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An agreement among many European countries whereby the borders between them may be crossed without border formalities but for which citizens of various other countries need an overall visa.

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Traveling through Bulgaria to Poland with single-entry Schengen visa

I have a Polish D-national type visa, which is a single-entry into Schengen area. Now I'm going to move from Georgia to Poland with this visa, but by land not by plane (because I'm moving with my dog)....
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Concerns about purchasing tickets prior to visa approval [duplicate]

A friend of mine is currently in the process of applying for a Schengen C visa from Pakistan. One of the requirements is to submit a ticket along with the application. However, he is hesitant to ...
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Where would I clear passport control on a connecting intra-Schengen flight?

I am from a country that requires a visa to enter the Schengen Area. I have obtained my visa for an upcoming trip, where the first point of entry, as well as the embassy that issued the visa, and my ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa to take my exams in my German university?

Can I apply for a Schengen visa to take my exams at my German university, as I don't think I will be able to get my study visa in time? Is that an acceptable reason to apply for a visa? Thank you so ...
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Do non-EU citizens need to carry a passport when travelling from Austria to Austria by train via the Deutsches Eck (German Corner)?

The main train route between Tyrol and the rest of Austria passes through Germany via the so-called Deutsches Eck (German corner). If someone, say either a tourist or expat living in Austria, travels ...
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Infant son's name on Schengen tourist visa (Switzerland) differs from passport

My infant son's name on his Schengen tourist visa (Switzerland) is printed differently from his passport. His name is Nityam Dwij Mehta. His mother's name is Jalpa Lakha Hun, and my name is Dwij ...
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What ID number do I use on a Schengen visa application form?

I live in Israel as a caregiver with a B1 visa. I am planning to visit Italy but I am having difficulties filling in point number 20 on the Schengen visa application form. It asks for a permit number ...
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Is 1.5 hours enough for flight transfer in Frankfurt?

I am travelling from India. The first port of entry in Europe is in Frankfurt (terminal 1). The flight out of Frankfurt to Porto (OPO, Portugal) is 1.5 hours later, from the same terminal. Would it be ...
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Is it okay to submit an itinerary for a Schengen visa which includes travel to a non-Schengen country first?

Joe is a resident of Country A and requires a Schengen visa for upcoming tourism plans in Country C, a Schengen state. However, he also plans to spend 2 weeks touring Country B, a non-Schengen state, ...
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To which non-Schengen countries can I travel with a Schengen residency?

I am a Schengen resident. With a valid passport and my residency permit, I can travel to Albania for up to 90 days for example. This is regardless of which country I have a passport of. Which ...
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Irish passport holder travelling with spouse (UK passport holder)

I am an Irish passport holder and my spouse is a UK passport holder. We have been travelling frequently between the UK and Spain. I am aware of the European Freedom of movement rules involving ...
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Leaving the Schengen area with an expired visa and transiting through another Schengen country

This is a bit of a loaded/complicated question, so let me begin with some back story: Third Country (non EU) Citizen Applying for French residency In possession of the first “récépissé de demande de ...
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Denied boarding on RyanAir intra-Schengen despite valid German Residency travel documents

I am a non-EU passport holder with a German Aufenthaltstitel (aufenthaltserlaubnis) residency card, which expired, and thus I was issued a (stamped, official, but not laminated / plastic) ...
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How long will it take to receive the Bundesagentur für Arbeit (FEA pre-approval)? [migrated]

I applied for an internship visa to Germany, but it has been rejected due to the lack of the work permit. I am planning on applying again, and I have asked my host institute to arrange for the ...
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Travel in Schengen with Portugal residency card while US passport has less than 6 months remaining validity

We are contemplating a cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line that’s entirely in the Schengen area (Greece, Malta, Spain, Portugal), ending 6 Oct 2024. My wife has a US passport that expires 18 Mar 2025, ...
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Border control stamps entering EU when holding EU residency

I hold German residency (because I am married to a German citizen). I am in Dublin, Ireland at the moment, and I'll return to Germany through France. Will my passport get stamped at the French border ...
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Help with Schengen visa application

My girlfriend and I are planning a summer trip to Spain to attend a sports event, and we need advice on applying for a Spanish tourist visa. We want to ensure we submit the right documents to support ...
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Dual British-Italian citizen, what passport should I use travelling to Italy on holiday? [duplicate]

I am an Italian citizen by birth and hold an Italian passport; in 2015 I moved to the UK using said passport, and I recently acquired British citizenship (both Italy and the UK allow dual citizenship) ...
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Visa to Czech republic revoked before travelling

My original itinerary was to go to Prague and Munich (5 and 2 nights respectively). After I got my Schengen visa to Czech republic, I decided to add Austria (2 nights in Salzburg). Consequently, I ...
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Travel to Schengen zone for tourism with "visite pro" business visa [duplicate]

I'm from China but live in the UK. I was just recently issued a Schengen visa for 6 months from France. I applied for business purposes, but I want to leave France and later on travel to other ...
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I am a US citizen, my wife is Belgian. We intend to spend 6+ months in Italy. Do I need a visa?

I am a US citizen, my wife is Belgian. We intend to spend 6+ months in Italy. Do I need a visa?
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Travel for a short duration in the Schengen area with a residence permit and an expired passport

I am a student from Belgium, and need to travel to Germany by car for a short period of one week for a research project. I have a residence permit (not an ID card, but a one-year residence permit) ...
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Clarification needed about my Schengen visa (CZ, DE, SK)

I got a Schengen visa recently from the French embassy. It shows that it is valid for ETATS SCHENGEN•(CZ, DE, SK). Can anybody explain what it means?
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What happens if I don't use a Schengen visa?

I received a Schengen tourist visa for about a month. If I can't use the visa, will it have any impact? Do I need to inform the embassy or anything? I am from India.
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CDG Self-Transfer Schengen to Non-Schengen

I have an upcoming connection that I am weighing up on a Monday morning:7/3 (AF7371) Arrive LYS -> CDG Terminal 2F at 07:55 (DL8305) Depart CDG -> YVR Terminal 2E at 10:10 This is a 2hr15min ...
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Can I travel to Schengen with my long-stay Romanian visa?

I am a non-EU citizen (Turkish) with a long-stay Romanian visa, and temporary residence card valid until July. Can I travel visa-free to Schengen countries? Since Romania is only in Schengen by air, ...
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Can I apply for Schengen Visa from a country where I'm not resident but a citizen?

I'm Indian citizen residing in Ireland for work. I'm looking to apply for Schengen visa (business) from India where I'm a citizen but not a resident. Is it possible? Any assistance would be ...
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Cyprus & Schengen: 90/180

Cyprus is not yet in Schengen, but has a similar 90/180 rule. Suppose someone visa-exempt spends eighty days in Cyprus, then goes to a Schengen country for another eighty days.  If Cyprus joins ...
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For multiple-entry Schengen visas, which country should you apply to? Is it based on length of stay within a trip or across all trips?

According to the info on EC website,: If you intend to visit more than one Schengen States, you should apply at the Consulate of the country where you will spend the longest period of time. If you ...
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Can I stay in Schengen after my German Residence Permit ends?

I am an Australian citizen / passport holder on a German Residence Permit that expires on 15 August 2024. I first entered Germany on 13 February 2024 and applied for a Residence Permit for the ...
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Refused a visa to Hungary

I asked a couple of months ago about whether to apply for a visa at the Hungarian or Italian consulate (my main purpose of visit was a conference in Hungary that I was invited to, but since I decided ...
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Travel to UK via Yerevan/Athens [duplicate]

My wife is a Russian citizen with UK visa. Does she need a Greek transit visa when flying Yerevan-Athens-London?
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Passport Control at Frankfurt airport

As a passport holder of a Schengen country with a Canadian partner, can we both queue for the Schengen line at the passport control at the airport in Frankfurt am Main?
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Mutual Funds Statement for Netherlands Schengen Visa Application

I'm applying for a Schengen visitor visa for the Netherlands from India. I'll be visiting my sister, and I'll be paying for all the expenses. Over the last 2 years, I invested about 80% of my salary ...
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Applied for Germany visa in the UK, but traveling from India. Will there be a problem?

I'm a PhD student in the UK going to Germany in July for a summer school. I have an appointment at the German embassy here in the UK for the visa application. However, I will be in India for the ...
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Flying within Schengen with a British passport

I am a British national living in France with the post-Brexit titre de séjour (i.e., it never expires). I don't have any other kind of French ID, nor French nationality. Do I need my French titre de ...
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Can I leave Poland before my student visa expires and come back into Poland without issue (after the visa has expired) to fly home to the US?

Similar questions have been asked, but my situation is a little different because I have a student visa that expires at the end of June. I wanted to travel in the Schengen area after this, and then ...
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Traveling from outside the EU to Spain with Carta d’identita?

I'm travelling to EU (Spain) from Argentina next June. I have Italian citizenship and I have the Carta d’identita, Can I use it to enter to Spain? I have an Argentinian passport, but I used it to ...
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Overstayed Schengen visa by 9 days in Germany. Can I get another visa?

In another post I asked for help about my situation. After waiting for 6 long months, the German authorities sent me an email that they have closed/dismissed my case. I have another work trip coming ...
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Validity passport non-EU person with Schengen residence

My wife and I are going from Belgium to Italy by plane for a week in June. I am a Belgian citizen, my wife is Asian. She has EU (Belgium) residence through our marriage, and traveling inside Schengen ...
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Do I need an Airport transit visa for traveling through Greece? [duplicate]

I am an Armenian passport holder, Armenian citizen. I want to travel from Armenia to Serbia via Athens airport. All flights via Aegean airlines. (Yerevan > Athens > Belgrade and vice versa ...
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When does my 90/180 days restart with German residence permit?

I'm a student on my university year abroad. I was in Germany, where I got a residence permit valid until 31st March 2024, but I got that issued on the 10th January. I had to complete the second part ...
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Schengen visa: cost of travelling and living during the applicant's stay

I'm applying for a Schengen visa to visit Greece as an Indian student to attend a conference. I specifically have doubt with question 32, which states: "cost of travelling and living during the ...
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Wife and I would like to travel throughout the Schengen area for more than 90 days while my Portuguese citizenship application is in process

My wife and I would like to travel throughout the Schengen area for more than 90 days while my Portuguese citizenship application is in process. My wife is a Portuguese citizen by birth and has had ...
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Travel to other Schengen countries with Residence Permit from a Schengen country [duplicate]

I have a US passport. If I obtain a resident permit (temporary or permanent) in one Schengen country (let's say Germany), can I travel freely to other Schengen countries without being subject to the ...
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Going to Amsterdam tomorrow. Two months left on passport

I've had this vacation planned for quite a few months. I knew that my passport expired this summer and didn't think anything of it since the trip is a couple months ahead, in April. However, just now ...
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Visiting Mainland France with French Polynesia Visa

I am an Indian citizen, and a permanent resident of the US. I have a multiple-entry French Polynesia visa [in the visa stamp, it's written valid for "Polynésie Française (FR)"]. I have ...
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Missing re-entry stamp after stay in Bulgaria

I recently traveled from Denmark to Sofia in Bulgaria. I work in Denmark, but I am a non-EU citizen. When traveling to Sofia, I got a passport stamp after exiting the Schengen area, but upon my exact ...
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Schengen visa: Traveling long after initial itinerary

I got a 1-year multiple-entry Schengen visa a few months back. Travel plans changed due to work and I couldn't make my planned trip that time. It's been ~9 months since the issuance of the visa and I'...
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Transit visa requirement for Bangladeshi citizen through Munich

I am reaching out for some guidance regarding transit visa requirements. As a Bangladeshi citizen, I am planning a trip that will take me through Munich, Germany, en route to Lisbon, Portugal. My ...
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