. i am an Indian citizen and have not visited any european ...
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Are the Schengen “airport transit visa” even checked?

I was reading about Schengen transit visas today, and in an answer I saw that Schengen requires some people to have an airport transit visa. This visa is apparently for entering the international ...
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Student resident permit in Finland stay duration in Germany for travel

I am from Vietnam and a full time student in Finland. I have finished my internship in Germany in January 31st 2015, and my working visa for internship ended on that day (saying also I have 7 more ...
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Traveling to Iceland with a US Passport

I'm heading to Europe this summer, and I'm flying El Cheapo Airlines. However, I have an 8 hour layover in the airport near Reykjavik. Free trip to Iceland? Count me in! Can I leave and return to ...
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Does my Schengen visa allow me to enter the Schengen area into another state after I've finished my visit to the issuing state? [duplicate]

Does my Schengen Visa allow me to re-enter the Schengen zone after I've completed my initial visit to the issuing country? My visa is still valid for about a year. I'm intending on visiting a ...
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Am I allowed to enter Germany with extended passport and German Blau Card

I'm Ukrainian living and working in Germany. I have residence permit and Blau Card. My passport has been expired and it is already half a year since I'm waiting for a new one. I'm planning to travel ...
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Schengen Visa for Germany refused due to lack of subsistence

Hi I am currently living in Chennai (India). I intend to visit Germany as an international exchange student from April - June 2015. I applied for Schengen visa and provided my bank account details as ...
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US citizen with my 90 days almost over - if I leave Italy and go to Croatia and back to Italy will my 90 days reset? [duplicate]

I've read a plethora of forums and websites on this topic. It appears that many experienced and recent travelers do this and there is no problem, especially from France, Italy, Spain and Germany. Yet, ...
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Visa expiry and re issue

I got schengen visa valid from 15.03.15 to the 13.04.15. My visiting plan was during this period. Unfortunately I can't use this visa, my visiting schedule changed to May 2015. Can I submit again visa ...
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Entering Schengen countries with a valid visa which will expire in 10 days

I have an Indian passport and a valid two-year multiple-entry Schengen visa which will expire in mid-March 2013. Can I enter the Schengen country a week before it expires for a short trip and exit ...
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American Allowance in Schengen Area vs Having a Schengen Visa in Schengen area

I am aware of the 90/180 rule of the Schengen agreement stating that one in possession of a Schengen visa can only stay in the Shengen area (regardless of which country it is) for 90 days in any ...
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As a UK passport holder do I need to get a Schengen Visa for Iceland for a 4 day holiday?

According to http://www.iceland.is/iceland-abroad/uk/consular-services/visas/ people in the UK need to apply to the Danish embassy to get a Schengen visa. However on ...
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Schengen overstay penalty / effect on next Schengen visit?

I have been visiting Denmark with my C type tourist visa which was valid from 21.09.2014-21.03.2015 multiple entry and duration of stay 90 days. I didn't know about the 90/180 day rule so without ...
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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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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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Can I enter Romania from Dubai with a Schengen visa?

Would I be able to enter Romania on a Schengen visa if I'm staying less than 5 days? Basically I would be doing Dubai-Romania-Dubai.
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Not getting passport stamped in Sweden

I just arrived to Sweden and did not get my passport stamped. However, it got stamped in Germany (I flew to Sweden through Germany) Is this normal?
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Re-Applying for Schengen Visa in Germany as Visiting family and Friends Visa?

I have already applied a Schengen Visa as Visiting Family and Friends Visa. I was given 90 days from 28 of November, 2014 to 25 of February, 2015. I've flew from Philippines and arrived in Germany ...
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How can I obtain a one-week Schengen visa?

I'm a grad student in US on F-1 visa and hold a Jordanian passport. This summer I'm planning to visit Denmark for one week to attend a conference and then come back to US. I've the admission letter to ...
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Chinese citizen/passport making connection flight in Zurich [duplicate]

If I hold a Chinese passport, but I have a green card USA and I am landing in Zurich and staying at the airport for my connecting flight to Beijing, do I need a visa?
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How soon can I reapply for another Schengen visa after using a granted visa to the Netherlands?

I am going to apply for a multiple-entry visa to Netherlands this coming May. If I will be given only a single entry how soon can I apply again for another Schengen visa because I am planning to go to ...
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Can I travel to Schengen Counries with a valid Greece Schengen VISA; I am from India? [duplicate]

I have a Schengen VISA - It has validity till 28-6-2015 (six month validity) and is a Type C, Multiple Entry visa for 90 days stay. My only issue is that it was issued for Greece and at the time ...
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First Entry to Swiss with Schengen Visa issued by Austria? [duplicate]

I have filed an application for Schengen visa at the Austrian embassy. Can I first enter Switzerland with that visa or should I start my journey from Austria?