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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Apply for Schengen visa in a third country

Can a Kenyan citizen studying in Russia and temporarily visiting family in Kenya apply for a Schengen visa in Nairobi and not in Russia, where he has his residence?
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Schengen Visa Refusal: Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided

Schengen refusal formulae can be difficult to understand sometimes. When an applicant receives a refusal with "Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided", ...
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Schengen tourist visa rejected - can he reaply straight away? [duplicate]

I am Italian and my boyfriend is Kenyan, but at the moment he is studying in Russia. He applied for a tourist visa in Russia to visit me, but was denied for reason number 2: "justification for the ...
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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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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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Possibility of being refused entry in Schengen countries? [closed]

Following this question, I had a refused entry in the UK before (about two years ago) and granted a temporary admission. I am just curious, does it mean that I will get the refused entry in other ...
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What is the “White Schengen list”?

The signing of a visa-free agreement with the Schengen zone countries opens up new possibilities for us in terms of the so called white Schengen list featuring 57 countries, from Korea, Mexico and ...
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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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Less stay days than flight date in Schengen Zone

Is it possible that I am not allowed at all in Czech Republic because I have 8 stay days on visa and the flight back is one day later?
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Schengen Visa Free Travel as Tourist (90/180) Immediately Following Long Stay (D Type Visa) [duplicate]

I have been residing in France for a year on a D type visa. Now, by the end of this year the visa will be over, and I would like to take advantage of being a Schengen visa free passport holder (annex ...
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Schengen Visa, FInancial Proof

me and my cousin are planning to have a short euro trip. I have sufficient account balance with regular income so for me everything is fine but my cousin didn't maintain the account and he withdraws ...
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Can a Schengen visa holder leave the airport in a Schengen non-destination country during layover before arrival to the Schengen destination country? [duplicate]

The traveller has Schengen tourist multi-entry visa, the main destination in Schengen area is Germany (Berlin), however there's have a long 22 hrs layover in Vienna/Austria, can s/he use the layover ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Non-EU citizen, student in Spain holding a residence permit. Do I need a UK visa?

I am from a non-EU country (Georgia). I have been studying in Spain for the past five years and hold the residence permit. Next month I will need to travel to London for a job interview and I was ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Can I leave the Schengen with my Type D Multi Entry visa from Spain

I'm an Indian student, with a Type D Multi Entry Visa to Spain. I'm in Spain and have applied for my Residence Permit but haven't received it yet. Can I travel to Croatia and back with just this ...
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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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Can I ever get a Schengen visa again?

I'm from India and I applied for a Schengen visa to visit Sweden for a duration of 4 days and since I'm 18 years old, to prove my intent to return home after my visit, the Embassy wanted me to submit ...
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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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Schengen visa for a stateless person

I have applied for a long-term residence in the Czech Republic. However, as I am a stateless person residing in Uzbekistan, I was permitted to enter only 11 EU countries out of 28. Does it violate the ...
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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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What is the AXA Schengen Insurance office phone number?

I made the payment for a Schengen (Europe Travel) visa at the AXA-Schengen website, but haven't yet got (it has been five hours) any insurance documents by email. How long should I wait? They don't ...
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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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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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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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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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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 from Seattle?

We are planning a vacation to Spain and I hear as Seattle residents we have to travel to San Francisco to obtain a Schengen visa. Is there any other way around it? Please note: I am an Indian ...
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Non-EU citizen Schengen visa via NYC Swiss embassy

I am applying for Schengen visa via Switzerland embassy in NYC. One of their requirements is : A copy of your confirmed flight reservation. How do I purchase temporary tickets to meet this ...