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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Can I get to Germany from Norway with a single entry Schengen visa while having a flight transit in UK?

I have a single entry visa to Schengen countries(type c). I will be traveling to Norway from Toronto, Canada. I will stay for a week, then I will travel to Germany. My flight from Norway to Germany ...
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Will booking two single tickets onward and return instead of one return pose problems with immigration? Scehngen and UK

I need to book tickets Chennai Paris London Chennai, but am finding that the multi city return ticket way more expensive than two single legs onward Chennai Paris and return London Chennai. However, I ...
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Using Un-used multiple entry Netherlands visa to travel to Sweden [duplicate]

I have a long term multiple entry schengen visa issued by Netherlands. It is unused as of now as the intended business travel has been postponed. Now another travel is required for Sweden. I ...
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Schengen border control. Italian visa but arriving in Germany first help [duplicate]

My daughter and I have Schengen visas from the Italian embassy. We are however going to spend a few days in Hamburg and Paris but out of our 20 day trip we will spend majority of the time in Italy. ...
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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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Apply new schengen visa before single entry existing expired [on hold]

I have single entry visa for Spain valid up to 5th Sept 2015. I have plan for visit Portugal on 28th of August for a week, it is mentioned of website if your one Schenegen Visa is valid, next visa ...
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I hold type D Denmark visa with type R residence permit, can I have return ticket to home from a different country

I hold a type D long term stay Denmark National visa (type D) and residence permit (type R); work permit expiring Oct 30 2015 and residence permit expiring Apr 2016 I plan to visit other Schengen ...
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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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Can I fly from Amsterdam to Frankfurt on Lufthansa with just a Residence Permit?

[US Citizen] I lost my passport but have my Dutch residence permit and am flying from Amsterdam to Frankfurt this coming Sunday with Lufthansa. I have an appointment at the Consulate to get a new ...
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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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Tourist visa for Portugal involving sponsorship from a Portuguese friend?

I'm an Indian citizen who recently completed his studies. My friend, who is a Portuguese citizen invited me to her place in Portugal. She is a Portugal citizen and is working there. She is going to ...
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Visiting Lany or Inlemay on a cruise from Spain - single or multiple entry Schengen visa?

If I am in the Schengen Visa area (with a visa) and we cruise to Turkey getting off the ship at Istanbul and Kuskadasi and return to Barcelona - do I need a multiple-entry visa or will a single entry ...
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Tourists visa refusal [duplicate]

Last december my friend was denied visa application.. by the Deutsche Botschaft Harare.they said the information provided provided for the intention of the visit was not sufficient.we did not ...
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Multiple Entry Shengen Visa and subsequent entry point [duplicate]

If I have a multiple entry Shengen state visa from the French embassy and I want to go to Rome as my enrty point is this a problem? and I took this visa three times before and I travel almost every ...
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Documents required for re-entering Schengen area on multiple entry visa

I already got Schengen Visa with Multiple Entries since last year. I think I was lucky because I applied for Single Entry but Embassy gave me Multiple Entry for one year. So I would like to ask what ...
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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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Is the visa-free entry to Schengen region multiple entry or single entry?

I entered Germany in June, it was a visa-free entry (because I have an Australian passport) and I stayed 66 days before exiting to UK. Can I now return to France and stay 24 more days, or do I need ...
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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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Can Indians on UK tourist visa apply for Schengen tourist visa in London?

We are Indians and will be visiting UK on short-stay visas for about 5 months. Can we apply for Schengen tourist visas while we are in London?
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Crossing border from Spain to Morocco - possible problems?

we want to visit Spain in September 2015. Since we will visit Gibraltar too, we are thinking about going to Ceuta. Since Ceuta is very close to Morocco it would be worth to visit it for example for ...
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Getting a Tourist visa after a Student visa

I did see a very similar question to this but it applied to working visas not student visas, but my situation is that I will be studying in France next year for 5-6 months using a student visa. Can I ...
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Applying for Greece tourist visa (Schengen) from a non residence country while on a tourist visa

This might get a little confusing but bear with me. Country of citizenship: India Country of residence: Canada (work permit) Countries I am about to visit: U.A.E. and the Greece The decision to ...
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Tourist Visa After Student Visa in Schengen Zone

I am an Australian in Spain on a 8 month student visa. I'm wondering if I can apply for the 90 day tourist visa while I'm here. Another option may be to leave to a non-Schengen zone like UK and return ...
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Italy Schengen tourist visa Funds documentation

Why is Savings Bank Account statements not acceptable for the purpose of Tourist Schengen Visa to Italy ? The official website clearly mentions that only Current Account statements are accepted - I ...
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Help with Student Visa and Tourist Visa

Hi I'm a US Citizen with a student visa for the Netherlands that expires December 1st. If I leave the Schengen zone November 30th (day before my student visa expires), to visit the Morocco ...
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Tourist Visa for Italy for Canadians

I have a Canadian passport but live in the United Arab Emirates. I would like to visit Italy for a week but would like to know if my passport will be enough or if I will need a tourist visa.
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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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Refused entry to Spain previously. Will this affect my Student visa application? [on hold]

I am from Pakistan and applied for a Schengen tourist visa for Spain in 2013. The visa was rejected on the grounds the purpose of visit wasn’t clear and that they couldn’t determine whether I would ...
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Visit Rome city while my 6 hours layover at Rome before leaving for Malta [duplicate]

I needed to travel to Malta on a business trip. Since there was no Maltese Embassy in my country so I applied through Italian Consulate (on behalf of Malta) for the Schengen visa. This was the first ...
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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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Can I convince embassies to accept my overpaid credit card as a proof of funds?

I managed to put a few $k USD in my PayPal account from a side business over time. Now, the only problem is PayPal does not have the option to send me the money in a cheque to cash it due to my ...
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Flight booking cancelled, schengen visa

I am planning to go to Germany on tourist visa, so I have applied for a Schengen visa. I booked flights to Germany, not actually paid for the tickets but reserved for two days. Will it cause any ...
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Fined €110 for Schengen overstay: impact on future visas?

I miscalculated the number of days I would be in the Schengen region for a conference, and was fined 110 euros for overstaying by a day. Will I be refused a Schengen visa in future on account of this? ...
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Visiting Paris while in Transit to Portugal

I am an Indian Citizen having Schengen Visa (single entry) issued by Portugal Embassy for travelling to Lisbon for business. I have a 10 hr transit in Paris. Can I leave the airport to visit Paris ...
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Inquiry regarding transit visa! [duplicate]

I've got a passport from Nepal and I have a valid US visa. I'm travelling to Us on a F-1 visa and I have a transit at Amsterdam. I donot intend to visit outside, do I need a transit visa? If yes, Do I ...
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Apply new Schengen Visa while hold an valid one

I am a Chinese student and hold a France Schengen Visa which expires on 20th September 2015. My next trip is from 10/09/2015 to 25/09/2015, and I will stay the longest time in Greece, so I need to ...
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Does the AXA-Schengen Europe Travel insurance satisfy the German consulate's insurance requirements?

I just purchased AXA-Schengen Europe Travel insurance, and am applying to the German Consulate for my Schengen visa. These are the requirements as stated by the German Consulate for the insurance ...
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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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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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Mentioning staying at the airport overnight, can I get my Schengen visa application refused?

I know that what is done is done, but just want to assure myself. I submitted my Schengen visa in Spanish consulate in London today. The officer ask me about one night that I didn't have an ...
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Schengen visa for two consecutive trips with one day break?

I am from a Southeast Asian country and study in England. I want to travel to Europe this October, first from 1st October to 10th October, then come back from Madrid to England on 10th, go again to ...
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Does anyone have the AXA Schengen Insurance office phone number?

I made the payment for a Schengen (Europe Travel) visa at the AXA-Schengen website, but haven't yet got (it has been five hours) any insurance documents by email. How long should I wait? They don't ...
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What is “Member states of destination” on Visa application

I am traveling to Paris staying there for 5 days then flying to Spain and staying there for 10 days. My understanding is that since Spain is where I am spending most of the time then I should apply ...
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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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How can I cross the Atlantic by ship from Europe to New York? (I am not talking about luxury passenger cruise-ships.)

Suppose that: I have both valid US & Schengen visas I am a savvy backpacker with a preference for economical travel I have no fixed schedule to meet. A longer travel time is even better. Any ...
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Type D VISA for schengen state travel

I am going to Germany on my company delegation for 2 weeks, i have work permit for 2 weeks. I am planning a vacation in Germany and schengen states for a week after my delegation period is over. I ...
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I have a 'Schengenstater' visa issued by the Sweden Embassy for a conference in Sweden. Can I book a return flight from India to Copenhagen? [duplicate]

I have a 'Schengenstater' visa issued by the Sweden Embassy for a conference in Sweden. Can I book a return flight from India to Copenhagen or Helsinki and from there take a bus to Gothenburg, ...
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Schengen Visa- bank statement [closed]

I am applying for the Schengen Visa for myself and was wondering if I am able to submit my friend's bank statement, instead of mine, and include a signed letter from my friend (who is also traveling ...
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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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Valid for Italy student visa but entry point is France [duplicate]

I have a category D student visa valid for Italy. I want to enter from Paris and stay there for 3 days before heading to Italy. Do I or can I apply for a Schengen tourist visa so I could enter Paris? ...