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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Which country to leave the Schengen area for 90 days and come back?

Are there particular european countries not in the Schengen Treaty (for example, Serbia, Croatia, Ukraine, etc) that enable a US citizen to stay over for 90 days to "reset" their Schengen visa ...
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Schengen Visa multiple entries - Must every visit be made to the same main country?

Lets say I have France Schengen visa (multiple entries short stay of total 90 days in 6 months). I understand that my first ever visit to Schengen zone has to be France as the main destination. My ...
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Travel Consent letter for child traveling with parent to Netherlands

I am planning to visit Netherlands with my family (wife and a child who is less than 2 years old). One of the requirement for the visa is "original travel consent letter signed by both parents/legal ...
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Can I visit all the countries in the Schengen area with a national visa?

I'm an exchange student from Russia, and I have the national visa D type. But it's written there "valid for Italia". Can I go to other Schengen countries with this kind of visa? Because I want to ...
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Passport pages full of stamps + valid Schengen visa

Can I enter Switzerland with a multiple entry visa issued by the French embassy and with no blank page on my passport ?
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Schengen visa for all-inclusive tour without hotel details

I have booked an all inclusive (flights, hotel, excursions, food, etc.) tour for 8 days around Eastern Europe, starting from Munich (2 nights), then Prague (2 nights), Budapest (2 nights), Vienna (1 ...
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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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Schengen visa query for my wife who is Nigerian but has leave to remain in UK

My wife (Nigerian) has leave to remain in UK for 2 years. We applied for a Schengen visa to go to Spain for one-month holiday which we did then came back to UK. She still has 4 months before it ...
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Traveling to Cancun through Zurich as the non-EU spouse of an EU citizen

I am from Colombia. I am married to an Italian. I live in Italy. We would like to travel to Cancun through Zurich. Do I need a transit visa?
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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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Departure options after Schengen visa?

I got a single-entry Schengen visa for 83 days. By the end of the 83 days, do I have to leave the Schengen area to my home country (Egypt) or am I allowed to leave to any other country as long as ...
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How do I know which Visa Type I need to visit Switzerland?

I'm currently in the hiring process with a company based in Switzerland. I will be working remotely from the US but they want me to go to their headquarters to get to know the team/work together/etc.. ...
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Tourism on Schengen business visa (circulation)

I am an Indian citizen living in UK on a tier 2 visa. Recently, I have received Short stay Schengen visas (multiple entry, business trips for 1 year) for travelling to France. (Applied at French ...
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Do I have to indicate all country visits on my Schengen Visa application?

We are an Indian couple and are applying for a Swiss visa for a 10 day personal leisure visit to Switzerland. We understand that we shall be given the 'Schengen' visa which is valid for a few other ...
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Entering Schengen countries with a valid visa which will expire in 10 days

I have an Indian passport and a valid two-year multiple-entry Schengen visa which will expire in mid-March 2013. Can I enter the Schengen country a week before it expires for a short trip and exit ...
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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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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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Can I stay longer than my visa states? [closed]

I'm a South African citizen travelling to Poland. When I applied for my Schengen visa I stated that I would only be in the country for 21 days. According to Polish Embassy a 'C' type Schengen visa ...
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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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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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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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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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Extended stay visa for Italy

I am a Canadian citizen, currently living in Italy. My 90-day Schengen visiting period is due to expire in a month. However, I would like to stay for several more months (learn the language and travel ...
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Can I apply for another visa while in another country?

I am a Filipino passport holder and let's just say that I currently have a valid visa (and am living in) an Eastern European country that is not part of the Schengen system. Should I want to visit a ...
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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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Waiting before passport control in Düsseldorf airport

From Leeds, England I'm due to arrive at Düsseldorf, Germany on the 23rd at 8:30pm. Is it possible to sit out and wait before passport control in Düsseldorf until 12am? The intention being to get ...
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Number of days stay in Schengen countries

My husband and I applied for Schengen visa for a Cosmos Tour to Europe from Oct 4 to 19, 2014. We are leaving Paris for London after breakfast on Oct 19, 2014. On the application form, we indicated ...
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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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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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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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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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Applying for a Schengen visa early because of another trip

My spouse, an Indian national, was granted a visa to visit the UK on a family visit during the second week of February, 2015. And I, a resident indian, am planning to visit UK during mid May. I'll ...
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Tourist visa for Portugal involving sponsorship from a Portuguese friend?

I'm an Indian citizen who recently completed his studies. My friend, who is a Portuguese citizen invited me to her place in Portugal. She is a Portugal citizen and is working there. She is going to ...
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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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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 ...