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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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Canadian citizen transiting/visiting multiple Schengen countries

Another one of these questions. I am a Canadian passport holder and want to travel from a non-Schengen country to Zurich Switzerland (direct), then cross the border to Germany by car, and then take ...
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Is it possbile to get a national visa of one Schengen country after reachin duration limit of national visa of another country? [migrated]

At this moment I have Lithuanian national visa. Its duration is limited by 1 year in a row. (After a year there should be a pause for at least 6 months before new Lithuanian national visa.) And I'm ...
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What details should I mention in my cover letter for a Schengen visa to the Netherlands? [duplicate]

I am planning to visit the Netherlands for a conference from 17th to 22nd July 2022. I am a Ph.D. student and an Indian citizen. What should I write in my cover letter which can prove my ties to my ...
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Layover in FCO without Schengen visa

I'm travelling from US to Cairo with a layover in Rome (FCO) that's 14 hours long. I'd like to book a hotel in the airport to spend the night. I have found a couple of hotels in the airport but I'm ...
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Traveling from Germany to Austria without a passport at hand, with Blue card - plastic card "Aufenthaltstitel" but also says Pass(Ersatz)

I have a passport, but I left it in my embassy to renew. I would like to travel shortly to Austria and back. I have a German Aufenthaltstitel, due to having a "Blue Karte EU", and it says on ...
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Canadian transit visa for an international student in the US [duplicate]

I'm an international (Indian citizen) student with an F1 US visa. I wish to transit through Canada on my way to Schengen for a conference. I cannot get a clear answer on whether in need a transit visa ...
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Travel from Japan to Schengen(Copenhagen) and back with Covid restrictions (status as of May 2022)

What are the current requirements for travel from Japan to Schengen disembarking in Copenhagen? We are one EU citizen, one Japanese national and our 3 year old child has dual citizenship all residing ...
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Indian with an EU blue card, wants to travel to Colombia [duplicate]

I have an Indian passport and live in Germany with EU blue card. I want to visit Colombia. Would I require a visa?
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The 90 day rule in the Schengen area: When can I go again? [duplicate]

I am from the UK and have been visiting Spain throughout the last year for 2-3 weeks at a time. I am trying to work out when I can visit Spain/the Schengen area again as I have stayed there for a ...
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86 Day Internship in Germany

I am non - eu citizen. I will do voluntary internship in Germany and I will get paid. In order to do that i had to apply bundesagentur. The company applied for me and currently i have Einvernehmen ...
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Do consulates verify travel medical insurance?

I will need the insurance only for a week because I'll be spending a week there not 90 days but they want me to get the insurance for 90 days for some reason. If I buy it for a week and manually ...
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Do non-Schengen flight crews working in and out of the area, fall foul of the 90/180 day rule?

Just want to know whether it affects Flight crews availability to work… thanks in advance.
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combine Schengen and student visa

what are the rules of combining different types of EU visas - specifically, the national and schengen visas. (Country = Spain). Situation: a person has 1 year schengen visa. He knows about 90/180 rule ...
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Second entrance to Schengen area on a multiple entrance visa

I have a multiple entrance Schengen visa issued by Netherlands. My first flight land in Netherlands too. However I'm planning to leave Schengen area to Turkey and return to Schengen via Italy while my ...
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Do sea days count towards the 90/180 limit in Schengen area?

We're flying to Europe and then taking a Transatlantic cruise from Rome back to the US. I'm trying to find out how many of the 14 cruise days count towards the 90/180 limit in the Schengen area. ...
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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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How to get a Turkish e-Visa without Schengen permit?

I am from Pakistan, I want to know about eVisa. I don't have a Schengen Permit. How do I get an eVisa for turkey?
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How can I find Schengen visa rejection stats based on nationality and location?

For example I want to learn what percentage of Indian nationals are rejected in Schengen member embassies/consulates located in UAE.
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Why is there a passport control in Västerås airport coming from Spain?

I (Spanish national) arrived in Västerås airport (BTW calling this Stockholm is a joke) from Málaga. Both Sweden and Spain are in Schengen, so why did we go through a passport control? I thought this ...
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What do I do if my Schengen visa is rejected because of financial needs and im a student?

My Schengen visa to Finland got rejected because of insufficient means of subsistence but i am a student in the university and have no sources of funds, being aware of this my host vividly stated that ...
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Can a non-EU citizen with an EU citizen spouse use the "EU citizen only" lane when travelling alone?

@arminb's question: Can we use the "EU citizen only" lane when travelling by car with one non-EU passenger inside? asks whether a non-EU citizen spouse (in this case, @arminb himself) can ...
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Do layovers need to be concerned with the local passport laws?

I am traveling with my daughter to Israel from NYC on ITA airlines for two weeks. We have a connection in Rome (transit) for three and a half hours. We will NOT exit the airport in Rome at all. We all ...
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What is the time limit for transit at the Schengen airport?

Citizens of most countries do not require a transit visa when transiting through an airport in the Schengen area (Source). Schengen transit visas are also discussed extensively in this question. ...
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Do I need to show the Schengen visa annulment form when applying for the visa next time? Also, how can I explain myself in my benefit?

My Schengen visa was cancelled (annulled) at the departing airport itself, in Sep 2017. I had connecting flights operated by 2 airlines with a layover of more than 8 hours in Istanbul with neither of ...
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90/180 rule. Do I have to leave Schengen for 90 consecutive days after the 180 day period (even if I only stayed 90 days in the 180 day period)

I'm an Australian. Currently in Austria on a visa c. I arrived in Austria in August last year. And have been in and out of Schengen since then, such that I haven't stayed more than 90 days in a 180 ...
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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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Going to Cyprus for Internship then to Italy for MS [closed]

I am an Indian, (still in India without a Schengen visa) will be going to Italy for my MS degree in September 2022. But prior to that, I want to go to Cyprus (Nicosia) for an internship (like from May ...
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What visa type should I need for short-term visiting about a research project in Italy?

I'm a non-British researcher currently living in UK, I want to visit Italy for a research project with an Italy university for about 15 days. What type of visa should I need? I searched in ...
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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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Regarding travel to Germany and France by bus

My father will come to Poland as a tourist. He got his Schengen visa from the Polish embassy. I have two main questions. Can he enter from any European country if this is the first time he enters to ...
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What could be the reason for Visa refusal below? [closed]

I hold a Namibian passport and work as a customer service representative. I recently applied for an Estonian national work visa to work as a food server. I attached supporting documents such as an ...
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Entered EU on EU passport, marked as leaving EU when entering Gibraltar on Canadian passport. Will this cause problems?

I have dual nationality, Canada-Poland (EU). Born and raised in Canada, but parents are Polish. Normally reside in Canada. Background: back in November 2021, I flew to the UK via Toronto > London &...
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Consequences of Schengen Border guard not checking residence permit

I am a Canadian national already living in Finland with a Finnish residence permit (based on my spouse having a Residence Permit for work). I was traveling back from Canada (after a short visit) to ...
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No more days left on my Schengen stay. Can I transit through EU airport back to the US?

I don't have any more days left on my Schengen stay. Could I still transit through an EU airport back to my home country(US)? I would only transfer through one EU airport. Would enter EU from a non-EU ...
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90/180 rule (Schengen Visa)

I have a "D" type schengen visa and it says I have 168 days to stay in schengen area I stayed for 140 days so can I use this visa again to enter schengen area for 4 days? And if I cant how ...
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Does a revoked visa make you prone to refusal in future? [duplicate]

I have a revoked national visa from a Schengen country. I couldn't reach there within the university's deadline. The VIS mentioned "requirements are not being fulfilled anymore to grant visa.&...
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Will I need visa for my international transfer at Milan Malpensa Airport?

I am flying from Istanbul to São Paulo, the transfer is on my responsibility, these 2 flights are 2 different airlines however both my arrival and departure must be non Schengen Zone, International ...
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Chinese/Spanish dual national entering Schengen area

I got a question after I got my Spanish citizenship. I have a Spanish passport now,I still have the permanent resident card from Spain. Also I am Chinese… I am planing to go back to Europe (Greece, ...
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Netherlands residence permit expired and new one approved but not yet issued: re-entry question

I have a US passport and have been working in the Netherlands since 2020. I received a new permanent contract from January 2022. My fixed-term Netherlands “residence permit” (verblijfsvergunning) ...
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Spouse visa after Brexit needed?

I am a German settled in the UK with a wife from the Philippines who is settled as well. Will she need a visa if we want to travel to Germany to visit my mother? We did not need one before but has ...
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Do I need a British Transit Visa to go from Italy to Iceland? [duplicate]

I'm a Tunisian citizen with a valid Italian resident permit. I will be traveling from France to Iceland and I have to change both airline and airport in London, layover is 7 hours (between 7am to 3pm) ...
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Does UK visa refusal affect my Schengen visa application

I applied for UK visa back in 2016 when I was doing my training and was taking stipend with not enough funds. now I am in an active job for the last 5 years with enough funds. Now I am applying for ...
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Updated Surname in Passport, Schengen visa has old name

I corrected the name in my Indian passport from ABC surname YZ to AB surname C. However my Schengen (Danish) work permit has the name ABCYZ. I would like to travel to Europe soon. I have the old ...
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Schengen Visa in maiden name in the old passport & passport has new name

My wife has a five year Schengen Visa on her old passport with her maiden name. But we got a new passport after marriage. We are planning to travel to a Schengen country, but not the one that issued ...
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At Schengen entry points, is a record kept of visa-free entry?

Travelling to Schengen border: Do they record visa-free entries? Do they keep a record of your details? Or do they just make a stamp in the passport without recording data?
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Was I incorrectly denied boarding due to passport extensions?

I was supposed to be travelling to Norway from the UK for work this week from Stansted Airport by RyanAir, but was denied boarding at the gate. The reason given was that my passport, which has a ...
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Entering France beyond vaccine certificate validity period

I am planning for a visit to France end of March. I'm an EU national but from a country outside of the Schengen space (all EU countries are on France's the green list BTW) and I have been vaccinated ...
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Bringing Siblings as a Blue Card Holder

For a German Blue Card Holder, is it possible to bring an underage sibling (11 years old) for a short visit or staying with the card holder up to the validity of the Blue Card? I have not found ...
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What do Schengen border agents see on their computers when they scan the passport?

So upon landing in Iceland (KEF) from Canada, what would the border agent there see on their screen when I hand over my passport to them? Do they see where I came from and on which flight? Do they ...
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Are visa exempt travellers to the Schengen area allowed to stay for the full 90 day period even if their passport stamp shows a lesser period?

I travelled from outside of Europe to Madrid, Spain via Frankfurt, Germany. As my first point of entry into the Schengen area was Germany my immigration was done there. I had initially planned to stay ...
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