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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Spouse with Danish residence permit's proofs necessary to apply my tourist Schengen Visa?

Me and my wife have planned a Europe trip with Italy being the main Destination. She is in Denmark presently and hold's a Danish residence permit which will be valid for our tour duration, she does ...
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Schengen visa application rejected because my US visa stamp expires in December. What are my options?

I went to the Italian consulate in Washington, DC today and they would not accept my visa application because they said my US visa stamp cannot expire less than 3 months after the end of my trip to ...
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Can I stay longer than my schengen visa states? [duplicate]

I granted a schengen visa to Germany for 6 days only. But I'd like to stay a little longer. Is it legal to stay for one more week or should I get an extension? And if I have to get an extension how ...
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Can I stay longer than what my Schengen visa states?

I was granted a Schengen visa type C with 6 days duration of stay, can I stay longer than that? And if I can what should I do?
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French Schengen visa refused in India - what to do? [duplicate]

I am an Indian national working in Kuwait with residency here . I wanted to take my family on a euro trip this may . The family included my wife and daughter (who live with me) and my parents-in-law ...
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How long does it take for German consulates to process visa appeals?

My visa was refused from the German consulate in Kolkata and now I appealed to them in writing along with many papers. After submitting all documents they called me suddenly for interview. I was ...
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Schengen visa refused from German embassy

I am Sri-Lankan staying in Bangladesh working in well established company in Bangladesh. I, my wife and two kids applied for Schengen visa from German embassy in Dhaka. I got only sponser letter from ...
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UK visitor entry clearance application refused: impact on future travel

I am an Indian citizen living in Poland for the past 4 years for business. I never visited UK before. I applied for UK visa few months ago in Warsaw to visit London for just 3 days, carelessly missed ...
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Going to UK from US on Tier 4 Visa, but going on Holiday from UK to Sardinia first

I am hoping my plan is ok. I am a US Citizen going to England on September 1st on a Tier 4 Visa for 2 years. I have had a trip to Sardinia planned for some time. Are there any issues with my flying ...
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Multiple entry Schengen visa: Documents required at Immigration/Border control during second visit

I am an Indian passport holder having residence permit and working in Kuwait, I received a 90 days multiple-entry Schengen C visa issued by German embassy Kuwait for a business purpose. I successfully ...
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Schengen visa from UK working on Tier2 ICT short term [on hold]

i am Indian currently working in UK on Tier2 ICT short term visa. visa is valid till Aug 2016. my wife and daughter will be visiting UK on tourist visa for 2 months . i would like to get Schengen visa ...
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Croatia, passport-free travel: as of 2014, still separate from Schengen Area?

I'm a US citizen traveling visa-free in Europe. It used to be the case that you could go to Croatia to bypass the Schengen Area "3 consecutive month" requirement. (That is, stay 3 months in Europe, ...
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Entering Spain on a Schengen visa from Sweden [duplicate]

I was Issued a Type C, Multiple-Entry Schengen visa from Sweden last June, but I couldn't go at that time. I will be going to Spain in September and my Swedish visa is still valid and has never been ...
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changing entry and exit softer getting schengen visa [duplicate]

I am from India , got the schengen visa for 15 days for 3 countries one time entry visa,as my submitted itinerary to Switzerland consulate I have to enter from Rome ,offer 5 days to France for 2 days ...
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Visa processing speed: VFS vs Embassy

I am applying for a Schengen Visa for Switzerland at London. To submit my application, I can choose to go to the VFS Visa Application Centre or the Embassy of Switzerland directly. I wonder which ...
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Name in passport as BCA in place of ABC; cause for visa refusal?

My name in my passport is written in the wrong order, i.e. in place of ABC it is written as BCA. Can this be a reason for rejection of a visa to Germany? If yes, is there any solution? What steps ...
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In Transit from MAD to LHR.

I am flying from the US through MAD and on to LHR ( within 3 hours). Must I clear passport control in MAD? Since they are part of the EU and the UK is not, was not sure.
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Will it be a bad history when i apply for schengen again [on hold]

I have a schengen visa from czech republic,and i wanna enter the schengen area from vienna,will it be ok to do so?,and if i did so will they consider it a bad history when i apply for schengen again?
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Can I travel visa free to Schengen countries with Romanian residence permit?

I am from India, I have a residence permit of Romania. Since Romania is not a part of Schengen, do I need to apply for visa if I have to travel to any Schengen countries? I wish to go on tour in some ...
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Hotel confirmations for Schengen tourist visa to Italy. Some questions

I made my hotel reservations in Rome, Venice, Florence and Pisa for my upcoming travel. I have a few questions: Can I make the reservations via hotels.com or expedia.com? I am worried because I ...
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Visa to Romania

I will be traveling from Doha to Turkey for 3 days then to Bucharest for another 3 days then Greece for 3 days. Should I get a Schengen Visa from Greece embassy although my point of entry is Romania ...
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Using a Schengen type D visa for a short internship in a different country

I have a “France sauf CTOM” Trainee visa type D, validated with OFII Permit. It is valid from 01/Nov/14 to 01/Nov/15. I did an internship in France for 6 months from Nov 14 to May 15. Now currently I ...
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Can I apply for a new Schengen visa while holding a valid single-entry Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I have a single entry visa for Italy from 03/07/15 to 01/08/15 with 15 days validity. I also want to visit Spain and France in same month. I will be back from Italy on 07/07/15, So can I apply for ...
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I have a netherlands visa, can my port of entry be Madrid? [duplicate]

I have a Netherlands visa. My plans have changed drastically. I would be staying most number of days in Spain. Can i have my POE in Madrid? Will it be a problem if neither my POE not my maximum number ...
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Do Brunei Darussalam passport holders require transit visa in Brussels? [duplicate]

A colleague with Brunei Darussalam passport is flying from Delhi to Manchester and will transit in Brussels fro a few hours? Does he need a transit visa in Brussels?
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Info re Schengan visa for a student [duplicate]

My 16 year old daughter is currently on a student exchange trip to Germany. We are South African and she has a South African passport. She has a visa for her six month stay in Germnay but the exchange ...
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Visa, when changing planes [duplicate]

I am travelling From San Francisco to New Delhi via Amsterdam (Schiphol AMS). I have Indian passport and a valid US visa on it. Do I need any kind of visa in Schiphol airport. There is 3 hours of ...
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How long does it take for the Dutch embassy in Ghana to process visa refusal appeals?

I would like to know if after appealing for visa refusal from the Holland Embassy in Accra, Ghana for the last 90 days without response, what exactly to do? Do i have to send a reminder or what?
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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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Schengen visa for a stateless person

I have applied for a long-term residence in the Czech Republic. However, as I am a stateless person residing in Uzbekistan, I was permitted to enter only 11 EU countries out of 28. Does it violate the ...
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Do U.S. citizens need visa for short term stay in France?

I am confused about traveling for tourism from USA to France. I am a US citizen, currently a student and not employed for work. I would like to travel to France several times over the next few months, ...
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About Schengen 90/180 rule

I have searched the web a lot and could not find an answer that fits my situation. Here are two links that are quite contradictory: Schengen visa rejection ...
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How to get schengen visa if already in UK [duplicate]

I am in United Kingdom on a visit c-type.. What if I wish to visit Paris from UK.. How to get a Schengen visa on Pakistani passport?
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Visa for Schengen area / EU for US citizen partner [migrated]

I am an Italian - and therefore EU - citizen, in a relationship with a US citizen. While we do intend to get married at some point in the future, we would like to first live in the same country or at ...
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Schengen Visa refusal twice - appeal process?

My Schengen visa got rejected twice. I had booked a Honeymoon Package to Europe for 8 days from a travel agent which included multiple European places. The departure being from Mumbai on 28th June ...
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Traveling as a tourist in the Schengen area before returning for a working holiday in Germany

I'm currently travelling in Europe and will apply in Italy for a Working Holiday Visa at Germany. My idea is to have my three tourist visa permit and after get out of the schengen area and come back ...
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For which countries does tourist visa apply after the end of a long-stay visa in Schengen countries?

According to this related question it is possible to stay legally in the Schengen Area after the expiration of a long visa for 90 days. This is the ammendment from where this quote comes from: ...
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Travel visa requirement for Prague [closed]

I want to travel to Prague (Czech Republic), Vienna (Austria) and Bratislava (Slovakia). Can I land in any country with European visa or do I have to enter a specific country?
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Is it possible to receive a Schengen visa as an unemployed person if I have a sponsor?

I met someone I really like on the net. He asked me to visit him in Norway where he is a citizen. He will be going on pension in July and wants to use the time to show me around. I am unemployed and ...
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Transit visa for Kenyan passport holder [duplicate]

Do I need a transit visa for Amsterdam for my route - Nairobi to Berlin. I am traveling from Nairobi to Berlin via Amsterdam. My flight is KLM.
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Does an Indian with UK residence require a visa to visit the Netherlands?

My partner has an Indian passport with a permanent residence card in the UK. Does he need a visa to travel to the Netherlands?
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What are my options after receiving a visa refusal at the German embassy? [closed]

I and my wife applied for family visitor to Germany.but we got refusal with a reasons of letter and advise to appeal in Berlin Administrative Court. My brother-in-law adopted by a German citizen years ...
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Is 13 days enough processing time to get a Schengen VISA (German consulate, San Francisco)?

Sorry I'm not sure if I can ask two questions one after the other (I already posted another one barely half an hour ago), so please let me know if I should take this down. I had originally wanted to ...
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Waiting in transit zone until Schengen visa is valid [duplicate]

I'm from Uzbekistan. I have a Schengen visa from France. This visa is valid from 9 Sep 2015 until 3 Oct 2015. But I have booked a ticket from Tashkent to Paris on 8 Sep. The time of arriving to Paris ...
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Schengen visa requirements for a minor

I am turning 18 on 13th of July but my visa interview is on 8th of July. So when I applied on the visa I typed that I am a minor and included information about my father. I have read that there are ...
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Proof for onward travel in Non-schengen countries of EU

I'm from Singapore and planning trip to Eastern Europe, landing at Romania and taking a train to Bulgaria and back to Singapore. If I buy a one-way Singapore-Romania ticket and another one-way ...
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Another clarification on Schengen rules [duplicate]

Regarding Schengen rules, I was told that the 90 days allowed within a 180 day period starts on the first day of entry into the Schengen zone. So if I entered a Schengen country on November 1st 2015 ...
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How to apply for a Schengen visa when not having a specific plan in advance?

I am planning a trip across Europe but I'm a bit sketchy on the details and would really appreciate some help with the following questions: 1) I have a temporary UK residency since I'm a student ...
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Europe trip on my way back to India for permanent relocation with expired i20 and ead

I have a valid F1 visa, but my i20 and opt have expired. My H1B application got selected in the lottery and I am eligible to stay in the US under capgap. Now however, for personal reasons, I need ...
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Schengen visa - extention

I have a schengen visa from Germany. My duration of stay is 30 days. I have been entered late on 14 august and my visa validity date is from 1 to 30 august. Is this possible to stay for unused ...