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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Schengen Visa Refusal: Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable

Schengen refusal formulae can be difficult to understand sometimes. Sometimes an applicant receives a refusal with: Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not ...
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Need to visit the Schengen zone from 1st to 8th of June, but my visa expires on the 4th. How should I apply for a new visa?

My Schengen visa will going to expired on 4th of June. Since we have business meeting from 1st of june to 8th of June in Germany. Is there any way re-apply my Schengen visa by cancellation the ...
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How to apply for a Schengen business visa without being asked for a work permit?

I am a Sri Lankan. I was offered a job as an Software Engineer, from a Swedish company who are expanding to Sri Lanka. After a series of interviews they have invited me to visit their offices in ...
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Do I have to book an accomodation for the entire stay of a long-term visa before applying for it?

I am going to be staying in the Netherlands for 3 months. The embassy needs an itinerary for your accommodation. I am still looking for a room (in a flat) to stay in so I will have to just provide a ...
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Refused Entry and Removed from the UK; What are the Consequences?

Last week I was travelling to London Heathrow from Pakistan. The immigration officer asked me my reason for coming to the UK. I replied that I was going to visit my friends and also meeting with an ...
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Schengen visa inquiry about “VIS” in remarks field

I got a schengen tourist visa for austria type C single entry and visa remark vis does that mean i can visit other other schengen countries during my travel ? I am planning to go to Germany and ...
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Enter Croatia first (before Schengen zone) with dual-entry Schengen visa?

I am an Indian citizen and will be traveling to Croatia in a few days. I already have a multiple entry Schengen visa which is valid for the dates of my Croatia trip. However, my first destination from ...
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Not enough space on the Schengen application form to list all accommodation. What should I do?

I'm travelling Netherlands and Belgium, so I was planning to apply for a visa via the Netherlands visa center (as it'd be the country of entry for me). The problem is that I made four booking ...
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Visiting Istanbul for a few hours while on a layover with Turkish Airlines - how do I get a visa, if I need one?

I am an Indian passport holder. I am travelling to Greece via Istanbul (Turkish Airline) from 10th to 25th June. My return flight to New Delhi from Athens has an 8 hour layover and I am considering ...
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What is Social Cover in case of disease in France? [on hold]

I am traveling to France on Short Stay visa for two months from India. However apart from my other documents like Convention De Stage & Health Insurance, it was also suggested to submit a Social ...
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Austrian shengen visa question [duplicate]

I am travelling student exchange for a month in austria i got a shengen visa type c visa remark vis and single entry My question here can I visit prague and berlin in the week ends is that ok to visit ...
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Does time spent in non-Schengen European microstates count against the available 90-day Schengen time?

So the Schengen Area wikipedia says three European microstates – Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City – can be considered de facto participants. Thus, for citizens of countries that can ...
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Is it possible to enter france first stay there for 2 days and then go to Germany as I got my visa via Germany [duplicate]

Hi I have a Schengen visa via german embassy,my earlier plan was to go to Germany directly but now due to some unforeseen circumstances I have to reschedule my flight and now I want to directly enter ...
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Change of terminals require immigration clearance [duplicate]

Am an Indian passport holder. About to tour Greece. Received the Schengen visa from Greek authorities. My flight is from Mumbai to Paris and connecting flight from Paris to Athens. At Paris,there is a ...
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Can Bulgaria stamp my Schengen visa for Entry point?

I have a single-entry Schengen visa- obtained for travel to Italy. I reside in Dubai. I would like to enter Italy via flight to Bulgaria. That is, I will fly from Dubai to Bulgaria, stay there for one ...
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Apply for new schengen visa with validity date 1 week prior to the start of my existing visa

I have an existing multiple entry Schengen visa valid for June 15 to July 14, 2016. It is possible to apply for another/new Schengen visa with validity date starting June 1 to 14 as I need to travel ...
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Transit via Romania into Schengen

Four of my friends and I (all Indian nationals) will be traveling to Paris from Dubai. Our tickets are both ways, i.e. departing and return transit via Bucharest (Wizz Air) with an average transit ...
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Is it possible to hold multiple working holiday visas across multiple Schengen countries at one time? [on hold]

I'm planning a trip to Europe where I plan to travel between multiple countries in Europe and the UK for upwards to a year. Although I do not intend on "working working" per se, I am interested in ...
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I’m an Australian resident with a UK residence permit. Can I stay in the Schengen area for more than 90 days?

Does a tier 5 youth mobility visa (UK residence permit) grant me the same rights of Schengen movement as a UK citizen? And if not, does anyone actually check? I got my passport stamped when I entered ...
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Can I use my single entry German Schengen visa to go to Italy instead?

My friends and I planned to visit Germany, so I got a single entry tourist Schengen visa to Germany. However, my travel plans have changed since then, because my friends are going to Italy instead. I ...
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I've been denied a visa by Italy. Can I use the same passport to apply for a Dubai visa? [closed]

I applied for a visa in Italy and I was denied a visa. Can I use that same passport to apply for a visa in Dubai?
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Request a letter verifying international health coverage and benefits from BlueShield BlueCross for Schengen Visa

Per Schengen visa requirements (article 15) any traveler must have a medical insurance with 30000 EUR coverage. The permanent resident in the US has BlueShield/Bluecross coverage with the BlueCard ...
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Can I get an e-Visa for Turkey with a Schengen visa for an earlier date than the Schengen visa?

My case: I am an Egyptian national and my age is between 20 and 45 years. I have a Schengen visa valid from 6 July till 1 Jan. Question: Can I use it to obtain an e-visa to enter Turkey on 2 July? ...
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Can I get a Tourist schengen visa if I'm unemployed?

I'm quitting my job this month to take a break for a couple of months. I want to travel to Austria for a short holiday (a week maybe) and was wondering if getting a Tourist visa would be challenge? ...
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Sufficient Identification for Intra Schengen flights

If one takes a direct flight from one Schengen member state to another, what's the minimum sufficient ID that needs to be provided to board the flight?
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Apply for an Austrian Schengen Visa D multiple times as a US passport holder [on hold]

I'm a US passport holder currently in the Schengen zone on a Visa D. My visa expires the end of August. I know it is not renewable but I was wondering if would run into any eligibility issues if I was ...
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What is a notarized copy of the Green Card (I-551) for Schengen visa application?

Schengen visa application from within the U.S. requires "a notarized copy of the Green Card (I-551) for Schengen visa application". I do not understand what is it. Notary public in the US certify the ...
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How long do I need to be out of Schengen after my residence permit expires?

I have a German residence permit that's coming to an end soon, and am planning to make a jaunt to London and back to get another 90-day spurt while I wait on my next visa for Hungary (!!!). However, ...
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Airport transit visa requirement for a Bangladeshi national flying from London to Toronto over Paris [duplicate]

I am a Bangladeshi national traveling from London to Toronto, Canada through CDG Paris, France by Air France. My transit time at CDG is 4h55m. Do I need an airport transit visa for this travel?
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Transit visa at London to pass Paris [duplicate]

I am travelling from Chennai to USA via London as a tourist. During the transit at London i would like to visit Paris. What are the documents required to get passes? Where Can i get the passes?
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Transit Visa when exiting Schengen Area and taking connecting flight through Schengen [duplicate]

I got single entry Type C Schengen visa (Austria) from Dubai till 25/07/2016. I will enter Schengen on 1st July and exit on 8th July for London. On our return on 11th July we have fligt from London to ...
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Transit Visa in London [duplicate]

I will be travelling from The Netherlands to India soon and have a flight change in London. However I also need to change airports (From London City Airport to Heathrow Airport). I hold an Indian ...
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Change of flying dates while visa application is under process

I have applied for a Schengen-Visa few days back. Today I got a mail from the airline reservation desk saying that my flights ( both up and down)are cancelled due to some operational issues and gave ...
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Schengen Visa Validity Issue [duplicate]

My wife has a Schengen Visa which was issued in Feb 2016 and is valid until Feb 2017. She has already been in Germany for around 80 days but not at a stretch and has been to other countries within ...
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Why does immigration check passports at some Schengen-only terminals?

I regularly fly from Prague airport where there's a separate Schengen-only terminal (Terminal 2). The terminal is completely separated from foreign flights and on arrival there's no passport control: ...
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Does a Ukrainian citizen with UK visa and Estonian residence need a tourist visa to Spain?

My husband is from Ukraine and I am from Latvia (EU). He has UK permit to stay and work in UK for 5 years. He has an Estonian permit to work there as well, but it will expire next October. We are ...
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Am I required to pay UK/ USA Visa fees if I have a German residence permit? [closed]

Here is the situation. I am non-european but staying in Germany with a Residence permit. I can visit all Schengen listed countries with no issue. Assuming that I would want to travel to a non-Schengen ...
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Trying to get Schengen Visa for France - is Consulate Appointment Broken?

I'm trying to get a Schengen Visa from my first port of entry, France. I am trying to book an appointment with the French Consulate in SF, and the URL I am using is the following: ...
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Spanish Schengen visa: No appointment available in the next two months

I need a new EU Spouse Schengen Visa for my Chinese wife for a visit to Spain. As per previous instructions, I've booked the trip for 7 July 2016 but vfsglobal have informed they have no appointments ...
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How can I obtain a one-week Schengen visa?

I'm a grad student in US on F-1 visa and hold a Jordanian passport. This summer I'm planning to visit Denmark for one week to attend a conference and then come back to US. I've the admission letter to ...
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I need to have some Schnegen visa information [duplicate]

i want to get a visa from Sweden embassy to visit Sweden, may i have a visit of France by using the same visa. thanks AMIR
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Applied for Schengen visa via France. Have got multiple entry france visa. Planning a trip to Belgium and Holland before fl [duplicate]

Applied for Schengen visa via France. Have got multiple entry france visa. Planning a trip to Belgium and Holland before flying to France. Can I still use this visa for travelling to Belgium and ...
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I am non-EU citizen working as a volunteer in Denmark, can I travel within the Schengen Area without visa?

I'm a non-EU citizen (Russian) working as a volunteer in Denmark and have received a Danish residence permit (type J), valid until December. Can I travel within the Schengen Area without visa right ...
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Schengen Type C Visa (tourism) for Business

I have been a frequent visitor to The Netherlands and other Schengen states (for both business and tourism purposes) in past several years and had many visas issued previously. The current visa I ...
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Switzerland schengen visa processing time

My mom and sister are indian citizens and have planned to leave for Switzerland on the 12th May 2016. We have submitted our visa application on the 3rd May 2016 in mumbai vfs center. What are the ...
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Do I require a UK visa when I already have a Schengen multiple entry 3 year visa?

My partner is a UK citizen and I want to visit London and other parts of the UK to see him and his children from time to time, from South Africa, so I already have a 3 year Schengen visa for this very ...
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How much funds do I need in my bank account to apply for a Schengen visa?

I am an owner of a little business in India and will support the visa application with firm's legit papers along comes the bank statement of my business accounting too. However do I also have to show ...
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Incomplete insurance (for Schengen visa)

My situation is as follow. I am living in the US (in fact, even considered resident for tax purpose, I had been here for a long time; citizenship is Vietnam) who is planning to travel to the Schengen ...
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Schengen Visa for Germany refused due to lack of subsistence

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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What is minimum amount to one should keep for Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I hold an Indian passport and I am an owner of a small business I intend to travel Europe this July [mainly in Germany as I have friends there] for 50 odd days however I generally keep the money in ...