Let’s suppose that Jane is a non-EU citizen and is planning to travel to an EU country (on a tourist Schengen visa) to get married to her partner John, who is a citizen of that country.
As part of the Schengen visa application, Jane has to show a flight return ticket and provide evidence that she is not planning to stay in the EU country. However, her plan is to apply for residency and stay there after the wedding.
- Does Jane need to mention the wedding and plans to stay when applying for the Schengen visa?
- Is this the correct procedure? Or is the correct procedure to leave after the wedding and then apply for another type of visa or residency which would allow Jane to re-enter the EU country and stay there?