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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can Business visa be used for tourism in schengen states

I have a schengen business visa. Can I travel as a tourist to the schengen states or do I need to apply again for a tourist visa?
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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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Does tourist visa (90 days) apply after a working holiday visa ends in Schengen countries?

I am an Australian currently on a Netherlands working holiday visa that ends in May next year. I would like to know if when my visa ends I then get another 90 days just as a regular tourist visa as I ...
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Is ID needed from Sweden to Spain? [duplicate]

I am planning to travel from Sweden to Spain by plane. I lost my ID and waiting for replacement but I do not want to go over the hassle when boarding the plane. Would I need to show ID card knowing ...
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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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Husband to apply Schengen business visa, can he apply for his wife's visa?

Pakistani spouse having UAE residence permit, where husband is going to apply for Schengen business visa, has all required documents (invitation from his Swiss company, hotel booking, travel tickets, ...
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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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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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Can I travel to the UK if my Schengen visa expired? but I have a valid multiple visiting visa for UK

Can I travel to the UK if my Schengen visa expired? I'm from Sri Lanka and I got 6 months multiple visit visa for UK and 1 month Schengen tourist visa for Italy. my plan was to visit my sister in ...
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Turkish citizen with Canadian temporary residence: Do I need a transit visa?

I am a student in Canada with a multiple entry visa. Am I able to do the following journey without the need for a transit visa?: Istanbul - Munich - London - Toronto The two European airports are: ...
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Which visa type do I require for my indirect flights?

I'm traveling from Kosovo to Norway but my flight there is through Germany and on the way back through Germany and Austria. Do I need only Single entry or Multi?
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My visa period start on arrival, would they let me get into the plane?

I have a question, I applied for the Schengen visa through Germany, on the form they ask me when I'd arriving (to Germany) and when I'd returning. they take this exact date as the visa period. I ...
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Is returning to country of origin from any schengen country possible? [duplicate]

I have multiple entry schengen visa from French Embassy in Nigeria. I am presently in Spain; I came into Spain from France. Can I return to Nigeria (country of origin) from any schengen country, ...
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UK Business Visa valid in Hungary

I am a Filipino citizen and I just received my Class-C Business Visa from the United Kingdom. My question is, as my company also has an office in Hungary, would I still need to apply for a Business ...
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Do you need to be at the airport as a writer of declaration of guarantee for a Schengen visa?

For a family member to apply for a Schengen visa, I provided an official declaration of guarantee. Now I appear to be traveling myself when my family member enters Schengen, so I won't be able to ...
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if I leave schengen area after 3 months, can I return to a different country within the schengen before I finish my 6 month period? [duplicate]

I am curious as to whether I will be able to go into the schengen area for a quick touristy visit with friends, after I already stayed there for 3 months and had to leave. I was within Spain for three ...
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Transit visa for Frankfurt, when traveling on separate tickets

I am a South African national based in Kuwait. I will be travelling to Dublin via Frankfurt. I will have two tickets issued online: one on Kuwait Airways KWI-FRA-KWI and another ticket on Aer Lingus, ...
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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 application [closed]

I am a New Zealand citizen in Europe travelling already. I need help with questions 31 and 32 on the Schengen Visa application please. I am not visiting anyone so can't provide details on inviting ...
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Visa-free travel: no entry or exit stamp given between UK and French border?

I'm a US citizen traveling through Europe visa-free. I started my trip in Spain and got an entry stamp there. Later, I took the IDBUS from France to the UK and got an exit stamp from France and an ...
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Very short Schengen visa

I am an overseas citizen living in UK, I applied for Schengen visa for Germany and was given 3 days! My trip is three days, and I asked for a multiple entry visa, but they gave me only three days, ...
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Transit through Brussels airport [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen with US permanent resident. So I will be traveling from US to Brussels and & then take a connecting flight to London. And then the reverse while coming back. ...
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Transit visa for Brussels for Indian citizens

I am travelling from India to NY in coming month. My flight will halt for about 1 hr at Brussels, for technical checking and passenger on boarding. May I know whether I would require transit ...
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Apply for a new visa when I still have a valid C visa but not enough days of stay?

I have a valid c-type visa, mutiple, 30 days, validity: 2/10/2014 - 2/1/2015 which i'd use this october for 12 days. I plan to travel again entering schengen 10/12/2014 and exit on 2/1/2015 . total ...
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Can I travel other Schengen countries with Latvian Type D visa but without residency permit? [duplicate]

I've got a Latvian long-stay visa (type D) which is valid to June 2015. I am working in Latvia now but still didn't get my residency permit yet after entrying the country for 2 months. Can I go to ...
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Help with Schengen visa and possible other visas for Indian Citizen (from US) travel

Indian Citizen travelling from US to EU. Will be landing in Sweden, then making my way through UK, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria and other countries. My ...
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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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Re-applying a refused visa application

I applied for a Schengen visa from Belgium and it got refused. My visa type was friends/family visit and I applied for one and a half month. However, I really want to visit Amsterdam, Belgium and ...
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Got a Schengen visa that's too short for my trip, can I stay one more day?

My friends and O will be travelling in Paris for 15 days and in 6 days in Barcelona. We applied for our visa and got a 1 month visa. But we can only stay for 20 days on it. Even though we planned a 21 ...
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Withdrawing a Schengen visa (business class) application

I recently applied for a business Schengen visa to Switzerland (from India). However my visa approval is delayed and the purpose of the trip, which was to attend some crucial meetings, is not ...
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Applying schengen visa as tourist in Greece, after a previous overstay

Does my overstay penalty last two years ago that written in my previous passport will affect my application of schengen visa on the same country to visit a friend? I saved the money to pay it.
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Need to understand why my Schengen visa was rejected

I applied for a schengen visa, to attend some interviews in Germany. I am a doctor, and a recruiting agency is arranging all the interviews. They provided me with an invitation letter, stating they ...
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Re-entering a Schengen country [duplicate]

I traveled from Israel to Germany on September 5th and left on September 15th to go back to Israel, where I am now. I want to enter Germany again on December 7th. I know the Schengen visa rule says ...
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I have two Schengen visas with adjoining dates, is it OK to travel? [duplicate]

I have two Schengen visas, both multiple-entry, both issues by the Netherlands embassy. One expires on the 30th of September and the other start October 1st. I want to be in Paris from 30th Oct-2Oct. ...
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A year long Schengen visa but I have passed the three months maximum stay [duplicate]

I have been granted a Schengen visa for one year with the condition of staying a maximum of 90 days in Spain back in April, now, I have exceeded that period without calculating. I flew out of Spain ...
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Going to Schengen countries for the second time with a multi entry visa [duplicate]

I got a multi-entry schengen visa valid for 3 years last year from the German embassy and i did go to Germany for 2 weeks, this year am going to france for 2 weeks and will spend NO TIME in Germany ...
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Financial support proof for France Schengen visa

I am planning to apply for France Schengen visa soon. This is 9 days total (including travel). They need my current account statements for the last 3 months. Reg the proof of financial status, the ...
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Going back-and-forth between Belgium and Germany on a Schengen visa

I have a Schengen visa valid from October 1st to October 30th 2014. First country of visit is Belgium and after I want to go for Germany. It is possible to go back to Belgium after Germany?
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How to apply and get schengen visa after it has been rejected [duplicate]

I had posted a question here when my schengen visa was rejected once. I applied the second time and I got the visa. So I decided to post my experience and also share what I did right the second time ...
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Schengen visa extension from 30 days to 90 days [duplicate]

I have got Schengen visa for Spain for 30 days validity. I am from India and now I am in Spain for my company training program. Initially I applied for 90 days visa but got only for 30 days. Now my ...
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What are the consequences of a US citizen overstaying a Schengen visa?

According to law, what are the consequences of a US citizen overstaying a Schengen visa? In practice, how likely is one to be penalized for overstaying by a day, 10 days, and a month? Are there ...
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Extension of Schengen Visa

I am visiting my sister in Switzerland, my visa type C, my duration of stay 32 days for 30/Aug to 1/Oct. I want to extend my stay 10 days more, is it possible? And if I can, where should I go to? ...
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Italian consulate Schengen visa time

We are planning for a trip to Italy in September. I checked the Italian consulate in San Francisco for visa appointment, but the available dates are in August. Would that be a good option to wait till ...
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Extension of Schengen Visa (within 90 days)

I am currently working in Switzerland on work permit and my parents obtained a Schengen Visa for travel which has a validity of 90 days. In the visa, the duration of stay is mentioned to be 55 days - ...
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Port of Entry Query [duplicate]

I have SCHENGEN BV VISA for Finland with multiple entries. But due to some reasons my Business meeting got cancelled and I couldn't travel. But now I have a business meeting in Switzerland. Can I ...
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Visa fee for Swiss visa in London

I am an Indian, residing in UK, planning to visit Switzerland. I see that there are two places in London where you can apply for the visa VFS Application Center, The Battleship Building, 179 Harrow ...
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Schengen Visa question

I have a schengen visa issued by The Netherlands. I will be landing there first but wish to travel to a few other countries. Can I enter these countries by plane if my visa was not issued from there ...
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Schengen visa for UK citizen?

Since I am a UK citizen I require a Schengen VISA to pass through Europe when I go travelling this year. However where do I get one, I have checked the EU Parliament site and cannot find anything ...
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Financial proof to get a Schengen visa to France

I am planning to apply for a Schengen visa to visit France. I have an attestation d'acceuil, but the visa requires I submit bank statement for the past 3 months. I can get this statement, but the ...
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Australian overseas--do I need visa to go to Schengen area? [duplicate]

I am an Australian passport holder, I did not get any visas before travelling, while travelling I coincidentally left the Schengen area after 90 days. I never got a visa to travel in Europe because I ...