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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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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Am I allowed to enter Germany with extended passport and German Blau Card

I'm Ukrainian living and working in Germany. I have residence permit and Blau Card. My passport has been expired and it is already half a year since I'm waiting for a new one. I'm planning to travel ...
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Long Layover in Zurich Airport

I am traveling from Egypt to the US using Swiss airlines. The layover at Zurich airport is 16hrs. I found that there is a transit hotel at Zurich airport next to gates B/D. Can I access this hotel ...
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Visa expiry and re issue

I got schengen visa valid from 15.03.15 to the 13.04.15. My visiting plan was during this period. Unfortunately I can't use this visa, my visiting schedule changed to May 2015. Can I submit again visa ...
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Schengen Visa for Germany refused due to lack of subsistence

Hi I am currently living in Chennai (India). I intend to visit Germany as an international exchange student from April - June 2015. I applied for Schengen visa and provided my bank account details as ...
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As a UK passport holder do I need to get a Schengen Visa for Iceland for a 4 day holiday?

According to http://www.iceland.is/iceland-abroad/uk/consular-services/visas/ people in the UK need to apply to the Danish embassy to get a Schengen visa. However on ...
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American Allowance in Schengen Area vs Having a Schengen Visa in Schengen area

I am aware of the 90/180 rule of the Schengen agreement stating that one in possession of a Schengen visa can only stay in the Shengen area (regardless of which country it is) for 90 days in any ...
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Schengen overstay penalty / effect on next Schengen visit?

I have been visiting Denmark with my C type tourist visa which was valid from 21.09.2014-21.03.2015 multiple entry and duration of stay 90 days. I didn't know about the 90/180 day rule so without ...
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Re-Applying for Schengen Visa in Germany as Visiting family and Friends Visa?

I have already applied a Schengen Visa as Visiting Family and Friends Visa. I was given 90 days from 28 of November, 2014 to 25 of February, 2015. I've flew from Philippines and arrived in Germany ...
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How soon can I reapply for another Schengen visa after using a granted visa to the Netherlands?

I am going to apply for a multiple-entry visa to Netherlands this coming May. If I will be given only a single entry how soon can I apply again for another Schengen visa because I am planning to go to ...
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Chinese citizen/passport making connection flight in Zurich [duplicate]

If I hold a Chinese passport, but I have a green card USA and I am landing in Zurich and staying at the airport for my connecting flight to Beijing, do I need a visa?
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Can I travel to Schengen Counries with a valid Greece Schengen VISA; I am from India? [duplicate]

I have a Schengen VISA - It has validity till 28-6-2015 (six month validity) and is a Type C, Multiple Entry visa for 90 days stay. My only issue is that it was issued for Greece and at the time ...
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First Entry to Swiss with Schengen Visa issued by Austria? [duplicate]

I have filed an application for Schengen visa at the Austrian embassy. Can I first enter Switzerland with that visa or should I start my journey from Austria?
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90 days out of 180 [duplicate]

I'm going to The Netherlands (as usual) and was wondering if the times overlapped. For example, I went for about a month in December and am planning to go again this May. Assuming my 180 days began ...
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Can I apply for a new German Schengen visa, when my first Czech Schengen visa has not expired but only allows me to enter once?

I have a single entry Schengen visa from the Czech embassy in London due from March 22, 2015 to April 12, 2015 and the duration of stay is only 7 days. I planned to stay in the Czech Republic from ...
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Schengen visa application for multiple trips?

I have 3 separate trips planned to Schengen states over the next 3 months. I am covering Spain in my second trip where I stay the max. no. of days (#4 days). Should I be applying to Spain for a ...
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Need to extend the validity (number of days) for an unused Schengen visa

I applied for a Schengen visa at the Swiss embassy and they gave me exactly 10 days for the dates of the application I submitted. My husband (he's holding an american passport so he doesn't require ...
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My residence & work permits in Germany are expiring soon, but I want to stay and travel in Europe. What visa should I apply for?

I'm an Australian citizen working in Germany but my work contract finishes this month along with both my work and residence permits. I would like to stay after my permits expire and travel to other ...
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See as much of Europe as possible in a week [closed]

I don't know if this is a typical question that admins immediately close, but I am going to ask anyway. I am from India. I have an opportunity to visit Frankfurt on Schengen visa. After my work is ...
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Schengen Visa/Transit Visa question

My husband and I are going to Italy for a 15 day vacation from USA. We are NOT citizens of the states, but we work and live here. Our return flight is from Venice, Italy to Chicago, USA with a layover ...
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Apply for a new Schengen visa when you already have a used and valid National visa

Similar questions have been asked here before: Apply for a new visa when I still have a valid C visa but not enough days of stay? Can I have multiple Schengen visas for future travels in my ...
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Schengen 90 days: what's counted?

I'm a Chinese citizen and have a Spain long stay study visa (type D, multi-entry) that's valid for 180 days. The visa expires in April, and I want to know if it is possible to immediately apply for a ...
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Splitting my 90 days in a Schengen country

I know I can only stay 90 days within a 6 month period without a visa in a Schengen country. If I arrive on Jan 25 and leave on Apr 7, I would have 18 days left on a 90-day stay. Can I go back to ...
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Travel without an Italian residence permit in the Schengen area

I'm a non-EU citizen, and I'm studying in Italy. I traveled to Hungary last week with Ryanair from Italy. I showed them my passport, residence permit and Italian identity card. Everything was OK. But ...
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Which Schengen Visa to apply for [duplicate]

I am aware similar questions have been asked before, but the answers aren't very clear.So, if someone would kindly tell me what to do. I am travelling to multiple Schengen Countries in summer. While ...
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As Philippine do I need a transit visa on a cruise through Schengen countries and the UK and Ireland?

I am from Philippines and will do a cruise through Schengen countries and the UK and Ireland in 2015. I will be doing a sea cruise, coming from Denmark where I will embark, passing through a couple ...
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Visiting Italy on tourist visa and applying for Family reunion visa

My mother is a Sri Lankan citizen and she is currently in Italy on tourist visa valid from January 1, 2015 to February 28, 2015. She applied for family reunion (while in Italy on tourist visa) ...
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Schengen counting rules and name change [duplicate]

My question is about counting the six-month period for a 90-day Schengen area visit. Details are below. Visit May 15 - June 5, 2014 (20 days)under name X Visit Aug 28 - Sept 25, 2014 (29 days) ...
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Indian citizen living in United Kingdom wants to get a Schengen visa for France

I am an Indian living in UK with a valid UK business visa. I learnt that it is not possible to get a France on-arrival visa from this question. Can I walk in to the French embassy in UK and apply for ...
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Indian having UK visa. Can I get a Schengen visa on arrival at France?

I am Indian travelling to UK with a business visa. I plan to travel to France for a day or two, while I am in UK through Euro Tunnel. Can I get a Schegan visa on arrival at France? How much does it ...
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Short Term Tourist Visa Refusal [duplicate]

As my girlfriend who is a permanent resident of Germany invited me to come to her country for a short visit, I applied to the visa section in Kolkata. As I am a first time visitor to Germany I got all ...
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Two passports entering Schengen?

The most upvoted answer to Travelling with two different passports claims If you hold a passport for the country you are entering, many countries' laws require you to show that passport. What ...
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Type D student visa in Spain: valid date and duration of stay

I'm Chinese citizen and I have a Type D student visa valid for Spain. It was originally issued to be valid from Nov. 1, 2014 to Apr. 24, 2015, and the duration of stay is 160 days. Which of these ...
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Visa Germany 2 times - Schengen Visa

I am intending to marry my fiance and I am therefore planning to travel to Germany to visit his family. I am a non-EU citizen and need a visa. The planned travel times will be as following: 18th ...
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Difference between Schengen Tourist and Business Visa

From this post, I understand that there is no real distinction between a Schengen tourist visa and a Schengen business visa as long as they are both for short stay only (Type C). So, if I have an ...
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Schengen visa refusal from German embassy [closed]

I have been travelling to Germany on a Schengen visa for almost 20 years! Every time I tried I got visas with multiple entry for 6 months, 2 year, 2 years and last time for 3 years! I have visited ...
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Can I travel to Romania with schengen visa issued by the embassy of The Netherlands and staying for a longer period in Romania than in Amsterdam?

I'll be travelling to Europe next July but I want to visit Romania and stay for a week and also go to Amsterdam for 4 or 5 days. Can I apply for schengen visa from the embassy of The Netherlands? Will ...
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Least Strict Schengen Visa Application? - France or Italy

My wife and I would like to travel to Europe later this year. We live in the U.S.A. but she needs to obtain a Schengen Visa (short stay) as she is not a U.S. citizen (she's a permanent resident). Our ...
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Invitation letters for my Indian parents coming to the Netherlands

I want to call my parents, who are from India, to stay for a short period here in Netherlands Do I need to send an invitation letter? Is that a mandatory document? Is it ok if I gave my written ...
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How can I extend my Business Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I have Business Schengen Visa from, Royal Norwegian Embassy, Abu Dhabi as I have one mission in Norway from 9 to 13 of February, but my visa is valid up to 20 of February. Now I received another ...
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Are holiday working visas separate for each country?

I am an Australian Citizen living in London on a holiday working visa. I want to live somewhere else in Europe for at least 12 months (probably France). Are there separate holiday working visas for ...
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Do I need a Visa for a Schengen train trip with stop-over in other Schengen countries? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with a US green card. I am going on a study abroad trip to London and I know I need a visa for that. However, I do plan to take a trip to Germany to visit my relatives via train ...
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Reentry possible on exisiting visa or do I require a different visa?

I have a short-stay, multiple-entry Schengen visa that expires in 2016. I entered Europe on the 23rd December 2014 and stayed there until the 15th January 2015 (24 days). Now I want to go to Europe ...
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Schengen visa extension

I have a Schengen visa that has a 90 days validity and will be expiring by the 25th of February, 2015. I got an Internship and thought I could renew or extend my visa from here (Geneva) but was told ...
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Schengen travel insurance for 3 entries

I have obtained Schengen tourist visa last year and I got single entry visa for 30 days stay. This year I plan to visit Schengen as well as Greenland and Faroe Island and my plan is - Schengen (5 ...
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Proof of sufficient funds for Austrian Visa (Sri Lanka Citizen)

I would like to invite my friend from Sri Lanka to Austria. He has an employment and he has confirmations from his employer about his salary but no bank account - only a small saving book. How can ...
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Am I eligible to apply for a Schengen Visa from the U.S. though F-1 visa is expired?

I am an Indian citizen, currently working in U.S. on OPT, F-1 visa expired. I have applied for an O-1B (Artist Visa) which I expect to be granted soon. Am I eligible to apply for a Schengen Visa ...
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Visa requirements for Macedonia for Schengen-zone Permanent Residents?

I'm an Indian studying in Germany. I have a residence permit for Germany with which I can travel in the schengen area. Macedonia is not in the schengen area. However people with schengen visa can ...
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should we need to return to own country before visa expires?

I am from Nepal. I have a Schengen visa for 3 months and visa was given till June 27, 2015. I have asked Qatar airways to book the ticket to return on June 27, 2015. By doing so I will be back to ...
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College Student and travel Visas [duplicate]

I am traveling form Chicago O’Hare to Stockholm (two hour layover), and then going to London Heathrow. On my way back, I am going from Heathrow to Copenhagen for two hour layover, then back to O’Hare. ...