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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Exit rules before visit to Schengen country after studies in another Schengen country [duplicate]

My friend is a Japanese citizen and was studying in Sweden for around a year (August-June), having a temporary residence permit. He left Sweden in June and would like to visit Greece in July. Entry ...
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Applying for a Schengen Visa even though there's still an existing unused visa

I am a Philippines passport holder who is currently living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A few weeks ago, I applied for a Schengen visa and was approved (from Hungary). I previously intended to ...
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Proof of accomodation for France (travelling from India) [closed]

I am travelling to France this month end. Is a reservation from Booking.com enough for proof of accommodation?
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Schengen business visa extension in Spain

I'm travelling to Spain for business purpose and my visa is valid for just 14 days. Now I have another very urgent business to attend to in the Netherlands. Can I extend my stay for another 10 days to ...
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Schengen Visa Refusal (Short stay in Austria)

I would like to know if after appealing for visa refusal from the Holland Embassy in Accra, Ghana for the last 90 days without response, what exactly to do? Do i have to send a reminder or what?
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Traveling on back-to-back Schengen visas

I currently have a valid multiple entry Schengen visa that expires on Feb 10th (issued by the Spanish consulate). I need to visit the Czech Republic from Feb 9th to Feb 15th. For this, I am getting a ...
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Entering with one Schengen visa but exiting with another [duplicate]

I have a France-issued Schengen visa until 24/06/2015, and I would like to visit Spain between 21-27/06/2015. When I applied to visa to Spain consulate, they gave me a Schengen visa from 25/06/2015. ...
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Can I have two Schengen visas in one passport?

I will have to visit Europe twice for five months in total. I am Thai and will need a visa. The maximum stay in europe is 90 days, otherwise you have to apply for a long term stay according to my ...
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Do I need to book some intra-Europe tickets to apply for Schengen visa?

I already booked my ultra-Europe ticket which was a roundtrip from YVR to ZRH. However, I am not sure whether I need to book for intra-Europe tickets for my visa application.
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Strategy for a Schengen visa application: Attending a course + a bit of tourism

I'm an Indian national, and I will be travelling to Milan in July, for a summer University session at Bocconi University. During my stay there I'm planning a trip across the Alps to Switzerland and ...
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Proof of employment for a Schengen Visa from French Consulate Vancouver?

On its website, it requires some format of proof of employment. However, no-one in my family has that. I am a student, my brother (another applicant) is currently unemployed, my mom (another ...
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Schengen rules for Australian travelling Europe for 2 years?

Can anyone tell me if this is possible: I want to travel Europe for approx 2 years. (Not working, I will be able to show bank statements to prove i can support myself at each immigration point). ...
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Transit visa for Delhi to Dublin via Schengen [duplicate]

Do I need a transit visa, I am travelling Delhi to Zurich (Switzerland) and Zurich to Dublin and Dublin to Frankfurt and Frankfurt to Delhi. Ticket already booked but only have Ireland visa. No ...
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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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Bulgarian passport expires two months after return date, will I have a problem traveling from US through Germany to Bulgaria?

I am flying from San Francisco to Bulgaria through Frankfurt and Munich in a few days. I hold a green card and I am a Bulgarian citizen. I just found out about the 3 month passport expiration date ...
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Turkish visa holder traveling to Italy

I am a Somali citizen. If I have a valid Turkish tourist visa can I travel to Italy?
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Spanish Visa for Non-EU Spouse of a UK National

I am a British national resident in the UK. My wife is Jordanian, resident in the UK with me. She has a UK biometric residency permit. We were married in the UK and the marriage is registered in the ...
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Does my husband need to apply for Schengen visa if he has an indefinite leave to remain?

My husband is a Sri Lankan national with a Sri Lankan passport. He holds an indefinite leave to remain in the UK (card). Our 3 kids and I have British passports, we are all going to go to France. Does ...
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Can Indians on UK tourist visa apply for Schengen tourist visa in London?

We are Indians and will be visiting UK on short-stay visas for about 5 months. Can we apply for Schengen tourist visas while we are in London?
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Staying in Schengen after student visa expires [duplicate]

I have a question. I'm a USA citizen with a student visa issued in Sweden that expires on the 30 of June. However, I am planning on leaving Schengen (through Sweden) and returning after the 30 of June ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa as a tourist in London

I am Indian travelling to UK on tourist visa. I am planning for multiple-entry Schengen visa so I can visit Europe during my stay in UK. As per France consulate we need to provide confirm air ...
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Can an Indian citizen on B1/B2 tourist visa in the US, apply for a schengen visa in the US?

I am leaving India for the US and plan to tour Europe on my way back from the US. However, I believe I can't apply for a Schengen visa in India before leaving to Europe because I would be staying in ...
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Do I need to pay in full for hostel reservation to show proof of accommodation for Schengen VISA?

I am applying for a Schengen VISA to travel to Germany, and one of the requirements is showing proof of accommodation. I booked all my hostels via hostelworld.com, but only paid the non-refundable ...
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Tourism in the Schengen area either side of a student visa

Does time spent in a Schengen country under a student visa (issued by that country) count towards the 90 days permitted within the Schengen Area? My (Australian) partner will be undertaking some ...
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Long-haul flight departs one day before my visa validity starts, to land on the following day. Will I be denied boarding?

Need this help urgently please. I will be travelling to Italy via Austria and Germany from 7th June, 2015 to 19th June, 2015 with my wife on my honeymoon. My wife was granted her tourist visa on ...
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Visa approved but unable to use due to loan problems

One of my friends had recently applied for a visa and had got approved, but due to loan problems he is unable to use his Visa right now and leave for Germany, will it be a problem for his future ...
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Can I transit through Frankfurt to Romania without a Schengen visa?

I am applying for a Romanian Short Stay Visa. I have a valid US visa. I am travelling from the US to Romania. Typically, I would need a Schengen Visa if I need to go to a Schengen Zone as my ...
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Transiting via Madrid to Venice

I have e mailed Iberia but not had a reply. Can anyone please tell me if i book a flight Malaga to Venice and choose one with 6 plus hours transit in Madrid, therefore our bags are not our care, can ...
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Length of stay in the Schengen area with a Turkish “special passport” [duplicate]

I have a Turkish “special passport” which exempts me from the requirement to hold a visa for the Schengen area. My arrival date is: 13 June 2015, 11.00am My departure date is: 10 September 2015, ...
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Schengen VIDEX application form: my H1B VISA and my passport were “Issued by” whom?

I am applying for the German Schengen VISA, and in the VIDEX application form, there are three questions that have left me stumped: My H1B VISA was issued by -----? Is this the US Government? Or is ...
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Lost Passport with Schengen visa in France - need to travel to italy - Applying for a new schengen from Italian embassy while in france

I did see a couple of questions which are similar but I still see no clear/concrete answer, hence I am asking it again. I am a student from India here in Grenoble, France on an internship for the ...
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German national visa (Type D), but entry through another Schengen country?

Disclaimer: This might be a duplicate post, but while looking up this question I did not find a response that would put my mind to peace Hi, I am an Indian student studying in Berlin just for fall ...
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Travel to France from Non-EU countries with a Dutch residence permit?

I'm not a EU citizen but holding a Dutch residence permit which allows me to travel within Schengen countries. But I'm wondering, instead of traveling from one Schengen country to another, is it also ...
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Schengen visa for non-EU spouse of EU citizen

Most of the already posted questions were about traveling between EU countries. In my case I would like to visit Austria with my South African wife. We got married over 20 years ago in Austria, lived ...
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Visa Schengen through Belgium, itinerary and processing application questions

Please read carefully in order to understand my questions and sorry if I typed too much. I applied for a Schengen visa (short stay) through Belgium embassy in Lima, Peru (my home country) on May ...
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Can I extend my 45-day visa in Spain?

I am a Turkish citizen. I have a 45-day Greek Schengen tourist visa. Can I extend my visa for 5 days in Spain?
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Entering France on German issued Schengen Visa (South African passport) [duplicate]

I have a South African passport and valid visas' for the UK and Schengen. My trip is to the UK for a week then to Germany for two weeks. I'm staying in Germany for those two weeks and not going to 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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What constitutes proof of hotel reservation during group travel? (Schengen VISA)

My friends and I are traveling to Europe, and I'll be going to the German consulate in SFO to get my VISA. One of the documents required is proof of hotel reservation. Can someone explain what this ...
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I am on Tier2 visa in UK (from India) with my family. We want to visit France and other European Coutries. What should we do for visa? [duplicate]

I work for a University in the UK (Northern Ireland) as a member of Research Staff on a Tier2 visa (2 years multiple entry). I am from India, and hold Indian Citizenship. I also have my wife and ...
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Can I travel through Schengen zone with a visa obtained for presentation of an academic paper in a conference?

If I obtain a visa to present my work at a language conference in Poland, will I be allowed to travel to other member states as well?
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Border patrol questions USA to Canada [closed]

At the end of July I will be flying out of Canada to go to Greece. I do live in the United States and want to avoid any trouble flying out. Should I have difficulty at the border.
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Which country visa should i apply to? - Schengen [duplicate]

My port of entry and exit is Frankfurt, Germany. However i will only be spending a day or two there. I am visiting Spain and Portugal for a week each. So should i be applying to Spain embassy or ...
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Schengen countries with special provisions for additional stay by US citizens

Some countries, like Denmark, have a special provision allowing US citizens to enter the country for 90 days within 180 days regardless of other stays in the Schengen area. I heard this is true for ...
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Is is possible to travel when applying for a new visa?

I am Bangladeshi currently in France applying for a Spanish visa. The visa office will hold the passport for few days. Is it possible to travel during this time?
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Maximum stay on a Schengen visa is too short after a change of plans

I had plans to travel to Greece so I applied for visa. But meanwhile our plans have changed and I need to enter Schengen zone in 8th of July in Budapest. Than I will go to Croatia by bus and then I ...
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Can airlines deny boarding if my port of entry is different than the country issued schengen visa?

Few days back I did a Europe tour from India. As stated by many (I haven't confirmed official documents), I can apply for a visa from the country which is either my first port of entry in this case ...
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Schengen Visa - Tourist visa (visiting friends) or Tourist visa (simple)

My friend is a student in Germany who is on a student visa. I want to surprise him on his birthday by turning up at his house on the day. When I apply for a visa, should I apply for a Tourist visa ...
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UK visa for trailer driver non-EU citizens [closed]

I'm living in Spain with 2-year residence card and an Indian passport. As I'm a international trailer driver I drive through approximately all Schengen countries. My company also move goods from Spain ...
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Schengen refusal reasons for insufficient evidence. Poland embassy

i applied for a Schengen visa to Poland for my exchange program with AIESEC there, but from the requires papers they need (moves certificate) and it takes about two weeks to release and my appointment ...