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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I am American and have a D visa multi-entry for Italy

I'm an American with a D multi-entry visa for Italy for 1 year. Can I visit the USA for 2 months and come back, or is there a time length limit on how long I can leave Italy and return? Thanks.
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What happens if my outgoing flight is canceled on the day my French student visa expires? [duplicate]

First of all, I read the other posts similar to this case, but the two answers were conflicting. What happens if my flight out of the Schengen area is cancelled on the last day of my visa? Can ...
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Is there passport control in Barcelona train station?

I'm an Indian student studying in the south of France and I plan to visit Barcelona for a day. Is it necessary to take my passport with me? Is it accurante that there is no border control between ...
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What is a Schengen Type D Visa

So I land at Frankfurt Airport and the immigration officer asks me what I am doing in Strasbourg. I tell him I am getting married and he stamps my passport with a type D. I’ve been googling it, and a ...
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What happens when you overstay in the Schengen area?

My friend is in Slovenia and his visa expired 15 days ago. Does he have to pay some sort of penalty? What will happen to him and what should he do to travel back to his home country?
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How to “acquire the right” to travel within the Schengen states while on “Long term French visa”

I am a citizen of India (third-country national?) and I currently reside in the United States. I will be joining a job in France on a "Long stay French visa". I was looking around the web to see if I ...
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Schengen visa for a stateless person

I have applied for a long-term residence in the Czech Republic. However, as I am a stateless person residing in Uzbekistan, I was permitted to enter only 11 EU countries out of 28. Does it violate the ...
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Travel in Schengen zone with long term Visa expiry this month but residence permit valid till Mar 2016

My wife's Danish long term type D visa and work permit is expiring this month end ("valid until 30-09-15") but her residence permit issued (for job search) is valid till Mar 2016. We have travel ...
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Do I need a visa for the UK with a visa type D from Spain?

I am Peruvian but have a permanent residence in Mexico. I'm going to study abroad in Spain so I have a Type D visa. I want to visit the UK but don't know if i need to apply for the standard visa. ...
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Can I take a flight from Frankfurt to India on the expiry day of my polish temporary residence card?

My Polish temporary residence card expires on 29th of this month and I have a flight from Frankfurt on 29th evening, will there be any objections raised at the airport??
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Type D visa holder, travel outside of the EU

I have a type D visa, but it is valid for Germany. I will travel to my country (outside of the EU) and I will come back passing through Spain (I will stay a while between flights because I have booked ...
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Can I apply for a short-term visa while another country's visa is in process?

I have applied to Germany for a long-term national visa under the family reunion category. It has been around 3 months now and I still haven't heard from the visa officer. The entire process is very ...
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Travelling to Macedonia with German National visa

I am an Indian studying in Germany with German national visa i.e Visa Type D. I want to visit Macedonia. Is it possible with the national visa or do I need to apply for Macedonian visa while being in ...
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Long stay visa for study in France but enter Italy first? [closed]

Currently, I am a student in London. I am applying a long stay visa for study in France but I want to enter Italy first. Is it possible to do that and what are the documents I may need to submit to ...