An agreement among many European Union 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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Documentation for 9yr old Spanish national traveling to UK

We are a Spanish couple planing a trip to London with our 9 yr old son next month. I assume there is a minimum age for which you need to have your own documents, but I am not sure what that might be, ...
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Will this be considered sufficient proof of onward travel?

I'm from Singapore and planning a tour of Europe, landing at Paris and taking a train around several Schengen countries before departing at Rome. If I buy a one-way Singapore-Paris ticket and another ...
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Getting Schengen visa from a European country without stepping foot into it?

I have an upcoming travel for a conference in country A. But their consulate is pretty busy and I would like to get my visa sooner. Can I go to the consulate of a different country B which doesn't ...
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Schengen Visa, need suggestion

My present visa expires on Dec-31-2014. I still have one entry allowing me to stay in EU for 80days. I plan enter EU country on Dec-01-2014, If I get a new visa effective from Jan 01, 2015, Am I ...
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Schengen visa allows visiting London

Does a multiple entry Schengen visa issued from the Italian embassy allow you to visit London once you are already in Italy or any Schengen area country? Or do I need to get a separate visa to the UK ...
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Should my first trip be to the country which issued my Schengen Visa?

In case, if I get a multiple-entry Schengen visa in one of the embassies in Ukraine, Kyiv - should my first trip be to the country which issued the visa? Any there any requirements of this sort? Does ...
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South African with Netherlands residence permit wanting to travel to UK

I am a South African wanting to travel to UK I have a residence permit valid till 2015 April for the Netherlands, this allows multiple access in Schengen countries, do I need a visa to visit the UK?
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Do I need an Airport Transit Visa for Germany when Travelling to Vienna (Austria) [duplicate]

I am an Indian national travelling from Abu Dhabi (UAE) to Vienna (Austria) via Dusseldorf (Germany). The transit time in Germany is 1.5 Hours. I have applied for an Austrian Schengen Visa. I need to ...
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Is my Type “C” Schengen visa sufficient to visit Amsterdam and Switzerland? [closed]

Hello everyone I'm a Filipino citizen. And I have type "C" Schengen visa… I'm a seaman, but I want to travel to Amsterdam or Switzerland.. Is there any other requirement I should meet to travel ...
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Can an asylum seeker with a temporary residence permit from a host country travel to other Schengen countries?

I traveled to Schengen country illegally as (Asylum seeker), now the host country gave me a temporary residence permit, If I can work in host country, so can I work outside the host country mean in ...
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Travel from London to Paris or Zurich by train without a Schengen visa

As an Indian citizen, if I travel through train (Eurostar) from London to either Paris or Zurich, would I require a Schengen visa? I am on a trip with family to London. We all want to explore some ...
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travel to schengen countries more than once from UK [duplicate]

If I have multiple entry visa for schengen and i am Indian staying in UK can i travel to schengen countries more than once from UK till the VISA is valid?
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Getting passport stamps inside Schengen Area

It is known that passport stamps are a kind of collection for many people. But, inside European Union, we -EU citizens- are allowed to travel without passport, just with our national ID card (if we ...
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Train passport control from London to Paris

I'm a non-EU citizen, I will be travelling from London to Paris next month, so I was wondering since most countries track entry and leave dates, if I use the train to switch these countries and they ...
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Non-EU citizen applying UK visa, return ticket from France, should I book a return from UK for UK visa appliation?

I'm a non-EU citizen, I have valid Schengen and USA visa at the moment. (I also had many Schengen visas before). I'm going on a trip next month but my flights are first one to London and return from ...
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Filling in Schengen Visa paperwork: what is my member state of first entry? [duplicate]

While filling in the paperwork for a Schengen Visa with the Embassy of Poland, there is a column that asks for the "member state of first entry" to be entered. My flight has a 2 hour transit ...
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Schengen days and Ireland

I arrived to Ireland to study English on February 8th, 2014, and I got my student visa until April 7th, so I spent about 60 days without a visa. I've read that Ireland and the UK are NOT in the ...
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Is it legal to study while on a tourist Schengen visa?

If, say, you acquired a 90-day tourist Schengen visa, would it be legal to use it for the purpose of visiting a language course or a university class? Or do you have to apply for a special education ...
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Schengen visa entry rules for Georgia

I am an Indian Passport holder with a resident visa working in Dubai. I hold a valid Schengen multiple entry visa issued 29th July 2013 and expiring 28 July 2014. I hold US & UK long term multiple ...
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Visiting Italy or Germany with a Schengen (Sweden) Type C single entry visa

I have a single entry Type C Schengen visa (Sweden). While in Sweden, can I visit Italy or Germany and return to Sweden before I return to the UK?
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Is there a difference between Italy and other Schengen countries when applying for a visa?

I am planning a tour from the UK to my European destinations. As per my itinerary, I have max stay in Italy. I am also visiting Switzerland and Paris. My problem is that when I applied for a ...
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about visa entry and exit [duplicate]

im a indian citizen. i am holding a schengen visa through portugal. due to some circumstances i am not visiting portugal now and visiting other schengen countries like Germany and Hungary. would that ...
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Visa needed for Spain & Morocco

My daughter is on a British passport, I am on a South African passport, living in UK on an ancestral visa. If we travel to Spain and Morocco must I get a visa for each country?
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Requirements and process for Schengen visa at Italian embassy in Philadelphia

I am applying for a Schengen visa at the Italian consulate in Philadelphia. I will be travelling in Italy and France and will be there for a week. I have done everything on the checklist but just ...
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Lost passport with Schengen visa but want to continue traveling [duplicate]

I had a 90 days Schengen visa, but unluckily I lost my passport along with my Schengen visa in Berlin a month ago. I've been staying in Germany for the whole month. Now I've obtained a new passport ...
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Can I leave the Helsinki airport on a layover, as an American

I have a 24 hr layover in Helsinki. I am traveling in a US passport. Can I leave the airport, check into a hotel, and take a bus into the city?
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Can I enter Romania from Dubai with a Schengen visa?

Would I be able to enter Romania on a Schengen visa if I'm staying less than 5 days? Basically I would be doing Dubai-Romania-Dubai.
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How can I extend my stay within the Schengen area — apply for a second visa?

So my problem is that I have a Schengen Visa delivered by the Spanish Embassy, valid from August 01st 2014 to September 19th with a 35 days stay duration with one entry. I'm gonna be in Spain from ...
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Do I need to supply 3 months salary slips for Schengen visa application?

Do I need to supply last 3 months salary slips to apply for a Schengen tourist visa? I recently registered a limited company and will only receive my first pay at the end of this month. I would like ...
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Transit visa in Amsterdam for a Namibian citizen?

I'm a Namibian passport holder, I'm travelling from England via Amsterdam to South Africa. Do I need an airport transit visa for Amsterdam airport?
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Destination Netherlands Visa issued from Italian Embassy [duplicate]

My Family and I are holding a 6 Months Schengen valid visa (C class) from 24.07.2014 to 24.01.2014.The visa was issued from the Italian Embassy Riyadh. Can we go to Amsterdam instead of the country of ...
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Visit the UK with Schengen tourist short-stay visa

I'm Russian, and I have touristic (C-type) Schengen Schengen short stay visa. I want to know, can I stay for some period in UK without getting UK visa, or it is not possible (I heard about 36 hours ...
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Can I land first and visit Switzerland before I go to France which I have Schengen visa from? [duplicate]

Can I fly directly and visit Switzerland before I go to France which I have Schengen visa from?
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Does a multiple-entry Schengen visa allow visiting other Schengen countries later, without going via the issuing country?

My wife was just issued a multiple entry visa by France, which is good for one year. Our first trip will be to France, the issuing country. My question is: after we leave the EU and return, must ...
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Can I travel to amsterdam as a first port of entry via a visa issued by spain? [duplicate]

Please note that I'm staying in Amsterdam for 4 days and then going to Spain for 10 days.
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London to Chennai, with two stops inside the Schengen area? [duplicate]

I was trying to book a flight from London to Chennai. The cheapest air ticket was the one that has two stops, first at Berlin and then at Frankfurt. I hold an Indian passport and a UK work visa. My ...
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Travel to Croatia from Turkey then to Greece on a single-entry Schengen visa [duplicate]

I am traveling from India to Turkey and Greece, holding a valid turkish and single entry Schengen visa, wanting to add Croatia to this. Can i travel first travel/enter croatia first and move on to ...
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Change of plans: Going to another country with a single-entry Schengen visa

I have a Schengen visa issued from a Swiss Embassy. Can I use it to enter France as my first entry to the Schengen area?
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Can I go to Germany with a Schengen visa from another country after failing to get a German visa?

I have to travel to Germany and Switzerland for business purpose. I have already been here 2 years ago. I have applied for business visa to the German consulate twice and both times the application ...
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Ration card for Schengen VISA application

I want to go to Germany for tourism. In the list of documents required for visa, ration card is mentioned in civil status proof. But in my ration card, the address written is not my present address ...
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Would 1 hour layover be enough between Frankfurt and Munich if I have a transit visa and my final destination is US?

I have an Indian passport and will be travelling to the US. I have two stops on Germany, first at Frankfurt and then at Munich. Lufthansa suggests that I need a transit visa which I will be getting. ...
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Transit visa requirements for Multi-Leg flights through Heathrow

I am planning on a holiday trip in EU before heading home for my vacation in India. I am an Indian Citizen and am currently on F1 visa. I am using my tax money to travel to Germany to meet my friend ...
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Airport transit visa requirement for a Bangladeshi national flying from London to Toronto over Paris

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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Schengen visa for Thai wife residing in the UK with her British citizen husband

Apologies if this has been answered already but I couldn't quite find it. I am a UK citizen, my wife is a Thai citizen. We were married a year and a half ago in London, UK and she has a valid ...
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Entering Schengen from one country and exiting TO a different country

I am US resident and Indian citizen (on US student visa), who is currently in Zambia for 2 months. I am planning to visit Europe before I go back to the US. I am applying for the Schengen visa in ...
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Schengen visa for Pakistani national married to British citizen wife

I am a Pakistani citizen holding a Pakistani passport, my wife is dual national meaning Pakistani and British citizen and lives with me in Pakistan; We have been married for 7 years and I have ...
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Is it allowed to carry “a knife” or “a pepper spray” while traveling by road in the Schengen area as a woman?

Can a solo female traveler carry a knife or pepper spray to be able defend of herself when she is on the road or when hitchhiking, or it is illegal?
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Refusal of Schengen visa (Netherlands short stay French embassy)

How can we appeal successfully after refusal? We have 2 refusals from the same French embassy. The only reason for refusal was, "Not sure the applicant will leave the country on time."
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Two transits in Europe do I need a transit visa? Or any kind of visa? [duplicate]

I'm travel from Cairo to Rome and from Rome to Amsterdam to Canada two transits in Europe is that need a transit visa? Or any kind of Visa for just to be inside the two airports? I'm a permanent ...
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Transit stop in Germany on route to USA from Turkey with expired Turkish visa

Friend was in Turkey with a work visa which has expired, he is travelling back to US (not a USA citizen, but has visa to enter the USA), with transit stop in Germany. They are not allowing him to ...