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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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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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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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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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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Proving ties to your home country when applying for a German visa

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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Do I need to including details about a side trip to another country on my Schengen application form?

I will be applying for my tourist visa at the Germany embassy as my main destination is Germany however I would like to take a side trip to Italy for maybe 3 days do I need to add Italy as a second ...
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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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Europe trip on my way back to India for permanent relocation with expired i20 and ead

I have a valid F1 visa, but my i20 and opt have expired. My H1B 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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Entering the Schengen area 12 days before my visa expires

I have a Vietnamese passport. I'm planning to visit Vietnam on July 7th and be back in the Czech Republic (in Schengen area) on August 29th. My visa is a long-term, D type visa (for study purposes) ...
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I live in the US on an H1B VISA and will get a Schengen VISA soon. But I'll get an F1 VISA before traveling to Europe. Will this be legal?

Details: I currently work in the US on an H1B VISA. I intend to go to grad school in the US in September, for which I'll be flying back to my home country in July for the F1 VISA. On the way back ...
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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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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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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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Entering Spain on a Schengen visa from Sweden

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 ...