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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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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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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Belgium tourist visa refusal, is appealing worth it or not? [duplicate]

My husband and I have applied for Belgium tourist visa on September 17th and we were highly confident that we provided all the necessary documents, especially proving the fact that we will leave the ...
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Tourist visa processing times at the Italian consulate in San Francisco

I will be travelling to Italy on Nov 30th and the earliest appointment I can get at the Italian consulate for a tourist visa is Nov 4th. The consulate website says it takes 7-15 days to issue visas. ...
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Transit Visa in Belgium? [duplicate]

I am originally from Lebanon currently residing in USA. I am on a J 1 Visa. I am not a US citizen. I have a Lebanese passport. My current US visa has expired and I am traveling back to Lebanon to ...
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Multiple Entry Schengen Visa issued by Germany can be used for next trip to an EU country [duplicate]

I got a 2 year multiple entry Schengen Visa for my Germany trip this october. I will be going to Paris this December with the family, do I have to apply another schengen visa for France?
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Schengen visa duration of stay

Italian consulate gave me the following details: Valid for: STATI SCHENGEN From: Oct 11-30, 2015 Type of Visa: C Number of Entries: 1 Duration of Stay: 5 days My concern is, I will be attending a ...
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Schengen Visa for germany Refusal Reason #8. Should I Appeal or wait to reapply after 3 months [duplicate]

I have applied for Schengen Visa for Germany in Abu Dhabi on 06/09/2015 for 10 days and the Embassy Refused my application on 22/09/2015. Beacuse of reason no 8. It was mentioned in German Language ...
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Do I need a passport travelling within Schengen through Kyiv?

I am a Finnish citizen. I'm used to travelling only within the Schengen Area and/or EU, and I'm able to do it with my Finnish National ID card. I haven't even bothered to get an expensive passport, as ...
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Please help calculate 90/180 stays as a US citizen [duplicate]

I am a US citizen and I need help to know when I need to leave the Schengen States. My entry dates were: 5/25-29 (5 days), 6/28-7/09 (12 days), 8/03-8/11 (9 days). I have spent total 26 days so far. ...
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Schengen Visa - 90/180 rule [duplicate]

I just have quick questions: Do I have to leave the country on my 180th day even though I haven't spent 90 days? (Let's say I spent 63 days) Once I hit the 180 days, how long do I have to wait to be ...
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Schengen 2 entry with for 10 days

If I get a 10 day Schengen visa with 2 entries or MULT can I stay 10 days in each visit or the total duration of my Schengen stay is limited to 10 days. I ask this as I want to visit UK but return ...
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Schengen Refusal: unable to understand reason [duplicate]

My French Visa was Refused saying "You have not provided proof of sufficient means of subsistence for the duration of intended stay or for the return to the country of origin or residence or for the ...
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Need advice before applying for Schengen (Visit to friends and family or tourist)

I'm an Indian Passport holder and an Indian Citizen. I'm 19. I want to travel to Germany for a week to meet a close friend (who's a German national) Now I have every document required. Finance not a ...
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What visa or documents are required for a visit to France as a Trinidadian?

I am a resident of Trinidad and Tobago visiting UK and want to visit Paris via Eurostar. What type of visa, if any, do I need?
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Single entry schengen visa for spain [duplicate]

I applied for visa for spain and i get single entry 6 days visa from london, on that visa can i travel like 3 days for spain and then 3 days in germany and then back to london. or its only for spain ? ...
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Schengen VISA - Reuseto enter Spain [duplicate]

I have a multiple entry schengen VISA on a South African Passport. I got it for my trip to France in July this year. Can I use the same VISA to go to Spain now in October. The VISA expires in March ...
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UK General visa inquiry

In my old passport I visited Turkey and Belgium. But a problem happened during my arrival in Belgium and the officer in the airport put a stamp on the Schengen visa "annulled" means my visa got ...
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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 ...
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Traveling using a Single entry short-stay schengen business visa [duplicate]

I have a question regarding single entry short-stay schengen business visa to a Schengen Netherlands. Is it legal after flying to Netherlands for a couple of days, to change plans and travel for a ...
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Schengen Refusal Visa [duplicate]

just wanna have some help from you guys. Its about my application for visit visa going to germany. I got the result yesterday,but sad to say its refused. The reason were the embassy said are: ...
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Do I need a pre-paid hotel reservation to apply for a Schengen visa?

I would like to know if pre-paid hotel accommodation is mandatory to apply for a Schengen visa? Since I have fully paid flight tickets, should I also go for pre-paid hotel accommodation? Right now ...
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What do the intra-Schengen border controls - reinstated in September 2015 - change?

In September 2015, some countries of the Schengen area decided to put border controls back in place. It might not last, it might happen again in the future, but I am curious about the changes this ...
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Flying to Frankfurt with a transit through Paris - is 90 minutes enough for a layover?

I have a flight booking from San Jose, USA to Frankfurt, Germany. The itinerary has a transit through Charles de Gaulle, Paris. Since this will be my first stop in the Schengen Region, will I have to ...
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Duration of stay, entry date, exit date for schengen visa type C [duplicate]

I have a Schengen visa type C (short term) which was for a conference in Portugal. The duration of stay on the visa is 12 days. However, the entry date and exit date span for one month (from 12 ...
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Travel in trains due to recent migrant crisis in Europe? [closed]

Because of the recent migrant crisis, it is okay and safe to travel by trains in Europe. I heard that trains between Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Denmark are too crowded and sometimes ...
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Can I ask business visa from Germany being deported from Italy? [closed]

I am an Ethiopian national. In the summer of 2013 I recieved a shengen tourist visa from the French Embassy and during my trip I traveled to Italy. I was carrying a leaf in my bag which was ...
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Travel in Schengen zone with long term Visa expiry this month but residence permit valid till Mar 2016

My wife's Danish long term type D visa and work permit is expiring this month end ("valid until 30-09-15") but her residence permit issued (for job search) is valid till Mar 2016. We have travel ...
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Travelling via Zurich form USA to INDIA on H1b and OPT [duplicate]

please help me with my confusion, my H1b got approved in USA and iam going for its stamping to INDIA which is via Zurich with a layover of around 2hours., my question is can I travel to india this way ...
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Spousal visa rejection [closed]

I am British citizen and have started a new job in Athens. Today my wife went to apply for a visa to Greece at the Embassy in Beirut to follow me to Athens. The staff have refused to take her ...
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Schengen Visa for Pakistani Spouse of British National [duplicate]

Is it compulsory for British citizen to travel to another EU country so that his/her Pakistani spouse can apply for schengen visa under directive EU 38/2004 ??? Is it possible that both travel ...
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Does a “refused Schengen visa” application affect future Employment/Jobseeker visa applications? [closed]

My wife and I have been thinking to move to Germany through employment for quite some time. However, we decided to visit Germany first as a tourist, in order to get a better feeling about the country ...
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Can I get a multi entry schengen visa from French embassy if I am travelling to two different counties in separate trip?

I am travelling to France for 2 days in October and then I would be back in the UK. Later in November I would be travelling to Spain for 4 days. Is it possible for me to apply for a Schengen visa at ...
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Traveling Around Europe [closed]

I am studying Abroad in Italy for exactly 89 days but I am wanting to visit family friends and family while already in Europe. My schedule is hopefully.. Italy - 3 months UK - 2 weeks ...
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Italy transit visa for Syrian who holds US B2 visa [duplicate]

my father is Syrian and holds US be visa, and i booked him flight from Beirut to US through Italy and Canada, does he need to apply for transit visa for Italy and Canada layover? Thanks Sami
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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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Extention of Schengen Visa as a Student

As a Turkish citizen I will be going to Czech Republic in February as an Erasmus student for a term. Since the visa will be based on the educational term it will probably end around at the end of ...
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Can an Indian national with Schengen multiple visa visit Gibraltar?

I am now in Spain and have multiple Schengen visa I am interested to go to Gibraltar. Is it possible or need separate visa? Need to go from Marbella to Gibraltar.
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Is it ok to change Eurail pass showed for getting Schengen visa?

While applying for Schengen visa to Austrian embassy i was asked to provide a complete itinerary, including my hotel bookings and travel details. Since i had not yet received the original Eurail pass ...
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Can I enter **FIRST** to a different schengen country from my d-type national visa

I'm a non-EU country citizen and going to start my study at end of this month in Italy. I'm a valid D-type national Italy visa holder, it's multiple, valid for 5 months (>150 days long-stay) from now ...
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Do I need a visa to transit in the Schengen area [duplicate]

Do I need a transit visa if I am travelling to Russia via Frankfurt from India?
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Can I travel to frankfort with other schengen visa [duplicate]

I'm from Syria and I got a national visa type D to Poland. I'm going to study my masters there. I would like to travel to Frankfurt, Germany, where my aunt lives. There she asked me to stay with her ...
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I'm Singaporean, my 90-day Schengen stay has expired. Can I transit via Zurich from Croatia to UK? [duplicate]

I hold a Singapore passport but my tourist stay under the 90/180 Schengen rule has expired. I'm currently in Croatia (not under Schengen rule) and want to travel to UK (also not under Schengen rule) ...
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length of stay with 90/180 rule [duplicate]

I am canadian, my first visit to netherlands was - feb 7-16 2015 and Mar 7-23 2015 and Jun 28- Aug 25 2015 totalof 85 days. i am now in turkey since aug 25th cause i thought my time was up in ...
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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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stayed 86 days in netherlands, 180 days is up can i go back [duplicate]

went first time beginning of feb 2015, then again in march, up until aug 2015 for a total of 86 days, then went elsewhere. question is it has been 180 days since first visit in feb. so can i go back ...
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Travel within Schengen countries - passport control

I am an Indian citizen planning to visit Munich for the Oktoberfest for 3-4 days and then go to Austria for a weeklong spa therapy. I will be thus flying from India to Munich first up where I shall ...
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Greece and French Schengen visa [duplicate]

I have a holiday to Greece next week 9 - 16 September but I also have a weekend in Paris from 25th September to 28th September. I applied for a Greece visa and informed them about my Paris plans but ...
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Can I leave the Schengen area from another country other than the one I issued the visa from?

I have a Spanish visa type D for 115 days. I will spend the last week of my visa with a friend in Finland. Is it ok to return to my country from Finland directly or do I have to return to Spain first ...