I am working on an H-1B visa in the US and hold an Indian passport. I am planning to travel to Schengen countries this summer. My company has an office in Germany, and I am planning to work remotely for 3 weeks and then travel for 3 weeks. Can I combine work and vacation on a Schengen Visa?
Generally speaking, no. Working remotely from Germany means working in Germany, and if that isn't covered by the activities permitted by a business visa, you need a work permit to do so.
- You did not state your nationality. I'm assuming that you're not an EU/EEA citizen, or you wouldn't have a visa.
- Depending on your employer, you might qualify for a work permit as an intra-company transfer. For that, ask on Expatriates Stack Exchange.
- Your visa may explicitly permit you to work. That isn't normal.