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Should my first trip be to the country which issued my Schengen Visa?

In case, if I get a multiple-entry Schengen visa in one of the embassies in Ukraine, Kyiv - should my first trip be to the country which issued the visa? Any there any requirements of this sort? Does ...
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Can I use my Schengen visa for a completely different purpose and entry point?

I am a non-EU national, permanent UK Resident. Recently, my work issued me with a multiple Schengen visa with Norway as the first (main) point of entry. Now I want to go on holidays to Greece - do I ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa in another country than my main destination

I'm travelling to Belgium for 3 days in the summer, but my first point of entry would be Germany and the closest embassy I have is the German embassy. Will the German embassy issue a Schengen visa? ...
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Does a multiple-entry Schengen visa allow visiting other Schengen countries later, without going via the issuing country?

My wife was just issued a multiple entry visa by France, which is good for one year. Our first trip will be to France, the issuing country. My question is: after we leave the EU and return, must ...
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Getting Schengen visa from a European country without stepping foot into it?

I have an upcoming travel for a conference in country A. But their consulate is pretty busy and I would like to get my visa sooner. Can I go to the consulate of a different country B which doesn't ...
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Using a multiple-entry business Schengen visa for tourism

I am Indian and have a multiple entry Danish business visa and they have requested me to give the itinerary for 16 days even though I have applied for a multiple entry visa. And do I need to apply ...
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Schengen visa requirements and “validation”

As an Indian citizen there are a bunch of requirements to get a Schengen visa. Some of them are: A reserved ticket (please do correct me if I am wrong) and confirmed hotel reservations. Now, if I don'...
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Can I change my flight dates after I get my Schengen visa?

I am an Indian student in the UK. If I already had a single entry Schengen visa and I apply again to the French embassy, will I be issued with multiple-entry? If I get the visa, but due to a problem, ...
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Entering France on German issued Schengen Visa (South African passport) [duplicate]

I have a South African passport and valid visas' for the UK and Schengen. My trip is to the UK for a week then to Germany for two weeks. I'm staying in Germany for those two weeks and not going to any ...
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Change of plans: Going to another country with a single-entry Schengen visa [duplicate]

I have a Schengen visa issued from a Swiss Embassy. Can I use it to enter France as my first entry to the Schengen area?
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First entry to Italy on a Schengen visa issued by Greece [duplicate]

Is landing in Italy as the port of first entry allowed on a Schengen visa issued by Greece? Is there any official website to take a print for records?
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Schengen Visa to travel to Romania

To travel to Romania, we were instructed by the Romanian embassy that we should either have a multiple-entry Schengen visa or a Romanian visa (which requires an invite from any travel agent in Romania)...
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I need to amend my approved Schengen visa to an earlier date of entry

A Schengen visa was issued to me by Greek Embassy valid from Aug 25, 2014 up to Oct 10, 2014. When my relative from Spain knew about it she sent me an invitation and asked if I can come earlier by Aug ...
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travel to schengen countries more than once from UK [duplicate]

If I have multiple entry visa for schengen and i am Indian staying in UK can i travel to schengen countries more than once from UK till the VISA is valid?
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Can a business visa be used for tourism in schengen states [duplicate]

I have a Schengen business visa. Can I travel as a tourist to the Schengen states or do I need to apply again for a tourist visa?