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Practically speaking, while most Schengen countries are quite lax about visas, some are extremely picky. For example, there are lots of reports that the Finnish consulate in St. Petersburg systematically reprimands local applicants for 'illegitimate' usage of Finnish ME visas for traveling to Europe instead of Finland - sometimes by issuing a warning, ...


There is no way to know for certain until it happens and the Canadian government decides to update requirements, however, for an educated guess only: Since citizens of Lithuania and Poland who have obtained a biometric passport (e-passport) are allowed to visit Canada visa-free, it stands to reason that, eventually, Canada may extend the same courtesy to ...


I have never been asked for that on European Airports Check points. They usually ask you Where you're going What you're going to do How long you will stay. Sometimes they even ask you to show them your returning back tickets or reservation. I once saw a police asking a person to show him how much money this person got. It really depends on how the ...


Ukraine is not on the list of countries and effective dates and “If you submit your application in person at a visa application centre (VAC) that offers biometric services before the date the requirement takes effect for your country, you will not have to pay the biometric fee and you can get VAC application services at no cost.”. This may suggest that ...


According to Timatic you don't need a visa to transit through (picked Austria as a transit point). TWOV (Transit Without Visa): Visa required, except for Holders of onward tickets in transit. *Note: TWOV is not possible when arriving from a non-Schengen Member State AND departing to a Schengen Member


Short answer, No. I did almost the exact same thing in the past. I had a French long stay visa and entered the Schengen Region thru Amsterdam and then traveled to France via Train. As long as you have a valid Schengen Visa, you should not have a problem at any Schengen port of entry.


As others have already explained, there is no general requirement to enter through the country that issued the visa. In fact, if you are travelling to several Schengen countries at once, you are required to apply to the country that will be your main destination and might therefore very well be different from the one you will enter first. So if you go for a ...

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