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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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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Possible to visit Schengen Countries using France Type D Long term work permit Visa? [duplicate]

I have Type D Long term work permit visa for France. I would like to know using this visa possible to visit Schengen Countries? If I want to Visit UK what needs to be done from my side? Please help me ...
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Polish Airports' fingerprint Process

Are there fingerprints taking processes at Polish airports for Schengen visa holders upon arrival and entry in the country? Earlier, I got a visa from the French Embassy and my fingerprints had been ...
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Can I stay in Schengen more than 90/180?

I am a Canadian and waiting for my Portuguese citizenship now. I spent 60 days in Portugal already and want to go to France during Christmas time. Can I enter France even my stay in Schengen is more ...
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Do I need both a UK visa and a Schengen visa?

I am a Filipino Citizen working in Qatar and have a valid Residence Permit. I am planning to visit my wife's sister in the UK, and afterwards we are planning a Schengen tour with the other family ...
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Schengen Visa- chances for a student?

Obviously no one can say whether I will or will not get the visa but would appreciate some inputs. I know it is generally difficult for non-employed people to get a Schengen visa. What do you think ...
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Where can I go with an Irish visa but without a Schengen visa?

I will visit Ireland for training purpose (~10 weeks, single entry short term visa). I am searching for stuff to do and places to visit. I know that Ireland is not part of Schengen states. So, my ...
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I'm holding a Schengen visa as a student, do I need to apply for visa to another Schengen country? [duplicate]

I'm currently a foreign student holding my resident permit in a Schengen country, and I will go for student exchange next January to another Schengen country. As the exchange duration lasts longer ...
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Applying for Schengen Visa after (German) Student visa expires IN Schengen area?

I am a Indian national (not eligible for 90-days visa free program) spending a semester in Germany on a German Student Visa right now. My student visa expires in the third week of December, but I want ...
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Reapplication for Schengen visa

I would like to reapply for my parents visas who were rejected for Belgium with below stated reason: Insufficient means of subsistence, both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return ...
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greece schengen visa going to germany? [duplicate]

If I get a schengen visa issued from greece embassy, and it was the first visa on my passport, can I enter germany without any problem as a first entry?
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Is a transit visa required to enter madrid [duplicate]

I am an Indian national travelling to Colombia from Bangalore. However, I have to go through Madrid. I wanted to know if I required a transit visa to just enter the Madrid airport? Also, will a ...
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Cruise embarks in Rome, visits mainly Greece ports and disembarks in Athens where I am flying out of also, which country to apply Schengen Visa in?

I will be flying in to Rome 3 days ahead of my cruise sailing date which sails out of Rome for an 11 day cruise of Greek isles (including 3 port days in Turkey), finally disembarking in Athens. I ...
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If my Schegen Visa is Valid for Hellas does that mean I can't enter another Schengen area? [closed]

I applied for a Schengen visa through the Greek embassy, but we're planning to go to Rome after Athens. I just received my Visa saying Valid for Hellas. Does that mean I can't go to another Schengen ...
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Do i need schengen visa if Travelling india via franfurt and vienna [duplicate]

I am travelling from Usa to india via frankfurt and vienna. I am having a valid US visa and indian passport. Do I need a schengen visa or transit visa. This is really urgent as my flight is in next 7 ...
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Schengen visa entry [duplicate]

Hi I am Ashraf from Eygpt I have schengen visa type c multiple entry from Switzerland for 5 years I already used it 2 time for going to Switzerland but now I need to go for Germany to Hanover and its ...
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Staying in Europe (Schengen and non-Schengen) for one year

I am an Indonesian passport holder. I have a multiple entry Schengen visa, duration of stay: 90 days, valid for 2 years, issued by the Dutch embassy on November 2014 (valid until November 2016). I ...
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What can I do if visa is issued after the intended date of travel? [duplicate]

Can I go directly to my main destination without going to member state of first entry in Schengen area? What can I do if visa is issued after the intended date of travel? How can I change my first ...
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Visiting EU as British citizen long-term

I would like to visit the EU for non-work or studying purposes, etc. for about a year from next week starting in Greece. Until 23 September 2015, I spent 5 weeks in Romania continuously. I'm 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 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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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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Visiting Italy on tourist visa and applying for Family reunion visa

My mother is a Sri Lankan citizen and she is currently in Italy on tourist visa valid from January 1, 2015 to February 28, 2015. She applied for family reunion (while in Italy on tourist visa) ...
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Can I travel to Schengen countries that were not on my itinerary when I applied?

I have applied for a Schengen visa in the Consulate of Italy. I will be visiting for a 2 month period to attend a dance workshop. However, I plan to visit my boyfriend twice. He is studying in Germany ...
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Euro Trip on December [closed]

I am from india and I will be travelling to Ireland in ICT Visa on November. I need to travel to other European countries on the month of December. Kindly let me know the procedure. I need to know ...
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Entering the Schengen area 12 days before my visa expires

I have a Vietnamese passport. I'm planning to visit Vietnam on July 7th and be back in the Czech Republic (in Schengen area) on August 29th. My visa is a multiple-entry, long-term, D type visa (for ...
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Baby with passport from different country than his parents

I will travel with my family, we all have French passports but our 4 months old kid has a US passport and has the same lastname than us. We have his US birth certificate as well. Will we have any ...
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US Citizen in Poland more than 90 days in a 180 day period

From what I understand, it is legal for a US citizen to spend up to 90 days in Poland, leave for one day, and re-enter for another 90 day period. Sources I called the Polish embassy in New York and ...
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First time entry to Schengen area with student visa

I am currently living outside EU and I recently got a student visa from Germany (multi), but I would like to travel first to Sweden to visit a friend and then flight to Germany. Would that be a ...
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Do I need a transit visa for a 23 hour layover in Amsterdam? [duplicate]

Does a South African citizen travelling from Canada to South Africa via Amsterdam, with a lay over of 23:50 need a transit visa?
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Schengen Visa for Switzerland, but travel to Amsterdam & Paris [duplicate]

I am planning to visit Europe in November. My initial plan was to be in Switzerland for the entire duration of the trip. I have got the visa as well. But I wish to go to Amsterdam for two nights out ...
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schengen visa travel documents needed

I am applying for a schengen visa for a month and my travel dates will be within this month for a period of 15 days. i can give approximate dates of intended travel and return but could not book ...
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RP in Bahrain less than six months valid for Schengen visa

I'm travelling to Austria in December 2015 and my residence visa in Bahrain expires in April 2016. That leaves me with only 4 months validity on my visa from my date of return. This is less than the ...
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Why is security screening done at the gate at AMS (Schiphol airport, Amsterdam) in the non-Schengen area?

I've noticed that when taking non-Schengen flights at AMS (Schiphol airport, Amsterdam), there is no centralized security check after you enter the airport and go through passport control. Instead, ...
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Effects of Schengen Visa refusal appeal on new fresh visa

I have appeal for refusal of Schengen visa (Spain), but I decided to apply for fresh visa from other Schengen State (Czech Republic). I want to know, does my appeal to Spain affect my visa in Czech ...
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Schengen visa application from Delhi, while I'm living and working in Dubai [duplicate]

I'm an Indian working in Dubai. I'm going for a vacation to Delhi and want to apply for a Schengen visa (just for holidays) from Delhi. What documents do I need to provide and what do I have to do to ...
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Can I apply for a new Schengen visa before my current multiple entry visa expires?

Hoping someone can help me figure out what to do. I've got a South African passport with a 90 days multiple entry Italian Schengen visa, expiring 14-03-2016. I'm currently in France till mid November ...
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Turkish eVisa for Schengen holder single entry

I have a Schengen visa valid from 24/6 to 19/7 single entry but the duration of stay is 11 days and I will stay the 11 days from 26/6 to 6/7 then I will go to Turkey, can I get the eVisa at the ...
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Schengen Visa Annulment and Subsequent Removal

I got my Schengen visa from the Italian Embassy in my country (Iran), but after that I changed my plan to go to Germany as my first entry. I traveled to Germany but unfortunately the Airport police of ...
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Traveling in other Schengen countries with photo copy residence permit along with passport?

Currently, I am a non EU national staying in France. Recently, my residence permit (titre-de-sejour) has expired and it is in the process of renewal. So, a temporary residence permit (récépissé) is ...
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I am a non-EU citizen and have Czech D student visa for 6 months valid for Czech Republic [duplicate]

I want to visit Finland to see my wife and children and there after visit Greece for a conference. Is it possible to travel to these countries with Czech D visa?
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Can I enter Switzerland while my B permit is in application? [duplicate]

I just returned from Switzerland after a 90 day leisure stay there to see if I liked the place enough to live there. I first entered Switzerland on the 25th of May. I now currently have a B permit in ...
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Leaving Russia with Schengen Visa

I am a Russian citizen currently living in Switzerland (I have a Bewilligung C permit, which gives me a Schengen visa), and I am travelling to Russia soon to visit family there. I've heard that I will ...
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Schengen Visa Refusal - Embassy of Spain [duplicate]

I am refused to get a Schengen visa. I applied for visa through Embassy of Spain. The reasons stated on the letter are: a) The information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and ...
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Is there a way to get a visa appointment faster?

I need to travel to Netherlands (business trip) in a month (I live in San-Fransisco, US, not a US citizen). The problem is that when I try to schedule an appointment, the closest appointment I can get ...
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Schengen visa issued by Italy, can I visit the Netherlands? [duplicate]

I was granted a Schengan visa from the Italian Embassy. Now I want to visit the Netherlands. What is the procedure to change my visa?
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Schengen visa application rejected because my US visa stamp expires in December. What are my options?

I went to the Italian consulate in Washington, DC today and they would not accept my visa application because they said my US visa stamp cannot expire less than 3 months after the end of my trip to ...
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How to calculate stays against 90/180 visa rules?

Some destinations have a "90/180 rule" which says you can come and go but you must not spend over 90 days out of any 180 days in the area. A recent question asked by a new contributor concerns this ...
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Indian holding EU residence permit. Can I visit Ireland?

I am Indian passport holder living in Hungary for 4 years and I have been issued a Temporary residence permit (EU Schengen). Can I go to visit Dublin without any visa, or do I need to apply for a UK ...
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I have 6 days left on my 90 day Schengen. Will I meet with trouble entering Switzerland?

I hold a Singapore passport and will be travelling from UK (Non-schengen) to Switzerland. I have just 6 days left on my 90 day Schengen visa and intend to stay all 6 days and leave before I become ...