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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Do I need a UK transit visa for a 2 hour layover?

I've got several questions about UK Transit Visas. So, I'm Indonesian that will be travel back to my country from Schengen area (Netherlands, and Iceland), the flight will be from: Amsterdam -> ...
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Itinerary details for schengen visa - should I mention every individual place for sightseeing?

I am creating an itinerary for a Spanish Schengen visa. I am planning to include the dates of travel, the names of the hostels that have been booked for particular dates(number of days of booking ...
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Do I need a visa for a layover in Germany if I have a type C Schengen visa for Spain? [duplicate]

So I'm going to travel to Spain and I have a type C Schengen visa. I have a 5 hour layover in Munich Germany and need to collect my baggage and re check in again there, do I need a visa for Germany?
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Can I get Schengen visa after being convicted and deported from UK 12 years ago? [duplicate]

12 years ago, I was convicted for false document deception for 12 months and was deported from the UK to Kenya. However, I didn't disclose my real details including DOB throughout the incident, I only ...
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Wrong Schengen Visa exit stamp on my passport, who can I complain to?

We were travelling from Valencia to Athens via Istanbul, Turkey. We had a travel itinerary to visit Greece and had a valid Schengen Visa. However the visa officer at Valencia Airport stamped an exit ...
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Can I travel to European countries with the Irish passport and without destination Visa?

I know that Ireland is in the European Union but not in the Schengen Area. My question is when I get my Irish passport, can I travel to countries in Europe (or most of them that are in Schengen Area) ...
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Travelling to Germany while my wife is there working, can I use a tourist visa?

Last year I went to a Schengen state on a tourist visa and we are only girlfriend and boyfriend at that time, now this year, we just got married and I want to travel back to the Schengen state for a ...
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Do I need schengen visa if I have 3 hour layover at Zurich and then connecting flight to Toronto? [duplicate]

I am flying next month from Mumbai-Zurich-Toronto. The layover at Zurich airport is 3 hrs and then I have a connecting flight to Toronto. Do I need a Schengen Visa? There is also another flight from ...
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Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided [duplicate]

Nationality =Pakistan Resident -Turkey Applied from istanbul with family Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided
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Mentioning my main interest for travel to Spain (Flamenco) in the cover letter

I am travelling to Spain this year at the end of October for about 25 days followed by 5 days in the Netherlands. My primary reason is to explore the flamenco culture throughout southern Spain (I am ...
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Mentioning about my remote job in my schengen visa application

I work for a Canadian startup company from my home in India (i.e remotely). I have been working as an independent contractor for them for the past 4 years. Recently, I have decided to travel to Spain/...
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Can you stay in Paris (OUTSIDE airport) for 24hr or less for transit with a Canadian visitor visa?

So I have a trip back to the middle east from Canada in December and I was thinking of choosing the transit phase to be in Paris. Since I find staying in the airport so tiring, I was thinking of ...
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American overstayer in UK going home. Questions about transiting through Schengen Area on the way back

I'm an American citizen and I've overstayed my visa in the UK (non-Schengen Area). I want to go home but I have some questions about traveling back. I've looked at flights and, while I've found some ...
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Visiting UK for short trip during post-student visa year in Spain [duplicate]

I'm an American citizen who has been living in Spain since last September on a type D student visa. My visa expires this Thursday, September 12. As I understand it, I have an additional 90 days in ...
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Does a Zimbabwean travelling from London to Harare via Amsterdam require a Schengen transit visa? [duplicate]

I am pretty sure the answer is no, since Zimbabwe is not on the 11 March 2019 List of third countries whose nationals are required to be in possession of an airport transit visa when passing through ...
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Help Regarding Schengen Visa Application - Business Trip - Dates of Entry - Conference [closed]

I will be travelling to speak at a Conference in France. The trip is entirely being funded by the organisation I was working as an intern for. The conference has also granted a visa request letter.I ...
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Schengen Visa Extension - Important Personal Reasons

My US citizen step daughter is taking a study abroad semester in Europe in Schengen visa countries. The program is exactly 90 days so she will exhaust the period allowed for her to stay taking this ...
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Schengen visa extension?

I've got an existing multiple entry Schengen visa that I've applied through the German consulate as I was traveling to Germany 25/8, valid until 31st Oct. I've applied this visa with using my kids ...
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Which non-Schengen Countries can I visit with EU Blue Card?

I have an Indian passport and am currently living and working in Germany holding an EU Blue card (Aufenthaltstitel). Which non-schengen countries can I visit without applying for a Visa explicitly? I ...
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German Visa application rejected

I am a student studying in Dubai (my family is also staying here, my dad works here), and recently a company in Munich, Germany took interest in me and invited me for an on site face-to-face interview....
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Conference invitation letter but applying to other Schengen country

I planned to go to Europe for tourism for 12 days, 8 days I will be in Amsterdam and Rotterdam and 1 day in Brussels and maybe Spain the rest of the days, so I will apply for Schengen visa Netherlands ...
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Do I need a transit visa in Amsterdam if I am a Filipino citizen coming from Jeddah with Irish visa? [duplicate]

I am a Filipino citizen and am working in Jeddah. Do I need a transit visa in Amsterdam just for a layover? I have my Irish visa class C going to Cork Ireland. My flight is from Jeddah - Abudhabi - ...
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Can I travel to Italy from Nigeria with a copy of my expired permit and my original copy of ricevuta and this tiny slip with my passport photo on it? [duplicate]

I am traveling from Nigeria to Italy with a direct airline. When I applied for renewal of my EU family member resident permit I was given the ricevuta and I went to my comune for my appointment I got ...
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How do I apply for a French visa in Dubai? [closed]

My maternal uncle lives in France. He would like for me to visit. How do I go about this?
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Can I stay longer in France than Hungary, if my visa was issued from Hungary?

I have a multiple entry visa from Hungary, but since my plans changed, we are now likely to spend more days in France than Hungary. Will there be a problem?
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Crossing european borders by land

I'm an American in Ireland, I'm going to be entering the UK and then France by land. I heard if traveling by bus or car many European borders don't have custom stops when entering. How do I get my ...
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Is there a Schengen area database that can see past travel in the Schengen area?

My 18 year old American niece has been traveling all through the Schengen area for the past 65 days. She is coming home to the states this week (departing from Vienna) to get a brand new US passport. ...
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ID check crossing the Italian-Swiss border by train

I struggled to find this info online. How often is my ID requested and checked when crossing the border between Italy and Switzerland (and back) by train (suppose that I have nothing to declare to ...
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ID check crossing the Italian-Swiss border by car

I struggled to find this info online. How often is my ID requested and checked when crossing the border between Italy and Switzerland (and back) by using my Italian car (suppose that I have nothing to ...
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Transit Visa from Brazil to Turkey in Schengen zone [duplicate]

I have a resident permit (temporary) from Brazil and I want to go to Turkey. My nationality is Iranian. My flight is through Schengen area. Do I need transit visa?
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Can I stay in Europe if I'm waiting for work visa for Germany after a work visa for sweden, but the swedish work visa expires [migrated]

Pretty much everything is in the question. My girlfriend is from the US and has been working in Sweden for a couple of years now. She has applied for a work visa for Germany as she got a job there. ...
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Got a multiple-entry Schengen visa but have to cancel the original trip. Do I get to keep the visa? [duplicate]

I got a multiple-entry tourist Schengen visa, but will likely have to cancel the original trip due to personal reasons. I'd like to keep the visa active, however, as I intend to make the trip some ...
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Can you visit Bosnia and Herzegovina with a Schengen ID?

I'm currently in Croatia, and I'm very close to the border between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. I only have my Schengen ID Card, and I wonder if that's enough for visiting Bosnia and ...
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Enter Cyprus with Schengen residence permit

I am a Chinese Passport holder, living in China and have a valid Schengen residence permit. Last year, I entered Schengen areas with a valid Schengen visa. During my stay in Schengen areas, I was ...
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Leaving (and reentering) Schengen area with document of other country as a EU national?

I am a EU national of country A, currently residing in Germany, and also a citizen of non-Schengen country B. Nationals of country B are issued a 90 day tourist visa upon entry to the Schengen area (...
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Do I need a schengen transit visa if I am transitting in 2 different Schengen countries?

I know this question has been asked but my situation is a bit different. I am going to Malaysia via Amsterdam on the outbound flight and returning via CDG (Paris) on the return flight from Malaysia. ...
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What information is contained in the Schengen Visa Information System (VIS)?

This seems to be a recurring theme in the discussion boards here, and appears unknown to be publicly available by some members. So I though it would be helpful to have it here... What information is ...
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Add country in itinerary after schengen visa approved with Stamp Report Back After Travel

I applied for a Schengen visa in the Greek embassy. My travel plans presented were My Country-Greece-Italy-Greece-My Country. My visa was granted but with a stamp of Report Back After travel. The ...
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Applying for Schengen visa with an itinerary that is on hold

Buying a ticket before having a Visa is risky. American Airlines allows holding a ticket for 24 hours for free, and sends an email with Thank you for making your travel arrangements on aa.com! Your ...
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Staying fewer days in a Schengen visa approved country

We are planning to visit Europe. The original plan was to visit two countries, let's say country A and country B. We were issued Schengen visa via country A since we intended to stay in that country ...
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Do I need transit visa through Amsterdam going Costa Rica?

I hold a Philippine passport, planning to go Costa Rica for 5 days or so, I’ll fly with KLM ,do I need a transit visa in Amsterdam and Panama for lay over ?
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Can I Ignore Member State of First Entry for Schengen Visa

I am going to Poland and I have my Schengen Visa taken from Poland embassy. But on my application, I wrote that member state of first entry will be Germany. But now I found a cheaper flight directly ...
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Long layover in Amsterdam airport

I am travelling for the first time from Bombay (IN) to Alicante (ES) and have a long (18h) layover in Amsterdam. Will I be allowed to explore the city in meanwhile? What's the procedure to follow? ...
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Schengen Visa Change or Edit the itinerary possible?

My Friend has again a Schengen Visa this Time Type C 60 Days Two Entries. Remarks Visit & VIS stands on the Sticker 2 Schengen Countries to Visit First entry is already over exactly like in the ...
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Do i need a passport in order to travel across the EU via Flixbus [duplicate]

a relative living with me does not hold a EU passport because he is not a citizen, and moreover he has an expired passport of his origin country. He went to the consulate in order to renew it. We have ...
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Denial of Entry or Travel Ban in Schengen area

My friend was stopped when she traveled to Germany from Ukraine for a short term (1 week) tourist travel. Ukrainians do NOT NEED Visa to travel to Schengen area. This was not a Visa issue but a quick ...
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Schengen Visa | Port of Entry

I have a valid Schengen Visa which is issued by Austrian Embassy. I have invitation from Austria from a relative & got my EVE verification done from Austria. Also, I submitted the flight itinery ...
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Can I add my remaining Schengen days to my new 90 days? [duplicate]

I left the Schengen in June after staying 88 days. My 90 days outside the Schengen finishes next month. My question is, the 2 days I have left from the last 180 day period - can I add these together ...
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Why are Schengen and non-Schengen flights mixed at Corfu airport?

I am at Corfu airport, waiting for a flight to Athens, where I will connect to a flight to a destination outside the Schengen area. Because of the somewhat inadequate signs, I spent some time waiting ...
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Can a tour operator cancel a visa?

I had applied for Schengen visa with tour operator Thomas Cook and also received the visa with 30 days validity. At the end, because of rescheduling in their itinerary, we had to cancel our trip with ...