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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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In which country to apply for Schengen visa? [duplicate]

My purpose of travel is to attend an academic conference at Amsterdam. I'm also planning to visit Paris before attending the conference. So, my first port of entry is Paris. Where should I apply ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa of the first port of entry or does it need to be the country of the longest duration?

I'm planning to travel to the Netherlands, Spain and Bulgaria. My longest stay will probably be in Bulgaria. Now, Bulgaria doesn't issue a Schengen visa but allows people with a Schengen visa to visit....
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Which country should I apply to for my Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I'm a US permanent resident, not a citizen yet. I'm originally from… well let's say my country isn't doing great these days. With my current citizenship, it would be a guaranteed rejection. However, ...
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Crossing Schengen borders six times during a vacation with different intentions. How to proceed with visas? [duplicate]

Citizen of Russian Federation, permanent resident of the USA needs to travel through Schengen 3 times in a short time span (3 weeks), each time with a different purpose. is traveling on the following ...
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To which Schengen country should I apply for multiple city travels? [duplicate]

I am traveling to Amsterdam (2 nights), Paris (2 Nights), Rome (3 nights) and Zurich (3 nights). However, I am landing in Brussels and then taking a train on the same day to Amsterdam. To which ...
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Which country's embassy do I need to get the visa from: Port of entry or Final Destination [duplicate]

This is a general question about the Schengen Visa. I am an international student traveling from Washington DC to Rome with a layover in Lisbon for an academic conference. My question is that should I ...
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Coming up with a fake travel plan to apply for a Schengen visa, will I get caught?

I am travelling from India with my wife and two teenage daughters to the Schengen region next week. My origin itinerary was 6 days in Rome, 3 days in Paris, 3 days in Amsterdam, 1 night in Zurich ...
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To visit Colmar, which schengen visa do I need? France or Switzerland?

I am going to visit Colmar for three days and my plane will be land to Basel-Mulhouse airport. I am a non-Europe citizen. Should I apply for a Schengen visa through Switzerland or France?
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Least Strict Schengen Visa Application? - France or Italy

My wife and I would like to travel to Europe later this year. We live in the U.S.A. but she needs to obtain a Schengen Visa (short stay) as she is not a U.S. citizen (she's a permanent resident). Our ...
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Travelling to multiple countries in Schengen region [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen in US (Tennessee) on H4 visa. I am currently a student at a college and need to travel for Budapest, Hungary and then go to Vienna, Austria, and finally to Prague, Czech ...
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Applying for Schengen visa, what does 'member state of first entry' mean?

I was filling in the forms to apply for a Schengen visa and I do not understand how to fill in my Member state of first entry. What does it mean exactly?