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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About Schengen 90/180 rule

I have searched the web a lot and could not find an answer that fits my situation. Here are two links that are quite contradictory: Schengen visa rejection ...
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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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Transit through Zurich airport for 18hours - Do I need a visa? [duplicate]

I am travelling to India from US via Zurich airport and have a layover of 18hours at Zurich airport. I am an Indian citizen and am going to India for my H1b stamping. My question is that do I require ...
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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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Going to Italy for 2 days then back to UK for 4 days then to France for 2 weeks. Which embassy should I apply to for my Schengen visa?

I've got a dilemma. I am going on my holiday to France for two weeks in July but few days before that I need to fly to Italy for 2 days. So my traveling plan is: going to Italy for two days then back ...
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Do i need a Schengen transit Visa? [duplicate]

I am travelling form Houston (USA) to Delhi (INDIA), via Germany. I have two stops first in Frankfurt and second in Munich. Both the stops are one hour each. Will i need a Schengen transit Visa? I ...
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At which embassy should I apply for a Schengen visa when staying a few days in several countries?

I'm planning to go to Germany on Sept 6-8, then Netherlands on Sept 8-11 and exit Switzerland on Sept 11-14. My question is: Which embassy do I need to apply for the Schengen visa? The number of ...
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long lay over in FRA Airport, will US Passport-holder be able to go outside of airport?

I have a lay over in Frankfurt (FRA) Airport for eight hours, and my final destation is Lisbon, Portugal. I hold a US Passport. Will I be able to go outside of FRA Aiport and join a sightseeing tour?
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Staying in Europe (Schengen and non-Schengen) for one year

I am an Indonesian passport holder. I have a multiple entry Schengen visa, duration of stay: 90 days, valid for 2 years, issued by the Dutch embassy on November 2014 (valid until November 2016). I ...
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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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Schengen Visa for both business and tourism

I am holding an Indian passport. I have a multi-entry Schengen visa which is valid for 6 months. I am planning to travel in mid Feb to Spain (on a business trip) via Netherlands for a week. On my way ...
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Can a US citizen leave the airport briefly while transiting through Zurich?

I am a US citizen with a US passport, traveling to Mumbai through Zurich. Indian travel visas have already been obtained. The return flight has an extended layover for a few hours, and my wife and I ...
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Does the 180 cycle start on next day hit 180 or can it start your next trip [duplicate]

I have traveled back and forth to Germany several times from America staying within the 90/180 rule ... this is my BIG IMPORTANT question .... When you finish one 180 cycle - does it start over ...
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Should I use a possibly invalid Schengen visa for France?

I have been issued a multiple-entry type C Schengen visa from the Italian embassy. But it is not valid anymore [OP: "already"], only from October 2013 to February 2014. if I am planning to go to Paris ...
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Can I stay longer than my visa states? [closed]

I'm a South African citizen travelling to Poland. When I applied for my Schengen visa I stated that I would only be in the country for 21 days. According to Polish Embassy a 'C' type Schengen visa ...
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Direct Airside Transit Visa or Schengen visa first?

I am a Sri Lankan who lives in Hong Kong. I am travelling to France via UK. I have an air side transit. So DATV is required. But my problem is which one should be obtained first. Schengen visa or DAT ...
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Transit visa for Paris or Amsterdam [duplicate]

I have a passport from Afghanistan with a Canadian visa in it. Do I need a transit visa in Paris or Amsterdam?
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Length of stay as tourist in another European country, as Schengen/EU/EEA citizen

I am a Schengen (and EU/EEA) citizen, and I am taking a sabbatical. I would like to travel across Europe and I was wondering how long I can stay in each of the other Schengen/EU/EEA country as a ...
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Using a multiple-entry business Schengen visa for tourism

I am Indian and have a multiple entry Danish business visa and they have requested me to give the itinerary for 16 days even though I have applied for a multiple entry visa. And do I need to apply ...
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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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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 go to Germany with a Schengen visa from another country after failing to get a German visa?

I have to travel to Germany and Switzerland for business purpose. I have already been here 2 years ago. I have applied for business visa to the German consulate twice and both times the application ...
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Tourist Visa for Italy for Canadians

I have a Canadian passport but live in the United Arab Emirates. I would like to visit Italy for a week but would like to know if my passport will be enough or if I will need a tourist visa.
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How much money do I need when applying for a Greek visa?

I am applying for a tourist visa to Greece. I am planning to go on Christmas period. I knew that the Greek embassy are rejecting many visa applications, so I am a bit anxious about mine. How much ...
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Can I transit to Madrid on my single entry Schengen Visa?

I originally received my Schengen Visa for my upcoming 11 days trip to Italy, however I have 6 hours layover in Madrid and was planning to checkout madrid during that time. I just realized that they ...
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Do I need a Schengen Visa if I have Entry Clearance to the UK under Tier 2

I'm a Turkish citizen and do I need to have a Schengen Visa for short visits to countries which are inside the Schengen Area If I have Entry Clearance to the UK under Tier 2? I wasn't able to find ...
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Do Iranians need a transit visa at London Heathrow or Frankfurt airports? [duplicate]

I am an International student with Iranian nationality studying in Canada, I am traveling (as a visit) to Iran and I'll come back one month after; first from Montreal to London Heathrow with less than ...
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What should I do to apply for a Schengen visa without income tax return?

I would like to apply for a Schengen visa to travel to Florence, Italy between 30th June to 8th July where I will be attending EuroPython. My request for the grant has been approved by EuroPython ...
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Employed but no Income tax receipts present right now…How to apply Schengen visa?

I want to travel to Europe (Paris - Geneva) but I don't have income tax receipts of past 3 years for Schengen visa, since I have joined recently. Moreover I don't have 6 months pay slips. Please tell ...
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Work permit (Tier 2) - Impact on schengen application (nonEU)

I have a Work Permit (Tier 2) for the UK for 2 years, and would like to travel to various countries in Europe whenever possible during this time. I have no EU Family Members. Would I be able to ...
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Non-EU citizen applying UK visa, return ticket from France, should I book a return from UK for UK visa appliation?

I'm a non-EU citizen, I have valid Schengen and USA visa at the moment. (I also had many Schengen visas before). I'm going on a trip next month but my flights are first one to London and return from ...
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Re-applying for a Schengen visa after earlier one was revoked

I applied for a Schengen visa 2 years ago and got it, but the visa was revoked because I tried to travel to another Schengen country, which I wasn't allowed to due to the limitations on my Schengen ...
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Proof of Accommodation and Training Approval letters for Schengen training visa issued by Germany?

I am applying for a training-based Schengen visa. I have to go to Germany and work on a research project with a prof. for about 6–8 weeks. The prof. is providing me the accommodation at his home, a ...
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Schengen visa question – Indian citizen

I am an Indian citizen. I will leave India in January 2015 and plan to be travelling through Asia for about 10 months. I will then be in Georgia. My plan is to apply for a German Schengen visa in ...
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Boarding port Schengen visa

Can I use my Schengen visa from a country different from the country it was issued from? I'm Egyptian and I live in qatar but I want to travel from Egypt.
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Getting a Tourist visa after a Student visa

I did see a very similar question to this but it applied to working visas not student visas, but my situation is that I will be studying in France next year for 5-6 months using a student visa. Can I ...
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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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How bad is it to overstay my Schengen visa by 6 days? [duplicate]

I have a Schengen visa from Germany which says valid until 10/12/2014. I landed in Germany today and to my surprise, the passport officer pointed out that my visa says stay allowed for 30 days only ...
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Long stay visa for study in France but enter Italy first? [closed]

Currently, I am a student in London. I am applying a long stay visa for study in France but I want to enter Italy first. Is it possible to do that and what are the documents I may need to submit to ...
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What visa do I need to apply for going to Spain? [closed]

I would like to ask what Visa do I need to apply, cause my fiance is a British National, and I am a Filipina, we plan to get married here in Philippines or in Spain. My fiance has his Residencia in ...
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Does applying for a multiple entry Schengen visa instead of a single entry the first time hurt my chances of a visa getting granted?

While applying for a Schengen visa, an option is given to choose between a single entry visa or a multiple entry visa. There isn't any published policy on this, but if it's the first time time I'm ...
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American overstay in Germany

My American passport says that I entered Amsterdam and that I left from Germany over a month later... once I returned directly to Germany. I proceeded to stay longer then the 90 day period. But my ...
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Entering France on German issued Schengan Visa (South African Passport)

I have a South African passport and valid visa's for the UK and Schengen. My trip is that Im going to UK for a week then to Germany for 2 weeks after that. Itinerary is that Im staying in Germany for ...
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Does a Japanese citizen need a visa for European Countries?

If traveling with a Japanese passport, would you need visas for European countries? I am a landed immigrant in Canada, traveling from Toronto to Budapest, through Prague and Munich, with Japanese ...
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Customs and baggage when transferring in Schengen and going outside

I am flying from Prague through Frankfurt to Toronto. Do I need to go through customs in Frankfurt and will my baggage go directly onto the next plane?
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Why did I receive a Schengen visa valid for only 15 days during a one month period instead of 30 days within a 3 month period?

I am traveling to France from England for a duration of 5 days, however, three weeks later I travel to Budapest and other countries as part of a tour and require a valid Schengen visa as I hold a ...
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Internship in Switzerland after French student visa

I am a US student studying in Paris for the spring semester. I am in the process of getting my student visa, which will be valid until mid-July. However, I am planning to intern in Switzerland until ...
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Schengen visa for 10 days in Malta from 20 December to 4 January 2015

I am a South African passport holder on a UK Tier 5 visa that expires on 6 September 2015. I'd love to visit Malta before then. I realise that I need a Schengen visa. What will this cost in pounds? ...
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Validity of Schengen visa

I want to apply for a Schengen visa for multiple countries from London. My travel plan is Belgium then Switzerland and last is Paris. What will be the validity of the visa I will get if first port ...