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Schengen visa. What qualifies as main destination?

I'm planning a multi city trip soon. I'll be applying with the German embassy as I had planned on going to Berlin for 3 days before going to Prague, Vienna, and Budapest for 2-3 days each afterwards. ...
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Do I have to leave the Schengen area if I have a short term (C) visa that will expire right before my National Visa (D) officially starts?

If I have a Type C visa from the Norwegian embassy valid for February 9-28, and my Type D national visa from the German embassy valid from March 1 - August 31, 2017, do I need to leave/fly out of the ...
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Taking someone else's cancelled German visa appointment slot - realistic?

A friend of mine has a visa appointment at German embassy booked at 14th of June. Mine is 20th of June, as there were no earlier dates available. Now, my friend wants to cancel her appointment. ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa at a different consulate if no appointment dates are available?

I am planning to travel to visit my friends in Amsterdam on April 2nd week ( I just got a holiday confirmed ) and also go to Munich and Barcelona for 10 days. I would be in Amsterdam for 6 days, 2 ...
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What are these stamps in my passport after I was advised to divert via the UK but didn't have a visa?

I am from Myanmar. I was on my way to Venice from Brussels while holding Schengen visa (single entry). I bought a British Airways ticket to fly from Brussels to Venice. Unfortunately, on that day, all ...
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What is the detailed Process of getting Schengen Visa by locking money for verpflichtungserklärung?

I am from Iran and want to visit my friends in Germany, but getting a visa is difficult. However, I have a German friend who wants to send me a formal invitation letter called verpflichtungserklärung ...
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Re-interviewed for Schengen visa but got rejected for other reasons

I am a single, young Iranian applicant for Schengen Visa at German Embassy. I have a friend in Germany who is married, female and older than me. We established a strong friendship and she sent me a ...
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Do Schengen visa officers check employment status for all applicants?

I am 23, female, Indian, about to travel to Paris for a conference for 4 days. I am currently unemployed, but was employed until last month. I will be applying for a Schengen visa. Do you think it ...
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Can I travel to Germany from a country different from the one I got the visa from?

I am currently in the process of applying for a Schengen Visa to Germany for the month of August. I live in Egypt while my parents live in Saudi Arabia. I finish my Exams at the end of June and was ...
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How soon can I reapply for another Schengen visa after using a granted visa to the Netherlands?

I am going to apply for a multiple-entry visa to Netherlands this coming May. If I will be given only a single entry how soon can I apply again for another Schengen visa because I am planning to go to ...
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How do I cancel a Schengen tourist visa?

I currently have a valid Schengen tourist visa that expires next year, issued by the French Consulate in Saudi Arabia. I am going to a 60-day study abroad program in Italy and they require a student ...
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How to answer “Do family members intend to accompany you?” in national visa application (Germany) if they are only going for a quick (schengen) trip?

Here's the situation: I'm applying for an internship visa to Germany (more than 90 days), and because it would be summer and also my first time in a foreign country on my own, my mother and (younger)...
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Can I travel to Italy on UK-issued refugee document? [duplicate]

I want to visit Italy at the end of September as a tourist. I have a refugee travel document, issued by the UK. In older refugee passports there was an additional page mentioning countries where we ...
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Does my single-entry Schengen visa let me travel between France and Italy?

I got the 'Etats Schengen' visa from the Frence Embassy, single entry type C visa. I understand that having a Etats Schengen visa means I can travel to all Schengen countries. I am planning to go to ...
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Do I have to supply a bank statement for my Schengen visa application if I have a sponsor?

Is it necessary to submit a bank statement which does not have enough funds,though I'm being supported by a friend in Germany when applying for a schengen visa to Germany from Zimbabwe?
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How to prove that I will return back to my country of origin?

I am an Indian citizen, currently residing in India. I have been invited for an interview in the Netherlands, fully sponsored by the company. I have all the necessary documents except one, the ...
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Do Schengen visa authorities know how an applicant flew within Schengen on their previous visit?

A friend of mine (Russian national) got issued a Schengen visa by Finland. In her application the purpose to visit Schengen was visiting her grandmother in Finland. She entered Schengen by train to ...
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I was refused a Schengen tourist Visa , so how should I reapply? [duplicate]

I was refused a Schengen tourist Visa based on the following two reasons The information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable ...
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How to explain my bank statements on Schengen visit visa application

I am applying for Schengen visit visa through France. My bank statement shows an amount other than the monthly salary. How should I justify the amount in my visa application? It is a cash loan ...
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My travel plans have changed after Schengen visa issued. What do I do?

I planned to travel on my German-issued Schengen visa to Berlin for 7 days by myself and my tourist multiple entry visa got approved. However, now it looks like I will not be able to go to Germany ...
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Schengen visa issued to South African refugee travel document

I'm from the DR Congo and I have a refugee travel document issued by South Africa. Can I get a Schengen visa to travel to Germany with it? Does the German consulate issue visas to such a passport?
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Travelling in Schengen area while waiting for permit of stay renewal in Italy

I am a non-European living in Italy. Currently, my permesso di soggiorno has expired and I have applied for a new one. However, I need to go to another Schengen country for a job meeting before I get ...
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Will I be granted the Schengen visa if an affidavit of financial support is written by a student working in Germany?

I'm invited by my girlfriend in Germany and she is supporting me with everything. So I want to know if i will be granted the Schengen visa, if she is the one who write the affidavit for financial ...
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Airline Booking for French Schengen Travel Visa

I am applying for a Schengen visa from the French embassy/consulate in DC. This visa will be for a duration of 15 days, for the purpose of tourism. I have collected all my documents (hotel bookings, ...
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Can an Indian in the UK on a tourist visa apply there for a Schengen visa?

One of my contacts is in the UK right now on tourist visa which has 6 months validity. He wants to travel to Europe and, for that, he needs a Schengen visa. Can he apply from within the UK, or he has ...
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Non-EU citizen with valid UK BRP but working in Germany

I am a non EU citizen and hold a long term visa in Germany based on work contract. However, I have a valid UK biometric residence permit too and wish to travel to London this coming December from ...
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Can I apply to France (Schengen visa) when my main destination is Germany because I can't book an appointment at the German consulate?

I know the rule is to apply at the consulate of the country which is either your only/longest stay, or of first entry if all stays are equal in terms of purpose and length. My itinerary goes like ...
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How to fill in the Schengen visa application form when going to several countries?

I will be traveling to France, Italy and Germany with France being my main destination. So I am applying in the French consulate for Schengen visa. I will be traveling on my own and will be staying in ...
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Unemployed spouse France Schengen visa application – proof of funds

I am an Indian national, settled in the UK on Indefinite Leave to Remain. I'm employed in the UK and reside here. My wife, an Indian national, has also joined me recently in the UK on a visa for a "...
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Is a bank statement needed to apply for a German visa if I have an invitation?

I want to know that will it still be necessary for me to sent my bank statement to the Germany embassy for schengen visa , whilst i received a invatation from the one inviting me from Germany ?
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How to apply for a German Schengen visa, staying in a small hotel with no registration #

I need to apply for a German Schengen visa for tourism. I am staying in a small hotel, booked through booking.com. When filing out the visa form the following fields have to be filled out: Reference ...
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What exactly is the flight itinerary needed for German Schengen visa? [duplicate]

My friend is going to an academic conference in Germany and needs a proper visa. She is prepared to provide documentation of her hotel reservation, but does not have a plane reservation yet. She will ...
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How to mention the period of validity of a Schengen visa in the application form?

I am an Indian living in Erlangen, Germany. I am planning a trip for my mother to visit me. I have all the necessary documents for applying for her Schengen visa. I would like to know if it is ...
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What is correct when applying for a visa: VFS or Embassy guidelines?

I have been a successful recipient of 3 Schengen visas for France so far (2 short and one long). I applied for my 4th one today. Now, France has opened a new portal called france-visas.gouv.fr where ...
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Got French Schengen visa but no “VIS” after giving fingerprints

I had my French Schengen visa interview 3 days ago (got the stamped visa and passport within two days, super efficient!). However there's no "VIS" written on the visa, even though I gave my ...
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How can a technically homeless German citizen issue an invitation for a Schengen visa?

My friend has a problem to send Verpflichtungserklärung (VPE) to me. It seems the immigration office of her town wants more than only blocking 5000 Euros. They want her to prove she has a home. She is ...
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Schengen visa for leisure purposes

I've recently gotten an invitation letter for a conference, in Germany, for a week in September. I wish to stay two extra weeks for sightseeing/leisure. What documents do I need for my visa ...
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Schengen multiple-entry visa validity question

I hold an Indian passport. I am planning to apply for a Schengen visa for a short Europe trip in September 2018 for 7 days. This is my first trip in Europe, i.e. my first attempt at getting Schengen ...
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Netherlands Schengen Visa - Spain

I received a Schengen Visa from Netherlands Embassy and it is valid for one year. I am back from my holiday in Holland but want to go to Spain in the next few months. Must I apply for a new Spain Visa ...
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Question about Schengen visa application

I hold an Indian passport. I am applying for a Schengen visa for a short trip in Eurpe in September 2018. My itinerary is Bangalore, India -> Dubai on September 22. Dubai -> Sofia, Bulgaria on ...
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Need advice regarding traveling to UK and France

I asked my father (British Citizen) if I could come to UK to visit him this coming Christmas, but he already made plans to travel to France. He did invite me along and told me to get a Schengen visa. ...
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Getting mom sponsored through her brother for Schengen

I am in Germany with a 1 year contract which is ending in March. I have been promised an extension but it may take a couple of more months. But I thought of bringing my mom to Germany on schengen visa ...