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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Does being granted a Schengen visa and not going have any consequences?

I'm granted a one-entry Schengen visa and now I can't go. Will having an unused visa in my travel passport have any consequences like future visas refusal? Do I need to do anything special?
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Documentation for 9yr old Spanish national traveling to UK

We are a Spanish couple planing a trip to London with our 9 yr old son next month. I assume there is a minimum age for which you need to have your own documents, but I am not sure what that might be, ...
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Will this be considered sufficient proof of onward travel?

I'm from Singapore and planning a tour of Europe, landing at Paris and taking a train around several Schengen countries before departing at Rome. If I buy a one-way Singapore-Paris ticket and another ...
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Schengen Visa, need suggestion [duplicate]

My present visa expires on Dec-31-2014. I still have one entry allowing me to stay in EU for 80days. I plan enter EU country on Dec-01-2014, If I get a new visa effective from Jan 01, 2015, Am I ...
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Schengen visa allows visiting London

Does a multiple entry Schengen visa issued from the Italian embassy allow you to visit London once you are already in Italy or any Schengen area country? Or do I need to get a separate visa to the UK ...
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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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Do I need an Airport Transit Visa for Germany when Travelling to Vienna (Austria) [duplicate]

I am an Indian national travelling from Abu Dhabi (UAE) to Vienna (Austria) via Dusseldorf (Germany). The transit time in Germany is 1.5 Hours. I have applied for an Austrian Schengen Visa. I need to ...
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Can an asylum seeker with a temporary residence permit from a host country travel to other Schengen countries?

I traveled to Schengen country illegally as (Asylum seeker), now the host country gave me a temporary residence permit, If I can work in host country, so can I work outside the host country mean in ...
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Travel from London to Paris or Zurich by train without a Schengen visa

As an Indian citizen, if I travel through train (Eurostar) from London to either Paris or Zurich, would I require a Schengen visa? I am on a trip with family to London. We all want to explore some ...
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travel to schengen countries more than once from UK [duplicate]

If I have multiple entry visa for schengen and i am Indian staying in UK can i travel to schengen countries more than once from UK till the VISA is valid?
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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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Train passport control from London to Paris

I'm a non-EU citizen, I will be travelling from London to Paris next month, so I was wondering since most countries track entry and leave dates, if I use the train to switch these countries and they ...
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Filling in Schengen Visa paperwork: what is my member state of first entry? [duplicate]

While filling in the paperwork for a Schengen Visa with the Embassy of Poland, there is a column that asks for the "member state of first entry" to be entered. My flight has a 2 hour transit ...
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Schengen days and Ireland

I arrived to Ireland to study English on February 8th, 2014, and I got my student visa until April 7th, so I spent about 60 days without a visa. I've read that Ireland and the UK are NOT in the ...
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Is it legal to study while on a tourist Schengen visa?

If, say, you acquired a 90-day tourist Schengen visa, would it be legal to use it for the purpose of visiting a language course or a university class? Or do you have to apply for a special education ...
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Schengen visa entry rules for Georgia

I am an Indian Passport holder with a resident visa working in Dubai. I hold a valid Schengen multiple entry visa issued 29th July 2013 and expiring 28 July 2014. I hold US & UK long term multiple ...
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Visiting Italy or Germany with a Schengen (Sweden) Type C single entry visa

I have a single entry Type C Schengen visa (Sweden). While in Sweden, can I visit Italy or Germany and return to Sweden before I return to the UK?
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Is there a difference between Italy and other Schengen countries when applying for a visa?

I am planning a tour from the UK to my European destinations. As per my itinerary, I have max stay in Italy. I am also visiting Switzerland and Paris. My problem is that when I applied for a ...
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about visa entry and exit [duplicate]

im a indian citizen. i am holding a schengen visa through portugal. due to some circumstances i am not visiting portugal now and visiting other schengen countries like Germany and Hungary. would that ...
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Visa needed for Spain & Morocco

My daughter is on a British passport, I am on a South African passport, living in UK on an ancestral visa. If we travel to Spain and Morocco must I get a visa for each country?
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Requirements and process for Schengen visa at Italian embassy in Philadelphia

I am applying for a Schengen visa at the Italian consulate in Philadelphia. I will be travelling in Italy and France and will be there for a week. I have done everything on the checklist but just ...
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Lost passport with Schengen visa but want to continue traveling [duplicate]

I had a 90 days Schengen visa, but unluckily I lost my passport along with my Schengen visa in Berlin a month ago. I've been staying in Germany for the whole month. Now I've obtained a new passport ...
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Can I leave the Helsinki airport on a layover, as an American

I have a 24 hr layover in Helsinki. I am traveling in a US passport. Can I leave the airport, check into a hotel, and take a bus into the city?
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How can I extend my stay within the Schengen area — apply for a second visa?

So my problem is that I have a Schengen Visa delivered by the Spanish Embassy, valid from August 01st 2014 to September 19th with a 35 days stay duration with one entry. I'm gonna be in Spain from ...
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Transit visa in Amsterdam for a Namibian citizen?

I'm a Namibian passport holder, I'm travelling from England via Amsterdam to South Africa. Do I need an airport transit visa for Amsterdam airport?
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Destination Netherlands Visa issued from Italian Embassy [duplicate]

My Family and I are holding a 6 Months Schengen valid visa (C class) from 24.07.2014 to 24.01.2014.The visa was issued from the Italian Embassy Riyadh. Can we go to Amsterdam instead of the country of ...
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Does a multiple-entry Schengen visa allow visiting other Schengen countries later, without going via the issuing country?

My wife was just issued a multiple entry visa by France, which is good for one year. Our first trip will be to France, the issuing country. My question is: after we leave the EU and return, must ...
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Can I travel to amsterdam as a first port of entry via a visa issued by spain? [duplicate]

Please note that I'm staying in Amsterdam for 4 days and then going to Spain for 10 days.
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London to Chennai, with two stops inside the Schengen area? [duplicate]

I was trying to book a flight from London to Chennai. The cheapest air ticket was the one that has two stops, first at Berlin and then at Frankfurt. I hold an Indian passport and a UK work visa. My ...
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Travel to Croatia from Turkey then to Greece on a single-entry Schengen visa [duplicate]

I am traveling from India to Turkey and Greece, holding a valid turkish and single entry Schengen visa, wanting to add Croatia to this. Can i travel first travel/enter croatia first and move on to ...
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Ration card for Schengen VISA application

I want to go to Germany for tourism. In the list of documents required for visa, ration card is mentioned in civil status proof. But in my ration card, the address written is not my present address ...
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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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Airport transit visa requirement for a Bangladeshi national flying from London to Toronto over Paris

I am a Bangladeshi national traveling from London to Toronto, Canada through CDG Paris, France by Air France. My transit time at CDG is 4h55m. Do I need an airport transit visa for this travel?
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Entering Schengen from one country and exiting TO a different country

I am US resident and Indian citizen (on US student visa), who is currently in Zambia for 2 months. I am planning to visit Europe before I go back to the US. I am applying for the Schengen visa in ...
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Is it allowed to carry “a knife” or “a pepper spray” while traveling by road in the Schengen area as a woman?

Can a solo female traveler carry a knife or pepper spray to be able defend of herself when she is on the road or when hitchhiking, or it is illegal?
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Refusal of Schengen visa (Netherlands short stay French embassy)

How can we appeal successfully after refusal? We have 2 refusals from the same French embassy. The only reason for refusal was, "Not sure the applicant will leave the country on time."
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Two transits in Europe do I need a transit visa? Or any kind of visa? [duplicate]

I'm travel from Cairo to Rome and from Rome to Amsterdam to Canada two transits in Europe is that need a transit visa? Or any kind of Visa for just to be inside the two airports? I'm a permanent ...
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Transit stop in Germany on route to USA from Turkey with expired Turkish visa

Friend was in Turkey with a work visa which has expired, he is travelling back to US (not a USA citizen, but has visa to enter the USA), with transit stop in Germany. They are not allowing him to ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa in another country than my main destination

I'm travelling to Belgium for 3 days in the summer, but my first point of entry would be Germany and the closest embassy I have is the German embassy. Will the German embassy issue a Schengen visa? ...
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Validity of Schengen visa

I have a multiple entry Schengen visa issued by the German consulate in Kolkata that is valid until 26.08.2014. Does this mean I have return within 26.08.2014? If I enter before 26.08.2014, then can ...
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Visa requirement during a layover at a German airport for Colombian citizens flying to Turkey

My Mother would like to visit me in Istanbul, her flight is Miami-Frankfurt-Istanbul. Due to her Colombian nationality, does she requires a transit visa?
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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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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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Resident permit finishes, can I travel on 90 day visa [duplicate]

I am a New Zealander on a resident permit in Holland. When my permit expires I plan to be travelling through France. Is this ok under the 90 day visa? I am exiting the Schengen zone for a weekend in ...
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Staying more than 90 days in the Schengen area with a multiple-entry visa

I stayed in Italy for a total of 90 days with my 1-year multiple-entry visa. I came back on June 18th. Can I still go back and spend another 90 days this July. The visa will expire in January 2015.
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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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Does re-entering Italy restart the 3 month visitation limit?

I am going to visit Italy for several months. Italy allows visitors to vacation for 3 months. However, I plan to visit Italy a month and a half then visit another country for several weeks. When I ...
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Entry and exit from different Schengen countries

I came to Netherlands from Dubai on a business visa. Now I wish to travel to Paris by train and after two days wish to leave to Dubai direct from Paris. Am I allowed to exit Paris to Dubai when the ...
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Visa validity port of exit or port of entry

My parents have got Schengen visas for 30 days. The flight starts from India on July 11th and reaches Zurich on July 12th. Their return ticket is for August 10th. They will stay exactly 30 days in the ...
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Can I use multiple entry Schengen visa to go Belgium after visit Spain and comeback to Indonesia? [duplicate]

My girlfriend is from Indonesia. She has obtained a multiple entry Schengen area visa and she used it to visit my family in Spain last June. She returned to Indonesia after 23 days. Now I have ...