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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Biometric Schengen visa

My Chinese inlaws might come to visit us in Belgium next year. However, they live in a very remote area and Belgium only has visa centers in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. As their official ...
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Do I need a visa for entering Georgia?

I am a Bangladeshi passport holder. I have an USA visa for up to 5 years validity with multiple entries and a Schengen visa for a month's validity. Do I need a visa for entering Georgia?
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Obtaining visa for Germany language course [closed]

I am Brazilian and currently traveling in Europe. I am allowed to stay in the Schengen area for 90 days within 180 days. Im approaching the 90 days (80) but since I like it here so much and I might ...
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Denied entry into Schengen zone: Can I still use my visa?

I had a visa to Portugal for 3 months to visit my family. My point of first entry was Germany, but they denied me entry, because I didn't have a return ticket from Portugal to Germany, but I had a ...
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Possible to visit Schengen Countries using France Type D Long term work permit Visa? [duplicate]

I have Type D Long term work permit visa for France. I would like to know using this visa possible to visit Schengen Countries? If I want to Visit UK what needs to be done from my side? Please help me ...
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Schengen Visa- chances for a student?

Obviously no one can say whether I will or will not get the visa but would appreciate some inputs. I know it is generally difficult for non-employed people to get a Schengen visa. What do you think ...
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Can I stay in Schengen more than 90/180?

I am a Canadian and waiting for my Portuguese citizenship now. I spent 60 days in Portugal already and want to go to France during Christmas time. Can I enter France even my stay in Schengen is more ...
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I'm holding a Schengen visa as a student, do I need to apply for visa to another Schengen country? [duplicate]

I'm currently a foreign student holding my resident permit in a Schengen country, and I will go for student exchange next January to another Schengen country. As the exchange duration lasts longer ...
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Applying for Schengen Visa after (German) Student visa expires IN Schengen area?

I am a Indian national (not eligible for 90-days visa free program) spending a semester in Germany on a German Student Visa right now. My student visa expires in the third week of December, but I want ...
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Reapplication for Schengen visa

I would like to reapply for my parents visas who were rejected for Belgium with below stated reason: Insufficient means of subsistence, both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return ...
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Is a transit visa required to enter madrid [duplicate]

I am an Indian national travelling to Colombia from Bangalore. However, I have to go through Madrid. I wanted to know if I required a transit visa to just enter the Madrid airport? Also, will a ...
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greece schengen visa going to germany? [duplicate]

If I get a schengen visa issued from greece embassy, and it was the first visa on my passport, can I enter germany without any problem as a first entry?
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Schengen visa entry [duplicate]

Hi I am Ashraf from Eygpt I have schengen visa type c multiple entry from Switzerland for 5 years I already used it 2 time for going to Switzerland but now I need to go for Germany to Hanover and its ...
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What can I do if visa is issued after the intended date of travel? [duplicate]

Can I go directly to my main destination without going to member state of first entry in Schengen area? What can I do if visa is issued after the intended date of travel? How can I change my first ...
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Visiting EU as British citizen long-term

I would like to visit the EU for non-work or studying purposes, etc. for about a year from next week starting in Greece. Until 23 September 2015, I spent 5 weeks in Romania continuously. I'm a ...
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Euro Trip on December [closed]

I am from india and I will be travelling to Ireland in ICT Visa on November. I need to travel to other European countries on the month of December. Kindly let me know the procedure. I need to know ...
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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 ...
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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 ...