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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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. ...
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Where does my passport get entry stamp?

Consider this journey JFK->MUC->ZRH (MUC is just a flight connection). When does the passenger actually enter the Schengen zone? Munich or Zürich?
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Lost my passport and Schengen visa in Spain

I lost my passport and my schengen visa in Spain. How can I get a new schengen visa ASAP? I have already booked my flight which cost me more than 800 euro and my trip will start next Tuesday December ...
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Transit visa required in Paris, France? [duplicate]

I'm flying from Singapore to Tel Aviv, Israel and will be transiting in Paris, France for about 2.5 hours via Air France. Do I need to apply transit visa? Going back time is from Israel to Rome, ...
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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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US Citizen: 90/180 Schengen Stay & Bilateral Agreements w/Poland, Denmark, etc

I'm a US citizen on an extended trip in Europe. So far, I've been very careful with the 90/180 rule. At no point in any 180 days have I stayed more than 90 days in the Schengen area; my "gap months" ...
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Transit through Zurich airport for 18hours - Do I need a visa? [duplicate]

I am travelling to India from US via Zurich airport and have a layover of 18hours at Zurich airport. I am an Indian citizen and am going to India for my H1b stamping. My question is that do I require ...
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Can I travel visa free to Schengen countries with Romanian residence permit?

I am from India, I have a residence permit of Romania. Since Romania is not a part of Schengen, do I need to apply for visa if I have to travel to any Schengen countries? I wish to go on tour in some ...
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Going to Italy for 2 days then back to UK for 4 days then to France for 2 weeks. Which embassy should I apply to for my Schengen visa?

I've got a dilemma. I am going on my holiday to France for two weeks in July but few days before that I need to fly to Italy for 2 days. So my traveling plan is: going to Italy for two days then back ...
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Do i need a Schengen transit Visa? [duplicate]

I am travelling form Houston (USA) to Delhi (INDIA), via Germany. I have two stops first in Frankfurt and second in Munich. Both the stops are one hour each. Will i need a Schengen transit Visa? I ...
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At which embassy should I apply for a Schengen visa when staying a few days in several countries?

I'm planning to go to Germany on Sept 6-8, then Netherlands on Sept 8-11 and exit Switzerland on Sept 11-14. My question is: Which embassy do I need to apply for the Schengen visa? The number of ...
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long lay over in FRA Airport, will US Passport-holder be able to go outside of airport?

I have a lay over in Frankfurt (FRA) Airport for eight hours, and my final destation is Lisbon, Portugal. I hold a US Passport. Will I be able to go outside of FRA Aiport and join a sightseeing tour?
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Staying in Europe (Schengen and non-Schengen) for one year

I am an Indonesian passport holder. I have a multiple entry Schengen visa, duration of stay: 90 days, valid for 2 years, issued by the Dutch embassy on November 2014 (valid until November 2016). I ...
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Which are the non Schengen countries that allow entry from a Schengen country?

There are countries in the Balkan area that allow entry if you have a Schengen visa but am not able find a definite list of all those countries. Knowing that will save me getting a visa for all those ...
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Schengen Visa for both business and tourism

I am holding an Indian passport. I have a multi-entry Schengen visa which is valid for 6 months. I am planning to travel in mid Feb to Spain (on a business trip) via Netherlands for a week. On my way ...
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Can a US citizen leave the airport briefly while transiting through Zurich?

I am a US citizen with a US passport, traveling to Mumbai through Zurich. Indian travel visas have already been obtained. The return flight has an extended layover for a few hours, and my wife and I ...
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Does the 180 cycle start on next day hit 180 or can it start your next trip [duplicate]

I have traveled back and forth to Germany several times from America staying within the 90/180 rule ... this is my BIG IMPORTANT question .... When you finish one 180 cycle - does it start over ...
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Should I use a possibly invalid Schengen visa for France?

I have been issued a multiple-entry type C Schengen visa from the Italian embassy. But it is not valid anymore [OP: "already"], only from October 2013 to February 2014. if I am planning to go to Paris ...
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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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Direct Airside Transit Visa or Schengen visa first?

I am a Sri Lankan who lives in Hong Kong. I am travelling to France via UK. I have an air side transit. So DATV is required. But my problem is which one should be obtained first. Schengen visa or DAT ...
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Transit visa for Paris or Amsterdam [duplicate]

I have a passport from Afghanistan with a Canadian visa in it. Do I need a transit visa in Paris or Amsterdam?