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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Schengen: First entry to visa issued country. Leave for other Schengen 1 hour later?

Would it be any problem if I would enter the country first where I got a single entry visa from and then 1 hour later, leave for another Schengen country by plane? I already booked a hotel in this ...
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Can I apply for a tourist Schengen visa while my Type D visa application is being processed?

I have applied for a Long Stay Visa D to France which takes a long time to process, can i apply for a Short Stay Visa C say to Italy for a visit at the same time without affecting my first application ...
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Travelling from Italy to Greece by Ferry with a French residency card but no passport

I have a french carte de sejour (french residency card) but I don't have my passport ready yet. I am planning to go to Greece to spend the christmas vacation with my family. I will be making the ...
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French visa confusion

I currently hold a multi entry Schengen visa that is valid until May. I have used up my 90 days for this 6 month period staying with my parents who have recently emigrated tho France. I am now moving ...
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Can I travel to Poland to my husband without a Schengen visa or residence card?

I'm a South African living in Britain with my husband who is Polish. My visa has expired already, and I have not applied for my residence card yet. My husband has travelled to Poland to be with his ...
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Transit Visa while flying from US to India [duplicate]

I am holding an US F1 visa. My itenary is Chicago -> Frankfurt -> Delhi. Do, I need a Transit Visa?
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Re-using a multiple entry visa, do I need to document my stay to the customs officer?

I have been to France with schengen visa before 2 months. I am planning to go to Germany now. The visa is still valid and it is multiple entry. That should be sufficient for my Germany travel. Do I ...
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Schengen visa approved, cancelled UAE permit

I'm a Philippines passport holder, my Schengen visa is approved but I cancel my Dubai residence visa and go back to Philippines after visiting Schengen country, can I I still travel to Schengen ...
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Schengen main destination

From what I understand the main destination of a Schengen visa is the country that you will spend the most period of the trip in. I've my Schengen issued from Germany - multiple entries - and I ...
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Use Schengen visa to enter a different country [duplicate]

I would like to know if it's possible to use a Schengen visa issued from Germany to enter France - Especially after the last regulations after the latest events?
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Travel from Netherlands, stay within Schengen - but with an expired Italian passport

Essentially looking for confirmation of my understanding of travel in and out of the Netherlands, to France (or Austria) for a week, for an EU Citizen (Italian) with an expired (by 2 months) Italian ...
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Mentioning new date in Schengen visa Appeal

I hold a Pakistani passport living in Pakistan. I have recently applied my tourist visa in French embassy and they refused on the following grounds: The purpose and the conditions of the proposed ...
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Traveling with expired permesso di soggiorno and valid passport [closed]

Can I cross Schengen borders with an expired permesso di soggiorno and poste renewal receipts with a valid non-EU passport ?
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What countries can I travel to with a Romanian student resident permit? [duplicate]

I am a Nigerian in a medical school in Romania. Please I'd like to know what countries I can travel to in Europe with my student residence permit. The permit states; "Permis de sedere temporara". The ...
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Transit visa not required at amsterdam

I had two tickets one from Mumbai to Amsterdam via Istanbul on Turkish airlines and Amsterdam to Quito on KLM airlines. Turkish airlines ground staff cleared me at Mumbai after verification of all ...
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Flying from a German airport to an African country with a Dutch residence permit?

I am a non-EU citizen but I hold a Dutch residence permit which allows me to travel within the Schengen area. However, I am planning to fly from Hamburg (Germany) to Ghana, with my Dutch permit and I ...
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Can my father sponsor me for Schengen visa?

I belong to a third country going on a Schengen visa to Spain as a tourist. But I am currently a student who wants to travel and experience the startup culture. Can my father residing in my home ...
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How to leave UK ASAP? (EEA National, But No Travel Document)

Not planning to return, 17, Polish, no ID, no passport. Need to at least enter the Schengen zone (because it has no checks. - True?) Where most likely can I leave with maybe just driving license or ...
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Entering Belgium with a visa for Germany

I am going to apply for visa to go Germany, but I have an idea to go Belgium too. Is it possible to enter Belgium if I have visa for Germany.
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How difficult is it to get Schengen visa from India? [closed]

I have been employed for 4 months and I do not have a credit card nor IT returns yet. I'm applying from Luxembourg embassy. My trip is a week long and I have enough cash in my account to cover my ...
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Passport control within Schengen area [closed]

I'm latin-american, don't need visa to enter (90/180 applies). I have been living in Sweden for two years with a residence permit during which I finished a master and right know I am applying to ...
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Which category of Schengen Visa?

I am from India and am going to Luxembourg to meet a friend who is coming from Seattle. So, even he does not have a permanent address per se. So, is it advisable for me to apply for a tourist visa or ...
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Can I travel to Paris with Schengen visa after Paris attacks? [duplicate]

I have Schengen Visa which have been issued by Italy. I would like to know that if I can travel to Paris after Paris Attacks? It is appreciated if someone give me any information about this case. ...
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In France on one year visa. At year end, can I fly home from another Schengen zone country without being suspected of overstaying Schengen? [duplicate]

I have been in France for one year on a national French visa. I would like to visit the Netherlands at the end of the trip and fly home (to a non Schengen country) from there. Should I expect any ...
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Indian citizen visiting Germany from US

I am an Indian citizen who was studying in the United States for the past 2 years. My course is completing in December 2015 and I plan to visit Germany on my way back to India, I am moving back to ...
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When can I return to the Schengen area?

I am Brazilian national and I overstayed my tourist visa in Switzerland because I was waiting for a residence permit. I first arrived on the 14th of June (through Amsterdam), invited by a Swiss ...
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Belgium Additional Contribution long stay (D) visa [closed]

I am attempting to apply for a Belgium long stay (D) visa for a study abroad program. Since March 2, 2015 an additional contribution of 215 Euro is required to be paid to the Immigration Office bank ...
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Financial requirement for a tourist visa to Portugal

I have 15,000 dirams in my bank account. I have met all other requirements for a visa. One lady from a consultancy company told me that I need to have the equivalent of $10,000 USD in my bank account ...
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Leave and re-enter Schengen Area with multiple entry long stay D visa and NO permit

The title of the question pretty much sums up my situation. I'm in Italy, I wish to travel to a non-Schengen European country. My visa for Italy is a multiple entry 'D' long stay. I have applied for ...
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Travelling in/out France after the attacks of November 2015

Can someone with a non-European nationality and a French 'carte de séjour' freely enter and travel (particularly by air) from France after the unfortunate events? I have been checking the news, some ...
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Hotel reservation after having visa

I already have my multiple-entry Schengen visa. When I applied, I gave them the hotel reservation from booking.com (not paid) and they granted the visa. But now my friend invited me to stay at his ...
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Re-entry into Schengen with a visa this time [closed]

I am a US citizen and have been in Italy since September. I am coming up on my 90 days since I do not have a visa and have to return back in the US. However I will be enrolling in University classes ...
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Travelling to France safe? [closed]

What happened last night was terrible and it's got me panicked. I got a Schengen visa and plane tickets to go to France next month and I am not sure I'll continue with my plan. Do you guys think I ...
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Flight Cancellation and Schengen visa [duplicate]

I was supposed to have an appointment tomorrow for a tourist visa and I was informed via an email that due to a security reasons all of the flights from my country to the country to which I had the ...
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Spain tourist visa [duplicate]

I'm from Bangladesh. Currently I'm staying in South Africa. I'm doing work for an African company. I got work permit for five years witch expires 2018. Recently I got married with South African lady. ...
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Schengen visa and previous refusals?

If I have been denied a visitor visa to the UK previously, is it a good idea to add the refusal letter or any other supporting document in any new application for a Schengen visa to clear that point? ...
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Process for renewing Schengen visa for a new destination

I had applied for a Schengen visa with French embassy this March 2015, and had a visa from April-September 2015. Now I want to visit Switzerland in Dec 2015. Should I now apply for a new visa with ...
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Schengen visa travel to other countries [duplicate]

I just received my Schengen visa to visit France with multiple entries. I want to travel to Czech Republic after visiting France and I was wondering if I have to produce hotel reservations and return ...
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Biometric Schengen visa

My Chinese inlaws might come to visit us in Belgium next year. However, they live in a very remote area and Belgium only has visa centers in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. As their official ...
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Do I need a visa for entering Georgia?

I am a Bangladeshi passport holder. I have an USA visa for up to 5 years validity with multiple entries and a Schengen visa for a month's validity. Do I need a visa for entering Georgia?
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Obtaining visa for Germany language course [closed]

I am Brazilian and currently traveling in Europe. I am allowed to stay in the Schengen area for 90 days within 180 days. Im approaching the 90 days (80) but since I like it here so much and I might ...
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Denied entry into Schengen zone: Can I still use my visa?

I had a visa to Portugal for 3 months to visit my family. My point of first entry was Germany, but they denied me entry, because I didn't have a return ticket from Portugal to Germany, but I had a ...
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Possible to visit Schengen Countries using France Type D Long term work permit Visa? [duplicate]

I have Type D Long term work permit visa for France. I would like to know using this visa possible to visit Schengen Countries? If I want to Visit UK what needs to be done from my side? Please help me ...
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Schengen Visa- chances for a student?

Obviously no one can say whether I will or will not get the visa but would appreciate some inputs. I know it is generally difficult for non-employed people to get a Schengen visa. What do you think ...
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Can I stay in Schengen more than 90/180?

I am a Canadian and waiting for my Portuguese citizenship now. I spent 60 days in Portugal already and want to go to France during Christmas time. Can I enter France even my stay in Schengen is more ...
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I'm holding a Schengen visa as a student, do I need to apply for visa to another Schengen country? [duplicate]

I'm currently a foreign student holding my resident permit in a Schengen country, and I will go for student exchange next January to another Schengen country. As the exchange duration lasts longer ...
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Applying for Schengen Visa after (German) Student visa expires IN Schengen area?

I am a Indian national (not eligible for 90-days visa free program) spending a semester in Germany on a German Student Visa right now. My student visa expires in the third week of December, but I want ...
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Reapplication for Schengen visa

I would like to reapply for my parents visas who were rejected for Belgium with below stated reason: Insufficient means of subsistence, both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return ...
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Is a transit visa required to enter madrid [duplicate]

I am an Indian national travelling to Colombia from Bangalore. However, I have to go through Madrid. I wanted to know if I required a transit visa to just enter the Madrid airport? Also, will a ...
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greece schengen visa going to germany? [duplicate]

If I get a schengen visa issued from greece embassy, and it was the first visa on my passport, can I enter germany without any problem as a first entry?