Questions tagged [schengen]

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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Can non-Eu passport holder use mobile boarding pass to travel between Schengen countries?

Like Spain to Italy something because that's no border between
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Documents required at Netherlands immigration - Schengen Visa?

thanks a lot for your help with my previous question. I have this last question about the documents required for immigration in the Netherlands (Schengen Visa - Business - Short Stay). I have prepared ...
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Legal Penalties Incurred for Consular Fraud for Belgium

I tried searching in the 1981 decree regulating immigration matters to Belgium in order to find the legal consequences of a fraudulent visa application, but with no much success. What are then the ...
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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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Consular Fraud Penalties for the Schengen Area

Is there a common codification of the consequences and penalties resulting from consular fraud across all Schengen member states? Or does it differ from member state to member state? I am specifically ...
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Worried about being refused entry into Schengen

Hi I just got a Schengen visa and I am pleased about that. But at the same time, I'm worried about being refused entry. So the issue is that I applied from the NL embassy (VFS centers) for NL and ...
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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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Do I need to go through multiple immigration when changing Schengen country?

So I finally got the Schengen visa from Netherlands. I'll stay 3 days in Netherlands and 3-4 days in Spain. I wanted to know if I need to go through immigration process again in Spain? Or only at the ...
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Italy (Schengen) visa application different firstnames question

I have an upcoming appointment for Italy tourist visa at the consulate in San Francisco. My official first name is xyzkumar patel. However, my support documents such as employment letter and bank ...
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Schengen visa for married couple

My husband has invitation letter from his work company in Amsterdam. He will apply for business visa shorter than 90 days. In this case which type of visa spouse need to apply and what documents ...
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Returning home to China after overstay in Slovenia

I'm asking for an acquaintance who came to Slovenia with a business visa that has since expired. Now he wants to return home to China. Will he have any problem with returning to his country when he ...
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Customs location from Phoenix to Munich through Washington DC

Where do I go through customs from Phoenix, AZ with a 1.5 hr layover in IAD Washington DC, to Munich, Germany with United airlines?
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Schengen visa clarification [duplicate]

I plan to travel to Scotland, Greece, and Portugal in the spring. This year, I already made a trip to Italy in the fall. I want to confirm I will not be breaking the Schengen 90/180 day rule in my ...
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Have I been deported from Germany? Can l apply for study Visa in UK

I was a master degree student in Germany. Due to family and health-related issues, my study and research took more time than l expected and l had to prolong my study. And parellel to this development, ...
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Rejected France visa reason, is there anything to do? [duplicate]

Is there anything to do if the rejection’s reason is the following? The information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable.
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What is the Netherlands visa category to pick if you're attending a conference and accompanied by your spouse for tourism

I'm planning to attend a conference in The Netherlands (Amsterdam) in the month of April 2023. My spouse would be accompanying me on the trip purely for tourism reasons. When applying for the visa via ...
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Schengen visa for unregistered freelancers from India

I’m a freelance/contract developer who works with a Netherland company. I’m not sure which visa I need to apply for business or tourist? I don’t have my business registered but I have been working ...
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Concerns of future travel and advice [duplicate]

My story is simple but answers are only rejection so far Applied French visa 2019 after a friend inviting me who I have met in my country fully sponsored trip but documentation was vague like too ...
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Overstayed Schengen visa by 1 day because of delayed flight, consequences?

So I had 7 day business visa for Germany and I spent exactly 7 days in Berlin. My flight back home was through Frankfurt but the flight to Frankfurt was delayed which led to me missing the connecting ...
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Schengen visa duration: when does the clock start ticking?

I am from Vietnam and my Schengen visa duration is 5 days. My flight itinerary is as follow: 3/11: 19:00 - 21:15 : Hanoi - Saigon. 3/11-4/11: 23:05 - 6:55 : Saigon - Paris. 4/11: 10:05 - 11:15 : Paris ...
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Transit in Schengen area

I am going to Serbia which is non-schengen country and I have a transit in Austria which is a schengen country and I have a valid single entry visa which I don't want to use now. So my passport is ...
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Do Australian citizens need a letter of invitation to visit a Schengen and EU country for tourism?

In other words, are there any requirements for the Australian citizens to visit Schengen area/EU for tourism purposes using the Visa Waiver Programme?
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Can a rental lease with landlord as strong ties of home country?

Currently based in Ireland with stamp 4 but hold visa required passport. Had successful travel to different schengen country before based still student time but last one nearly 4yrs ago. Now I want to ...
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At what hour should I arrive at Schiphol for a flight to a destination within the Schengen Area that leaves at 7:00 AM?

My flight leaves from Amsterdam at 7:00 AM. I'm flying to another country within the Schengen Area, which means no passport control. In the good old days of efficient Schiphol (sigh...), I would have ...
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Port of Entry Munich for a Visa D issued by Austrian embassy

I have seen lot of port of entry queries in the stackexchange website. I have been issued National D visa from Austrian Embassy in India. On the visa sticker, infront of Valid for it has mentioned as ...
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Can the Romanian border be crossed at the Tripoint of the Balkans?

At the Tripoint of the Balkans (Hungary, Romania, Serbia – located near Szeged), there is a border crossing station between Hungary and Serbia (apparently opened a few years ago), yet there doesn't ...
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Can I enter Romania with a single entry Schengen visa?

I'm currently a holder of a single entry Schengen visa and I'm planning to visit Germany next month. Is it possible that after my stay in Germany to visit Romania using the same single entry visa I ...
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UK citizen living in Czech Republic travelling to Singapore via Germany

I have a UK passport and Czech temporary residency card. I travelled from Prague to Frankfurt on Wednesday and then on Thursday from Frankfurt to Munich then Singapore (the flight Fra-Mun-Sin in ...
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I have a Dutch residency permit as I work there but am from the UK - does the 90 day rule still apply if I visit another schengen country? [duplicate]

Identifying Schengen visa, residency permit, Austria immigration and 90 day ruling
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Bank statement translation for Switzerland [closed]

I am traveling to Switzerland for a competition. The problem is my bank statement consists of my local language, except for the header which is in english. Do I need a full translation to english or ...
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Brit overstaying short stay in Italy

My wife is currently awaiting a uk visa but she is living in Italy. My wife is a Peruvian Citizen but she has permanent leave to remain in italy. I am a British Citizen since birth. I myself have ...
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VFS Global applied for the wrong visa type, I believe

I have a business meeting in Portugal requested by my employer, I got a visa invitation letter from the Organization's headquarter in Switzerland indicating that I'll be attending work-related ...
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Schengen Visa Granted for only 31 days [duplicate]

So I applied a tourist visa thinking that the visa duration will remain 90 days regardless of my intended travel date. As far as I understand the main point is how many days I am staying. Although the ...
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55 mins OSL-AMS-UK enough?

I am flying from OSL-AMS-BRS and have 55mins however the gate closes 15 mins before so that’s 40mins I think. When we touch down in AMS I assume we need a bus to get to the gate? More time. I then ...
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Reclaiming Checked Baggage

Does the location mentioned in baggage receipt that's pasted behind the boarding pass indicate whether you will have to recalim your baggage at that location and NOT at the location where you wait(...
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Russian Passport Holder Laying Over in Schengen Airports?

I have a friend who is an Israeli citizen but currently only has a Russian passport. They will be traveling from Israel to Dominican Republic with a layover in either Spain, Germany, or France. The ...
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Dutch border police stamped my passport on exit but not re-entry. Should I be concerned?

I'm a British citizen living in the Netherlands with a permanent residence permit with type "PERMANENT RESIDENCE DOCUMENT WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT ART. 18(1)" According to the website for the ...
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Visting daughter in Italy under tourist visa, do we have to provide detailed itinerary, booked tickets for travel inside Italy?

I am from India and I got my visa appointment slot, but it is in the category of tourist visa, whereas I am going to be in Italy to stay with my daughter for a month. She is working there and has sent ...
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Travelling from Non-Schengen to Non-Schengen with Irish Passport

Just a quick question, I am travelling from Canada to Budapest on an Irish passport (all non Schengen countries) but I am connecting through Amsterdam which IS a Schengen country. Anyone give me ...
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Staying more than 90 days in Schengen area as a French citizen, but only have a US passport

I was born in the United States, but also have French citizenship by birth as my parents are both French. I would like to spend more than 90 days visiting France and maybe other countries in the ...
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Is visa needed when traveling within Schengen zone? Lisbon -> Eindhoven -> Krakow?

Nationality: Non EU Hi, I have a temporary residence permit from Portugal which has expired, I am awaiting the Blue Card, meanwhile, I have to travel to Poland from Portugal. I was checking a flight ...
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Traveling through Schengen on separate tickets

I am a South African national traveling through Amsterdam on my way from Latin America back to South Africa. I have bought two separate tickets for this journey (one taking me to Amsterdam, and ...
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Schengen exit stamp on old passport

i travelled to schengen zone from pakistan on a 6 month mutientry visa.i exited the schengen area from milan malpensa airport.the passport control officer stamped exit on one of my old passports ...
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Can I enter another Schengen country as my entry point, if I have a multi-entry 1 year Visa?

So I have a multi-entry one-year Schengen Visa from [schengen-country A], and I'm planning to visit the [schengen-country B] for a week or so, can I just buy the ticket directly for [schengen-country ...
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Security or Passport control needed in AMS if transiting from non Schengen to non Schengen?

Arriving from JFK into AMS Gate F, transiting to IST, Gate D Will I need to do anything beyond just walking in to the gate? I have a 50 minute tight connection. I've looked at the map and I don't ...
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Can a non-EU family member of an EU citizen travel within Schengen to Switzerland before obtaining a residence card?

I understand that non-EU family members of EU citizens also enjoy freedom of movement when travelling with the EU citizen. I also understand that Switzerland is part of Schengen, and thus there ...
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Carry passport while travelling in Schengen area [duplicate]

I am non EU citizen and will be travelling to the Netherlands next week as a tourist. I will be catching train from Amsterdam to Zurich. I will be travelling to Zurich for 2 days and will be back in ...
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Long-term Estonian visa from the US - Indian passport

I am an Indian citizen working in the US on an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) under STEM OPT after completing my master's. My student visa has expired but my EAD is valid and I am in legal ...
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Don't want to overstay my Schengen 90 days

For this cruise itinerary would Dec 9 be the last day counted for my 90 days? Important question, because the 9th is day 88!
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Flying 1 day before Schengen visa starts

I just received my Schengen visa and it starts on the 25th of August, however I had applied for it to start on the 24th. Is it possible to fly on the 24th, if I will arrive and be entering the ...

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