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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Is it ok to change Eurail pass showed for getting Schengen visa?

While applying for Schengen visa to Austrian embassy i was asked to provide a complete itinerary, including my hotel bookings and travel details. Since i had not yet received the original Eurail pass ...
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Can I enter **FIRST** to a different schengen country from my d-type national visa

I'm a non-EU country citizen and going to start my study at end of this month in Italy. I'm a valid D-type national Italy visa holder, it's multiple, valid for 5 months (>150 days long-stay) from now ...
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Does Schengen visa proof of transport requirement include travel inside Europe?

The Schengen checklist for short stay when applying from South Africa via France includes this (emphasis mine): "All transfers (flight/ferry/train/bus/taxi) showing entry & exit from France ...
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Schengen visa requirements for traveling on a European Disney Cruise?

Do I need a single entry or a multiple entry Schengen if I am travelling on a Disney cruise that starts in Barcelona and then calls on ports in France then Italy?
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Flying to a Schengen country different from the one that issued a D-type visa

I have a D-type multiple-entry visa, issued by France (I am a student): I also have the French resident card (Titre de Sejour) to go along with it, and I have already entered and been living in France ...
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Do I need a visa to transit in the Schengen area [duplicate]

Do I need a transit visa if I am travelling to Russia via Frankfurt from India?
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Can I travel to frankfort with other schengen visa [duplicate]

I'm from Syria and I got a national visa type D to Poland. I'm going to study my masters there. I would like to travel to Frankfurt, Germany, where my aunt lives. There she asked me to stay with her ...
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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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Transiting from the US to the UK through Madrid - would I pass through border control in Spain?

I am flying from the US through MAD and on to LHR (within 3 hours). Must I clear passport control in MAD? Since they are part of the EU and the UK is not, was not sure.
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Visa processing speed: VFS vs Embassy

I am applying for a Schengen Visa for Switzerland at London. To submit my application, I can choose to go to the VFS Visa Application Centre or the Embassy of Switzerland directly. I wonder which ...
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I'm Singaporean, my 90-day Schengen stay has expired. Can I transit via Zurich from Croatia to UK? [duplicate]

I hold a Singapore passport but my tourist stay under the 90/180 Schengen rule has expired. I'm currently in Croatia (not under Schengen rule) and want to travel to UK (also not under Schengen rule) ...
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Not getting passport stamped in Sweden

I just arrived to Sweden and did not get my passport stamped. However, it got stamped in Germany (I flew to Sweden through Germany) Is this normal?
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length of stay with 90/180 rule [duplicate]

I am canadian, my first visit to netherlands was - feb 7-16 2015 and Mar 7-23 2015 and Jun 28- Aug 25 2015 totalof 85 days. i am now in turkey since aug 25th cause i thought my time was up in ...
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stayed 86 days in netherlands, 180 days is up can i go back [duplicate]

went first time beginning of feb 2015, then again in march, up until aug 2015 for a total of 86 days, then went elsewhere. question is it has been 180 days since first visit in feb. so can i go back ...
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Thailand to St Martens (West Indies) [duplicate]

I am looking at the travel arrangements for flights from Bangkok to St Martens as the individual will be working in the British Virgin Islands. She has her visa to work and will be requiring a flight ...
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Travel within Schengen countries - passport control

I am an Indian citizen planning to visit Munich for the Oktoberfest for 3-4 days and then go to Austria for a weeklong spa therapy. I will be thus flying from India to Munich first up where I shall ...
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Schengen visa waiver for US citizens after residence permit expires?

I'm a US citizen working in Finland. I'm waiting for my residence permit renewal to be processed, which takes quite a long time. (Recently, it seems that the turnaround time is over 120 days. I ...
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Multiple entry Schengen visa: Documents required at Immigration/Border control during second visit

I am an Indian passport holder having residence permit and working in Kuwait, I received a 90 days multiple-entry Schengen C visa issued by German embassy Kuwait for a business purpose. I successfully ...
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Greece and French Schengen visa [duplicate]

I have a holiday to Greece next week 9 - 16 September but I also have a weekend in Paris from 25th September to 28th September. I applied for a Greece visa and informed them about my Paris plans but ...
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I'm planning to visit a summer school in the Schengen zone. What kind of visa should I apply for?

I will be attending a summer school which will last 10 days. I want to know: for applying for a Schengen visa, is the purpose of my trip considered as touristic or study?
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Can I leave the Schengen area from another country other than the one I issued the visa from?

I have a Spanish visa type D for 115 days. I will spend the last week of my visa with a friend in Finland. Is it ok to return to my country from Finland directly or do I have to return to Spain first ...
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D visa Italy limitations [duplicate]

Hi can I travel to other schenegen countries on Italy,s nine months seasonal D visa if not than could I apply for it from Italy?
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UK visit visa after Schengen visa

Me and my husband (non eu) are planning a trip to Germany and then UK to visit my family. We will be in Germany for 3 months and then go to the UK. Does anyone know if it is possible to forward date a ...
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Cancelling a Schengen Visa via the Italian Consulate

My wife has a Schengen visa issued by the Italian consulate in the UK. It expires at the beginning of December, and as we want to travel to Europe for the Christmas holiday, we were hoping to cancel ...
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can i travel within Schengen area while im holding a D visa with single entry [duplicate]

Im holding a D visa with single entry from Switzerland. can I travel to other countries in Schengen area? If no, what should I do so as I can go while my visa just valid until this october 9?
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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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Should my first trip or longest stay have be to the country which issued my Schengen Visa? [duplicate]

I have been issued 5 years Schengen Visa from French Embassy. I was supposed to visit France for few days but I had to cancel the trip due to family emergency. Can I now, use this long term ...
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Change of itinerary and applying for UK visa after getting Schengen visa

I am an Indian citizen residing in Malaysia on an employment visa. I received a multiple entry Schengen visa, valid for two months, to attend a conference in Vienna from the Austrian Embassy. My ...
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Can I stay longer than my schengen visa states? [duplicate]

I granted a schengen visa to Germany for 6 days only. But I'd like to stay a little longer. Is it legal to stay for one more week or should I get an extension? And if I have to get an extension how ...
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Can I stay longer than what my Schengen visa states?

I was granted a Schengen visa type C with 6 days duration of stay, can I stay longer than that? And if I can what should I do?
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French Schengen visa refused in India - what to do? [duplicate]

I am an Indian national working in Kuwait with residency here . I wanted to take my family on a euro trip this may . The family included my wife and daughter (who live with me) and my parents-in-law ...
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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 visa refused from German embassy

I am Sri-Lankan staying in Bangladesh working in well established company in Bangladesh. I, my wife and two kids applied for Schengen visa from German embassy in Dhaka. I got only sponser letter from ...
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UK visitor entry clearance application refused: impact on future travel [closed]

I am an Indian citizen living in Poland for the past 4 years for business. I never visited UK before. I applied for UK visa few months ago in Warsaw to visit London for just 3 days, carelessly missed ...
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Going to UK from US on Tier 4 Visa, but going on Holiday from UK to Sardinia first

I am hoping my plan is ok. I am a US Citizen going to England on September 1st on a Tier 4 Visa for 2 years. I have had a trip to Sardinia planned for some time. Are there any issues with my flying ...
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Croatia, passport-free travel: as of 2014, still separate from Schengen Area?

I'm a US citizen traveling visa-free in Europe. It used to be the case that you could go to Croatia to bypass the Schengen Area "3 consecutive month" requirement. (That is, stay 3 months in Europe, ...
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changing entry and exit softer getting schengen visa [duplicate]

I am from India , got the schengen visa for 15 days for 3 countries one time entry visa,as my submitted itinerary to Switzerland consulate I have to enter from Rome ,offer 5 days to France for 2 days ...
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Name in passport as BCA in place of ABC; cause for visa refusal?

My name in my passport is written in the wrong order, i.e. in place of ABC it is written as BCA. Can this be a reason for rejection of a visa to Germany? If yes, is there any solution? What steps ...
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Will it be a bad history when i apply for schengen again [closed]

I have a schengen visa from czech republic,and i wanna enter the schengen area from vienna,will it be ok to do so?,and if i did so will they consider it a bad history when i apply for schengen again?
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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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Hotel confirmations for Schengen tourist visa to Italy. Some questions

I made my hotel reservations in Rome, Venice, Florence and Pisa for my upcoming travel. I have a few questions: Can I make the reservations via hotels.com or expedia.com? I am worried because I ...
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Visa to Romania

I will be traveling from Doha to Turkey for 3 days then to Bucharest for another 3 days then Greece for 3 days. Should I get a Schengen Visa from Greece embassy although my point of entry is Romania ...
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Using a Schengen type D visa for a short internship in a different country

I have a “France sauf CTOM” Trainee visa type D, validated with OFII Permit. It is valid from 01/Nov/14 to 01/Nov/15. I did an internship in France for 6 months from Nov 14 to May 15. Now currently I ...
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Can I apply for a new Schengen visa while holding a valid single-entry Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I have a single entry visa for Italy from 03/07/15 to 01/08/15 with 15 days validity. I also want to visit Spain and France in same month. I will be back from Italy on 07/07/15, So can I apply for ...
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I have a netherlands visa, can my port of entry be Madrid? [duplicate]

I have a Netherlands visa. My plans have changed drastically. I would be staying most number of days in Spain. Can i have my POE in Madrid? Will it be a problem if neither my POE not my maximum number ...
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Do Brunei Darussalam passport holders require transit visa in Brussels? [duplicate]

A colleague with Brunei Darussalam passport is flying from Delhi to Manchester and will transit in Brussels fro a few hours? Does he need a transit visa in Brussels?
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Info re Schengan visa for a student [duplicate]

My 16 year old daughter is currently on a student exchange trip to Germany. We are South African and she has a South African passport. She has a visa for her six month stay in Germnay but the exchange ...
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Visa, when changing planes [duplicate]

I am travelling From San Francisco to New Delhi via Amsterdam (Schiphol AMS). I have Indian passport and a valid US visa on it. Do I need any kind of visa in Schiphol airport. There is 3 hours of ...
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Schengen Visa Refusal: Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable

Schengen refusal formulae can be difficult to understand sometimes. Sometimes an applicant receives a refusal with: Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not ...
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Do U.S. citizens need visa for short term stay in France?

I am confused about traveling for tourism from USA to France. I am a US citizen, currently a student and not employed for work. I would like to travel to France several times over the next few months, ...