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 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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I'm planning to visit a summer school in the Schengen zone. What kind of visa should I apply for?

I will be attending a summer school which will last 10 days. I want to know: for applying for a Schengen visa, is the purpose of my trip considered as touristic or study?
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Thailand to St Martens (West Indies)

I am looking at the travel arrangements for flights from Bangkok to St Martens as the individual will be working in the British Virgin Islands. She has her visa to work and will be requiring a flight ...
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Schengen visa from UK working on Tier2 ICT short term

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 . My question is 1) is it possible ...
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Can I leave the Schengen area from another country other than the one I issued the visa from?

I have a Spanish visa type D for 115 days. I will spend the last week of my visa with a friend in Finland. Is it ok to return to my country from Finland directly or do I have to return to Spain first ...
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D visa Italy limitations [duplicate]

Hi can I travel to other schenegen countries on Italy,s nine months seasonal D visa if not than could I apply for it from Italy?
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UK visit visa after Schengen visa

Me and my husband (non eu) are planning a trip to Germany and then UK to visit my family. We will be in Germany for 3 months and then go to the UK. Does anyone know if it is possible to forward date a ...
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Cancelling a Schengen Visa via the Italian Consulate

My wife has a Schengen visa issued by the Italian consulate in the UK. It expires at the beginning of December, and as we want to travel to Europe for the Christmas holiday, we were hoping to cancel ...
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can i travel within Schengen area while im holding a D visa with single entry [duplicate]

Im holding a D visa with single entry from Switzerland. can I travel to other countries in Schengen area? If no, what should I do so as I can go while my visa just valid until this october 9?
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How to cancel multi-entry Schengen visa?

I have a Schengen visa (business class) from one of the EU countries. It is multi-entry type valid for 18 months (90 day stay), I used this visa to visit the EU last month and it will remain valid ...
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Should my first trip or longest stay have be to the country which issued my Schengen Visa? [duplicate]

I have been issued 5 years Schengen Visa from French Embassy. I was supposed to visit France for few days but I had to cancel the trip due to family emergency. Can I now, use this long term ...
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Change of itinerary and applying for UK visa after getting Schengen visa

I am an Indian citizen residing in Malaysia on an employment visa. I received a multiple entry Schengen visa, valid for two months, to attend a conference in Vienna from the Austrian Embassy. My ...
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Visit to Turkey and Spain [on hold]

I am from Pakistan and planning to visit turkey Istanbul and then Madrid Spain. Is it possible that we first visit istanbul and then takes flight from Istanbul to Madrid and then return to Karachi ...
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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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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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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 ...