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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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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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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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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Italian consulate Schengen visa time

We are planning for a trip to Italy in September. I checked the Italian consulate in San Francisco for visa appointment, but the available dates are in August. Would that be a good option to wait till ...
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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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Spouse with Danish residence permit's proofs necessary to apply my tourist Schengen Visa?

Me and my wife have planned a Europe trip with Italy being the main Destination. She is in Denmark presently and hold's a Danish residence permit which will be valid for our tour duration, she does ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Travelling to Greece with a refugee travel document while green card is still being processed

I plan to travel from the U.S. to Greece. I have my refugee travel document but my green card application is still being processed. I have all the paperwork but I'm still waiting to be officially ...
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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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For which countries does tourist visa apply after the end of a long-stay visa in Schengen countries?

According to this related question it is possible to stay legally in the Schengen Area after the expiration of a long visa for 90 days. This is the ammendment from where this quote comes from: ...
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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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Schengen visa holder issued by the Italian embassy - getting into Romania via Frankfurt?

I'm planning to go to England, Romania and Italy in June. I have applied for the English and the Italian visa and both were approved, But when I went to the Romanian embassy in Dubai, I was told that ...
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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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Proving ties to your home country when applying for a German visa as a non-employed Russian citizen

A friend from Russia (Moscow) is planning to visit me in late August. She is about to apply for a visa but she's worried that they will deny her application because she doesn't have anything to prove ...
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I work in the US on an H1-B visa and will apply for a Schengen visa soon. Will my Schengen visa be affected if I switch to a US student visa later on?

I currently work in the US on an H1-B visa. I intend to go to graduate school in the US in September. To do that I will fly back to my home country and apply for an F1 visa. On the way back to the US ...
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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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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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Can I travel to Paris for a day with a single entry visa for Schengen from Switzerland?

I am visiting a friend in Switzerland for ten days. I have already got visitor's visa for the same on my Indian passport. Particulars mentioned on my visa are: 1. 'Etats Schengen' , 2. Single entry ...
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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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How long does it take for the Dutch embassy in Ghana to process visa refusal appeals? [closed]

I am trying to appeal a visa refusal from the Holland Embassy in Accra, Ghana, however, I have not had a response in the past 90 days. Do i have to send a reminder or what?
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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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Applying for a Schengen visa with a valid US student visa and an expired I-20 form

I have a valid F1 visa, but my I-20 and opt have expired. My H1-B application got selected in the lottery and I am eligible to stay in the US under capgap. Now however, for personal reasons, I need ...
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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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How recent should my bank statement be when applying for a short-term visa?

I will apply for a Bulgarian visa on July 8th, but my bank statement is from November 17th to May 17th, is that maybe a problem for them ? Could that cause a refusal or will they just ask for a more ...
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About Schengen 90/180 rule

I have searched the web a lot and could not find an answer that fits my situation. Here are two links that are quite contradictory: Schengen visa rejection ...
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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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Why does Ryanair check non-EU passengers' visas on intra-Schengen and domestic flights?

Ryanair requires that all non-EU citizens report to the check-in counter to verify their immigration status, even on intra-Schengen and domestic flights. According to Ryanair's official website the ...
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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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Applying for a Schengen visa as a tourist in London

I am Indian travelling to UK on tourist visa. I am planning for multiple-entry Schengen visa so I can visit Europe during my stay in UK. As per France consulate we need to provide confirm air ...
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I work in the UK on a short-term visa and my wife/daughter are in the UK on a tourist visa. Can we apply for a Schengen visa together in the UK?

I am an Indian national currently working in UK on a Tier 2 short-term visa. My visa is valid till August 2016. My wife and daughter will be visiting the UK on a tourist visa for 2 months. My ...
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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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Do I need to include details about a side trip to another country on my Schengen application form?

I will be applying for my tourist visa at the Germany embassy as my main destination is Germany however I would like to take a side trip to Italy for maybe 3 days. Do I need to add Italy as a second ...