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The process of obtaining or appealing a Schengen visa from Germany, especially any questions involving the "Verpflichtungserklärung" which applicants must provide when there are cosponsors.

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Want to travel to EU before the date given by German consul

I received my Schengen visa from the German consul valid from 11/11/18. I was suppose to go to London prior to that but got cancelled. Now I was planning to go to Netherlands instead before going to ...
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Schengen visa application help

In the Schengen application, there is a question which asks: Entry permit for the final country of residence where applicable issued by....valid from ... until ... I am applying from Egypt. I am ...
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What exactly is the flight itinerary needed for German Schengen visa? [duplicate]

My friend is going to an academic conference in Germany and needs a proper visa. She is prepared to provide documentation of her hotel reservation, but does not have a plane reservation yet. She will ...
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My travel plans have changed after Schengen visa issued. What do I do?

I planned to travel on my German-issued Schengen visa to Berlin for 7 days by myself and my tourist multiple entry visa got approved. However, now it looks like I will not be able to go to Germany ...
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Transit visa requirement [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen. I have a US visa and I am travelling from Miami to Mumbai. My flight route is Miami to Frankfurt to Istanbul to Cairo to Mumbai. Do I need any transit visa?
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Applying for Schengen visa for the Netherlands to go to Germany

I am studying in Germany but had to make an emergency trip to my home country. My visa will expire 3 days after my return to Germany. There are no early appointments available at the embassy. Can I ...
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Can I use a multiple-entry Schengen visa for business and tourism? [duplicate]

I have a multiple-entry Schengen visa for 90 days and a validity of 3 years. It was issued by Germany. I have traveled to Germany 3 times prior to this and on this visa I have traveled once to Germany ...
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Student in Germany with a Schengen visa [closed]

I am a Pakistani student in Germany with a Schengen visa. I need to visit the UK. What would be the (short stay) visa requirements?
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Rebuttal letter to the German embassy (Schengen visa) [duplicate]

My Schengen visa application was refused for the following reasons: My proof of sufficient means of subsistence for the duration of the intended stay or for the return to the country of origin or ...
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Schengen visa refused by German consulate in Pretoria [duplicate]

This is what I got this morning from the German embassy in Pretoria. Even though I included the copies of Notarial Agreement between me and my fiancée and her ID copies, and copies of Company ...
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Schengen business visa for a recent graduate

I am an Indian passport holder and have very recently graduated from university (about 3 weeks ago). My thesis work has been accepted as a research paper at a top conference in Germany. I plan to ...
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How do you find “issued by” and “issued in” on a Nigeria passport? It’s required for a visa application

Q1. How do I get the Issued by and Issued in on my passport? Note I have a Nigeria passport and it only has Authority, which is ABUJA HQRS. I am planing on visiting a friend in Germany for 34 days, ...
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Airlines in India supporting refundable tickets due to denial of visa

To apply for a visa, a flight reservation, travel insurance and hotel reservation is a necessity: Should I buy a flight ticket before I apply for my visa? In the link above, I understand I do not ...
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Schengen visa issued to South African refugee travel document

I'm from the DR Congo and I have a refugee travel document issued by South Africa. Can I get a Schengen visa to travel to Germany with it? Does the German consulate issue visas to such a passport?
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When applying for a Schengen visa, which box do I need to check if my father is the sponsor?

There are three types of sponsor (host, company or organization). Should I check this box? Or, should I check the 'other' box, and then specify that my father will be sponsoring me? Also, do I need ...
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Change the dates of my visa

I was hoping to attend a training in Germany and got a Business visa from the embassy. The training was rescheduled and my visa was only for a week. Do I have to apply at the embassy again from ...
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Renew a German visa without having used the previous visa [duplicate]

I have a valid German visa, which I could not use in the time period allowed. So I will not enter Germany with the current visa. But I need to travel to Germany two weeks after the visa expiry. Can I ...
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Help with German student visa application situation [closed]

I am from India and I visited Germany last year. In the itinerary I submitted with my Schengen visa application I mentioned that I wanted to travel to Poland, Czech, Austria and Hungary. However ...
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New Schengen visa or extension of old Schengen visa?

I have a multiple-entry Schengen visa (Tourist/Turismo) from the Italian consulate until the 8th of July, 2018 (valid from 16 June 2018) since I went to a conference in Italy from the USA (I am ...
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Travel from Germany to Switzerland on an Australian Refugee Travel Document

Travelling on an Australian Refugee Travel Document, I am aware that I can enter Germany visa free, but from there am I able to visit/travel to Switzerland?
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What will be the sub-category for a short-term Training/Internship visa for Germany on the VFS website?

I wanted to book an appointment for a Schengen visa for Germany with VFS in India. The visa sub-category is Training/Internship. However, on the VFS website, the only options for Schengen visa are ...
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Is it possible to move from a German language study visa to a 90-day tourist visa? [duplicate]

I will try to keep this short and sweet. I have obtained a German language learning visa in Germany. It expires on September 1st, 2018 (I applied for it in October, so it is an 1-month visa, just in ...
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Where do I get proof of intended travel for German visa? [closed]

I have been asked to submit my passport for stamping for a German national visa. One of the required documents is listed as Proof of your intended travel date (e.g. copy of flight reservation, flight ...
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Can I travel to Germany from a country different from the one I got the visa from?

I am currently in the process of applying for a Schengen Visa to Germany for the month of August. I live in Egypt while my parents live in Saudi Arabia. I finish my Exams at the end of June and was ...
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How to mention the period of validity of a Schengen visa in the application form?

I am an Indian living in Erlangen, Germany. I am planning a trip for my mother to visit me. I have all the necessary documents for applying for her Schengen visa. I would like to know if it is ...
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What are the total fees in USD for a Schengen visa via the German embassy, by mail?

I am applying for a Schengen visa in the US, at the German embassy. We are two adults and our 2 year-old son. Our son is a US citizen, so I believe no documentation is needed for him, though I'm ...
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How can I get a Schengen visa to visit Germany?

I need a Schengen visa to travel to to visit a friend there. I am a foreign national who lives in South Africa with a life partner. I have my own registered/permitted business, which is about a year ...
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Visa with a criminal record [closed]

I got my Schengen visa for Estonia on April 5th from the German Embassy. My travel plan was 1st to 16th of May 2018. I bought my ticket from Finnair on 1st of May. I had to take a flight on that day. ...
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German (Schengen) visa application from UK with UK visa valid less than 90 days

I am an Indonesian citizen currently working in the UK. My wife and I will be applying for a Schengen visa at the German embassy for attending scientific seminar and a little bit of extra days for ...
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Do I need to apply separate visa if my destination is France and my flight transit via Germany? [duplicate]

I am travelling to France from Singapore next month (I am not a Singapore National and my nationality requires visa to enter France). My flight itinerary is Singapore -> Frankfurt, Germany -> France I ...
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How can prove I'll leave at the end of my visit to Germany? [duplicate]

I applied for a visit visa for Germany. Today, I my passport was returned to my visitor visa was refused, for this reason: Your intention to leave the territory of the Member States before the ...
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Can I include both business and tourism in one Schengen application?

I am going to visit Berlin for business purposes for 3 days. However, I want to visit other Schengen states as well for 10 days approximately. On the application checklist, they are asking for ...
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Language visa - tourist schengen visa combination

I've searched through the topics here and other forums and couldn't find what I'm looking for. I've found similar situations, and I think my situation is perfectly fine, but I'd like to double (triple,...
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Indian passport and Canadian resident schengen visa

I have an Indian passport and an Canadian resident PR. I want to apply for my schengen visa while I am on a visit to India (impromptu backpacking plan). Is it strictly not advisable (or high chances ...
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Schengen Visa at the border for spouse of ship's crew member

I am an Indian seafarer onboard a merchant ship. My wife is also onboard with me. Vessel wil be visiting Spain, Germany, and Sweden for discharging cargo. Can my wife sign off from any of these ports? ...
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Travelling to two different Schengen countries for more than 90 days with a 10-day gap

I am a student and I have planned academic trips on the following dates in the following countries: 11 August 2018 to 20 August 2018 in Dresden, Germany. (9 days) 1 September 2018 to 28 November 2018 ...
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Schengen Visa Sponsorship Letter Format

I am looking for Schengen Visa Sponsorship Letter format (Schengen Family Visit Visa for Germany), I wish to write. I am unable to find any information on format on their website. I can write the same,...
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Can an Iraqi citizen, with a Turkish short-term residence permit, apply for a German visa in Turkey? [closed]

Can an Iraqi citizen, with a Turkish short-term residence permit, apply for a German visa in Turkey? Usually, we need to apply from Jordan. But we often get refused to enter Jordan, therefore making ...
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Can I sponsor my younger brother’s Schengen visa?

I am doubtful, if I can show my bank statements and funds to sponsor my younger Brother's visa, who is definitely above 18, but is a student. He is planning to visit my elder sister in Germany.
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I am travelling to Germany to meet my brother who is studying there. What do I need to show as proof of accommodation?

I am applying for a Schengen (Visit of family or friends) Visa to the German Embassy. I plan to visit Freiburg, Germany where my brother is studying. I am an Indian Citizen. Can a letter from him ...
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US citizen: German work permit, then job seeker visa. Can I start a tourist visa?

I just wanted to make sure I understand the rules correctly: I am a US citizen. I entered Germany on March 16, 2017, then I received a work visa on June 22, 2017. I had a temporary visa (...
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Contract work in Germany for UK Resident

If a non-EU is a resident (not permanent but eligible to work in UK) in the UK and he or she wants to frequently travel to Germany for business for a few months, what's the best way to do this? Will ...
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Space requirement to sponsor mother on Schengen visa to Germany

I am residing in Düsseldorf, Germany on a 1-year work permit. I would like to sponsor my mother for a visit tourist visa for a 3-month period. What is the minimum amount of space I need to show to ...
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Schengen visa requirement

I'm travelling from Bangalore, India to Timisoara, Romania. However I also intend on visiting Barcelona and Florence. Since I will have a Romania (non-Schengen) visa, in order to enter the other 2 ...
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Travelling to a different Schengen country than the Schengen Visa [duplicate]

I am the spouse of a UK citizen and have been granted a Schengen visa for Germany. However due to some of my plans falling through, I will no longer be visiting Germany. I was wondering if it's OK for ...
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Do I need to submit financial documents for a German transit visa?

I will be travelling to Mexico from New Delhi with Lufthansa for a seminar, and I have a transit in Munich. I have a Bangladesh passport, and I'm living in Bangladesh. Will I need to submit documents ...
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Schengen visa - Duration of Days

My Schengen visa is valid from 22nd May to 16th April 2018. Duration of Stay is 11 Days. This is my current itinerary - Leave from Bangalore to Germany - on 22nd March (Reaching Germany on 22nd ...
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Does a US visa refusal need to be mentioned in a Schengen visa application?

The link here mentions the following: If you have been refused a visa by an Embassy or High Commission, written explanation about reason for trip and refusal letter. If the visa refusal was ...
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Work visa refusal at German embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan [closed]

Due to the lack availability of long-term visa in Islamabad, I took an appointment for a short-term visit visa. During the interview they asked me why I did not apply for a long-term visa. I told them ...
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Travelling to Schengen Area [closed]

I need help with the covering letter which is supposed to be used for VISA filing from India for Schengen Visa. Also, I have everything booked except the inter country transportation, which we are ...