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Can I be allowed to move around within the Schengen zone on a single entry visiting visa of Norway, travelling from Norway to Germany or other Schengen countries before returning back to Norway for my final departure?

marked as duplicate by David Richerby, Ali Awan, Henning Makholm, Giorgio, Olielo Aug 10 '17 at 5:20

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In the application for a single-entry visa, you describe your purpose of travel and planned itinerary.

  • If the visa is granted, you can use it for the planned purpose and itinerary and you are allowed to make minor adjustments to your route.
  • With a single-entry visa, you can only enter Schengen once. Within Schengen you can cross as many internal borders as necessary.
  • You are not allowed to misrepresent your intentions to get your visa. If you do use it for a completely different purpose, you may be suspected of fraud and it will be very difficult for you to convince the immigration officers that you did not lie.
  • You are supposed to get your visa from the main destination of the trip. This is not always the first Schengen country on your itinerary.
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    “You are not allowed […]”: Actually, you are. The officers may indeed suspect you lied to get the visa and that's a good reason to be very careful but whether you lied or not is the only material fact. Changing one's mind and therefore using a visa for a completely different purpose is not forbidden per se. See travel.stackexchange.com/questions/30679/… for an example. – Relaxed Aug 9 '17 at 16:36
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    @Relaxed, edited. My intention was to steer the readers clear of trouble, not to encourage them to push the boundaries. – o.m. Aug 9 '17 at 16:46

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