Can I visit France with this Greek Schengen visa?

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This is a type D visa (that is, a national long-stay visa) issued by Greece.

In addition to the right to stay in Greece, this visa also allows you to make short visits to any other Schengen country, including France.

"Short" visits means that those visits must comply with the usual 90-of-every-180-days rule for short Schengen visits -- with the modification that days you spend in Greece do not count as "Schengen days" for this purpose.

  • Thank you very much Henning. By the way, I also heard that there is no control at all in the airport (in France) because it's a Schengen flight, is this true ? Commented Oct 18, 2018 at 21:47
  • @mbarkimohamed: Officially and in principle there are no systematic passport checks on a flight from Greece to France. However, French authorities are still jittery after terrorist attacks in 2015 and 2016, so it is possible that you may pass through an "officially not systematic" control upon arriving in France. Commented Oct 18, 2018 at 21:53
  • @HenningMakholm Rarely happens in practice, but yes, not impossible
    – Crazydre
    Commented Oct 19, 2018 at 0:35

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