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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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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Apply for an Austrian Schengen Visa D multiple times as a US passport holder [closed]

I'm a US passport holder currently in the Schengen zone on a Visa D. My visa expires the end of August. I know it is not renewable but I was wondering if would run into any eligibility issues if I was ...
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What is a notarized copy of the Green Card (I-551) for Schengen visa application?

Schengen visa application from within the U.S. requires "a notarized copy of the Green Card (I-551) for Schengen visa application". I do not understand what is it. Notary public in the US certify the ...
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How long do I need to be out of Schengen after my residence permit expires? [duplicate]

I have a German residence permit that's coming to an end soon, and am planning to make a jaunt to London and back to get another 90-day spurt while I wait on my next visa for Hungary (!!!). However, ...
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Airport transit visa requirement for a Bangladeshi national flying from London to Toronto over Paris [duplicate]

I am a Bangladeshi national traveling from London to Toronto, Canada through CDG Paris, France by Air France. My transit time at CDG is 4h55m. Do I need an airport transit visa for this travel?
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Transit visa at London to pass Paris [duplicate]

I am travelling from Chennai to USA via London as a tourist. During the transit at London i would like to visit Paris. What are the documents required to get passes? Where Can i get the passes?
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Transit Visa when exiting Schengen Area and taking connecting flight through Schengen [duplicate]

I got single entry Type C Schengen visa (Austria) from Dubai till 25/07/2016. I will enter Schengen on 1st July and exit on 8th July for London. On our return on 11th July we have fligt from London to ...
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Transit Visa in London [duplicate]

I will be travelling from The Netherlands to India soon and have a flight change in London. However I also need to change airports (From London City Airport to Heathrow Airport). I hold an Indian ...
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Change of flying dates while visa application is under process

I have applied for a Schengen-Visa few days back. Today I got a mail from the airline reservation desk saying that my flights ( both up and down)are cancelled due to some operational issues and gave ...
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Schengen Visa Validity Issue [duplicate]

My wife has a Schengen Visa which was issued in Feb 2016 and is valid until Feb 2017. She has already been in Germany for around 80 days but not at a stretch and has been to other countries within ...
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Does a Ukrainian citizen with UK visa and Estonian residence need a tourist visa to Spain?

My husband is from Ukraine and I am from Latvia (EU). He has UK permit to stay and work in UK for 5 years. He has an Estonian permit to work there as well, but it will expire next October. We are ...
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Am I required to pay UK/ USA Visa fees if I have a German residence permit? [closed]

Here is the situation. I am non-european but staying in Germany with a Residence permit. I can visit all Schengen listed countries with no issue. Assuming that I would want to travel to a non-Schengen ...
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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: https://pastel....
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Spanish Schengen visa: No appointment available in the next two months

I need a new EU Spouse Schengen Visa for my Chinese wife for a visit to Spain. As per previous instructions, I've booked the trip for 7 July 2016 but vfsglobal have informed they have no appointments ...
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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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Applied for Schengen visa via France. Have got multiple entry france visa. Planning a trip to Belgium and Holland before fl [duplicate]

Applied for Schengen visa via France. Have got multiple entry france visa. Planning a trip to Belgium and Holland before flying to France. Can I still use this visa for travelling to Belgium and ...
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I am non-EU citizen working as a volunteer in Denmark, can I travel within the Schengen Area without visa?

I'm a non-EU citizen (Russian) working as a volunteer in Denmark and have received a Danish residence permit (type J), valid until December. Can I travel within the Schengen Area without visa right ...
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Schengen Type C Visa (tourism) for Business

I have been a frequent visitor to The Netherlands and other Schengen states (for both business and tourism purposes) in past several years and had many visas issued previously. The current visa I ...
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Switzerland schengen visa processing time

My mom and sister are indian citizens and have planned to leave for Switzerland on the 12th May 2016. We have submitted our visa application on the 3rd May 2016 in mumbai vfs center. What are the ...
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Do I require a UK visa when I already have a Schengen multiple entry 3 year visa?

My partner is a UK citizen and I want to visit London and other parts of the UK to see him and his children from time to time, from South Africa, so I already have a 3 year Schengen visa for this very ...
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Incomplete insurance (for Schengen visa)

My situation is as follow. I am living in the US (in fact, even considered resident for tax purpose, I had been here for a long time; citizenship is Vietnam) who is planning to travel to the Schengen ...
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Schengen Visa for Germany refused due to lack of subsistence

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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What is minimum amount to one should keep for Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I hold an Indian passport and I am an owner of a small business I intend to travel Europe this July [mainly in Germany as I have friends there] for 50 odd days however I generally keep the money in ...
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As a British citizen , married to a non EU who has UK permanent resident card can travel together to italy? [duplicate]

My husband is non-EU , but holding a Uk residence permit card without bearing or written in Resident Card as member of EEA family member. Can he still travel with me in Italy ?
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My flights via Russia,if I stay on airport only,will I need a visa? [duplicate]

I have a schengen visa and I'm an Indian.I need to travel to Nice but the most appropriate flight for me is via Russia.If I stay on the airport only,will I need a visa?Also,will I need a visa if a ...
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Invitation letter schengen visa

I hold an Indian passport and intend to travel to Europe to meet my German girlfriend and to travel with her a little within Europe. I have heard rumors that the invitation from a girl may result in a ...
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Travel to rome 4 days before my visa expires

Good day. I have a multiple entry schengen visa valid until 03-07-16 duration of stay is 30 days. Ive only used it once when i visited milan for 4 days. I was invited to visit rome from june 30 2016- ...
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Is it possible to travel 4 days before my Schengen visa expires [duplicate]

I have a multiple entry Schengen visa valid until 03-07-16 duration of stay is 30 days. I've only used it once when I visited Milan for 4 days. I was invited to visit Rome from June 30 2016-July 3 ...
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Procedure to take layover in Italy, as non-EU citizen with US visa?

I hold a US Business visa (Indian citizen). I am travelling to the US from India and taking a layover in Italy for two days. So my travel plan is as follows: New Delhi to Rome Will stay in Rome for ...
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Requirement of old passport for visa for travelling to schengen countries

As i have lost my old passport, and there was no travelling or any visa alotted on that passport, now i want to apply for schengen visa, would they ask for my old passport?
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Should I apply for schengen business or tourism category

As I am planning to go to Italy for business purpose for 6 days, then I am planning to travel other European countries too for next 10 days, which kind of category (business or tourism), should I ...
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Minimum amount of days travel insurance policy should cover for Schengen visa?

My father in law is travelling to France, for 4 days, (01/07-04/07). Is there a minimum duration for which the travel insurance needed to apply for a Schengen visa must be valid? In other words, can ...
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Getting Schengen visa from a European country without stepping foot into it?

I have an upcoming travel for a conference in country A. But their consulate is pretty busy and I would like to get my visa sooner. Can I go to the consulate of a different country B which doesn't ...
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Work Visa Expiration + Count towards Schengen tourist days?

I am an American citizen living in Poland for 6 months. I arrived in Poland on February 1, 2016 without a Visa. The count toward my Schengen days began. I received my Work Visa for Poland on April 7, ...
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Honeymoon Travel to Italy [closed]

I am planning to travel to Italy in November for my honeymoon. I have a couple of doubts: I have the ITR for 1 year only, as I was doing my MBA before that. The eligibility documents lists 3 year ...
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Effect of VISA refusal reason quoted on Denmark green card visa application? [duplicate]

One or more Member State(s) consider you to be a threat to public policy, internal security or public health as defined in Article 2(19) of Regulations Ec No 562/2006 (Shengen Borders Code) or to the ...
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How can Americans visit Europe with as much flexibility and convenience as possible? [closed]

These questions might be complicated, so if you can even point me in the direction of someone who knows the answers, I'd appreciate it. My girlfriend and I are both Americans and currently live in ...
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Does my spouse (non-EEA) with UK Residence card need a visa to spain? [duplicate]

I have an Italian passport, currently residing in the UK with my wife, who only has a South African passport & UK Residence card. We are planning on going to Spain for a week, however I have been ...
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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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Do Vietnamese citizens need a visa to enter Spain for short term?

I am new here. I am studying in China (Beijing), and I have an opportunity to go to Spain (Valencia) for summer school in this July for one week. I have Vietnamese citizenship. I would like to ask ...
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Transit visa for Indian national flying via Frankfurt to Sweden

My son, an Indian national, has got admitted to a Swedish university. After receiving his residence permit from Swedish immigration agency, he will be flying to Stockholm with a four-hour halt at ...
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Do I need a visa to transit (or layover) in the Schengen area?

I found many related questions on this site but I am still not sure about the rules. How can I decide if I need a visa to transit?
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Issue regarding Schengen visa

I'll be traveling to Germany in July for a short summer camp at a university. Can I change my travel itinerary after I get my Schengen visa? I plan to stay in Germany for three days after the camp so ...
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Is changing your passport a good strategy for removing a negative immigration history in Schengen?

When certain nationalities of people want to travel in the Schengen zone, they are required to apply for a Schengen visa. This is a straight-forward process for most, but when an applicant has had ...
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Why is security screening done at the gate in some airports?

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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Does the AXA-Schengen Europe Travel insurance satisfy the German consulate's insurance requirements?

I just purchased AXA-Schengen Europe Travel insurance, and am applying to the German Consulate for my Schengen visa. These are the requirements as stated by the German Consulate for the insurance ...
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Schengen Type C Business Visa used as tourist VISA [duplicate]

I have received a Business Schengen visa for Belgium (Type C) multiple entry from my current company as I was to visit one of the office locations in Belgium. However I have quit the company and ...
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Bank Balance required for Schengen Visa

My wife and I plan to visit Greece for 7-8 days in month on June. I just wanted to confirm how much bank balance is required in the account for the visa approval. We plan to visit 2 islands (Santorini ...
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Reapply after Refusal of Schengen visa [closed]

I've traveled previously in Europe (Schengen) during the last 4 years with 4 shengen visas. The last one was from Spain. In my last trip application i wrote that my firat entry country will be Milan, ...
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Applying for Schengen visa, what does 'member state of first entry' mean?

I was filling in the forms to apply for a Schengen visa and I do not understand how to fill in my Member state of first entry. What does it mean exactly?