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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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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Extended stay visa for Germany

I want to apply for an extended stay visa for Germany to visit a friend. I want to visit beyond the 90 days that American can visit Schengen countries without going through an application process. ...
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Entering Schengen area twice within 90 days

I'm thinking about making two separate one-week trips into the Schengen area, the first to Germany and the second to France. The whole duration of both trips together lie within 90 days. I'm afraid ...
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Schengen visa requirements

My girlfriend and I are hoping to visit Europe and tour for a period of two or three months in a motorised caravan which I intend to purchase in the UK. I hold both a UK and a South African passport ...
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Do I require a Transit Visa [duplicate]

Does a South African require a transit visa when travelling to Dublin via Frankfurt Airport?
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US Green Card Holder but Indian Passport, Studying in Spain with Multi-entry Schengen Visa - UK/Ireland Visit?

I will be leaving for my study abroad in Spain next week and was wondering if I will need a UK/Ireland visa for a possible weekend trip up there? I know that they are not part of the Schengen visa ...
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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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Did Finland's border authorities make a mistake?

I live in Denmark, my friend comes from Korea. Last year on December 21st, she (Korea) travelled here with a transfer in Helsinki airport. She's staying here until January 21st (31 days). Now, last ...
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I have multiple Schengen visa from Italy, can I transit in Holland for 2 hours before going to Italy? [duplicate]

I have been issued a multiple-entry Schengen visa from the Italian consulate, is it possible to do transit in Holland for 2 hours as I am traveling on KLM?
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Getting passport stamps inside Schengen Area

It is known that passport stamps are a kind of collection for many people. But, inside European Union, we -EU citizens- are allowed to travel without passport, just with our national ID card (if we ...
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Do I need to buy return ticket when travelling on a long-stay visa?

I have visa type D for Denmark which is valid for 180 days to collect my residence card type c. Do I need to buy return ticket or one way ticket is enough? I am asking because air travel agent is ...
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Need Schengen visa with UK work permit and indian passport [closed]

I have UK work permit visa till June 2 2014. I am planning to go to Europe trip in March. From the enquiry I came to know that to apply Schengen my UK visa should be valid for 90 days from the end ...
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Does the spouse of British national with UK permanent residence need a Schengen visa to travel to France?

My wife is an Indian national with an Indian passport. She holds an indefinite leave to remain in the UK (permanent residence card). Does she need to apply for a Schengen visa before travelling to ...
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South African on a charity visa in the UK. I need a Schengen visa. What would be the easiest to get the visa? [duplicate]

South African on a charity visa in the UK. I need a Schengen visa. What would be the easiest to get the visa? Where would be the easiest embassy to apply? What documents are needed?
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Can I travel to Schengen countries from country other than the country where I applied and got my visa approved. [duplicate]

i.e I applied and got approved my schengen visa in Singapore but i will be spending holidays in Philippines before my travel to Schengen countries, should I go back to Singapore or can i go directly ...
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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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Can I leave Ireland (non Schengen) for a week to reset my 90 days

I am an American citizen looking to stay in Ireland longer than my 90 day tourist stamp allows. I am wondering if it is possible to leave Ireland which is a non Schengen country to go to France, ...
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Must I go first to the country that issued my Schengen visa, or can I go to another one first? [duplicate]

I got a multi-entry Schengen visa from France, and I have changed my mind and want to go to Portugal. As I am a student in England, can I go for a weekend? What documents will they require in ...
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Can Schengen visa be issued 1 month before the start of its validity date?

My parents are going to Amsterdam in April from Manila. I'm planning to let them stay in Dubai for a month before continuing to Amsterdam. Routing will be Manila-Dubai-Amsterdam, since they are ...
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Transit Visa at Frankfurt [duplicate]

I am travelling from US to India, with an Indian passport but expired H1B visa in 2012 and approved I797A till 2015 and going there to get my H1B visa stamping . I have a stop at Frankfurt, Germany ...
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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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Uk Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa arrival dates

My partner and I are planning to travel to the UK/ EU in May 2015. As my partner is a dual passport holder (Australian and British) I am hoping to apply for an Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa that will ...
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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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Do I need to leave the Schengen area between two 180-day periods? [duplicate]

I just can't find the answer I am looking for so I hope you can help me! I am a bit confused because of the new rules from October 2013. So we are Australian, and were in Schengen between 23/07/14 ...
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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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Tourists visa refusal [duplicate]

Last december my friend was denied visa application.. by the Deutsche Botschaft Harare.they said the information provided provided for the intention of the visit was not sufficient.we did not ...
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Requirement for applying a Schengen Visa if I'm on my husband's visa in Dubai

I'm on my husband's visa in Dubai, and my husband and I are planning to get a Schengen Visa... Are there any additional requirements if I'm under my husband's visa? Though I'm on my husband's visa, ...
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Apply for a new visa when I still have a valid C visa but not enough days of stay?

I have a valid c-type visa, multiple, 30 days, validity: 2/10/2014 - 2/1/2015 which I'd use this October for 12 days. I plan to travel again entering Schengen 10/12/2014 and exit on 2/1/2015 . total ...
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9 months in Europe - Digital Nomad [closed]

I'm a freelance internet worker, working and traveling at the same time. I have a US Passport. I wanted to legally spend 9 months in Europe - Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, and/or Budapest. While ...
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Travelling outside of Germany on a German Working Holiday visa (Australian)

A friend and I (Australians) are planning on visiting Europe in August next year. We wish to tour West and Central Europe for 4-5 weeks (on a normal Schengen visa) before entering Germany and ...
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Do I need Transit visa for Germany, travelling from India to Poland via Germany with Polish D-Type National Visa? [duplicate]

I am going to Poland (Delhi-Frankfurt-Warsaw) with Polish National Visa. Do I need Transit visa for layover in Frankfurt?
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I'm on a train to Vienna and I forgot the documents home, what can I do now?

I'm on a train to Vienna from Milan and I totally forgot my ID and passport home. I only have the driving license with me which is not a valid travel document in the Schengen area. I'm pretty sure ...
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Schengen Visa application while my UAE residence visa will expire before 3 months from the day of departure from the Schengen area

I am a Indian passport holder who is currently living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). I am planning for our honeymoon (August 28 – September 14) with the family in Europe – Austria, Italy, and ...
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Croatia, passport-free travel: as of 2014, still separate from Schengen Area?

I'm a US citizen traveling visa-free in Europe. It used to be the case that you could go to Croatia to bypass the Schengen Area "3 consecutive month" requirement. (That is, stay 3 months in Europe, ...
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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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As an Indian citizen travelling to Portugal, should I book my plane tickets or apply for my Schengen visa first?

I am an Indian citizen and want to travel to Lisbon, Portugal in June 2015. I want to go there on a tourist visa. Since the Schengen tourist visa requires exact details of accommodation, is it ...
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Schengen: Visa Fee (EU Spouse)

This is specifically about the Schengen visa fee for EU spouses. Our visa, it seems, has already "gone through", if you will. (We were told we don't need to interview and to mail-in the passport and ...
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Can immigration/passport officers check for passed flight information of a passenger?

Can immigration/passport officers check for past flight information and canceled flight of a certain passenger? If this passenger has overstayed the Schengen visa because of a canceled flight?
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Transiting Amsterdam with single entry Schengen visa for Norway? [duplicate]

I hold a Fiji Passport and I have obtained a Schengen Visa for Norway. It is a short stay visa and is for single entry only. I will be transiting Amsterdam while going to Norway; will my Schengen ...
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2 days overdue schengen visa

I have counted the days wrong... I have a flight the 26 from Frankfurt to Chile, when I should be leaving the Schengen area the 24th... Is it a big deal to be 2 days over due? I am currently in London ...
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Which photo type I should select in a photo booth for a Schengen Visa?

I live in the UK. Photo booths propose different types of photos and it's often unclear which one is the most suitable for passport or - in my present case - Schengen Visas. Which photo booth option ...
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Schengen Clarification [duplicate]

If I spend the first 90 days out of 180 in Schengen, then spend the next 90 days in the UK, will that qualify as the 90 day wait period to reenter Schengen? Or do I need to wait 90 days after the ...
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How can I cross the Atlantic by ship from Europe to New York? (I am not talking about luxury passenger cruise-ships.)

Suppose that: I have both valid US & Schengen visas I am a savvy backpacker with a preference for economical travel I have no fixed schedule to meet. A longer travel time is even better. Any ...
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No exit stamp on leaving Schengen area from Budapest to UK

I'm a Georgian national holding a multiple entry Schengen visa. Last summer I was traveling to Hungary, spent a few days there, then flew to the UK. The Hungarian border official did NOT stamp my ...
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Schengen Visa Expiration

I have a multiple entry 90 days Schengen visa (category C) from 15 March 2014 till 21 Dec 2014. With this visa I entered The Netherlands on 4 April 2014 and left there on 13 April 2014. I am ...
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Applying for German Schengen visa for several years' duration

I am thinking about applying for a Schengen visa for my next trip to Germany. Since I might be visiting Germany or other Schengen countries again in the next few years, I was wondering whether it ...
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Can I use my national ID card when traveling to Iceland?

I live in Sweden and I have a national ID card. Can I use it when traveling to Iceland? In security checks, gate checks etc? Or, do I need to show my passport everytime?
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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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Travel in Schengen after Swedish Temporary Residence Permit has expired

I am a US citizen and have been granted a temporary residence permit in Sweden on the grounds of visiting my father who lives there. I first stayed in the Schengen area for the full 90 day period ...
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Getting a passport stamp while walking across a EU border

So I have three different types of passport stamps from my EU travels. One for flying into Frankfurt, one for taking the Eurostar from London to Paris and one for taking a ferry from Dover to Calais. ...