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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Where can I go with an Irish visa but without a Schengen visa?

I will visit Ireland for training purpose (~10 weeks, single entry short term visa). I am searching for stuff to do and places to visit. I know that Ireland is not part of Schengen states. So, my ...
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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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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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UK Visa valid for next 5 months, can I apply for Schengen Visa?

I have migrated from India to UK on a Short term ICT Tier 2 visa, I want to visit Europe, and want to apply for Schengen Visa for the same. However, my UK Visa is valid only until August, i.e., 5 ...
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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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Stay for 2 days in Amsterdam enroute from USA to India

I am an indian citizen and I have a valid Visa for the US. Right now I am staying in US. I want to know whether it is possible for me to stay in Leeuwarden, Netherlands for one or two days as a part ...
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Financial support proof for France Schengen visa

I am planning to apply for France Schengen visa soon. This is 9 days total (including travel). They need my current account statements for the last 3 months. Reg the proof of financial status, the ...
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What visa should I apply for as an Au Pair?

On June 20 I am backpacking around Europe for almost 3 months with friends and then I will be living in Italy for 3 months as an Au Pair. I am unsure what visa I will need to apply for. Will I need ...
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Where to apply Schengen visa - EU citizen spouse but traveling to different EU country

I am married to a EU citizen and we live abroad. If I apply through my husband's embassy, processing is easier, I am exempt of payment and I am guaranteed to receive the visa without hassle. I am ...
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Should I have a transit visa in Frankfurt? [duplicate]

I have Syrian passport with USA visa. I will travel from USA to Lebanon but I have one stop in Frankfurt. I want to ask if I need visa to stay in the airport in Frankfurt until I have my next flight. ...
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How to cancel multi-entry Schengen visa?

I have a Schengen visa (business class) from one of the EU countries. It is multi-entry type valid for 18 months (90 day stay), I used this visa to visit the EU last month and it will remain valid ...
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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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Time between visits without a visa [duplicate]

If you go to Italy without a visa and leave at the 90 day mark, how long do you have to stay out of the country before you can return without a visa
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Do US citizens need a visa for transit in Frankfurt?

I am a US citizen. I have a transit in Frankfurt for 12 and half hours. I will fly from Detroit to Frankfurt then to Amman, Jordan. I was planning to stay at the airport hotel, but I was wondering ...
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Schengen visa refused by the Spanish embassy in Lagos, Nigeria [duplicate]

My husband (Nigerian) and I (Northern Irish) have been married for 3 years and together for 6. We met in the UK and eventually moved out to Nigeria to work and live - we have been here for 4 years. ...
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Transit visa for France while traveling to Fiji? [duplicate]

I am travelling to Fiji from the USA. I have a layover of 12 hrs in Paris. Will I require transit visa for the stop in Paris? I will not leave the airport. I am a Fijian Citizen.
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Spanish visa : Do I need accomodation booked for Thursday if I am flying back Friday morning at 12 am?

I am trying to obtain a Schengen visa from the Spanish consulate. I have a flight booked for the Friday morning at 12 am and hence didn't book accommodation for the Thursday. Will this be a problem? ...
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Can I enter Schengen through Athens and leave through Rome? [duplicate]

Can I enter Schengen area through Athens, Greece and leave through Rome with the Schengen Visa?
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What is a single-entry Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I am travelling to Paris and Italy for tourist purpose. My itinerary will be Mumbai -> Paris -> Italy -> Paris -> Mumbai. So my question is if I have single Entry Visa, would be Ok to enter in Paris ...
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Visit collaborators in Germany: visa type

I am a PhD student in the US and I have a co-author who is a professor at a university in Germany. In a few months I plan on visiting her to continue work on a project. Her institution and grant ...
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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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Traveling without residence card to Switzerland

I am a St. Lucia national living in St.Lucia. I am married to a Swiss national. I obtained my Swiss resident card 2 years ago and it expires in 2015. I left Switzerland last year to tend to a family ...
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Transiting in a Schengen airport with a Romanian visa

I am an Indian traveling from Dubai to Sibiu (Romania). I am planning to travel with Lufthansa via Munich. Dubai to Munich and Munich to Sibiu flights are at terminal 2 in Munich. I don't have an ...
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If I have a visitor visa for Switzerland (Schengen visa), can I visit France? [duplicate]

I'm an Indian citizen and I have got a UK visitor visa. I hope to travel to France for 4 days, however we were not able to get an appointment. So now we are planning to get a visa for Switzerland ...
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Can I get a long-stay Visa from France after using up my 90 / 180 days of Schengen Visa? [closed]

I am a South Africa citizen currently in the UK. I have spent 90 days out of 180 days on my Schengen visa in the Netherlands. I would like to go back to Europe before the 180 days resets. If I apply ...
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Entering Spain with Schengen visa taken from Greek Embassy [duplicate]

I have a 1 year multiple entry Schengen visa taken from Greek Embassy in Delhi. I have travelled to Greece with this Visa last year. Within the 1 year validity period I now wish to travel to Spain. ...
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Documents to prove sufficient means of subsistence when applying for Schengen visas for my family

I will be traveling to the Netherlands with my wife and daughter, and will be supporting all the expenses for my family. I am applying for the Schengen visa for tourism purpose and intending to ...
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Applying twice for Schengen Visa

I already have a Schengen Visa and will return home in March. Can I apply for a Schengen visa again in April and come back in April for another 3 months? Or is there a way to extend Schengen Visa ...
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Is there any way to convert single entry work permit Italian visa to multiple as I need to go back home once? [closed]

I am from Pakistan and working here in Italy. I have a work permit visa which is of single entry. I need to visit my homeland for a serious matter. How can I get multiple entries permit?
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Single trip to conferences in two Schengen countries with one visa?

I am Ukrainian and currently considering if trying to stack attending two professional conferences under one visa is great optimization or crazy talk. :) Conferences will be on consecutive weekends ...
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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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Schengen visa for Finland [duplicate]

I am travelling to Helsinki for a conference for 4 days, I will apply to the Finnish embassy for a Schengen visa. If I want to travel to Tallinn, Estonia for a couple of days, do I have to apply for a ...
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My father's family Schengen visa (including me) got refused, will this affect my ability to get a visa on my own?

My family and I applied for a Schengen visa (our intention was tourism but it was a business visa) last June and it got refused because my dad applied for a visa at the French embassy (it was a ...
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Can I visit Schengen countries on a long term German Visa?

So I'm going to Germany for a semester exchange and I have a long-stay visa from Germany. Can I travel to the other Schengen states during this period with this visa or do I have to apply for a ...
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Do I require airport transit visa at Frankfurt? [duplicate]

I am flying from Mumbiai to Montego Bay via Dubai and Frankfurt as my final destination. Do i require airport transit visa at Frankfurt. i will be having invitation letter from husband and even visa ...
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Applying for Long stay visa as scientist - France with an I-20/EAD expiring soon [closed]

I will need to apply for a long stay visa as a scientist for a job in France starting May 12th 2014. I am NOT a US citizen, I am from India. I am on an F1 visa right now with an I-20/EAD that expires ...
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Applying for Schengen Visa. 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). Last year (2012) we got Schengen visa and visited Czech Republic and Austria for 10 days. For this year ...
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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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Does my case count as overstaying on a Schengen visa?

I may have a "technical" overstay in the Schengen Zone due to lack of documentation. My history is as follows: 3/6/2013 I entered the Schengen Zone. I have 90 Days Visa-Free exemption in the ...
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Can I get a Schengen visa after being deported from the UK 3 years ago?

I'm an Indian national. I was holding a Tier 4 students visa in UK for 2009 to mid of 2011. I was removed to India on working excess of permitted hours, a breach of section 10(1)(a) of the immigration ...
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Customs / Immigration formalities for Europe short vacation

I'll be travelling to Europe on a Schenegen visa for around 8 days. The entry point would be France (Paris) This would be my first international visit. What are the general customs / immigration ...
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How to “acquire the right” to travel within the Schengen states while on “Long term French visa”

I am a citizen of India (third-country national?) and I currently reside in the United States. I will be joining a job in France on a "Long stay French visa". I was looking around the web to see if I ...
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Documents to carry for Europe vacation travel [duplicate]

I'll be traveling to Europe from India for 7-8 days… I am planning to visit France/Switzerland/Italy/Austria/Liechtenstein Paris is the first stop in Europe. This being my first international visit, ...
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Dual Passports: Australian and Lebanese

I am currently studying in the UK with a visa on my Lebanese passport. If I want to travel to Portugal I will need a visa. Can I use my Australian passport to get out of the UK and visit Portugal and ...
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Schengen visa rejection

I got a multiple entry Schengen visa from 5-3-2011 to 5-9-2011 (valid for 6 months) last year during which I stayed for 42 days out of the allocated 90 days. I again applied for a Schengen visa and I ...
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How can I book a hotel in France for a Schengen visa without paying in advance? [duplicate]

I want to go to France from DR Congo and I am told that I need a proof of hotel reservation confirmation. When I contacted one of the cheapest hotel, they told me that I need to pay for the number of ...
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Will Schengen grant me visa which covers the transit time in Romania?

I am living in UK and I want to visit Romania for few days for conference purpose. As I know, if I hold a Schengen visa, I can stay in Romania up to 5 days without applying for another visa. However, ...
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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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Travelling to Romania for 4 days by Schengen visa issued by Germany? [duplicate]

I have Schengen visa delivered by Germany, in the German embassy in Morocco, I have already Mult entry 90 days, my visa will expire the 11th March 2014. I wanna visit Romania for 4 days. Can I go to ...
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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 ...