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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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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Schengen visa in almost full passport

My Indian passport is almost full, I have 4 blank pages, but not facing pages (1 blank page at the beginning of my passport, one in the middle, and the very last page recto/verso). Do I need to renew ...
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Denmark and Schengen - border controls

As I know, Denmark is going to re-impose the border controls. I want to know, what exactly it means for the tourists who are on a Schengen visa? Can I visit Denmark with the Schengen visa, or I need ...
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Couldn't attend booked appointment

Missed a Schengen Visa appointment at Netherlands embassy. What can I do?
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Invitation letter: Schengen visa for Denmark

I plan to visit Denmark for 5 days during holiday season here in the States. I'll require a Schengen visa to enter Denmark. When I was going though the checklist for the visa application, there is one ...
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France visa for one day

I'm going to London next month and I want to visit Paris for only one day but I don't have time to get a Shengen so can I get it from the train station at Paris as I hold a UK visa ?
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Schengen Visa country of first entry [duplicate]

I have a Schengen Visa from Germany ,multi entrance for two years. Can I travel to Hungary,or Romania, direct without entering through the German border ?
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Can I travel to Macedonia and Albania on Schengen visa? Do I need transit visa for Germany if my stay is less than 4 hours within the airport?

I am a Pakistani national on a student visa till July 2016. I will travel with my family who are British Nationals. Can I travel to Macedonia and Albania on Schengen visa? Do I need transit visa for ...
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Bank balance for getting a Schengen visa?

I won a contest to visit Belgium and the Netherlands for a week from India. The accommodation and travel is paid by the company. They have asked for my income tax returns and bank statements along ...
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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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Travel to Germany with a UK student visa

I am an Indian, currently residing in the UK with a student visa. I would like to visit a few European countries including Germany, Norway and Sweden. Do I need a Schengen visa for this?
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Travel to other Schengen countries from Germany [duplicate]

I'm from India, and i'm in Germany for work. I have my Visa valid for one year and I would like to understand if I can travel to some countries in Schengen region and Switzerland. The reason to ask ...
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After a 90-days stay at France within 180 days, can I still visit Croatia?

I have heard the 90 days limit in Croatia is counted separately and am not sure if it is true. Where can I find the official description?
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Turkish eVisa for Schengen holder single entry

I have a Schengen visa valid from 24/6 to 19/7 single entry but the duration of stay is 11 days and I will stay the 11 days from 26/6 to 6/7 then I will go to Turkey, can I get the eVisa at the ...
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Possibilities of getting the visas processed on time

My husband and I are indian citizens and have planned to leave for Sweden on the 10th july 2015. We have submitted our visa application on the 24th June 2015. What are the possibilities of getting our ...
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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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Schengen Transit Visa [duplicate]

Please advise if need transit visa in Europe if am holding Indian passport & US visa and flying from Washington to Delhi with 2 stops anywhere in the Europe? Do I need transit visa if there is 2 ...
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Schengen Visa for Austria and Germany [duplicate]

Please advise where do i need transit visa in Europe if am holding Indian passport & US visa and flying from Washington to Delhi with 2 stops anywhere in the Europe. For Exp: i am going to Delhi ...
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Schengen Zone, when can I re-enter [duplicate]

Hoping someone can shed some light on this for me. I am from Australia and have a UK 2 year working visa. I am about to start travelling through Europe. I am aware you get 90 days out of 180 days to ...
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Refused my first visa application to UK, Can I apply for Schengen visa now for another visit?

I applied for UK business visa 10 days ago and it was refused because of a missing document, Here is full question on same - http://travel.stackexchange.com/a/49744/30903 Now I need to go to Italy as ...
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Use insurance provided by employer when applying for a Schengen visa

I am in the process of applying for Schengen visa, and one of the requirements that I found is Travel insurance with benefits coverage of 30,000 Euros. My current employer provides me with two types ...
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I have a Schengen visa. What do I need to enter Switzerland if I drive through it to get to another country?

We shall be driving from Germany, through Switzerland to Italy. We may spend a night in Switzerland. I have a Schengen Visa (South African Passport)
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Single entry visa with stop-over

I have a single entry visa to Spain from Abu Dhabi via Brussels. Flight from Abu Dhabi to Brussels is with Etihad airways and from Brussels to Barcelona is with Ryan Air. Knowing that I am changing ...
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One-way or return ticket for one year study [closed]

I am about to study in Hungary this fall and going back home in June next year. I am Indonesian and Residence permit is needed during my stay in Budapest. As I am preparing document to apply for a ...
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If my Schengen visa insurance expires on the day of my departure?

It's my first time to Europe and I'll be applying for a Schengen visa. I bought a travel insurance. On my coverage letter, it says the expiration date is Aug 20th. However, that's the date of my ...
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Schengen Visa for Gap Year

I am a South African hoping to obtain a Shengen Visa for 3 months. Seeing as I'm taking a gap year, I am currently not employed. Please indicate if any additional steps need to be taken. I have more ...
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Driving from UK to Turkey, is a French Schengen visa sufficient?

I'm intending to drive to Turkey through EU countries ie; France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. I know I'm ok as a UK national, but the wife is a Turkish citizen with ...
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Europe travel from a work visa

Suppose I get a work visa to work in Paris. Does that mean I can take a train and travel anywhere within the Schengen region, though I do not have a tourist visa? Or should I carry a tourist visa from ...
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What are the consequences of overstaying Schengen zone for 28 days in 90 days period with a valid visa for the next 3 months?

I'm a Russian citizen holding a Schengen visa valid from 01.08.14 till 31.07.15 For the period from 20.11.14 to 18.05.15 I overstayed for 28 days. The immigration officer at Swiss border hadn't ...
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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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Transit visa for Indian passport holder having Schengen visa [closed]

I am an Indian passport holder having a Schengen student visa, I have a lay-over of 22 hours at Istanbul airport on my flight back to Mumbai from Leipzig, Germany. I want to know if I need a transit ...
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schengen visa issued by French consulate in South Africa - free movement to Switzerland? [duplicate]

I am in France on a schengen tourism visa on my South African passport. My plans when I applied for the visa were to visit france, Germany and the Czech republic. Is there any reason why I would not ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Milan? [duplicate]

I have a Ugandan passport with indefinite permit to stay in Abu Dhabi where I am going through Milan. Do I need a transit visa?
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Macedonian Entry Visas

I've a Schengen visa valid till 11th of August, issued from a German Embassy, I would like to know if this would prevent me entry to Macedonia as my conference finished at 9th of August Because I ...
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Refusal of Tourist Schengen VISA - Twice - Italy Embassy [duplicate]

My Tourist Schengen VISA application was rejected for 1st time on 16-Apr-2015 with reason as “Your intention to leave the territory of the Member States before the expiry of the Visa could not be ...
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Schengen Visa for a financially dependent Indian Citizen

I'm Indian passport holder working in Singapore for last 5 years. This August I'm planning to visit France & Rome for a 9 days tour with my wife. I will be applying for the Schengen Visa at France ...
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Are the Schengen “airport transit visa” even checked?

I was reading about Schengen transit visas today, and in an answer I saw that Schengen requires some people to have an airport transit visa. This visa is apparently for entering the international ...
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Use of unused Schengen visa to travel to Switzerland

I am Indian national residing in UK and have been issued Schengen visa by Norway Embassy which is Type 'C', multiple entry and expires on 21st oct 2014. Unfortunately I have never used this visa to ...
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Can I use my Schengen visa for a completely different purpose and entry point?

I am a non-EU national, permanent UK Resident. Recently, my work issued me with a multiple Schengen visa with Norway as the first (main) point of entry. Now I want to go on holidays to Greece - do I ...
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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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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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Schengen Visa refusal [closed]

Me and My sister had applied for Schengen Visa at the German Embassy. All our documents were the same. But mine was rejected and hers was approved. I don't know what to do
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can i enter and exit from different countries than my visa was issued from [duplicate]

i got my french visa, and I was wondering if I could enter Europe from Spain and leave from Netherlands. Is there any consequences for doing such thing?
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Can I get a Schengen visa to visit Estonia if previously my German visa was refused?

The case is I've studied in Germany for one year, but when I went back home airport security stopped me. There was a problem with my student visa - it should have been for a year, but somehow embassy ...
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Obtaining a UK and Schengen Visa in a Single Application or Single Step in China

Normally, the UK does not participate in Schengen and does not honour Schengen visas; and there is no reciprocity between Belgium and the UK where tourist visas are concerned. As a probable result, ...
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Entry into Schengen state before visa is valid

My Schengen visa is valid from 5 July, but I need to get into France on the 28th of June. Will I be able to?
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Schengen visa for a non-eu spouse of eu citizen

I hope you would be able to provide some advice as things are getting very frustrated. I am an EU national married to a Sri Lankan. At the moment I am in my home country and he is in Sri Lanka. We are ...
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How to apply for a Schengen visa? [closed]

I would like to know How to apply for a Schengen visa? any one is here to give me details about it.
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Schengen multiple entries short stay 90 day visa validity rule [duplicate]

I got a Schengen C visa for MULT entries. The duration of stay is 8 days, and the validity is from 15th July to 27th July. My question is would it allow me the "90 day short stay" visa". I am guessing ...
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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 ...