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 Visa refusal twice - appeal process?

My Schengen visa got rejected twice. I had booked a Honeymoon Package to Europe for 8 days from a travel agent which included multiple European places. The departure being from Mumbai on 28th June ...
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Possessing two residence IDs of different schengen countries [closed]

I am a Non EU citizen, residing in Belgium as a dependent to my spouse. Recently I got admitted to a Masters course in Netherlands for fall 2016. The university will be applying for my student visa/ ...
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Possible to get Schengen visa and UK visa together

I am from India. I have planned to visit my friends in the UK. From there we have planned to visit Switzerland and Germany. Is it possible for me to take both visas together in India?
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Does the 180 days in the 90/180 schengen rule start when landing in a country or after departing? [duplicate]

I went to stay in Germany from the 4th august 2015, till the 24th October 2015, totalling 88 days, now i am required to travel back to Germany on the 4th of march for a period of 40 days. Can i do ...
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How much time should the funds be present in the bank before the bank statement is generated

I am planning to apply for a Schengen visa for myself and my wife + 2 kids, I do not have sufficient bank balance and also host is in L permit in Switzerland. So I am planning to get some money from ...
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Multiple Schengen Visa for future entries [duplicate]

I've got a multiple entry schengen visa which is good for 6 month. my first trip will be to France, the issuing country. My question is: after I leave France and return home, must future trips also ...
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From Manila to Canada via France and Italy

I intend to apply for a tourist visa to Canada and a tourist Schengen visa. My itinerary will be from Manila to Paris, France to Rome, Italy then Canada where I plan to visit/stay for 2-3 months with ...
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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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Does tourist visa (90 days) apply after a working holiday visa ends in Schengen countries?

I am an Australian currently on a Netherlands working holiday visa that ends in May next year. I would like to know if when my visa ends I then get another 90 days just as a regular tourist visa as I ...
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Long stay Schengen visa requirement for spouse of UK citizen

I am an Australian Citizen travelling with my wife (with dual passport Australian and UK) to the Schengen area. We will be travelling together in a camping car and intend driving around various ...
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Visiting UK on schengen Visa

Hi I want to know that I have a national visa for Poland as I'm studying here. Can I visit on the same visa to UK for couple of days ?
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Applying for an Italy Schengen visa from the Italian Consulate in Belfast

I am a PhD student studying here in Northern Ireland, UK on a Tier 4 visa. I am an Indian national. I have to visit Italy to attend a conference. Can I apply for a Schengen visa through the Italian ...
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Can I enter and leave a Schengen Country if my visa expires over 2 months afterwards?

I'm looking to travel into a Schengen country just under three months before my Schengen Visa expires. Is this alright and can I travel right up until the expiration date? I will only be gone maximum ...
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Can an Indian citizen with Tier 5 GAE visa (work visa) apply for Schengen Visa from UK?

The duration of the stay is from mid-May to early-August. Schengen visa applied from India require booking details, which we haven't planned. Most of the visits will be during the weekends, we are ...
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Travelling to Montenegro using a Blue Card

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with travelling to Montenegro using the Blue Card? I realize it's not a schengen state but their travel regulations say the following: Holders of travel ...
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How much financial proof do I need to show for a Schengen visa for a 14-day trip to Italy?

My wife and I are planning a 14-day trip to Italy. How much financial proof would each one of us have to show for proof of sufficient funds for expenses as needed by Schengen visa? The calculation ...
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How to apply for a Schengen visa for France when paid in cash (income not deposited on a bank account)?

I work for a diplomat based in Vietnam. I get paid in cash and banks do not accept personal deposits from foreigners. I want to apply for a Schengen visa but I don't have bank statements however, i ...
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If i have a multiple-entry Schengen visa, is it ok to exit Schengen area without visiting the visa-issuing country on the first visit?

I am an Indian citizen working in Malaysia and have been issued a multiple entry Schengen visa, valid for two months, to attend a conference in Vienna from the Austrian Embassy, as I will be staying ...
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Visa Application Question

I am a Nigerian, applying for a Schengen Visa to Italy, and while filling out the form, encountered this question: a. Member State(s) of destination. b. Member state of first entry. Please, what do I ...
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Do I need a transit visa/Airport transit visa at Frankfurt, if I have french Schengen visa?

I am a Indian citizen, traveling to Paris via Frankfurt with a multiple-entry French Schengen visa. Since, I have a French Schengen visa. Would I need to get an airport transit visa or transit visa ...
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UK visit visa after Schengen visa

Me and my husband (non eu) are planning a trip to Germany and then UK to visit my family. We will be in Germany for 3 months and then go to the UK. Does anyone know if it is possible to forward date a ...
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Planning two trips to Schengen countries at the beginning/end of UK stay

I am planning a 2-3 week visit to the UK, with short trips to Schengen countries before and after. As pointed out, I should be able to apply for a Schengen visa once to cover both trips. 1) Will the ...
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Travel without residence permit in schengen zone [duplicate]

I live in Poland. I am a citizen of Turkey, so I am a non-EU citizen. Few days ago i lost my residence card and in 7-8 days i will go to Italy for a nice trip. I know it's a domestic flight from ...
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Can I visit Schengen countries on a Type-D Schengen Visa?

I’m going to Germany for a semester exchange and I have a long-stay visa from Germany. Can I travel to the other Schengen states during this period with this visa or do I have to apply for a separate ...
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Schengen visa for Pakistani national married to British citizen wife

I am a Pakistani citizen holding a Pakistani passport, my wife is dual national meaning Pakistani and British citizen and lives with me in Pakistan; We have been married for 7 years and I have ...
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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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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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Refusal of Schengen visa (Netherlands short stay French embassy)

How can we appeal successfully after refusal? We have 2 refusals from the same French embassy. The only reason for refusal was, "Not sure the applicant will leave the country on time."
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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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Traveling to Netherlands on a type d study visa for Italy, which expires before my return to India from Netherlands [duplicate]

I am an Indian national on a type D, multiple entry, study visa in Italy which will expire on 13.05.2016. I intend to travel to Netherlands from 05.05 .16 to 16.05.16, and thereafter come back to ...
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Why does my French Schengen visa say Marsault, or Goat in English?

Bonjour, travelers. I received a Schengen visa from the French embassy in my country. It was a tourist visa and was my first time to receive a Schengen visa. It looks like this: I had to go to ...
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Enter Schengen with a 'damaged' UK passport as Schengen resident

I live in the Schengen area. I would like to visit family in the UK for a week. Unfortunately my UK passport got soaked and the first page (the one with all the formalities on) is stuck to the cover. ...
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Why did airport security swab my hands with wet paper?

Before entering a commercial plane, I had to go through the usual security check at Prague airport (PRG). When I passed the metal detector, it went off. I assume it was because I forgot to take off my ...
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Can I apply to one Schengen country while travelling to another first and then, in a separate trip, to the country awarding the visa? [duplicate]

I'm a non-EU citizen residing in the UK and married to a British national. My first SChengen visa expired last year. We've booked an Easter vacation to Malta (22-27 Mar). But the first available visa ...
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Can i travel to EU after a block of 180 days (from my first visit) if visa valid period is 2 yrs?

My Schengen tourist visa is valid from 12/08/2015 to 12/08 2017, i.e.for 2 years as type C visa. I travelled from Mumbai on 26/08/2015, stayed in Amsterdam and came back to Mumbai on 20/09/2015 (24 ...
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Traveling a few days before expiry of a Schengen visa

I have a Schengen visa which is expiring on February 29th. I have plans to travel to Sweden on the 25th of February. Is it OK to travel just 4 days before the visa expires, or will there be any ...
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Arriving at night before Schengen visa valid date?

I'll be traveling to Germany this May and my planes would arrive at 4 May 20.30 at Frankfurt Airport but the Schengen visa that I received is valid only at 5 May. Is it possible to enter if it's only ...
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working holiday and tourist visas in schengen [duplicate]

I am an Australian and arrived in the Schengen end of April 2015. I travelled as a tourist around the schengen for 90 days and within the 90 days obtained a Working Holiday Visa in Netherlands. My ...
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Transit visa required for going through USA -> Germany -> India [duplicate]

I have an expired US visa, but hold a valid I797 document and Valid I94 document to stay in USA. I am citizen of India, and I am planning to travel to India via Germany. Do I need to get a transit ...
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Do I require a visa with my Belgian refugee travel document to enter Macedonia?

I have a belgian travel document for refugees and residence in Belgium. Can I enter Macedonia/FYROM visa-free or do I need to apply for a visa before entry?
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Chances being caught re-entering EU too soon

My kid started a university program in Hungary in fall of 2015. There were some issues with paperwork regarding his student visa and he was issued a temporary visa so that he could finish the term ...
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What to do if I lost my passport before flight in another country?

I'm just asking this question for my info. I will be traveling from India to Amsterdam on a short trip. What should you do if you lose your passport or the passport gets stolen (especially in a ...
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Is a hotel reservation required for subsequent trips on a multi-entry Schengen visa?

A month ago I got a multiple entry Schengen visa from the embassy of Czech Republic. During my first stay in the Schengen Area I lived in a hotel, but during my next trips I would like to live at my ...
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Passport control when flying from Romania to Italy

Do you guys know if there is passport control and stamp when flying from Romania to Milan-Italy? I would like to know that because I need to get my passport stamped in Italy.
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Do stateless Green Card holders need schengen visa? [duplicate]

I am from the former soviet union, and I have just got my green card after a few years ago. I am still stateless and have applied for a refugee travel document which may or may not come through. My ...
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Transit visa requirements for Multi-Leg flights through Heathrow

I am planning on a holiday trip in EU before heading home for my vacation in India. I am an Indian Citizen and am currently on F1 visa. I am using my tax money to travel to Germany to meet my friend ...
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Cancel a Tourist (C) visa issued for all schengen states

I'm the guarantee host for a tourist visa for my former girlfriend. Now she got the visa in her passport, but we just split. Is there a way to cancel the visa? She alread got the passport with the ...
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To obtain a schengen a visa to Europe [closed]

I live and work in Dubai. I earn less than AED 2000 per month. Is my monthly income sufficient to obtain Schengen visa to Europe?
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what is the amount of salary bracket to obtain a schegen visa to europe from Duabi? [duplicate]

Do you mean low income does not matter as long as I have enough amount of money in my saving? Some consultancies say I must earn AED4000 monthly to obtain Schengen visa to Europe.
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How to appeal a German visa refusal?

I have applied for visit visa to Germany, all the documents were correct but my visa was refused stating reason number 9 (Your intention to leave the territory of the Member States before the expiry ...