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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What visa do I need if I want to do an internship at a hospital in Germany? [migrated]

I'm a doctor from a non-EU country and planning to do an internship at a hospital in Germany. Which visa do I need? (I think I cannot use tourist visa for this. Probably D visa but I'm not sure.) ...
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Long term visa from Italy [duplicate]

My wife and I are working full time in the UK. I got a 3 months Schengen Multi Entry visa from Germany. It ends on June 2024. This was my first Schengen visa. My father-in-law lives in Italy and we ...
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Multiple-entry Type D visa - Re-entering in a different country

I have a Multiple-entry Type D visa for a country in the Schengen area. I am aware that I have 90 days within an 180-day period to travel around the Schengen area. I plan to visit Italy during this ...
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Long holiday in Spain, UK citizen with German husband

I am German, my wife is British. Normally I could go on a holiday to Spain for any amount of time, and my wife could go for up to three months. Would it be possible for my wife to stay more than three ...
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Travel outside Italy with Schengen visa but no residence permit

I have a non-EU passport and a long-term D-visa for Italy. I have applied for my permesso di soggiorno and I only have the receipt with me. My visa is a multi-entry visa valid for 1 year. Will there ...
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Schengen Visa photo printing error

My wife received her Schengen visa for Iceland today. Her face is clearly visible but there is a portion of her shoulder that wasn't printed. We have also reached out to the embassy just now, I ...
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Tax Refund with D visa (Italy): possible?

I am studying at a university in Italy with a D-type visa. Also, a few days ago, I received my Permesso di Soggiorno card, valid for 1 year. My question is, I will return to my country in May (non-EU ...
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Long-term hiking journey across the EU/Schengen - complex visa query

My partner and I are planning a hiking/backpacking trip from the UK, through France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark to Norway - Knivskjellodden (with a really tiny short-distance hike in ...
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Validity of visa throughout Schengen states

So I have a language study visa for Germany (Type-D). In the "valid for" section in visa sticker, it says Deutschland. Can I travel to other countries like France with this visa? If not, why?...
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What to do if I lost my French visa?

I have been living and working in France for 2 months at a French university but recently on a trip to visit family in the UK I tragically and stupidly lost my passport and the (long-stay) visa ...
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Travelling Europe after French visa expires [duplicate]

I’m an Australian currently living in France, I have a 12-month long-stay visa. I want to travel to Croatia for 10 days after my visa has expired. My question is, am I then able to return to France (...
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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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British Citizen working in Greece

As a British citizen obtaining a work permit for Greece for the summer months I would like to know if the days i am permitted to work are definitely not included in my 90/180 days. I would also then ...
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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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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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Can I get a Schengen (tourist) visa with an existing type-D visa?

While the D visa is not yet expired. New visa will be issued from a different country (assuming it is possible)
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Renewing VLSTS French visa

I have a "Passport Talent" visa for France. The information written on the visa is: Valid for: France From: 11-12-22 Until: 10-04-23 Duration of stay: XXX Type of visa: D Number of entries: ...
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Passport control at Schengen border - Can they confirm I have an existing residence permit application for a Schengen state?

According to the answer here, yes. Can I enter Portugal on the last week of my D visa? (2nd entry) They will also be able to see in their system (SIS or VIS) that you have a pending residence permit ...
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May I drive in France with a Bangladeshi driving license?

I came to France on a type D long stay visitor visa. I want to know if I can drive in France with my Bangladeshi driving license?
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Can I get into Denmark after my study visa has expired and use the 90 day rule? [duplicate]

I have a bit of a complicated situation. I have completed a semester abroad in Copenhagen from Australia over this past semester and am doing some post semester travel. My visa/residence permit ...
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Leaving Croatia if I have a Type D visa

I am from India. It's been more than 4 months since I came to Croatia. My work permit was issued for one year, but the employer I came to work for told me to work for him for 1 month and then find ...
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Traveling outside Luxembourg with a type D visa

I applied for a type D visa to work in Luxembourg. My type D visa is still valid for 3 months but the provisional work permit expired before I entered Luxembourg. Can I travel to Schengen areas now ...
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Does a non-used Schengen short-stay visa count to qualify for a one year visa?

Apparently, people can get a longer validity short-stay (1-year) schengen visa if they are granted three short stay visas in a two-year period. If I am granted a short-stay visa, but am unable to ...
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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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Do I need to exit and re-enter schengen zone if I arrived on schengen visa and later switched to residence permit

I arrived in the Schengen zone earlier this month on a Slovenian Tourist visa (Type C). I am in the process of applying for a long-term Visa (Type D) / Residence permit for Malta under Digital Nomad ...
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What happens if my current residence permit expires before my application for a new one is processed? [closed]

I am a non-EU citizen with a residence permit in France expiring some day soon. I have started the application for a new residence permit (and I believe I have the right documents, if that's relevant)....
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German Visa Type D

I just moved recently from Lebanon to Germany for work on a visa type D. I have a business trip to France next week for 4 days and not sure whether I need to apply for a visa or fill some special ...
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Can I get D visa in Estonia by carrying C visa from Finland?

I need some help regarding of getting D visa to study in Estonia. While I'm proceeding C visa to Finland to visit friends in my country. I have been offered a master's program at a university in ...
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Traveling Europe after 6-month Spain student visa (Type D) expires [duplicate]

I'm a US national in Spain on a student visa which expires on June 2. After that, I was hoping to visit some friends in Germany, Poland and Romania (in that order) over the course of two weeks before ...
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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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Travel within the Schengen area with Fiktionbescheinigung

I have a Namibian passport and I'm currently working in Germany with a National long-stay D visa which will expire early May. My appointment at the Auslanderbehorde for the residence permit card is on ...
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What will happen with my Schengen entry stamp when I enter to get my residency permit?

I plan on entering Malta to get a residence permit, but from what I understand they will stamp my passport. I will do the biometric and then I will receive my id card and passport sticker. What will ...
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Can you be denied entry to Schengen zone if you hold a valid D visa?

Only reason I'm asking this question is that I want to fly home to the US to visit family in early February, but my current D visa (Spain) expires mid-March. I am approved for a residence permit in ...
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Can I transit via Schengen with visa-free days expired?

I have read some (or all) related questions and answers on this site, but I still have doubts whether or not I understand the situation precisely. My situation: Non-EU citizen, but a visa-free ...
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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 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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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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