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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Short term schengen visa tourism vs course study ratio

Good morning Is the short term C visa ratio same for all pursposes or does it have difference? applying for schengen visa for tourism vs summer schools or attending seminars, Does the purpose has an ...
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My German Schengen visa with family from Dubai rejected today

My German visa was rejected can some body tell me me reason and help me with solution.
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Schengen overstay due to COVID-19 - need some advice

before I begin, I would like to point out that I am a Canadian resident, not a citizen. So that I do not hold a Canadian passport, but only the greencard. Hence I had to apply for a Schengen visa to ...
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Can you be denied entry to Schengen zone if you hold a valid D visa?

Only reason I'm asking this question is that I want to fly home to the US to visit family in early February, but my current D visa (Spain) expires mid-March. I am approved for a residence permit in ...
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Traveling to France and reentering Germany under a Schengen visa if I have a Fiktionsbescheinigung

I am planning a short, tourism trip from Germany to France, entirely by train. I have a Brazilian passport, thus in general I do not need to apply to Schengen visas beforehand, since it can be issued ...
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Is time spent in the Schengen area on a working visa ignored for the purposes of the 90/180 rule?

I am normally subject to the 90/180 rule while in the Schengen area. It looks like I may have an opportunity to work in Austria on a 3-month temporary contract. Obviously that will require a different ...
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When is Gibraltar expected to become part of the Schengen area?

Maybe this is a how long is a piece of string question but does anyone have any idea? AFAIK, there is not currently any limit on how long a British citizen can stay in Gibraltar (Wikipedia says all ...
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Do I need proof of accommodation for my ENTIRE Schengen trip?

If I want to go to a Schengen country like Germany as a US citizen, do I need to show reservations for an ENTIRE 3-month trip, or just proof that I have somewhere to stay upon entering the country? Is ...
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USA traveller in Europe longer than 90 days total

I imagine this is not a unique problem but I was unable to find a straightforward answer. I am a US citizen looking to travel to Europe for a bit over 90 days, let's say 100, but around 30-40 of those ...
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What if/Can a Schengen country decide to be visa-free to a country on its own?

I am not sure how to properly search for this question as I can't get too relevant results so I am asking here. Suppose, for example, that France plans to develop close collaboration with India, and ...
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Transit visa for Italy when going to Germany

I want to travel to Germany, I'm Iraqi and live in UK with valid UK residence and Valid UK travel document. I found Ryanair has good price to travel to Germany. According to the list of countries that ...
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If I have no ties to my home country, can I get a tourst visa by being in a good financial position?

No house, car, loan, marriage, job. Only significant ties to my home country are my investment lands (just sitting there for appreciation), my parents and my emotions. If you ask me, lands aren't ...
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Where do I get my exit stamp on my passport?

I have flight from Gdansk, Poland to Istanbul. However, first I will go to Warsaw and then Istanbul with the same airline (LOT Polish). Does anybody know whether I will get my exit stamp in Gdansk or ...
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Without passport stamps, can my country's authorities still know what countries I've visited?

My home country (Israel) has enacted a set of quarantine rules for residents returning from abroad depending on which countries they visited in the 14 days prior to return. Question: If I were to fly ...
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Can I transit via Schengen with visa-free days expired?

I have read some (or all) related questions and answers on this site, but I still have doubts whether or not I understand the situation precisely. My situation: Non-EU citizen, but a visa-free ...
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Schengen change of itinerary

I have booked my flight to Paris for a 7 day stay, I’m thinking to stay 4 more day and extend my travel, my Visa is issued for 3 months and duration of stay is 30 days. Can I extend my travel? Should ...
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Transit through a Schengen airport with soon-to-expire passport

I would like to travel from Moscow to New York via Helsinki. My Russian passport expires less than 3 months after the planned departure from the US. To enter the US, my passport only needs to be valid ...
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Passport validity requirements for Schengen resident to travel to Spain

Is a resident of a Schengen country (but non-EU citizen) required to have a passport that is valid for 3 extra months when entering Spain? I only managed to find the website of the Spanish foreign ...
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Can I cancel my axa travel insurance and how

I bought an axa travel insurance 8 days ago for my Greece trip. But now I got COVID and I'm trying to cancel it using their form: https://www.axa-schengen.com/en/contact-us However, they never allowed ...
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Can British travellers enter France via another EU member state under the 18 December COVID restrictions?

I understand that starting 18 December 2021, travellers from the UK are indefinitely forbidden from entering France due to the Omnicron variant, unless they fall under a "compelling reason" ...
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Residence Permit followed by visa-free short stay in Schengen [duplicate]

I am a Brazilian citizen, living in the Czech Republic since April. I entered in the country with a D-Visa, and I collected my residence permit a couple of weeks later. So, I never used the 90 days ...
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Granted a Schengen visa with really short duration

Turkish citizen, UK resident here. I travel frequently to the Schengen Area, since I'm working as a remote contractor (fairs, meetings etc.). I had to apply for a Schengen visa in Tuesday for my ...
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Can I travel from UK to Europe with a Schengen visa received in India?

I would be applying for a Schengen visa from India, specifically the Swiss visitor visa. I would be in the UK when I plan to visit Switzerland. As a holder of an Indian passport with a Schengen visa, ...
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Multiple entry Schengen visa with short duration of stay, can i leave and come back?

I was issued a multiple entry Schengen visa valid for 1 month only, with a duration of stay of 12 days only. I have finished my trip and left the Schengen area after 12 days. Can I use this visa again ...
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French overseas territories and Schengen [closed]

I'm no longer traveling, but I'm still curious about some of the interesting rules. Rather than edit 90/180 in for Guadeloupe, I'll ask a new more general question. Since French overseas territories ...
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Traveling with Erlaubnisfiktion

I am an American citizen. I first entered the EU in late June for a month of travel. I returned in September for 2 weeks. Then, I came back (this time to Germany) for the last time at the beginning ...
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Traveling in Schengen before and after expiry of Swedish residence permit

I entered the Schengen area on my visa free (Canadian) passport and stayed for two months in Schengen countries, and applied for a temporary residence permit in Sweden to extend my total stay in ...
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After Schengen visitor stay prolongation, what if one flies to a non-citizenship country?

I'm a non-EEA citizen, I don't require a visa to stay in a Schengen country for up to 90 days in a 180-day period. After staying in the Schengen zone for two months, I requested in advance to extend ...
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Will I be allowed to enter Spain from a Schengen country as a third-country national resident in that Schengen country?

I am planning to undertake a trip to Spain and would like to know if I'll be allowed to board the plane and enter given these circumstances: I am a national of a third country, namely Ukraine. I have ...
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Visitor's stay prolongation refusal: deportation or just a refusal?

If I would like to apply to extend my current stay in Sweden (I do not need a visa to enter the Schengen area), so that I thus request a visitor permit while inside Sweden to stay beyond the standard ...
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Does my wife need to update her married status in her passport before traveling with me as a tourist in the Schengen area?

I am 28y.o, Tunisian, and work as a game programmer, I make €4000/month, And am getting married in March 2022. For any touristic travel, I am going to be the "fund provider" for both me and ...
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Indian citizen traveling from US to India via two Schengen countries [duplicate]

I live in the US with Indian passport and I am traveling with a return ticket to India and my flight from US to India has two stops. My flight from Atlanta has a stop in Frankfurt and from Frankfurt ...
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Travelling between countries in the schengen area with vaccination proof that's accepted but not part of EU covid certification?

I'm travelling from India to France for tourism (double vaccinated with Covishield), and travelling to other countries from there which also accept the same. Curious, how hard or tricky has it been to ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa using spouse's bank statement

I am going to apply for a Schengen tourist visa. Is that possible for a husband to use his wife's bank account as we travel together?
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Schengen visa cancellation process Netherland

I lost my passport with valid Schengen visa issued by Netherland, so I applied new Schengen visa from Hungary for a planned trip, now all documents are in Hungary date and very close to travel date, ...
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Possible problems for British resident of Spain travelling in Schengen area?

I am a UK citizen who now has residence in Spain, which is part of the Schengen area of (more or less) the EU. Since Brexit I have been able to travel between the UK and Spain and vice versa by ...
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My German Schengen Visa allows me to enter the country on Dec 12. Can I book my departure flight on late evening of Dec 11th? [duplicate]

So I applied for the German Schengen visa recently and got approved. the thing is, in my document I asked for a period of about 20 days from December 11th 2021 to Jan 2022. But the visa came back with ...
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Portugal Schengen visa, tourist or short-stay?

I need a Schengen visa to visit Portugal as a tourist. When trying to make an appointment on vfs website I got confused: Which one should I select as the category?
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Why does custom officer stop me for carrying too many credit cards?

As someone who lived in 4 countries, I have 16 bank/credit cards and I sometimes just carry all of them with me. Today when I cross Schengen border I was selected for baggage check. They found out ...
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Are spouses of EU citizens exempt from the 90/180 Shengen rules

I have read a lot of info around spouses of EEA/EU citizens but couldn't find a definitive answer for our specific circumstances. I am a UK National with a UK Passport and my wife is a French National ...
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Process to Apply Schengen Visit Visa for Finland from Pakistan - 2021

I recently did some research on the topic but didn't find the clear steps somewhere. So I thought its good idea to share the process that I recently followed while applying for Schengen visit visa for ...
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Utilizing a previously issued Schengen visa for travel post pandemic

I am fully vaccinated with an EU approved vaccine. I have a multiple entry Schengen visa (Type C) that is valid till Jan 2023. It was issued by the Embassy of Netherlands. I have used it previously (...
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Can I enter a Schengen country early as a visa-free traveler, then a week later begin staying with my Schengen visa?

So I have a passport that is visa free in Schengen, but I received a year long visa for France. I just found out a friend is getting married before the start of the visa and want to attend obviously. ...
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Applying for Schengen visa from USA [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen in the USA on an F1 visa and I plan to travel to Europe in the summer as a tourist. I am wondering if I need to apply for the Schengen visa from India or from USA? Also, are the ...
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Can I print out my Schengen Visa documents without color?

I cannot read from anywhere that says some specific documents need to be printed with color. I know that the passport copy is quite important but unfortunately I only have access to a monochrome ...
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Applying for UK (and/or Schengen Visa) with 1 passport while I have 2

Turkish citizen. I will need to apply and will need passport for the following processes in the coming months: Ireland naturalization process (am legal resident) A Schengen Visa from the country I ...
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Can I use a different passport for exiting the EU?

Not sure if there are any specific laws against this, but double-checking. I'm a dual Australian Italian citizen, and I want to get a Greek passport stamp on my exit (I like collecting stamps). I ...
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How do Schengen borders work? [duplicate]

I am having trouble understanding how Schengen borders work I plan to stay in Germany for the longest, for tourism. So I apply for the visa from the German embassy[1]. I get the visa, but my plans ...
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Can I hold two different types of Schengen Visa (Tourist Type-C and Work Type-D) at the same time? [duplicate]

I currently have a 3 year tourist visa (type-c 3 years) and want to apply for a work visa (type-d, 6 month). If my work visa type-d gets accepted, does my tourist visa type-c get cancelled?
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My passport will expire in 6 months [duplicate]

My passport will expire in 6 months and I am applying for my sixth schengen visa, I don't have enough time to renew my passport, is it possible to get a valid visa more than the passport expiry date?

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