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 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 ...
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Schengen visa refused for flight booking [closed]

I have never been refused a schengen visa before. For the first time I have been refused the visa. The visa was always been for business purpose. I don't understand why they had refused only for a ...
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Schengen visa - multiple invitation letters

Is it OK to apply for a Schengen visa with two invitation letters from two different people at the same time?
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Schengen visa control on the Euro-star [duplicate]

I am a non UK & non EU citizen and I am travelling on the Euro-star from London to Paris. I have a UK visa & a Schengen visa issued from Switzerland not France. Would the UK immigration in ...
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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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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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Travelling Requirements to Schengen Countries using Romanian Visa for Non-European Citizen [closed]

I am a student on Exchange studies to Romania. Is it difficult to obtain a visa for Schengen countries with Romanian visa? I want to travel to other EU parts during my stay in Romania. Romanian visa ...
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If I am on a business visa to UK from India and want to travel to Italy, which visas to apply for?

I am an Indian citizen and planning for a business trip to UK from where I plan to join my family for a vacation in Italy and come back to UK for business. What visas should I apply for? Business visa ...
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Do I need a transit visa for layover in Italy? [duplicate]

I am flying from Chicago to Istanbul and my flight will layover in Rome for an hour and a half. I am holding a US green card and am traveling with Iraqi passport. I am not sure if I will require an ...
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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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Refused visit a friend visa for Belgium

I applied for a visa to visit a friend in Belgium last April 28, 2014 and I got the result recently (June 6, 2014) wherein it has been refused. Reasons were: The plan and the circumstances from the ...
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Minimum account balance required for 2 to travel to Zurich for 10 days

I would like to know how much is the minimum balance to be maintained for myself and my husband for a stay of 10 days in Zurich. We hold Indian passport and are residing in Singapore. My husband hold ...
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Travelling to Sweden & Germany from USA having F1-Visa on vacation [closed]

Hi I am an Indian with a valid passport and am currently pursuing my graduate studies at the United States and I hold an F1 visa. For my summer vacation I plan to visit my brother's place in Sweden ...
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Airport transit visa for Munich, if I have Long Stay visa type D for France (sauf CTOM)

I am an Indian citizen and I was granted a visa from the French Consulate. It says that my visa type is Long Stay "D" valid for France (sauf CTOM). I am going to Nice (France) via Munich (Germany), ...
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Foreign Travelers to Schengen

I just want to ask how does foreign travelers get their immigration done when they travel by bus or train from one country to another in Schengen countries. Does Train/Bus stop at the border for ...
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Train passport control from London to Paris

I'm a non-EU citizen, I will be travelling from London to Paris next month, so I was wondering since most countries track entry and leave dates, if I use the train to switch these countries and they ...
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Can I stay in Italy with valid study visa and expired Permesso?

I have South Korean passport and I have my study visa which will expire on the 19th of September and a permesso di soggiorno which will expire on the 3rd of Sept. So far from the last day of May (31 ...
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Question regarding having a 21 day long stay in the Netherlands first, then studying in France [duplicate]

I have faced a question regarding application for visa for traveling to Europe in order to study there. I would be grateful to receive guidance on this. I have been admitted to a European master ...
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Exit rules before visit to Schengen country after studies in another Schengen country [duplicate]

My friend is a Japanese citizen and was studying in Sweden for around a year (August-June), having a temporary residence permit. He left Sweden in June and would like to visit Greece in July. Entry ...
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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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Proof of accomodation for France (travelling from India) [closed]

I am travelling to France this month end. Is a reservation from Booking.com enough for proof of accommodation?
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Schengen business visa extension in Spain

I'm travelling to Spain for business purpose and my visa is valid for just 14 days. Now I have another very urgent business to attend to in the Netherlands. Can I extend my stay for another 10 days to ...
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Traveling on back-to-back Schengen visas

I currently have a valid multiple entry Schengen visa that expires on Feb 10th (issued by the Spanish consulate). I need to visit the Czech Republic from Feb 9th to Feb 15th. For this, I am getting a ...
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Entering with one Schengen visa but exiting with another [duplicate]

I have a France-issued Schengen visa until 24/06/2015, and I would like to visit Spain between 21-27/06/2015. When I applied to visa to Spain consulate, they gave me a Schengen visa from 25/06/2015. ...
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Can I have two Schengen visas in one passport?

I will have to visit Europe twice for five months in total. I am Thai and will need a visa. The maximum stay in europe is 90 days, otherwise you have to apply for a long term stay according to my ...
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Do I need to book some intra-Europe tickets to apply for Schengen visa?

I already booked my ultra-Europe ticket which was a roundtrip from YVR to ZRH. However, I am not sure whether I need to book for intra-Europe tickets for my visa application.
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Strategy for a Schengen visa application: Attending a course + a bit of tourism

I'm an Indian national, and I will be travelling to Milan in July, for a summer University session at Bocconi University. During my stay there I'm planning a trip across the Alps to Switzerland and ...
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Schengen rules for Australian travelling Europe for 2 years?

Can anyone tell me if this is possible: I want to travel Europe for approx 2 years. (Not working, I will be able to show bank statements to prove i can support myself at each immigration point). ...
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Transit visa for Delhi to Dublin via Schengen [duplicate]

Do I need a transit visa, I am travelling Delhi to Zurich (Switzerland) and Zurich to Dublin and Dublin to Frankfurt and Frankfurt to Delhi. Ticket already booked but only have Ireland visa. No ...
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Do I need transit visa for travelling from India to Spain via Brussels with Spanish re-entry permit

I am an Indian citizen and working in Barcelona. My Resident permit is under renewal process and meanwhile I am travelling to India. To enter into Spain, I have Spanish re-entry permit which allows to ...
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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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Turkish visa holder traveling to Italy

I am a Somali citizen. If I have a valid Turkish tourist visa can I travel to Italy?
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Spanish Visa for Non-EU Spouse of a UK National

I am a British national resident in the UK. My wife is Jordanian, resident in the UK with me. She has a UK biometric residency permit. We were married in the UK and the marriage is registered in the ...
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Does my husband need to apply for Schengen visa if he has an indefinite leave to remain?

My husband is a Sri Lankan national with a Sri Lankan passport. He holds an indefinite leave to remain in the UK (card). Our 3 kids and I have British passports, we are all going to go to France. Does ...
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Staying in Schengen after student visa expires [duplicate]

I have a question. I'm a USA citizen with a student visa issued in Sweden that expires on the 30 of June. However, I am planning on leaving Schengen (through Sweden) and returning after the 30 of June ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa as a tourist in London

I am Indian travelling to UK on tourist visa. I am planning for multiple-entry Schengen visa so I can visit Europe during my stay in UK. As per France consulate we need to provide confirm air ...
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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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Do I need to pay in full for hostel reservation to show proof of accommodation for Schengen VISA?

I am applying for a Schengen VISA to travel to Germany, and one of the requirements is showing proof of accommodation. I booked all my hostels via hostelworld.com, but only paid the non-refundable ...
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Tourism in the Schengen area either side of a student visa

Does time spent in a Schengen country under a student visa (issued by that country) count towards the 90 days permitted within the Schengen Area? My (Australian) partner will be undertaking some ...
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Long-haul flight departs one day before my visa validity starts, to land on the following day. Will I be denied boarding?

Need this help urgently please. I will be travelling to Italy via Austria and Germany from 7th June, 2015 to 19th June, 2015 with my wife on my honeymoon. My wife was granted her tourist visa on ...
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Visa approved but unable to use due to loan problems

One of my friends had recently applied for a visa and had got approved, but due to loan problems he is unable to use his Visa right now and leave for Germany, will it be a problem for his future ...
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Can I transit through Frankfurt to Romania without a Schengen visa?

I am applying for a Romanian Short Stay Visa. I have a valid US visa. I am travelling from the US to Romania. Typically, I would need a Schengen Visa if I need to go to a Schengen Zone as my ...
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Transiting via Madrid to Venice

I have e mailed Iberia but not had a reply. Can anyone please tell me if i book a flight Malaga to Venice and choose one with 6 plus hours transit in Madrid, therefore our bags are not our care, can ...
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Length of stay in the Schengen area with a Turkish “special passport” [duplicate]

I have a Turkish “special passport” which exempts me from the requirement to hold a visa for the Schengen area. My arrival date is: 13 June 2015, 11.00am My departure date is: 10 September 2015, ...