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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Valid for Italy student visa but entry point is France [duplicate]

I have a category D student visa valid for Italy. I want to enter from Paris and stay there for 3 days before heading to Italy. Do I or can I apply for a Schengen tourist visa so I could enter Paris? ...
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Spending few hours more than the “duration of stay”, that mentioned in the Schengen visa can make any problem? [duplicate]

I'm from Tunisia and I got a Schengen visa from the Austrian Embassy for 28 days, the “duration of stay”, and the number of entries is 1 and the validity of the visa is from 02/08/2015 to 13/09/2015. ...
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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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Transit visas for flight stopover in France from Karachi to Houston [duplicate]

If I am travelling from Karachi,Pakistan to Houston, Texas ( with a Pakistani passport that has a USA visa stamp on it) do I need to have a transit/Schengen visa if I have a 8 hour stopover in France ...
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Luxembourg port of entry [duplicate]

I will be applying Luxembourg work permit visa from my country. Now to book tickets, i couldn't find any direct flights to Luxembourg from Asia(non-schengen country). So is it acceptable to land in ...
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Application for Schengen visa when bank statement is not available

I would be going to UK and from there I would like to apply for a Schengen visa where the port of entry would be France. My friend who is a student stays in Lyon and I would be visiting him. However ...
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Do I need a visa to transit 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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US passport holder visiting France for short scientific visit

I will be visiting France this fall for a "scientific visit" of about 80 days, and the relevant visa for this trip is the "Short stay visa for scientists, researchers and teachers" visa: ...
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Schengen Visa Refusal from the Spanish Consulate

I applied for a Schengen visa via the Spanish embassy. The visa was refused for two reasons: (1) Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided. (2) ...
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Travelling to Schengen area with Type-D national Visa of Spain

Can I travel to France with my 90-days Type-D Visa (Trabajo Y Residencia) of Spain ? Its a Multiple Entry Visa. I had applied for Residence card (T.I.E) but did not receive yet. My Visa is valid till ...
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Can I leave the Schengen with my Type D Multi Entry visa from Spain

I'm an Indian student, with a Type D Multi Entry Visa to Spain. I'm in Spain and have applied for my Residence Permit but haven't received it yet. Can I travel to Croatia and back with just this ...
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Schengen Visa Multiple entry [duplicate]

I live in London and I have been issued a Schengen multiple entry Visa from The Italian Consulate from 18 Aug to 1 Oct. My Holiday to Italy is from 18Aug to 23 Aug. Thereafter I will return to London. ...
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Schengen visa for a one-week visit: Can I ask for a 90-day visa? [closed]

I am applying for a short-stay visa (less than 90 days) for attending a conference in France. I am going for a week, but the online form is for a multiple-entry visa only so what should be the Date ...
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Schengen visa refused two times by the French consulate, how to appeal? [closed]

I have been denied visa twice by the French embassy, how do I appeal? Reason were subsistence and justification and purpose of intended stay not reliable. I am a working guy in an IT company. I gave ...
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Traveling to Italy, then France, then Spain. In what country should I apply for my Schengen visa? [closed]

I'm planning a trip to Italy, France, and Spain next year. I will be flying into Rome, Italy, and will be spending 2 nights there and 2 nights in Florence. Then I will travel to Côte d'Azur, France, ...
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Slovenia to Croatia with single-entry Schengen visa

I have single entry Schengen visa delivered by the Austrian Embassy in United Arab Emirates. I have entered Austria and thought I can go to Croatia with it through Slovenia. At the border the ...
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Transit Visa???Urgent [duplicate]

I am traveling to Chicago by the Lufthansa airlines. The route is Delhi-Frankfurt- Brussels- Chicago. I have a US F1 visa, and a UK travelling visa which is still valid till Octoer 2015. Do I still ...
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24 hour visit to UK holding schengen type-c visa while in germany [duplicate]

i am a Pakistani national and i am here in Germany for 2 months with Schengen type-C visa. I want to visit London for less than 24 hours. Do i need a visa for my visit or not?
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Can I travel to Croatia with single-entry Schengen visa?

I am traveling to Zurich with a single-entry Schengen visa. While coming back can I travel to Croatia for 3 days and then return to India (Country of Origin)?
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How to procure a Schengen visa for a Thai boyfriend

Preamble. I am a Russian engineer and I have had a Thai boyfriend for 9 years now. I live in Russia because there is no good job for me in Thailand (and I find Thai climate too hot for a permanent ...
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UK and Schengen visa fund question from India

We are applying for UK and Schengen visas consecutively as that seems to be the requirement, though it is one combined visit for us. We plan to arrive in Europe and then go across to UK and head back ...
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Can I get a schengen visa from Switzerland if I am to stay longer in France?

I need to attend a conference in France for about 10 days but Geneva is my entry port. I am unable to get the visa through France as they don't have any appointments until late Sept. Can I apply ...
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Can I get an appointment at a French consulate different than the one assigned to my state?

I got invitation to visit a French school last week and have to be there in September. I am unable to get an appointment at the French consulate in NYC for the next two months. Can I request another ...
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Proving your financial stability if you are a freelancer

I'm planning my big Europe trip, and I'm quite excited about it! I have received a grant to attend a programmer conference in September, and I have an invitation letter from them. Since it's a ...
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Should I follow what was mentioned in the “duration of stay” or in the “validity of the visa”?

I'm from Tunisia and I got a Schengen visa from the Austrian Embassy for 28 days, the “duration of stay”, and the number of entries is 1. But the validity of the visa is from 02/08/2015 to ...
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Schengen visa application refused on the ground of “Not fully justified purpose of visit”. What should I do now? [duplicate]

I am from India and I am travelling to Netherlands, Spain, France for 15 days. I have applied from Netherlands for my Schengen visa. I have submitted all my documents: round trip flight tickets, hotel ...
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Schengen boarding/entry without visa for final destination (non-Schengen)

I'm an Indian citizen with a valid Schengen short-stay visa. I intend to travel on Emirates from New York to Dubai with a stopover of 3 days in Milan in between. I don't have the Dubai visa in hand ...
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Would Netherlands refuse entry for a Schengen visa issued by the French embassy?

I have a valid multiple-entry Schengen visa issued from the French embassy in Bahrain. At the beginning, my flight was to Paris, France, but I want to change my route to be Amsterdam, Netherlands my ...
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Leave US to Schengen on day 180th without any trouble? [duplicate]

The 180th day is September 25 in US after staying 90 days in the Schengen Zone. Could I leave US by plane on 25th (180th day) to arrive Schengen next day, 26th, without any trouble? (Just need to ...
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Can I travel to Romania with schengen visa issued by the embassy of The Netherlands and staying for a longer period in Romania than in Amsterdam?

I'll be travelling to Europe next July but I want to visit Romania and stay for a week and also go to Amsterdam for 4 or 5 days. Can I apply for schengen visa from the embassy of The Netherlands? Will ...
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do I need an airport transit visa in Lisbon airport [duplicate]

I have came across many different answers to this question so I am looking for advice on the below situation; I am a Ghanaian national with uk settlement and I will be making a 20 hour stop over at ...
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Bank balance for Schengen visa?

My boyfriend and i are planning 10days trip to Italy. So basically he is sponsoring the trip. My bank account does not have sufficient amount. Also we are right now in two different countries. So is ...
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Can I enter Poland with Italy Schengen visa without entering Italy? [duplicate]

Can I enter Poland with Italy Schengen visa without entering through Italy, my visa is multiable. My friend here told to first enter Italy then go to Romania. Is my friend right?
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Schengen visa refused from German embassy

I am Sri-Lankan staying in Bangladesh working in well established company in Bangladesh. I, my wife and two kids applied for Schengen visa from German embassy in Dhaka. I got only sponser letter from ...
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How can we demonstrate a Swiss Visitor will go home? (appealing Visa refusal) [duplicate]

I know there have been many questions asked about rejected visas. However, every single case is a bit different, and I now need your help to sort something out with the visa. I'm a Swiss citizen. My ...
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Will i get new visa if i need to stay 1-2 days more days after existing visa expires?

I have a type C multiple entry visa, valid for a year until 06/08 but I was thinking to start my trip before it expires and end around 07/08 or 08/08. I then want to go to Schengen zone again, so my ...
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German Visa Refusal

I applied for a visa at the German consulate but was refused for the following reasons, but I am not sure what they mean: 1) The information submitted regarding the purpose and conditions of the ...
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Schengen Visa Expires before the end of work permit (TWV)

I have a Schengen Visa which expires one month before the end of my employment permit (TWV) in Netherlands. I arrived in Netherlands one month before expiry of the Schengen Visa (expires 23 July ...
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Change the address of stay after receiving Schengen visa

I received a Schengen tourist visa through the embassy of France, in my itinerary I specified the hotel that I'll be staying in, now, my French friend offered me to stay at his place instead of the ...
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French Schengen visa [duplicate]

Me and my Moroccan friend are currently planning a holiday to Portugal (I'm a british citizen). We're slightly concerned though, that because her Schengen visa has been issued via the French embassay ...
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Boarding denied as the final itinerary did not include the Schengen visa issuing country

We got our Schengen visa from the Italian embassy. The bookings that were used in the submission for the visa had had to be cancelled as they were provisional and since the visa took time (received ...
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Do Schengen and Bulgarian authorities share visa applicant information? [closed]

I am applying for a visa for Bulgaria and there are 2 questions in the application about other visas: 26 - Schengen visas issued during the past three years? 27 - Fingerprints collected ...
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If I have Greek Visa, can I use it to visit other Schengen countries after my arrival in Greece [duplicate]

I am planning to travel to Greece so I want to know if I can visit other Schengen countries with the visa and also by train from Greece after my arrival in Greece
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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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Visa Information (Schengen Application, Enlargement Members)

Every country asks in its visa form whether you stayed previously in this or some other Schengen country. Some people stayed in countries which are now in Schengen, but have not been part of Schengen ...
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Which visa consulate I have to apply to get a Schengen Visa [duplicate]

This is a very informative guide to get help about Schengen visa enquiries :) Me and my husband, we are planning for the below itinerary, for a Europe trip covering 5 countries. Please let me know ...
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Residence Permit, Leaving country well in time: Impact on future travel?

Let's say you had a residence permit of one of the Schengen countries and you moved there and you left the country for your home country well before its expiry date because you realized you could not ...
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Re-applying a refused visa application

I applied for a Schengen visa from Belgium and it got refused. My visa type was friends/family visit and I applied for one and a half month. However, I really want to visit Amsterdam, Belgium and ...
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Visa for gap year in Europe

I am going to Europe in 2016 for a year for my gap year-I will be 18 and am from Australia. My dream is to backpack for about 6 months, and au pair for about 3 months, yet this is extremely ...
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Schengen visa in almost full passport

My Indian passport is almost full, I have 4 blank pages, but not facing pages (1 blank page at the beginning of my passport, one in the middle, and the very last page recto/verso). Do I need to renew ...