Questions tagged [long-stay-visas]

European "Long Stay Visas", also known as "National Visas" or "Type D Visas". Used when visiting countries in the Schengen area for longer than the 90 days maximum of a Schengen visa.

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Can I visit Schengen countries on a Type-D Schengen Visa? [duplicate]

I’m going to Germany for a semester exchange and I have a long-stay visa from Germany. Can I travel to the other Schengen states during this period with this visa or do I have to apply for a separate ...
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Should I mention being denied entry to UK due to a confusion in my Visa and Ticket bookings?

I am an Indian national. I was travelling for an interview to Cork, Ireland in March this year. After my visa was approved (BC only, not BC BIVS), my employer booked the tickets for me via Istanbul ...
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Entering Sweden with tourist visa while awaiting "researcher" permit

I am a non-EU national with a 3-year research job offer from a Swedish company. I am eligible for and have applied for a residence permit as a visiting researcher, which is being processed at the ...
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Can I visit other Schengen countries on a long-term Schengen visa or residency permit?

I have requested for a French long term (Type D) student visa from a consulate in India. It's a national Type D visa and not a Schengen visa. My question is that can we still go to other Schengen ...
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Will I get a Schengen entry stamp when leaving Andorra or Faroe Islands?

I (U.S.A. citizen) currently have a Dutch residence permit for purpose of family reunion. When my sponsoring family member will leave the Netherlands later this year, I will also have to turn in my ...
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SWISS sends out false information about transit requirements in Switzerland - what steps may be taken to ensure unhindered transportation?

Update: There has been no response from SWISS so far. We contacted their SWISS office in Moscow again, but the replies were elusive and indefinite. "It is up to check-in staff to decide". At ...
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Non-EU: Travelling within the Schengen without a passport because its held at the US embassy

I need advice on my travel within the EU. I am a Malaysian citizen, and I have an Aufenthaltstitel or residence permit to stay & work in Germany. I will apply for a US visitor visa (B1/B2) ...
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Why didn't the check-in agent recognize my long term visa?

I am a US citizen with a long stay visa for France in my passport. It looks like this. It is valid for one year. I booked a one-way flight to France and the check-in agent was adamant that this ...
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Retirement visa for Japan [closed]

I retired a few yrs ago and wanted to travel to Japan for long periods of 90 days + 90 days. I lived in Tokyo for 10 yrs after college and speak the language so no problems. I'm a US citizen and ...
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How can my friend who lost her French residence permit card before exiting the Schengen Area return to France?

My friend got stuck in Morocco and is not allowed to come back France as she lost her residence permit card. She has a long stay visa and residence permit card (carte de séjour, type: student) in ...
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Does a US baby born in France received the mother's visitor visa benefits?

My wife is in France with her own 1 year long stay visitor's visa. She will give birth to our daughter shortly. When the baby is born will it be subject to the 90 Schengen requirement like any other ...
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UK visa refusal on credibility grounds (longer visit than originally described)

I would like to enquire about the maximum length of stay possible for an individual with a 6-month UK visit visa. Although it's mentioned in the Home Office webpage that granting a 6-month visitor ...
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Work visa expiring, can I stay as a tourist? [duplicate]

I'm a citizen of Argentina residing in France with a long-stay visa for an internship, valid from September 5th 2018 until January 5th 2019. As an argentinian, I'm allowed to visit Europe as a tourist ...
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How to switch from Tourist visa to Resident visa status in the Schengen area?

I know that this question has been answered to some degree through other posts, but my question is this: If my type-D visa to Portugal is valid as of April 16th, 2017, may I enter Portugal or any ...
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How can Americans visit Europe with as much flexibility and convenience as possible? [closed]

These questions might be complicated, so if you can even point me in the direction of someone who knows the answers, I'd appreciate it. My girlfriend and I are both Americans and currently live in ...
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Got an EU Residence permit for work, but was laid off before entering

I am a national of a country that requires a visa to the EU for nearly any purpose (including tourism). I obtained a Portuguese Type D visa for the purpose of eventually migrating there for a company (...
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Need I leave and reenter the Schengen area after my work visa expires to become a tourist? [duplicate]

I am an American citizen living in Poland for 6 months. I arrived in Poland on March 1, 2016 without a work visa (i.e, on a business trip).The count toward my Schengen days began. I received my ...
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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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Are spouses of EU citizens exempt from the 90/180 Schengen rules

I have read a lot of info around spouses of EEA/EU citizens but couldn't find a definitive answer for our specific circumstances. I am a UK National with a UK Passport and my wife is a French National ...
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Does the German embassy disclose visa information to the country (Russia)

My wife is going to apply for family reunification visa in the German embassy in Russia (I'm on Blue Card in Germany currently). And she's worried, that German Embassy might send some visa/residence ...
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Can I visit all the countries in the Schengen area with a national visa?

I'm an exchange student from Russia, and I have the national visa D type. But it's written there "valid for Italia". Can I go to other Schengen countries with this kind of visa? Because I want to ...
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Travelling while Switzerland Residence Permit is processing?

I have a question pertaining to the residence permit/long-stay visa.So, I will be going to Switzerland for 5 months & have been issued with a Visa 'D' (multiple entry) for that purpose. From ...
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French rules for long stay visa: OFII

I was looking for somebody to guide me about the OFII rules catering to the French long stay visa. I'm going as an exchange student to Nimes, France from Delhi, India. As my stay is over 90 days, I ...
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With a D-Visa, may I enter the Schengen area through a different country?

I have a Netherlands MVV valid for 90 days and I have few repatriation flights from India to Paris or Frankfurt. Is it possible for me to complete my immigration at Frankfurt/Paris and then do a self ...
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Can the French embassy cancel my US visa?

I'm applying for a French student visa soon in India and since I'm unemployed at this point in time,I wanted to continue my education in France so I can get better opportunities here when I come back. ...
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Traveling in Schengen area before going to the country that my type D visa is for

I will have the Type D (National) Visa for Poland in few weeks. (I will be a student in a university) All other questions are about to go to the Schengen area after they visited the country which ...
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How to answer "Do family members intend to accompany you?" in national visa application (Germany) if they are only going for a quick (schengen) trip?

Here's the situation: I'm applying for an internship visa to Germany (more than 90 days), and because it would be summer and also my first time in a foreign country on my own, my mother and (younger)...
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Can I use other Schengen countries as first port of entry & last port of exit using Type D Visa?

Similar situation to Can I visit Schengen countries on a Type-D Schengen Visa? but slightly different. I just got my Type D visa for Spain because I'm going to be an exchange student in Barcelona ...
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How to stay in the UK for more than 6 months?

I am a US citizen and thus can stay in the UK for 6 months. I am purchasing a live-aboard cruising boat to tour the UK via canals and rivers. I'd like to be able to stay for 10 to 12 months before I ...
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Airport transit visa for Munich, if I have Long Stay visa type D for France (sauf CTOM)

I am an Indian citizen and I was granted a visa from the French Consulate. It says that my visa type is Long Stay "D" valid for France (sauf CTOM). I am going to Nice (France) via Munich (Germany), ...
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The absence of a stamp on entry on a Schengen visa of the type d

I have French Schengen visa (type D, study in France for 5 months) and Finnish Schengen visa (type C) and Russian citizenship. I took a coach from Russia to Finland and flight from Finland to France. ...
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Is the 90/180 rule day count after a long-term visa affected by side-trips to other Schengen member states?

Consider a student in a Schengen country whose visa expires on August 31st. The student is a national of a country whose citizens are exempt from the requirement to obtain a Schengen visa for short-...
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Travelling in Schengen area for a year with visa

My husband and I want to travel throughout Europe for a year. We are looking into getting a Long-stay Visa from the French Consulate. My question is does this allow us to visit the other Schengen area ...
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Can I travel to France for the second time with my visa type D?

I was doing exchange programme in France for 4 months. For this, I got the visa for a long stay. Particulars mentioned on my visa are: France (sauf CTOM) From 22-08-2013 till 22-02-2014 Type of ...
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Old Type C Schengen expires after type D [closed]

I have just moved to France with a 'Blue Card' work permit with my son and wife. We have type D visas (3 months to begin with) running out this week and have already applied for our first carte de ...
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Does my passport need to be stamped while re-entering Schengen area?

I applied for residence permit after entering the country on a D visa. Residence card is not yet issued. I left the Schengen area (with an exit stamp). And soon I am returning while my D visa is still ...
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Long stay Schengen visa requirement for spouse of UK citizen

I am an Australian Citizen travelling with my wife (with dual passport Australian and UK) to the Schengen area. We will be travelling together in a camping car and intend driving around various ...
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Can I visit London with a Type D schengen visa ?

I am a long stay student in France holding a type D schengen visa currently. The validity of my visa is 6months. I do not have OFII.
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Can I travel to Germany by the last day of my Fiktionsbescheinigung?

I have a 3rd country passport and my Fiktionsbescheinigung will expire by the end of 30.11. Can I travel to Germany on this day without problem? I had my temporary residence permit for many years ...
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In which way is a D-visa in a Schengen country not taken into account for the 90/180 days rule?

Here is the situation. I'm Belgian but this is about my American boyfriend. He entered Schengen on July 16, 2018 - flew into Amsterdam airport where his passport got stamped, then took a train to ...
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Type D student visa in Spain: valid date and duration of stay

I'm Chinese citizen and I have a Type D student visa valid for Spain. It was originally issued to be valid from Nov. 1, 2014 to Apr. 24, 2015, and the duration of stay is 160 days. Which of these ...
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Dutch 5-year MVV in country of origin passport valid for 3 months

Last year I have received Dutch 5-year MVV visa, came to the Netherlands and received my residence permit valid till year 2021. However, recently I checked my original country's passport and noticed ...
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Leaving Europe via Spain with a BNL2 Visa Type D

My stay in the Netherlands should have been for one year, but circumstances forced me to go back to my country early. I decided to go back using the bus, and consequently, I had to travel from the ...
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Travelling while having long sejour in france

I am married to a french and have the long sejour visa. I registered at the OFII and received a paper document as a confirmation. They said that i don't need a stamp as long as I have this paper. Is ...
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Can I travel in Schengen states until the last day of the validity on my D-visa/residence permit

I am a Chinese citizen working in Denmark. I have a Danish D-visa and temporary Danish residence permit valid until end of October, 2019. I am traveling to Iceland as a tourist in August 2019. I saw ...
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What happens to my existing visa if I get another visa from the same country?

I am holding a C type Schengen visa received from Italy, valid from August 2017 to February 2018. On November 2017, I received another visa from Italy, this time D type National visa (not Schengen); ...
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Visiting Germany on Schengen visa while applying for a spousal visa

I'm applying for a family reunification visa to join my wife in Germany. I am an Indian national resident in the UK. I will get to keep my passport since the processing time is over six weeks. I also ...
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Enter EU Schengen Area on a Type D Visa [duplicate]

I have a Type D long stay visa issued by Germany. On the visa itself, the Valid For label states Deutschland. Can I enter the EU through Spain on this visa? Edit: This is not a question about ...
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How to get a Schengen visa from Saudi Arabia?

I'm an Indian passport holder who is having a resident/work permit (iqama) in Saudi Arabia. I wish to visit some European countries so I want a long term Schengen visa. What are the requirements do I ...
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Can I enter country on Schengen visa before National visa start date?

I have applied for a National visa to Germany. In the meantime I also have a multiple entry Schengen visa that is still valid. If I get the national visa, say from 15 August, but I want to enter the ...
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