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 zone for longer than the 90 days maxium of a Schengen visa.

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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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Does my Italian student visa allow me to travel within the Schengen area?

I am a non-EU student. I have a type D visa available for one year (multiple entries). My permesso di soggiorno appointment is after 3 months, so I only have the receipt now. My question is: does my ...
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Are spouses of EU citizens exempt from the 90/180 Shengen 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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Are long-stay visas in France multi-entry by default?

I am an US citizen and planning to go to France for a year for tourism/personal reasons. I expect to be issued a long-stay visa (VLS-TS or perhaps VLS-T, not sure how they determine this). My question ...
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Entering Schengen before the residence permit starts

I am new to this forum, I have read a couple of topics which are similar to mine, but they were very old, so I just want to clarify if everything is the same. I'm planning to get a long-term student ...
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Can I apply for 2 years Schengen Visas first Time?

I am from Nigeria. I have a question I want to ask, As a first timer, can I apply for 2 years Schengen visa up front for multiple entries?
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Do I need a transit visa in Copenhagen if I have a German D visa (due to COVID-19)?

I have a German D visa (long stay) for job purpose. I am planning to book a ticket to Frankfurt via Copenhagen. But not sure if I can take the domestic flight CPH->FRA by passing immigration in CPH ...
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Chinese Citizen Apply for French Visa (Passport Talent) in USA with H1B Extension Pending Approval [closed]

My H-1B visa expired on Aug 28, 2020, and my employer in the US applied for an extension for my H-1B on Aug 13, 2020. Per the 240 days rule, I can legally stay in the US and continue to work while 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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How does an Indian citizen with German national visa return back to anywhere in the EU?

I have a German national visa (got through the work, although not working there anymore). Visa is still valid for 1 more year. I want to get back to the EU (anywhere in the EU). But it seems like ...
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Can I fly back to a different country in Schengen zone post-covid rather than the country where I have the long-term residence permit?

I am originally from India and have a long-term residence permit for Germany (through work). Right now, I want to fly to move to Portugal for 1 month by flying to France first and then taking a ...
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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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Processing a visa application with a past expected travel date

As a non-EU national, if I apply for a visa on the 15th and state that the expected date of travel is on, say 20th, but once the visa is started processing, that date has already passed, would that ...
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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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VLS-TS traveling to France amid covid19

I have a French long-stay visa ("visa de long sejour-titre de sejour" or VLS-TS) that was recently issued in February. I was going to travel to France in the middle of March, but, due to covid-19, my ...
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Re-enter Italy on Permesso di Soggiorno/Residence Permit receipts with Single Entry Visa [duplicate]

I have been in Italy since November on Employment Visa D-Type. When I came here and applied for first issue of residence permit, the date given to me was June. Due to COVID-19, my date has been ...
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Single-entry D type entry visa (for getting residence permit) and staying in other Schengen countries

I am non-Schengen country citizen, will soon start studying at a university in a Schengen country. I will get a student residence permit once I arrive to the country, but before that I had to apply ...
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Arriving in Netherlands on French Visa Type D Mult [duplicate]

I got my visa Type D Mult for Talent/Researcher from France since I will be starting my postdoc there. But my contract signing is on 6th January. So I want to go to Netherlands on Christmas to my ...
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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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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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Trying to find a way to get 3 year multiple entry Schengen Visa to be able to visit German boyfriend and his Family

I wish I can find some answers or tips here that google has concealed. I am an undergraduate student in Italy and planning to move to the UK next year (Pakistani Passport), but whilst that I’d also ...
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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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Enter Cyprus with Schengen residence permit

I am a Chinese Passport holder, living in China and have a valid Schengen residence permit. Last year, I entered Schengen areas with a valid Schengen visa. During my stay in Schengen areas, I was ...
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Can I stay in other Schengen countries on a national type D visa for more than 90 days? [duplicate]

I have a Polish national type D visa, and would like to stay in Italy for more than 90 days in 180 day period. I was actually wondering if its possible considering there are not border checks betwen ...
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Can I go to Austria directly from India with Hungarian residence permit? [duplicate]

I have a residence permit to stay in Hungary. So I was on holiday in India and now want to go back to Hungary. But I have to attend a concert in Vienna in September so I am thinking of going to Vienna ...
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Is the employer letter mandatory for a spouse to file Family reunion long term visa? [closed]

I am currently staying in Belgium on a Long term Type D visa and wish to bring my spouse here. My spouse is currently working in India. My query is whether the employer letter mandatory to file Family ...
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Can you leave the country for more than 90 days on a Germany Youth Mobility Visa? If not, does any other Schengen country's visa let you do that?

I read somewhere that you can only travel 90/180 days from a few years back, but I wonder if that's still the case, and if it's enforced given open border.
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Schengen Visa Audits

It's a very straightforward question: Does anyone know whether embassies and consulates of Schengen Member States perform audits on visas they issued? Do they ever go through the applications in ...
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Traveling to Spain as tourist before entering France on type D visa [duplicate]

I have a quick question that I have seen a variation of before but nothing that is similar to my situation (from what I have seen). I was issued a Type D multi-entry visa from France my study abroad ...
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Passport stamp - France Study Visa and Stopover in Spain

It's my first time traveling to Europe, so I don't know very well all the process with immigration. I have a Type D Visa (Study) for France, and I'm planning to go to Geneva as my final destination (...
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Visiting Schengen Countries with Type D Visa

I have been issued a Type D Visa for studying in the Netherlands. I know I can travel in schengen countries with this Visa, but can I enter any country before visiting Netherlands? I am planning to ...
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Visa-Free before Visa-D

I am a researcher with an El Salvador passport (visa-free for 90 days to Schengen area) and I will be starting a PhD course of study in Austria. For this, I have received a visa-D but the consulate ...
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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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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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Consecutive visa applications

I applied for a tourist visa to visit my wife in Germany about a month ago.Recently I got a contract letter from German company,hence I need to apply a national visa to travel and work there.I have an ...
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Germany: Family Reunion Visa: Passport valid till Feb 2020 [closed]

My spouse was recently approved with Germany Blue Card (long term employment visa). It is valid from 1st June 2019. He has not traveled to Germany yet. I have appointment at German Consulate, Mumbai, ...
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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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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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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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dropped out from school on schengen long term student visa [closed]

I was admitted to a school on schengen long term student visa(multiple entry), but I had to drop out after 6 months. Now I went to another Schengen state, and see good schools, I like to join, how do ...
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Can I visit Paris with a visa for Germany which I got in India? [duplicate]

I have got a Deutchesland visa for Germany in India. I want to go Paris too. Do I need different Visa for that?it's written Valid for. Deutchesland Type D
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Visa Type D first time entry [duplicate]

I have a visa type D (multiple) for Italy. My flight has a stop in Barcelona. Would it cause any problem for me that my first time entry to Schengen is not to Italy? My stop there is for 4 hours and I ...
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Germany TK insurance in Italy

I am traveling to Germany with national visa (D) . I have TK insurance in Germany. I may also visit Italy (few weeks) for business meetings. While I am in Italy my TK insurance covers the Italy ? or ...
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German work visa and Italian Schengen visa, which visa to use?

I have my latest German work visa as well as a valid Italian Schengen visa For my German employment registration can I travel from Italy, or first do I need to Travel to Germany? I will be traveling ...
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Can I apply for two extended visas in Schengen countries at once?

I am a US citizen trying to stay in Europe for a year. I want to live in either Spain or Portugal. Can I apply to both countries at the same time in case one does not give me the extended visa? I'm ...
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Travel before start of an Italian long-term (Type D) visa and the 90/180 rule following its expiration

Ok, I wrote a very lengthy question about being able to stay as a tourist in Italy (I am American) following the expiration of my Italian long-term (type D) student visa. After some searching, I found ...
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Entering as a tourist after French student visa [duplicate]

I am a US citizen. I just finished a French visa type D VLS-T "long séjour temporaire" student visa on February 27. I returned to the US and got an exit stamp. I want to return to France (to visit ...
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Can I enter Romania with a Polish Temporary Residence Card? [closed]

I am having a problem getting a Romanian visa, and my Student Mobility starts very soon. Neither the system on the website of the Romanian e-visa nor the local embassy in Warsaw responds to me. When I ...
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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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Entering France before long sejour visa [duplicate]

I would like to travel to France before the starting date of my long sejour visa (type D). I am Canadian, so I am usually able to visit France without a explicit tourist visa. Can I enter France as a ...