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 for new schengen visa with validity date 1 week prior to the start of my existing visa

I have an existing multiple entry Schengen visa valid for June 15 to July 14, 2016. It is possible to apply for another/new Schengen visa with validity date starting June 1 to 14 as I need to travel ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa while in Romania?

I will be on a business trip to Romania but I have plans to have a vacation in Paris and Italy. Can I apply for a Schengen visa while I'm in Romania? I'm from The Philippines.
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Does time spent in non-Schengen European microstates count against the available 90-day Schengen time?

So the Schengen Area wikipedia says three European microstates – Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican City – can be considered de facto participants. Thus, for citizens of countries that can ...
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Why does immigration check passports at some Schengen-only terminals?

I regularly fly from Prague airport where there's a separate Schengen-only terminal (Terminal 2). The terminal is completely separated from foreign flights and on arrival there's no passport control: ...
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Do layovers count in the 90-in-180 Schengen rule?

Suppose someone on the 90 of 180 rule leaves Schengen on the 90th day. Then less than 90 days later, they have a flight with one or more layovers in a Schengen country. Does it get counted if it's ...
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Can I get a multi entry schengen visa from French embassy if I am travelling to two different counties in separate trip?

I am travelling to France for 2 days in October and then I would be back in the UK. Later in November I would be travelling to Spain for 4 days. Is it possible for me to apply for a Schengen visa at ...
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Where can I buy a souvenir stamp while traveling in European cities?

Since the establishment of Schengen region, there will not be any immigration officer to stamp the passport while traveling within Schengen region. But I would still like to have collect some kind of ...
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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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Schengen business visit; How to give reasons to be exempted from work permit?

I am a Sri Lankan. I was offered a job as an Software Engineer, from a Swedish company who are expanding to Sri Lanka. After a series of interviews they have invited me to visit their offices in ...
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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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What documents does a Type C UK Visa holder need to travel to Belgium?

I'm travelling to Belgium in April. I need to apply for a Schengen Visa. Doing that via Belgium. I am an Indian Citizen, in UK at the moment, on a university exchange program on a Type C Short term ...
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Change of terminals require immigration clearance

Am an Indian passport holder. About to tour Greece. Received the Schengen visa from Greek authorities. My flight is from Mumbai to Paris and connecting flight from Paris to Athens. At Paris,there is a ...
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Schengen visa — applying with multiple airbnb bookings

I'm travelling Netherlands and Belgium, so I was planning to apply for a visa via the Netherlands visa center (as it'd be the country of entry for me). The problem is that I made four booking ...
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Require Transit Visa for Turkey

I am an Indian passport holder. I am travelling to Greece via Istanbul (Turkish Airline) from 10th to 25th June. My return flight to New Delhi from Athens has an 8 hour layover and I am considering ...
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Apply for an Austrian Schengen Visa D multiple times as a US passport holder

I'm a US passport holder currently in the Schengen zone on a Visa D. My visa expires the end of August. I know it is not renewable but I was wondering if would run into any eligibility issues if I was ...
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How long do I need to be out of Schengen after my residence permit expires?

I have a German residence permit that's coming to an end soon, and am planning to make a jaunt to London and back to get another 90-day spurt while I wait on my next visa for Hungary (!!!). However, ...
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How much funds do I need in my bank account to apply for a Schengen visa?

I am an owner of a little business in India and will support the visa application with firm's legit papers along comes the bank statement of my business accounting too. However do I also have to show ...
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Need to visit the Schengen zone from 1st to 8th of June, but my visa expires on the 4th. How should I apply for a new visa?

My Schengen visa will going to expired on 4th of June. Since we have business meeting from 1st of june to 8th of June in Germany. Is there any way re-apply my Schengen visa by cancellation the ...
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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 not staying the longest in country getting visa from?

I've applied at the German consulate and will get my result this Monday. However, plans now are happening where I will be staying 4 nights in Prague and then 4 nights in Germany, instead of the 3 and ...
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Possible to get a copy of a still-valid Schengen visa on a new passport?

I lost my Indian passport in India. I have applied for a new one. I had a valid Schengen visa that expires April 2017 from Netherlands embassy. Can the embassy issue a copy of the same visa to me on ...
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Schengen visa approved, cancelled UAE permit

I'm a Philippines passport holder, my Schengen visa is approved but I cancel my Dubai residence visa and go back to Philippines after visiting Schengen country, can I I still travel to Schengen ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa with a valid US student visa and an expired I-20 form

I have a valid F1 visa, but my I-20 and opt have expired. My H1-B 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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Enter Croatia FIRST (before Schengen zone) with dual-entry Schengen visa?

I am an Indian citizen and will be traveling to Croatia in a few days. I already have a multiple entry Schengen visa which is valid for the dates of my Croatia trip. However, my first destination from ...
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Planning two trips to Schengen countries at the beginning/end of UK stay

I am planning a 2-3 week visit to the UK, with short trips to Schengen countries before and after. As pointed out, I should be able to apply for a Schengen visa once to cover both trips. 1) Will the ...
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Can an Indian citizen with Tier 5 GAE visa (work visa) apply for Schengen Visa from UK?

The duration of the stay is from mid-May to early-August. Schengen visa applied from India require booking details, which we haven't planned. Most of the visits will be during the weekends, we are ...
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Can I apply for a tourist Schengen visa while my Type D visa application is being processed?

I have applied for a Long Stay Visa D to France which takes a long time to process, can i apply for a Short Stay Visa C say to Italy for a visit at the same time without affecting my first application ...