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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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

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 [on hold]

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? ...
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Spending few hours more than the “duration of stay”, that mentioned in the Schengen visa can make any problem? [duplicate]

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 and the validity of the visa is from 02/08/2015 to 13/09/2015. ...
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Where can I go with an Irish visa but without a Schengen visa?

I will visit Ireland for training purpose (~10 weeks, single entry short term visa). I am searching for stuff to do and places to visit. I know that Ireland is not part of Schengen states. So, my ...
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Transit visas for flight stopover in France from Karachi to Houston [duplicate]

If I am travelling from Karachi,Pakistan to Houston, Texas ( with a Pakistani passport that has a USA visa stamp on it) do I need to have a transit/Schengen visa if I have a 8 hour stopover in France ...
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Travelling to Greece with a refugee travel document while green card is still being processed

I plan to travel from the U.S. to Greece. I have my refugee travel document but my green card application is still being processed. I have all the paperwork but I'm still waiting to be officially ...
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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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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 transit in the Schengen area?

I found many related questions on this site but I am still not sure about the rules. How can I decide if I need a visa to transit?
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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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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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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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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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German visa and willingness to return

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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Can I leave the Schengen with my Type D Multi Entry visa from Spain

I'm an Indian student, with a Type D Multi Entry Visa to Spain. I'm in Spain and have applied for my Residence Permit but haven't received it yet. Can I travel to Croatia and back with just this ...
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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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Schengen visa refused two times by the French consulate, how to appeal? [closed]

I have been denied visa twice by the French embassy, how do I appeal? Reason were subsistence and justification and purpose of intended stay not reliable. I am a working guy in an IT company. I gave ...
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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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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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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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Can I travel to Croatia with single-entry Schengen visa?

I am traveling to Zurich with a single-entry Schengen visa. While coming back can I travel to Croatia for 3 days and then return to India (Country of Origin)?
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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. In order to do this, they need a Schengen visa. This appears to be a fairly straightforward process, but hints and ...
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Do I need a transit visa? (Ukraine-Austria-Germany-USA) [duplicate]

I found information (unfortunately, this information is in Russian) that if I cross two or more EU countries then I need a transit visa. But if I have H1B visa from the USA, do I need a transit visa? ...
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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 visitor entry clearance application refused: impact on future travel

I am 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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When I can re apply for Schengen Visa I already have a single entry schengen visa?

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...