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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Is changing your passport a good strategy for removing a pejorative immigration history in Schengen?

When certain nationalities of people want to travel in the Schengen zone, they are required to apply for a Schengen visa. This is a straight-forward process for most, but when an applicant has had ...
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Why is security screening done at the gate in some airports?

I've noticed that when taking non-Schengen flights at AMS (Schiphol airport, Amsterdam), there is no centralized security check after you enter the airport and go through passport control. Instead, ...
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Would I get my Schengen visa right after the interview?

I think some body here would help me out of this first-time-travelling-blues. I have applied for Schengen Visa to travel to Greece for four days; I applied to VFS Mumbai, on 13th April, 2016. I have ...
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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 Type C Business Visa used as tourist VISA [duplicate]

I have received a Business Schengen visa for Belgium (Type C) multiple entry from my current company as I was to visit one of the office locations in Belgium. However I have quit the company and ...
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Bank Balance required for Schengen Visa

My wife and I plan to visit Greece for 7-8 days in month on June. I just wanted to confirm how much bank balance is required in the account for the visa approval. We plan to visit 2 islands (Santorini ...
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Reapply after Refusal of Schengen visa [on hold]

I've traveled previously in Europe (Schengen) during the last 4 years with 4 shengen visas. The last one was from Spain. In my last trip application i wrote that my firat entry country will be Milan, ...
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Schengen visa for180 days [on hold]

I want the schengen visa for 180 days. What is the procedure and requirement?
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Applying for Schengen visa, what does 'member state of first entry' mean?

I was filling in the forms to apply for a Schengen visa and I do not understand how to fill in my Member state of first entry. What does it mean exactly?
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Is it possible to enter Romania with my Schengen visa [duplicate]

Is it possible to enter Romania with my Schengen visa obtained from Italian embassy in Cairo ?
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Russian citizen travelling US → Iceland → Finland → Russia and back. What visas?

Russian citizen, US permanent resident is planning a trip to Russia and back on the following itinerary: US -- (flight) --> Iceland (Reykjavik) 1 day stay --(flight)--> Finland (Helsinki) 1 day stay ...
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Non-EU family member traveling to Schengen countries?

I am non-EU family member married to a Romanian citizen. I am currently residing in Romania and I have temporary residence card here. As Romania is in EU but not in Schengen area, can we travel ...
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Can I leave the Schengen zone and re-enter as a tourist after my student visa expires? [duplicate]

I am an American citizen and have had a student visa in the Schengen zone (Italy) to study abroad. I entered on the 8th of January and it expires on the 1st of June. I need to stay in Italy until at ...
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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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Regarding Transit Visa [duplicate]

I'm an Indian passport holder traveling from US to India with transit stops in Heathrow and Frankfurt (my flight is IAD–LHR–FRA–BOM). I have a valid US H1 visa, and my transits in both London and ...
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Schengen visa Switzerland from NYC processing time?

I am applying for Schengen visa in NYC. I am an Indian citizen residing in NY. How long should it take to get Schengen visa at Switzerland embassy in NY ?
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Leaving Schengen Area from a different country to that which issued my visa/was the point of entry [duplicate]

I have a Schengen visa issued by Germany. I intend to enter the Schengen area at Frankfurt, and then later travel onwards to Belgium and France. I intend to depart the Schengen area from Paris on a ...
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Will I be refused entry to the UK if I have stayed more than 90 days in the Schengen countries?

I am from the US and came to Spain to be an Au Pair. I came on a tourist visa and it's now expired by almost 4 months. I am trying to go back home but wanted to make one last visit to the UK before ...
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Travelling to Schengen countries with Refugee Travel Document (convention 1951) issued by Romania?

I wonder what countries allow me to pass their borders visa-free? am I allowed to visit and work in EU and Schengen countries? Thanks in advance
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Schengen visa for Chinese spouse?

I am a British national who is resident in the UK. My wife is Chinese and we are now on holiday in England (we spend a lot of time in China). She is on a tourist visa for the UK. We want to go to ...
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Do I require a UK visa when I already have a Schengen multiple entry 3 year visa?

My partner is a UK citizen and I want to visit London and other parts of the UK to see him and his children from time to time, from South Africa, so I already have a 3 year Schengen visa for this very ...
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what is the minimum amount that one keep in bank to get a spain via? [closed]

I want to go spain on tourist visa with my friends. what is the deposit money in bank to get spain visa . is it okay with Rs 200000.I can arrange my travel expense. since I am unemployed my husband ...
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Schengen visa refused (“threat to internal security […]”): I don't need the visa anymore but want to clear the misunderstanding, what can I do?

I had applied for Shengen visa to attend a conference in Rome but it was refused for the following reason: One or more member state(s) consider you to be a threat to public policy, internal ...
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How can I travel to the Schengen area without applying for a separate visa for every trip?

I am an Indian citizen about to start graduate school in the United States. I anticipate flying back home every year for a month or two though some EU country. My question is this: is there a ...
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Schengen visa refusal on threat to public policy, security, health (Germany)

I applied for German Schengen visa as a medical escort to my relative in a different country from where I reside, but my visa application was refused and the refusal letter was written in German as ...
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Is a visa to Poland required for a Russian spouse of a Polish citizen?

I am a holder of a Russian passport and my husband is a Polish citizen. We both live and work in the UK. I have received my family member of EEA national card, good for 5 years. We would like to ...
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The Belgian consulate requests a guarantee letter from my wife's employer. What documents can I supply instead?

I have applied for Family visit visa to Belgium as my wife working there. I have provided all the details like my employer letter, return ticket. Still consulate asking for a Guarantee letter from ...
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Type of visa for 2 month paid-Internship in Germany

I will be working on a paid internship in Germany for 2 months. Since, my duration of stay is less than 90 days, I can apply for a schengen visa. However, since I will be paid a stipend, do I need to ...
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Can a dependent get a visa and travel alone to Schengen visa

My wife and myself are Indian citizen living in UK on resident permit. We are planning to travel to Netherlands (duration 10 days) together in June and applying at Netherlands embassy for the visa. ...
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Ask for travel other countries with a Spanish residence permit

I'm a student in Spain, I have visa type D but expired date. I have NIE (residence permit) in Spain. I can travel from Spain to other countries but I don't know I can travel to multiple countries ? ...
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Entry in Macedonia for Schengen Visa Holders

I am an Indian student in Germany. As far as I know, students hold a Schengen Visa Type D. I have my visa extended until 2018. I have a friend from Macedonia I would like to visit soon. I checked up ...
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Trying to get Schengen Visa for France - is Consulate Appointment Broken?

I'm trying to get a Schengen Visa from my first port of entry, France. I am trying to book an appointment with the French Consulate in SF, and the URL I am using is the following: ...
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Do I still need do a in-person appointment for Schengen Visa? . I had held an Schengen visa with 'VIS before [duplicate]

I am an Chinese citizen with F1 visa in U.S . I had applied and received a Schengen visa last year from the France consulate last year for a 10 days visit. From: 03-04-15 To: 15-04-15. MULTI Duration ...
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Schengen visa for two trips, which embassy to apply [duplicate]

I am planning on travelling to Prague and Amsterdam from the 5th of July to the 10th of July, during this time I will be staying in Amsterdam the longest, and then travel to Italy from the 28th of ...
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Can I avoid visiting the French consulate when applying for a Schengen visa?

I am an Indian citizen with US green card (living in the US). I had applied and received a Schengen visa last year from the Italian Embassy last year for a 2 week visit. The visa details were: From: ...
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What should I write in the “Member State of first entry” field on a Schengen visa application form?

Travelling to France from UK with my family and while filling in the visa application form but there is a question that needs to be answered and I am not clear what to fill in: Member State of first ...
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Apply for another Schengen visa for earlier entry

I am Chinese and am studying in the US. I have a multiple entry Schengen visa from May 18th but I have to go to another country before May 18th. Can I apply for another Schengen visa that is valid ...
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Schengen visa and leave entry [duplicate]

Can I leave the Schengen point of entry in less than one day to travel to another Schengen country? This is my first time.
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Does a Ukrainian citizen with UK visa and Estonian residence need a tourist visa to Spain?

My husband is from Ukraine and I am from Latvia (EU). He has UK permit to stay and work in UK for 5 years. He has an Estonian permit to work there as well, but it will expire next October. We are ...
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Getting a France Schengen visa but not going there [duplicate]

I have applied for a France shengen visa but am not able to go in France. Instead am going to Italy and Austria and then London. so will there be any problem at immigration due to France Schengen visa ...
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Is is possible to get visa for France in one week in India?

I am from India and visiting France on 12th May 2016 and I have applied for visa but there no slots available on this month. I have got a slot on 5th May 2016 and I know it will take 10-15 days to ...
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I was refused a tourist German visa. Is it OK to apply for a business trip to the same place? [duplicate]

The first time, I was not entitled to disclose the purpose of the travel to anyone beyond the company, so I applied for a tourist visa. It feels, er, not completely true, but I couldn't provide an ...
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Traveling inside Europe without a passport as a Chinese person with residency in the Netherlands

I am currently located in the Netherlands and have lived here for 4 years. I have a working visa for the Netherlands and would like to go on vacation to another country in Europe. I however do ...
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Expired Spanish Student Visa - can a non-visa national go on to travel in the Schengen Area?

I will be traveling Europe in the summer. The plan is Dublin, Amsterdam, Krakow and then back to Dublin to fly to Canada. A family member has an expired Visa in Spain and wants to meet us in Krakow. ...
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Can a US Green Card holder travel to the Schengen area without a visa?

I'm a US green card holder and a permanent resident here in the US however I have a Philippine passport and am a citizen from that country. Do I need a Schengen Visa to travel to France for a few ...
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Best way to obtain a Schengen visa for Ukrainian citizen in Canada

My mother in law is currently on a visitors visa in Canada. The whole family will be travelling to Ukraine and we wanted to make a stop in Germany. I was reading through the requirements and come ...
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Flying into Germany with a Luxembourg Type D Visa [duplicate]

I have a Type D (long-stay) visa issued by Luxembourg. Can I fly into Düsseldorf Airport in Germany, and them from Dusseldorf take a train to go to Luxembourg?
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Traveling to Austria with connection flight in Zurich: Where do I pass through immigration?

I'm from Brazil, and I'm going to Austria for a couple of days. My flight has a connection in Zurich, where I will wait for 2 hours to get the new flight to Vienna. My question is: Will I need to pass ...
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Payment for German Schengen visa by mail

I am applying for a Schengen visa in the US through German consulate by mail and am looking at the visa fees. The page says that the visa fee is approx. $65-70, and the price for mailing the passport ...
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Can I get a Schengen Visa if my UK visa expires in 2 months?

I'm an Ecuadorian citizen but I have been in the UK as a social volunteer for 8 months and I have a valid UK visa until the 30 of august of 2016 and a schengen visa valid until the 24 of June of 2016. ...