An agreement among many European Union 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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Applying for a Schengen visa from Greek embassy with an expired resident visa in Israel?

I'm Philippines passport holder and currently living in Israel. A few months ago my resident permit expired and I'm ready to go back home for good. My question is - can I apply for a Schengen visa in ...
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How to calculate stays against 90/180 visa rules?

Some destinations have a "90/180 rule" which says you can come and go but you must not spend over 90 days out of any 180 days in the area. A recent question asked by a new contributor concerns this ...
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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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Allowed to board without Schengen visa, can I get reimbursed for costs incurred?

I was allowed to board a flight to Poland. I was supposed to transit to the US through Germany after that. But, I had no Schengen, so the Polish kept me there. I had to lose my ticket and pay for a no ...
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Can I enter other Schengen countries with EU residence permit but without passport?

I have some travel plans to go from Netherlands to France by car. I possess Dutch residence permit, but I am non-EU citizen. The problem is that I might need to submit my passport to get visa to ...
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Valid Schengen visa in unmarried name and old expired passport, can I travel with both again?

I am a spouse of a British citizen and applied and was granted a Schengen visa from the French embassy last year, which is valid till 2015, this was however in my passport which has my maiden name. I ...
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Netherlands Working Holiday Scheme for Aussies

No visa is needed for Australians to enjoy the 90/180 standard rule in Schengen area. To extend that time in Holland (and maybe other places) I can apply for a working holiday visa of 1 year at Dutch ...
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Schengen visa for two subsequent short trips: One visa or two?

I will go to France from 17/12/13 – 19/12/13, then I will come back to London. And again I will go back to Portugal and Spain from 26/12/13 to 03/01/14 which I will stay in Spain for the longest ...
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13 days out of 15 used on Schengen Visa valid until April but want to travel in the following months

I have an Asian friend who is a British citizen card valid until early next year. He got a Schengen visa last October from the Maltese Embassy. 15 days until April 2013. We did not know at the time ...
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Visa on arrival in Italy for Chinese national travelling with UK spouse?

I am a UK national and my wife and son are Chinese nationals. We plan to go to Italy via Croatia. Croatia have confirmed that they will issue visas to my wife and son at the point of entry as long as ...
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Re-entering Europe with a French “long séjour” visa [duplicate]

I am a national from Mexico, currently an exchange student following a program in France and have a "long séjour" residence permit (multiple entry visa). During the summer holidays, I plan to travel ...
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Schengen visa “refresh”

On August 17th I need to visit a conference in Germany. The problem is that I already have a Schengen visa valid until 9th of August. I might not be able to get a new one before my flight to Germany, ...
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Are the tax return document mandatory for a Schengen visa?

I am applying to the French embassy for a one-month Schengen visa. For proof of sufficient means, I have my bank statement (with slightly over $7000) and monthly pay slips (of about $1500). The ...
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France Visa Query

I have a visa issued by the French embassy in UAE. It will expire on 8th June. Unfortunately my travel plans have changed and now I need to enter France on 10th June. Is it still possible that I enter ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa from the UK if I am on a tier 5 temporary workers visa?

I am traveling to the UK on a tier 5 religious workers visa and wish to apply for a Schengen visa to visit Portugal, Germany and France. I am a permanent resident in New Zealand and will be traveling ...
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Details regarding getting a French Schengen visa

I am an Indian, studying in USA. I need to go to France this summer for a conference. Can I apply for a French visa from India (I will be going back to India first in the summer)? Amongst the ...
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How should I apply for a Schengen visa from the UK?

I’m going to apply for a tourist visa to Germany. It is said that I need a reference letter from my employer. However, I’m working on contract and my contract will end before I go traveling. What ...
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Would 1 hour layover be enough between Frankfurt and Munich if I have a transit visa and my final destination is US?

I have an Indian passport and will be travelling to the US. I have two stops on Germany, first at Frankfurt and then at Munich. Lufthansa suggests that I need a transit visa which I will be getting. ...
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Can I use an Emergency Passport as proof of identification within Schengen before travelling back to the UK?

I am a British national living in Spain and my passport is either lost or stolen. I noticed this two days ago when I was intending to take a trip to Salzburg. As it happens, I managed to travel using ...
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Denied visit a friend visa for Belgium

I applied for a visa to visit a friend in Belgium last April 28, 2014 and I got the result recently (June 6, 2014) wherein it has been refused. Reasons were: The plan and the circumstances from the ...
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Proof of Accommodation and Training Approval letters for Schengen training visa issued by Germany?

I am applying for a training-based Schengen visa. I have to go to Germany and work on a research project with a prof. for about 6–8 weeks. The prof. is providing me the accommodation at his home, a ...
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Schengen travel insurance

I'm currently a resident of the UAE (Abu Dhabi) and need Schengen insurance for my euro trip but I am having difficulty finding a company which will give me insurance as I won't be returning to the ...
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I have a Schengen visa but my UAE Residence visa cancelled. Can I still travel then?

I'm a Philippine passport holder. I have applied recently for a Schengen and UK visa and was approved. Unfortunately before my travel dates came my UAE residence needs to be cancelled as I was ...
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Will I be able to get a multiple Schengen visa if I have only planned one trip?

I am from South Africa and am in London for work on a 6 month contract and would like to travel around Europe on the odd weekend. I am planning a trip to France soon but when I apply for a Schengen I ...
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Can I get my Schengen visa reissued in Germany? [closed]

I have lost my passport with my Schengen visa in Germany. I have just acquired a new passport but no visa yet and I need to travel ASAP. I am a foreign exchange student in Germany. What can I do to ...
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South African with Netherlands residence permit wanting to travel to UK

I am a South African wanting to travel to UK I have a residence permit valid till 2015 April for the Netherlands, this allows multiple access in Schengen countries, do I need a visa to visit the UK?
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Schengen visa for UK citizen?

Since I am a UK citizen I require a Schengen VISA to pass through Europe when I go travelling this year. However where do I get one, I have checked the EU Parliament site and cannot find anything ...
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Can I stay in Schengen area after my visa expires if I enter while the visa is valid?

I have an Egyptian passport and a valid one year multiple-entry Schengen visa, which will expire in mid-Sept. 2014. Can I enter a Schengen country a day before it expires for a short trip and exit ...
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How to appeal a denied Schengen visa?

I applied for a Schengen visa for my new wife, whom I married a year ago in Iran. I am a British citizen, and I have an apartment in Marbella. They refused her Schengen visa. Now I want to appeal ...
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Do US citizens need a visa for transit in Frankfurt?

I am a US citizen. I have a transit in Frankfurt for 12 and half hours. I will fly from Detroit to Frankfurt then to Amman, Jordan. I was planning to stay at the airport hotel, but I was wondering ...
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Buying Interrail pass abroad without passport

When buying an Interrail pass in Norway I have to bring my passport (or know my passport number). My problem is that I ordered a new passport very recently and will most likely receive it the day I ...
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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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Schengen visa rejection for visitor visa - possible resolution?

My husband is in Switzerland for 6 months with L permit. I applied for visitor visa. I submitted all documents with his entrance visa in which date of his coming back to India was not mentioned but ...
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A year long Schengen visa but I have passed the three months maximum stay [duplicate]

I have been granted a Schengen visa for one year with the condition of staying a maximum of 90 days in Spain back in April, now, I have exceeded that period without calculating. I flew out of Spain ...
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Can I use my Schengen visa for a completely different purpose and entry point?

I am a non-EU national, permanent UK Resident. Recently, my work issued me with a multiple Schengen visa with Norway as the first (main) point of entry. Now I want to go on holidays to Greece - do I ...
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If I have Schengen visa, can I enter Schengen area from different country? [duplicate]

Let's say I have Schengen visa issued by Dutch embassy as business visa for business in Holland. Can I fly to Frankfurt and spend some time in Germany and then come to Holland? I know I can travel ...
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Is it easy to get a visa for France if one already has a visa for the UK and applies from the UK?

For a Russian citizen: If I have a general purpose (6 months) visa for the UK, and am currently in the UK, does that make it easier to get a visa for France. For example: I'm in the UK on the ...
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Internship in Switzerland after French student visa

I am a US student studying in Paris for the spring semester. I am in the process of getting my student visa, which will be valid until mid-July. However, I am planning to intern in Switzerland until ...
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Travel in the Schengen area with only carta d'identita italiana and permesso di soggiorno

I am a non-EU student in Italy. Recently I have left my passport at the UK embassy for visa. However I have a ticket to for Greece in the next days (with Ryanair) and I the embassy doesn't give me a ...
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Entering Schengen region before 180 days in 90/180 rule

I have been issued Schengen visa for 1 year. All 90 days exhausted out of 180 days in my last visit to Italy. Its been only a month I have reached my country India. May need to travel back again to ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa of the first port of entry or does it need to be the country of the longest duration?

I'm planning to travel to the Netherlands, Spain and Bulgaria. My longest stay will probably be in Bulgaria. Now, Bulgaria doesn't issue a Schengen visa but allows people with a Schengen visa to ...
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Business trip to Germany with a multiple entry visa to Ireland?

A one year multiple entry visa to Ireland (as I was invited on a business trip // in April) was issued to me as I presented invitation letters to Germany (in May) & France (in June) besides my ...
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Schengen Visa - Schengen countries visit after UK visit

I have a 6 months UK Business visa. I need to apply for Schengen Visa to allow other EU countries travel. I will be travelling multiple time to Schengen countries for next 3-4 months and I have ...
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Tourist Visa for Italy for Canadians

I have a Canadian passport but live in the United Arab Emirates. I would like to visit Italy for a week but would like to know if my passport will be enough or if I will need a tourist visa.
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Meaning of various fields on a Schengen visa stamp

I'm going to my exchange programme in Germany for 4 months. For this, I got a Long Stay (D) visa. From 25-08-2014 till 05-01-2015. There are 2 fields that are unclear: Numbers of entries: MULT ...
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UK student visa legal situation for traveling in the EU more than 3 months without Schengen visa?

I'm Mexican, with a student visa for UK until mid-January, I left the UK on August 10. I'm in the EU but I'm not planing to come back to UK. I can be in Schengen area countries as a tourist for no ...
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How to cancel multi-entry Schengen visa?

I have a Schengen visa (business class) from one of the EU countries. It is multi-entry type valid for 18 months (90 day stay), I used this visa to visit the EU last month and it will remain valid ...
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How to apply for a Schengen business visa instead of a work visa?

I am a Filipino citizen living in the Philippines. I am working in a BPO (business process outsourcing) company and we currently acquired a new client from Spain. New processes needs to be learned and ...
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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 ...