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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Luxembourg port of entry [duplicate]

I will be applying Luxembourg work permit visa from my country. Now to book tickets, i couldn't find any direct flights to Luxembourg from Asia(non-schengen country). So is it acceptable to land in ...
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Bank statements, income tax return, Schengen visa

I am an Indian citizen, I have got an invitation for a job interview in Germany, so I would require a Schengen Visa and I am applying under tourist category. The company inviting me for interview is ...
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Travel to Germany with a Finnish residence permit (Type B Student)

Can I travel with a Finnish residence permit (Type B Student) to Germany before entering Finland for the first time? I am from Iran and I want to visit my uncle for 10 days.
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Application for Schengen visa when bank statement is not available

I would be going to UK and from there I would like to apply for a Schengen visa where the port of entry would be France. My friend who is a student stays in Lyon and I would be visiting him. However ...
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Do I need a visa to visit Bulgaria?

I am a Moroccan living in Italy for several years and I hold an Italian permanent resident permit, next month I would love to go to visit Bulgaria, and also Turkey and Greece, with multiple ...
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US passport holder visiting France for short scientific visit

I will be visiting France this fall for a "scientific visit" of about 80 days, and the relevant visa for this trip is the "Short stay visa for scientists, researchers and teachers" visa: ...
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Proving ties to your home country when applying for a German visa as a non-employed Russian citizen

A friend from Russia (Moscow) is planning to visit me in late August. She is about to apply for a visa but she's worried that they will deny her application because she doesn't have anything to prove ...
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Travelling to Schengen area with Type-D national Visa of Spain

Can I travel to France with my 90-days Type-D Visa (Trabajo Y Residencia) of Spain ? Its a Multiple Entry Visa. I had applied for Residence card (T.I.E) but did not receive yet. My Visa is valid till ...
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Schengen Visa Multiple entry [duplicate]

I live in London and I have been issued a Schengen multiple entry Visa from The Italian Consulate from 18 Aug to 1 Oct. My Holiday to Italy is from 18Aug to 23 Aug. Thereafter I will return to London. ...
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Schengen visa for a one-week visit: Can I ask for a 90-day visa? [closed]

I am applying for a short-stay visa (less than 90 days) for attending a conference in France. I am going for a week, but the online form is for a multiple-entry visa only so what should be the Date ...
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Traveling to Italy, then France, then Spain. In what country should I apply for my Schengen visa? [closed]

I'm planning a trip to Italy, France, and Spain next year. I will be flying into Rome, Italy, and will be spending 2 nights there and 2 nights in Florence. Then I will travel to Côte d'Azur, France, ...
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Transit Visa???Urgent [duplicate]

I am traveling to Chicago by the Lufthansa airlines. The route is Delhi-Frankfurt- Brussels- Chicago. I have a US F1 visa, and a UK travelling visa which is still valid till Octoer 2015. Do I still ...
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24 hour visit to UK holding schengen type-c visa while in germany [duplicate]

i am a Pakistani national and i am here in Germany for 2 months with Schengen type-C visa. I want to visit London for less than 24 hours. Do i need a visa for my visit or not?
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Slovenia to Croatia with single-entry Schengen visa

I have single entry Schengen visa delivered by the Austrian Embassy in United Arab Emirates. I have entered Austria and thought I can go to Croatia with it through Slovenia. At the border the ...
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How to procure a Schengen visa for a Thai boyfriend

Preamble. I am a Russian engineer and I have had a Thai boyfriend for 9 years now. I live in Russia because there is no good job for me in Thailand (and I find Thai climate too hot for a permanent ...
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UK and Schengen visa fund question from India

We are applying for UK and Schengen visas consecutively as that seems to be the requirement, though it is one combined visit for us. We plan to arrive in Europe and then go across to UK and head back ...
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Can I get an appointment at a French consulate different than the one assigned to my state?

I got invitation to visit a French school last week and have to be there in September. I am unable to get an appointment at the French consulate in NYC for the next two months. Can I request another ...
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Can I get a schengen visa from Switzerland if I am to stay longer in France?

I need to attend a conference in France for about 10 days but Geneva is my entry port. I am unable to get the visa through France as they don't have any appointments until late Sept. Can I apply ...
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Should I follow what was mentioned in the “duration of stay” or in the “validity of the visa”?

I'm from Tunisia and I got a Schengen visa from the Austrian Embassy for 28 days, the “duration of stay”, and the number of entries is 1. But the validity of the visa is from 02/08/2015 to ...
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Proving your financial stability if you are a freelancer

I'm planning my big Europe trip, and I'm quite excited about it! I have received a grant to attend a programmer conference in September, and I have an invitation letter from them. Since it's a ...
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Travel on a Schengen visa stating EEA family member without spouse?

I have a Schengen visa (for five years) that states I am family member of EEA national on which I travelled with my spouse (UK citizen) to Croatia in May 2015 with no issues. However now I wish to ...
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Schengen visa application refused on the ground of “Not fully justified purpose of visit”. What should I do now? [duplicate]

I am from India and I am travelling to Netherlands, Spain, France for 15 days. I have applied from Netherlands for my Schengen visa. I have submitted all my documents: round trip flight tickets, hotel ...
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Schengen boarding/entry without visa for final destination (non-Schengen)

I'm an Indian citizen with a valid Schengen short-stay visa. I intend to travel on Emirates from New York to Dubai with a stopover of 3 days in Milan in between. I don't have the Dubai visa in hand ...
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Schengen Visa Single or multiple entry

I want to travel from Cochin to Birmingham and later from Birmingham to Italy to Austria to Ireland and back to Birmingham in 10 days. I will be back to Cochin within a month. I have already ...
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Would Netherlands refuse entry for a Schengen visa issued by the French embassy?

I have a valid multiple-entry Schengen visa issued from the French embassy in Bahrain. At the beginning, my flight was to Paris, France, but I want to change my route to be Amsterdam, Netherlands my ...
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Leave US to Schengen on day 180th without any trouble? [duplicate]

The 180th day is September 25 in US after staying 90 days in the Schengen Zone. Could I leave US by plane on 25th (180th day) to arrive Schengen next day, 26th, without any trouble? (Just need to ...
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Schengen Visa Application: tips for preparing

Lots of people would like to visit the EEA area to take holiday or to visit family or even to go for longer term visa arrangements in the Schengen zone. In order to do this, they need a Schengen (or ...
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do I need an airport transit visa in Lisbon airport [duplicate]

I have came across many different answers to this question so I am looking for advice on the below situation; I am a Ghanaian national with uk settlement and I will be making a 20 hour stop over at ...
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Traveling in Schengen area before going to the country that my type D visa is for

I will have the Type D (National) Visa for Poland in few weeks. (I will be a student in a university) All other questions are about to go to the schengen area after they visited the country which ...
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Can I enter Poland with Italy Schengen visa without entering Italy? [duplicate]

Can I enter Poland with Italy Schengen visa without entering through Italy, my visa is multiable. My friend here told to first enter Italy then go to Romania. Is my friend right?
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How can we demonstrate a Swiss Visitor will go home? (appealing Visa refusal) [duplicate]

I know there have been many questions asked about rejected visas. However, every single case is a bit different, and I now need your help to sort something out with the visa. I'm a Swiss citizen. My ...
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Will i get new visa if i need to stay 1-2 days more days after existing visa expires?

I have a type C multiple entry visa, valid for a year until 06/08 but I was thinking to start my trip before it expires and end around 07/08 or 08/08. I then want to go to Schengen zone again, so my ...
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Schengen Visa Expires before the end of work permit (TWV)

I have a Schengen Visa which expires one month before the end of my employment permit (TWV) in Netherlands. I arrived in Netherlands one month before expiry of the Schengen Visa (expires 23 July ...
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French Schengen visa [duplicate]

Me and my Moroccan friend are currently planning a holiday to Portugal (I'm a british citizen). We're slightly concerned though, that because her Schengen visa has been issued via the French embassay ...
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Boarding denied as the final itinerary did not include the Schengen visa issuing country

We got our Schengen visa from the Italian embassy. The bookings that were used in the submission for the visa had had to be cancelled as they were provisional and since the visa took time (received ...
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If I have Greek Visa, can I use it to visit other Schengen countries after my arrival in Greece [duplicate]

I am planning to travel to Greece so I want to know if I can visit other Schengen countries with the visa and also by train from Greece after my arrival in Greece
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Schengen Visa Refusal from the Spanish Consulate

I applied for a Schengen visa via the Spanish embassy. The visa was refused for two reasons: (1) Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided. (2) ...
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Which visa consulate I have to apply to get a Schengen Visa [duplicate]

This is a very informative guide to get help about Schengen visa enquiries :) Me and my husband, we are planning for the below itinerary, for a Europe trip covering 5 countries. Please let me know ...
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Change the address of stay after receiving Schengen visa

I received a Schengen tourist visa through the embassy of France, in my itinerary I specified the hotel that I'll be staying in, now, my French friend offered me to stay at his place instead of the ...
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Residence Permit, Leaving country well in time: Impact on future travel?

Let's say you had a residence permit of one of the Schengen countries and you moved there and you left the country for your home country well before its expiry date because you realized you could not ...
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Invitation letter: Schengen visa for Denmark

I plan to visit Denmark for 5 days during holiday season here in the States. I'll require a Schengen visa to enter Denmark. When I was going though the checklist for the visa application, there is one ...
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Couldn't attend booked appointment

Missed a Schengen Visa appointment at Netherlands embassy. What can I do?
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France visa for one day

I'm going to London next month and I want to visit Paris for only one day but I don't have time to get a Shengen so can I get it from the train station at Paris as I hold a UK visa ?
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Schengen visa Travel [duplicate]

I live in South Africa and would like to visit France and Italy. I was hoping to enter in Paris and fly back home from Rome. It it possible to exit the Europe from a different country of entry?
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Schengen Visa country of first entry [duplicate]

I have a Schengen Visa from Germany ,multi entrance for two years. Can I travel to Hungary,or Romania, direct without entering through the German border ?
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Can I go to visit Schengen countries with visa type D-mult? [duplicate]

I have a visa type D-Mult valid for Deutschland. Can I travel to Schengen countries with that visa?
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How recent should my bank statement be when applying for a short-term visa?

I will apply for a Bulgarian visa on July 8th, but my bank statement is from November 17th to May 17th, is that maybe a problem for them ? Could that cause a refusal or will they just ask for a more ...
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Schengen 6-month visa. Can I use it again for a different purpose?

I have a multi-entry visa valid until November 14, 2015. I am a private nurse and used it in the middle of last May in Germany for the health of my patient. We stayed there for one month and went ...
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My Schengen visa expired on 28 June but the police has given me an extension till the 9 july

Will I have a problem in getting a Schengen visa again? Does getting an extension of a week after expiration of the visa stain my intentions or will they refuse me the visa next time? I am an Indian ...
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Travel to other Schengen countries from Germany [duplicate]

I'm from India, and I'm in Germany for work. I have my Visa valid for one year and I would like to understand if I can travel to some countries in Schengen region and Switzerland. The reason to ask ...