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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Visa Information (Schengen Application, Enlargement Members)

Every country asks in its visa form whether you stayed previously in this or some other Schengen country. Some people stayed in countries which are now in Schengen, but have not been part of Schengen ...
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Schengen Visa for a financially dependent Indian Citizen

I'm Indian passport holder working in Singapore for last 5 years. This August I'm planning to visit France & Rome for a 9 days tour with my wife. I will be applying for the Schengen Visa at France ...
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Visa Application // Rail Reservations in Italy

I'm an Indian national, and I will be travelling to Milan in July, for a summer University session at Bocconi University. During my stay there I'm planning a trip across the Alps to Switzerland and ...
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Refusal of Tourist Schengen VISA - Twice - Italy Embassy

My Tourist Schengen VISA application was rejected for 1st time on 16-Apr-2015 with reason as “Your intention to leave the territory of the Member States before the expiry of the Visa could not be ...
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Is medical insurance mandatory for entering the Schengen area if you are not required to have a visa?

For nationals that request the Schengen visa, the traveller must have insurance that covers, for a minimum of €30,000, any expenses incurred as a result of emergency medical treatment or repatriation ...
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Schengen visa with UK visa expires in less than 3 months?

I was thinking of visiting some Schengen countries this June. However, my UK visa will be expired on August 30th, 2015. I know that most (or all) of Schengen countries require UK visa to be valid for ...
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German visa refusal and appeal is made

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 Duration of Stay Problem

I had plans to travel to Greece so I applied for visa. But meanwhile our plans have changed and I need to enter Schengen zone in 8th of July in Budapest. Than I will go to Croatia by bus and then I ...
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What is “Member states of destination” on Visa application

I am traveling to Paris staying there for 5 days then flying to Spain and staying there for 10 days. My understanding is that since Spain is where I am spending most of the time then I should apply ...
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schengen visa refusal for italy

I applied for schengen visa C type for Italy for 20 days. My father was sponsoring my trip. I attached following documents along with visa application: medical insurance , passport, sponsor ...
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Schengen Visa questions

I am planning a trip across Europe but I'm a bit sketchy on the details and would really appreciate some help with the following questions: 1) I have a temporary UK residency since I'm a student ...
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Visa Germany 2 times - Schengen Visa

I am intending to marry my fiance and I am therefore planning to travel to Germany to visit his family. I am a non-EU citizen and need a visa. The planned travel times will be as following: 18th ...
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Schengen business visa extension in Spain

I'm travelling to Spain for business purpose and my visa is valid for just 14 days. Now I have another very urgent business to attend to in the Netherlands. Can I extend my stay for another 10 days to ...
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Cannot get appointment at SF Italy Consulate

I am only a permanent resident of the United states so I need to apply for a schengen visa. I'm going on a guided tour of several countries in Europe with a large group and we are staying the most ...
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Can I enter a different schengen country before I enter the country of my student residence permit?

I have been accepted for a Masters degree in Finland. Because of this, I have already applied for the Finnish Residence Permit starting 1st August 2015. However, I wanted to visit Germany for a month ...
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Is 13 days enough processing time to get a Schengen VISA (German consulate, San Francisco)?

Sorry I'm not sure if I can ask two questions one after the other (I already posted another one barely half an hour ago), so please let me know if I should take this down. I had originally wanted to ...
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Is is possible to travel when applying for a new visa?

I am Bangladeshi currently in France applying for a Spanish visa. The visa office will hold the passport for few days. Is it possible to travel during this time? Thanks!
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Is there any travel insurance where I don't have to be registered with GP?

I'm Indian citizen, staying in UK on ICT Tier 2 short term and planning to apply for Schengen Visa. In order to apply for Schengen Visa I need travel insurance, hence I checked few travel insurances ...
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family visit visa refused for germany

I and my wife applied for family visitor to Germany.but we got refusal with a reasons of letter and advise to appeal in Berlin Administrative Court. My brother-in-law adopted by a German citizen years ...
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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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unemployed applying for Schengen Visa

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 ...
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Quickest Schengen Visa in Atlanta

I have an Indian passport, with F-1 visa living in US. I am travelling to India via europe (exact point of change of flight isn't fixed, but it is either Amsterdam, Paris or the Frankfurt.) I wish to ...
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For a Schengen visa, is attending a summer school a touristic or study purpose?

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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Danish Visa information for spouse

Hi I am an Indian citizen and I would like to visit Aarhus University, Denmark for a month in this summer. I have an invitation letter from them saying that they are providing me travel and local ...
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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 ...