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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 visa to travel to Malta?

I'm an Indian national and I got a job offer in Malta. My future employer has applied for a residence permit on my behalf. About a month ago, they told me that my residence permit application has been ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa while in a Schengen state?

I am a Filipina on a short-term training program in Greece (3 months only) and was only given a single entry Type C Schengen Tourist Visa. I am nearing the end of my maximum 90-day stay but have been ...
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Multiple entry Schengen Visa

I am travelling to Iceland from India on 5th of April for 8 days and then again travelling to switzerland on 5th of May for 13 days. In both the cases, its tourism.Can I mention Member State(s) of ...
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Can I enter the Schengen area with a German long-term visa through a different country?

I am an Indian national. Right now I am staying in Israel. I will be moving to Germany on the last week of this month with german national visa directly from tel aviv. Ticket price of direct flight is ...
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Schengen visa and travel days allowance

I have a question about the 90 days in Schengen within the period of 180 days. My partner and I lived abroad in Malta for one year. I am a European citizen and she is a third country non-EU citizen. ...
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How does the 180 day Schengen rule reset? [duplicate]

I entered Sweden July 17 from the US. My 90 days were up on Oct. 14 however I applied for a tourist extension to extend 30 more days. I never got a response and the consulate told me I was okay to ...
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Visa to Ireland with a European residence permit [duplicate]

Does a russian citizen holding european residence permit need a visa to go to Ireland? I found that there are special conditions for family members of Union citizens, so would like to know if it ...
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Can I expect problems after entering Schengen through main destination but leaving from another state?

I have been issued my first Schengen visa (7 days) so please excuse my lack of understanding. Visa label says it is valid for ESTADOS SCHENGEN. I applied via Spain as I am to attend a conference ...
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Germany family visit visa refusal and new tourist visa application [duplicate]

I had applied for a family visit visa to Germany to visit my husband who is a student there. The basis of rejection were 8) the information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and ...
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Can i have two type D schengen Visas [closed]

I applied for two schools in Europe and got admitted to both, while I was waiting for my Hungarian type D visa I got admitted to study in Estonia, I currently have a 6 months type D visa and I have an ...
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France Schengen Refusal

Good day, i posted about my third schengen refusal a couple weeks ago and i was advised to consult an immigration lawyer. I contacted one i found on the France embassy website who is an attorney in ...
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is it necessary to provide ticket reservation when apply as a family member of an EU citizen and do I need to submit my original passport?

I want to know is it necessary to provide ticket reservation when applying as a family member of an EU citizen.As I just read the updated checklist of documents for family members of an EU citizen but ...
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Schengen visa used in non-EU country can it be reused in EU?

I have a Swedish visa issued for 1 year, multiple entries, duration of stay 90 days. I used this visa to stay 82 days in Colombia. Can I use it again to stay in an EU country? It is valid until ...
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Travelling on a Schengen visa that expires 4 days after the planned exit date [duplicate]

I have a 1 year Type "C" Multiple Schengen Visa issued by the France Embassy here in the Philippines. I used this to travel last June 2018; I now plan to travel back to France from April 30 to May 10,...
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What's an Ideal Budget for 15 Day Central Europe Trip? [closed]

I'm planning a trip to Central Europe for a duration of 15 days. Would a budget of $800 suffice for food, activities, and transport for 2 people? Is it doable or should I pump up the budget? I would ...
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Can I apply for a new Schengen visa after previously overstaying?

I arrived in Italy on a Schengen visa and overstayed in France for three months but no biometric was taken. Is it possible to apply to any other Schengen countries with a new passport? Now I want to ...
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EU citizen hosting a US citizen in Sweden

I'm an EU citizen (non-Swedish) who currently lives in Sweden. I'd like to host my friend (US citizen) who wants to visit me in Sweden. So what are the requirements that I should fulfill? My friend ...
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Exiting from Schiphol airport while in transit

I am a Canadian Citizen and travelling to India from Canada. I have a lay over at Schiphol airport for 3 hours. Will it be possible for me to go outside to meet my university batch mate for half an ...
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Can I apply Schengen visa as a family member of EU citizen from Netherland Embassy in Malysia while I am living in Pakistan?

I am a spouse of EU national and want to apply for Schengen visa as a family member of EU citizen.Can I send my visa application and documents to Netherlands Embassy in Malaysia while I am a citizen ...
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Can I re-enter France with my recipisse de demande de carte de séjour?

My student visa has already expired in October, but I’ve already applied for a renewal back in August. They gave me a recipisse de demande de carte de séjour which is valid till February 2019. This is ...
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Two valid Schengen Visas by Italy

I have a valid Schengen visa valid from 1st Dec 2018 till 9th Jan 2019 using which i traveled once to Italy and spain in December 2018. I needed to travel again on 6th Jan 2019 so applied for one ...
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Is Transit visa needed for Reykjavik while traveling to India from USA (round trip) [duplicate]

Is Transit visa needed for Reykjavik while traveling to India from USA. I hold Indian passport and valid USA visa. My layover in Reykjavik is for 6.30 hours 1 way and other way is 2.30 hours. Has ...
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My current Greek Schengen visa

I have a Schengen Visa which has Validity from 03/10/2018 to 03/04/2019. The duration of stay allowed was 45 days. I travelled to Greece on 05/10/2018 and left the country on 17/11/2018, hence ...
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Croatian citizen traveling thru Schengen with non-Croatian spouse

For the next couple years, my family and I are planning on traveling all through Europe with our camper. I am a Croatian (and US) citizen, as well as my kids. My husband is a US citizen with Croatian ...
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Foreign Luxembourg resident with passport less than 6 months validity

I am not sure if this was asked already. I am researching for passport validity for Schengen for non-EU long term residents but I cant find any answer. My passport will expire on May 2019 and I am ...
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Get Schengen visa refused twice. Am I blocked from entry? [duplicate]

I get 2 refusals for a Schengen visa. The 1st was from Spain 2 years ago despite having all necessary documents to attend a meeting. The second one was from Czech Republic despite having clear ...
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Traveling to Netherlands

I’m a student in Romania and I have a temporary residence permit for student/work, I traveled before to Hungary and to Germany and I didn’t require a visa, my question is can I access Netherlands ...
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Can I change the duration of stay at the main destination after obtaining the Schengen visa? [duplicate]

I was issued the visa from the Netherlands embassy, it's my first port of entry and was originally my destination of the longest visit. Due to a slight change in plans, I'm now traveling to Spain (it ...
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France Visa - Purpose of stay for college visit

I am going to visit paris next month for my school 42 check in. I need to be present there just for 2 hours , its an introduction class.I will return to my country the very next day. While applying ...
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Returning to Italy as a tourist after a 90 day stay

My wife entered Aug.18, 2018 Europe (Italy) and left Nov.16, 2018 as a tourist from Venezuela. Now she wants to return as a tourist on Jan. 3, 2019. Will she be allowed to enter as a tourist again?
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When can I reenter the Schengen area if I received a fiktionsbescheinigung?

I just returned to the U.S. from Germany after my work visa was rejected I entered the Schengen zone on July 30th, 2018 and began looking for work out there casually. I received a job offer from a ...
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Schengen - Change Port of Entry [duplicate]

I applied for a visa at the Belgian embassy for Luxembourg (Belgium handles consular affairs on Luxembourg's behalf in my country). I submitted a flight reservation with Frankfurt as my port of entry ...
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Schengen Visa/Italy 90 day visa [duplicate]

I am hoping to spend 6 months in Europe. I'm a Canadian citizen. I'm aware of the 90 day Schengen visa and planning on applying for a D level visa for Italy to spend 90 days there. My ...
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Do I require a separate Schengen Business visa to attend an official conference if i already having a Multiple entry Schengen Tourist visa C-type?

I am residing in UK for the last 1 year and I am holding a C type Multiple entry Schengen Tourist Visa in my Indian Passport which is valid until 2020. This was issued for France, couple of months ...
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Will I get a passport stamp if I go to Ireland from Germany on a U.S passport?

Due to extenuating circumstances, I'm running out of time to get my residence visa in Germany (I'm a graduate student in Berlin) -- I've been told that I need to leave the Schengen area for a week or ...
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Validity of Schengen Visa after Change of Country of Residence (UAE)

Can I travel to Schengen country if I received Schengen tourist visa as a resident of UAE? But before travelling I have to cancel my UAE residency visa and I am not going to return to UAE.
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Will my both type C and type D schengen visa be valid if I travel using one of them?

I have both type C and type D schengen visa for the same country as my spouse stays over there. Now, my question is if I visit with type C visa first as my work assignment is not yet confirmed , will ...
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What are immigration officers allowed to ask me when I return home to the EU?

(This question is sparked by this recent one where the immigration officer asked an EU citizen where his flight departed which ultimately resulted in a two hour delay.) I am an EU citizen of a ...
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Will overstaying a Schengen visa be entered in SIS II? [duplicate]

Long story short, this is my ignorance. I am an Indian national. I had visa duration for 88 days and I entered the Prague airport before midnight on the 88th day but my fight was the next morning (to ...
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Can anyone enter with valid visa about expire

I have a schengen visa which will expire in January 16th but I will be in Italy on January 12th can I enter shengan state 10 days from my entry.
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Why do our applications to visit Germany keep being refused? [duplicate]

We have tried applying for German visa two times, I and my husband, and they keep refusing us, despite all our documents being completely submitted. The reason they state was the "intention to leave ...
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Transit stop in Helsinki for 21 hours on Finnair

I am an Indian Citizen planning to book my return flight from Oslo to New Delhi. Looking at different options for the connecting flight at Helsinki, there's one connection with a 21 hour layover at ...
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EU citizen's family member Schengen visa

I plan to visit Europe some time during the next year (hopefully before a hard Brexit) and want to check what I need to fulfil for Schengen visa as the spouse of a British citizen. My spouse and I ...
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What is the Schengen visa type for Academic staff training/Teaching?

I am travelling to Spain for university training/teaching purpose for 5 days and I need to know what is the visa type I should choose from the following options: Business, Sports, Cultural, Other, ...
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As U.S.citizen w/passport can I land in Paris for 7hour layover to make connection to U.S, been 90 days in Schengen recently

My husband and I travelled throughout Spain and Portugal for 90 days then went to Morocco for a month. We want to travel back to U.S.for 2 months (to visit terminally ill family member) before ...
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Visa requirements for rechecking luggage in Frankfurt Airport

I am a citizen of Turkey and hold a US visa. I will be traveling from US to Turkey with layovers in Iceland and Germany. I need to get my luggage in Frankfurt Airport and recheck it. Normally, I don't ...
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Will I have enough time for my connection in Schiphol Airport? [duplicate]

I am flying from Germany to the USA with a 1 hour and 50 minute layover in Amsterdam Schipol Airport later this month (December 20th). I know I need to go through some extra security when I arrive in ...
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Penalty for accidentally overstaying in Sweden by 1 day? (US citizen)

I stay 90 days in/90 days out of Sweden on a consistent basis to be with my fiance as much as possible while he finishes his studies (only 1 1/2 years left now, thank god!) We have been doing this ...
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Why do I keep getting short duration schengen visas?

Ive never been refused any schengen visas I applied for but I keep getting very short Visas validities. The first Schengen Visa I got was 4 days visa from France and the 2nd one was 3 weeks from ...
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Documents for travelling within the Schengen region

My friend applied for a Schengen visa to Germany. His first port of entry is Copenhagen and then he plans to travel by rented car to Hamburg with other friends. He will spend 2 nights in Copenhagen ...