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 travel to Schengen countries that were not on my itinerary when I applied?

I have applied for a Schengen visa in the Consulate of Italy. I will be visiting for a 2 month period to attend a dance workshop. However, I plan to visit my boyfriend twice. He is studying in Germany ...
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Schengen visa refusal on threat to public policy, security, health (Germany)

I applied for German Schengen visa as a medical escort to my relative in a different country from where I reside, but my visa application was refused and the refusal letter was written in German as ...
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Baby with passport from different country than his parents

I will travel with my family, we all have French passports but our 4 months old kid has a US passport and has the same lastname than us. We have his US birth certificate as well. Will we have any ...
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Schengen Visa for Switzerland, but travel to Amsterdam & Paris [duplicate]

I am planning to visit Europe in November. My initial plan was to be in Switzerland for the entire duration of the trip. I have got the visa as well. But I wish to go to Amsterdam for two nights out ...
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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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Do I need a transit visa for a 23 hour layover in Amsterdam? [duplicate]

Does a South African citizen travelling from Canada to South Africa via Amsterdam, with a lay over of 23:50 need a transit visa?
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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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schengen visa travel documents needed

I am applying for a schengen visa for a month and my travel dates will be within this month for a period of 15 days. i can give approximate dates of intended travel and return but could not book ...
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RP in Bahrain less than six months valid for Schengen visa

I'm travelling to Austria in December 2015 and my residence visa in Bahrain expires in April 2016. That leaves me with only 4 months validity on my visa from my date of return. This is less than the ...
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Effects of Schengen Visa refusal appeal on new fresh visa

I have appeal for refusal of Schengen visa (Spain), but I decided to apply for fresh visa from other Schengen State (Czech Republic). I want to know, does my appeal to Spain affect my visa in Czech ...
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Schengen visa application from Delhi, while I'm living and working in Dubai [duplicate]

I'm an Indian working in Dubai. I'm going for a vacation to Delhi and want to apply for a Schengen visa (just for holidays) from Delhi. What documents do I need to provide and what do I have to do to ...
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Can I apply for a new Schengen visa before my current multiple entry visa expires?

Hoping someone can help me figure out what to do. I've got a South African passport with a 90 days multiple entry Italian Schengen visa, expiring 14-03-2016. I'm currently in France till mid November ...
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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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I am a non-EU citizen and have Czech D student visa for 6 months valid for Czech Republic [duplicate]

I want to visit Finland to see my wife and children and there after visit Greece for a conference. Is it possible to travel to these countries with Czech D visa?
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Traveling in other Schengen countries with photo copy residence permit along with passport?

Currently, I am a non EU national staying in France. Recently, my residence permit (titre-de-sejour) has expired and it is in the process of renewal. So, a temporary residence permit (récépissé) is ...
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Can I enter Switzerland while my B permit is in application? [duplicate]

I just returned from Switzerland after a 90 day leisure stay there to see if I liked the place enough to live there. I first entered Switzerland on the 25th of May. I now currently have a B permit in ...
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Leaving Russia with Schengen Visa

I am a Russian citizen currently living in Switzerland (I have a Bewilligung C permit, which gives me a Schengen visa), and I am travelling to Russia soon to visit family there. I've heard that I will ...
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Schengen Visa Refusal - Embassy of Spain [duplicate]

I am refused to get a Schengen visa. I applied for visa through Embassy of Spain. The reasons stated on the letter are: a) The information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and ...
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Schengen Visa Annulment and Subsequent Removal

I got my Schengen visa from the Italian Embassy in my country (Iran), but after that I changed my plan to go to Germany as my first entry. I traveled to Germany but unfortunately the Airport police of ...
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Is there a way to get a visa appointment faster?

I need to travel to Netherlands (business trip) in a month (I live in San-Fransisco, US, not a US citizen). The problem is that when I try to schedule an appointment, the closest appointment I can get ...
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Schengen visa issued by Italy, can I visit the Netherlands? [duplicate]

I was granted a Schengan visa from the Italian Embassy. Now I want to visit the Netherlands. What is the procedure to change my visa?
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Indian holding EU residence permit. Can I visit Ireland?

I am Indian passport holder living in Hungary for 4 years and I have been issued a Temporary residence permit (EU Schengen). Can I go to visit Dublin without any visa, or do I need to apply for a UK ...
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Belgium tourist visa refusal, is appealing worth it or not? [duplicate]

My husband and I have applied for Belgium tourist visa on September 17th and we were highly confident that we provided all the necessary documents, especially proving the fact that we will leave the ...
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Tourist visa processing times at the Italian consulate in San Francisco

I will be travelling to Italy on Nov 30th and the earliest appointment I can get at the Italian consulate for a tourist visa is Nov 4th. The consulate website says it takes 7-15 days to issue visas. ...
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Transit Visa in Belgium? [duplicate]

I am originally from Lebanon currently residing in USA. I am on a J 1 Visa. I am not a US citizen. I have a Lebanese passport. My current US visa has expired and I am traveling back to Lebanon to ...
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Multiple Entry Schengen Visa issued by Germany can be used for next trip to an EU country [duplicate]

I got a 2 year multiple entry Schengen Visa for my Germany trip this october. I will be going to Paris this December with the family, do I have to apply another schengen visa for France?
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Schengen visa duration of stay

Italian consulate gave me the following details: Valid for: STATI SCHENGEN From: Oct 11-30, 2015 Type of Visa: C Number of Entries: 1 Duration of Stay: 5 days My concern is, I will be attending a ...
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Schengen Visa for germany Refusal Reason #8. Should I Appeal or wait to reapply after 3 months [duplicate]

I have applied for Schengen Visa for Germany in Abu Dhabi on 06/09/2015 for 10 days and the Embassy Refused my application on 22/09/2015. Beacuse of reason no 8. It was mentioned in German Language ...
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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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Please help calculate 90/180 stays as a US citizen [duplicate]

I am a US citizen and I need help to know when I need to leave the Schengen States. My entry dates were: 5/25-29 (5 days), 6/28-7/09 (12 days), 8/03-8/11 (9 days). I have spent total 26 days so far. ...
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Schengen Visa - 90/180 rule [duplicate]

I just have quick questions: Do I have to leave the country on my 180th day even though I haven't spent 90 days? (Let's say I spent 63 days) Once I hit the 180 days, how long do I have to wait to be ...
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Schengen 2 entry with for 10 days

If I get a 10 day Schengen visa with 2 entries or MULT can I stay 10 days in each visit or the total duration of my Schengen stay is limited to 10 days. I ask this as I want to visit UK but return ...
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Schengen Refusal: unable to understand reason [duplicate]

My French Visa was Refused saying "You have not provided proof of sufficient means of subsistence for the duration of intended stay or for the return to the country of origin or residence or for the ...
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Need advice before applying for Schengen (Visit to friends and family or tourist)

I'm an Indian Passport holder and an Indian Citizen. I'm 19. I want to travel to Germany for a week to meet a close friend (who's a German national) Now I have every document required. Finance not a ...
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What visa or documents are required for a visit to France as a Trinidadian?

I am a resident of Trinidad and Tobago visiting UK and want to visit Paris via Eurostar. What type of visa, if any, do I need?
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Single entry schengen visa for spain [duplicate]

I applied for visa for spain and i get single entry 6 days visa from london, on that visa can i travel like 3 days for spain and then 3 days in germany and then back to london. or its only for spain ? ...
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Schengen VISA - Reuseto enter Spain [duplicate]

I have a multiple entry schengen VISA on a South African Passport. I got it for my trip to France in July this year. Can I use the same VISA to go to Spain now in October. The VISA expires in March ...
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UK General visa inquiry

In my old passport I visited Turkey and Belgium. But a problem happened during my arrival in Belgium and the officer in the airport put a stamp on the Schengen visa "annulled" means my visa got ...
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I have 6 days left on my 90 day Schengen. Will I meet with trouble entering Switzerland?

I hold a Singapore passport and will be travelling from UK (Non-schengen) to Switzerland. I have just 6 days left on my 90 day Schengen visa and intend to stay all 6 days and leave before I become ...
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Traveling using a Single entry short-stay schengen business visa [duplicate]

I have a question regarding single entry short-stay schengen business visa to a Schengen Netherlands. Is it legal after flying to Netherlands for a couple of days, to change plans and travel for a ...
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Schengen Refusal Visa [duplicate]

just wanna have some help from you guys. Its about my application for visit visa going to germany. I got the result yesterday,but sad to say its refused. The reason were the embassy said are: ...
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Do I need a pre-paid hotel reservation to apply for a Schengen visa?

I would like to know if pre-paid hotel accommodation is mandatory to apply for a Schengen visa? Since I have fully paid flight tickets, should I also go for pre-paid hotel accommodation? Right now ...
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What do the intra-Schengen border controls - reinstated in September 2015 - change?

In September 2015, some countries of the Schengen area decided to put border controls back in place. It might not last, it might happen again in the future, but I am curious about the changes this ...
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Flying to Frankfurt with a transit through Paris - is 90 minutes enough for a layover?

I have a flight booking from San Jose, USA to Frankfurt, Germany. The itinerary has a transit through Charles de Gaulle, Paris. Since this will be my first stop in the Schengen Region, will I have to ...
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Duration of stay, entry date, exit date for schengen visa type C [duplicate]

I have a Schengen visa type C (short term) which was for a conference in Portugal. The duration of stay on the visa is 12 days. However, the entry date and exit date span for one month (from 12 ...
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Travel in trains due to recent migrant crisis in Europe? [closed]

Because of the recent migrant crisis, it is okay and safe to travel by trains in Europe. I heard that trains between Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Denmark are too crowded and sometimes ...
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Travel in Schengen zone with long term Visa expiry this month but residence permit valid till Mar 2016

My wife's Danish long term type D visa and work permit is expiring this month end ("valid until 30-09-15") but her residence permit issued (for job search) is valid till Mar 2016. We have travel ...
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Travelling via Zurich form USA to INDIA on H1b and OPT [duplicate]

please help me with my confusion, my H1b got approved in USA and iam going for its stamping to INDIA which is via Zurich with a layover of around 2hours., my question is can I travel to india this way ...
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Schengen Visa for Pakistani Spouse of British National [duplicate]

Is it compulsory for British citizen to travel to another EU country so that his/her Pakistani spouse can apply for schengen visa under directive EU 38/2004 ??? Is it possible that both travel ...
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Does a “refused Schengen visa” application affect future Employment/Jobseeker visa applications? [closed]

My wife and I have been thinking to move to Germany through employment for quite some time. However, we decided to visit Germany first as a tourist, in order to get a better feeling about the country ...