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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What is “employer letter” for Schengen when I'm in college?

One of the requirements to apply for a Schengen visa to Germany from the US is reference letter from your employer I'm a student in a university. Do I just need a document confirming that ...
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Visa requirements for Macedonia for Schengen-zone Permanent Residents?

I'm an Indian studying in Germany. I have a residence permit for Germany with which I can travel in the schengen area. Macedonia is not in the schengen area. However people with schengen visa can ...
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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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Switzerland and Paris tour query

I am from India and currently in UK for short term work assignment and have a valid 1 year UK Visa. I want to visit for 5 days in Switzerland and return back to UK and then after 2 weeks, I want to ...
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As an EU national, what (if any) ID do I need to carry when crossing between France and Belgium?

Based on the expats question "If asked for ID in France by the police, as an EU national what is considered valid?", I know what the rules are for carrying ID as a Brit in France. Secondly, I know ...
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Can I enter other Schengen countries with EU residence permit but without passport?

I have some travel plans to go from Netherlands to France by car. I possess Dutch residence permit, but I am non-EU citizen. The problem is that I might need to submit my passport to get visa to ...
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Duration of Schengen visa while travelling to non Schengen areas which allow Schengen visa

I'm planning to travel to the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Turkey. I'll be in Netherlands for 4 days, Bulgaria for 4 and Turkey for 2. I'm applying for a Schengen visa for the Netherlands. Considering ...
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Leaving Schengen region to reset 90 days [duplicate]

I have a friend who claims that you can leave the Schengen area for 1 night, and re-enter, to reset your 90 days. For example, an Australian could enter Europe and then go for a couple of nights ...
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Applying for a Schengen Visa even though there's still an existing unused visa

I am a Philippines passport holder who is currently living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A few weeks ago, I applied for a Schengen visa and was approved (from Hungary). I previously intended to ...
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Chances being caught re-entering EU too soon

My kid started a university program in Hungary in fall of 2015. There were some issues with paperwork regarding his student visa and he was issued a temporary visa so that he could finish the term ...
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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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Bulgarian passport expires two months after return date, will I have a problem traveling from US through Germany to Bulgaria?

I am flying from San Francisco to Bulgaria through Frankfurt and Munich in a few days. I hold a green card and I am a Bulgarian citizen. I just found out about the 3 month passport expiration date ...
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Travelling between the UK and Norway as an Australian citizen on a standard holiday visa

I used to be a British citizen, so was accustomed to travelling pretty freely within the EU. Later this year I'll be taking my first trip back to the UK since becoming an Australian citizen - I ...
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Visiting Italy on tourist visa and applying for Family reunion visa

My mother is a Sri Lankan citizen and she is currently in Italy on tourist visa valid from January 1, 2015 to February 28, 2015. She applied for family reunion (while in Italy on tourist visa) ...
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Flying to a Schengen zone from a country other than the one where the visa was issued

If i have a Schengen visa issued by the German embassy in Qatar, can I fly to Germany from Lebanon? I heard that it's not allowed, but want to get a definitive answer.
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Schengen visa for two subsequent short trips: One visa or two?

I will go to France from 17/12/13 – 19/12/13, then I will come back to London. And again I will go back to Portugal and Spain from 26/12/13 to 03/01/14 which I will stay in Spain for the longest ...
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Schengen Visa application in status “RESOLVED”

My Schengen visa application status shows ("RESOLVED"). What does it mean?
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Proof for onward travel in Non-schengen countries of EU

I'm from Singapore and planning trip to Eastern Europe, landing at Romania and taking a train to Bulgaria and back to Singapore. If I buy a one-way Singapore-Romania ticket and another one-way ...
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90/180 rule day count after a long-term visa expires?

Consider a student in a Schengen country whose visa expires on August 31st. The student is a national of a country whose citizens are exempt from the requirement to obtain a Schengen visa for ...
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How long does it take for German consulates to process visa appeals?

My visa was refused from the German consulate in Kolkata and now I appealed to them in writing along with many papers. After submitting all documents they called me suddenly for interview. I was ...
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Schengen and UK Visa for Indian citizen: Which type of ticket can I use as supporting documentation?

I am an Indian citizen in the US with valid H1B visa. This is my travel plan across Europe: Flight from US to London Take the Eurostar train from London to Paris Visit other Schengen visa valid ...
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Am I allowed to enter Germany with extended passport and German Blau Card

I'm Ukrainian living and working in Germany. I have residence permit and Blau Card. My passport has been expired and it is already half a year since I'm waiting for a new one. I'm planning to travel ...
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Invitation letters for my Indian parents coming to the Netherlands

I want to call my parents, who are from India, to stay for a short period here in Netherlands Do I need to send an invitation letter? Is that a mandatory document? Is it ok if I gave my written ...
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Plane ticket no longer available for the exact day of our visa

When applying for the Schengen visa, we were asked to just reserve our airline tickets. The visa process took much longer than they expected and the reservations were cancelled. Today we were told we ...
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How should I apply for a Schengen visa from the UK?

I’m going to apply for a tourist visa to Germany. It is said that I need a reference letter from my employer. However, I’m working on contract and my contract will end before I go traveling. What ...
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Short term schengen Visa to Germany refused twice due to lack of subsistence

I am a college student currently residing in Chennai, India. I was planning to attend a 5-day business conference being held in Germany in mid-March.My travel itinerary also included a 2-day detour to ...
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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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First time entry to Schengen area with student visa

I am currently living outside EU and I recently got a student visa from Germany (multi), but I would like to travel first to Sweden to visit a friend and then flight to Germany. Would that be a ...
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Schengen visa for non-EU spouse

I am an EU citizen (French) living in Asia (Indonesia). I would like to take my non-EU spouse on holiday to Holland and am wondering if DIRECTIVE 2004/38/EC applies in obtaining a free short term ...
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Consecutive Schengen area visas from different countries?

I am currently living in Germany, using a one-year working holiday visa. When that expires, I hope to move to another European country, and continue this pattern of moving countries for as long as ...
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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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Entering the Schengen area 12 days before my visa expires

I have a Vietnamese passport. I'm planning to visit Vietnam on July 7th and be back in the Czech Republic (in Schengen area) on August 29th. My visa is a multiple-entry, long-term, D type visa (for ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa early because of another trip

My spouse, an Indian national, was granted a visa to visit the UK on a family visit during the second week of February, 2015. And I, a resident indian, am planning to visit UK during mid May. I'll ...
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Refusal of Italian Tourist visa for 17 days [duplicate]

I am an Indian working in Central Government and have applied for an Italian tourist visa for 17 days (to visit Rome-florence-paris-Vience-Rome-India). But my visa application got rejected with the ...
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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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Lost passport with Schengen visa but want to continue traveling [duplicate]

I had a 90 days Schengen visa, but unluckily I lost my passport along with my Schengen visa in Berlin a month ago. I've been staying in Germany for the whole month. Now I've obtained a new passport ...
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How to cancel a valid Schengen visa and apply for a new visa?

I have a valid Schengen business visa valid for one year from 6 September 2015 to 5 September 2016. I have traveled to Germany from 6 September 2015 to 31 October 2015, for 54 days. I need to travel ...
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I was refused a tourist German visa. Is it OK to apply for a business trip to the same place? [duplicate]

The first time, I was not entitled to disclose the purpose of the travel to anyone beyond the company, so I applied for a tourist visa. It feels, er, not completely true, but I couldn't provide an ...
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Can an Indian national with Schengen multiple visa visit Gibraltar?

I am now in Spain and have multiple Schengen visa I am interested to go to Gibraltar. Is it possible or need separate visa? Need to go from Marbella to Gibraltar.
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Schengen visa for Thai wife residing in the UK with her British citizen husband

Apologies if this has been answered already but I couldn't quite find it. I am a UK citizen, my wife is a Thai citizen. We were married a year and a half ago in London, UK and she has a valid ...
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Can I travel to Romania with schengen visa issued by the embassy of The Netherlands and staying for a longer period in Romania than in Amsterdam?

I'll be travelling to Europe next July but I want to visit Romania and stay for a week and also go to Amsterdam for 4 or 5 days. Can I apply for schengen visa from the embassy of The Netherlands? Will ...
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Do I need both a UK visa and a Schengen visa?

I am a Filipino Citizen working in Qatar and have a valid Residence Permit. I am planning to visit my wife's sister in the UK, and afterwards we are planning a Schengen tour with the other family ...
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Booked two separate accommodations after getting a visa, is it a problem?

I already have a Schengen visa when I applied I had hotel booked for the full length of my stay. I found a deal with an apartment through airbnb.com and booked the apartment and the hotel (about half ...
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How to appeal a refused Schengen visa?

I applied for a Schengen visa for my new wife, whom I married a year ago in Iran. I am a British citizen, and I have an apartment in Marbella. They refused her Schengen visa. Now I want to appeal ...
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Schengen visa refused two times by the French consulate, how to appeal? [closed]

I have been denied visa twice by the French embassy, how do I appeal? Reason were subsistence and justification and purpose of intended stay not reliable. I am a working guy in an IT company. I gave ...
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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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Schengen visa refusal for visitor visa - possible resolution?

My husband is in Switzerland for 6 months with L permit. I applied for visitor visa. I submitted all documents with his entrance visa in which date of his coming back to India was not mentioned but ...
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Schengen Visa Refusal: Does it make sense to appeal?

My visa got denied by the Greek embassy in Abu Dhabi for the reason below: the information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable. ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa in Paris?

I am currently having a Schengen visa (short stay visa: 90 days). My visa was issued by the French embassy, multi-entries, valid for 1 year, with a maximum stay of 90 days. And it will expire next ...
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Can I visit Schengen countries on a long term French Visa?

I have requested for a French long term student visa from India. It's a national visa and not a Schengen visa. My question is that can we still go to other Schengen countries on this visa? If not then ...