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Invitation letter for Schengen short term visitor visa

My mother in law (Chinese) will be visiting myself and my wife in the UK over Christmas. She currently holds a visa for the UK so that's not a problem. She's applying for a Schengen visa and I was ...
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information regarding transit visa for Jordan

My air ticket picture is attached. I have purchased this Air ticket and its route is Warsaw-Amman then Amman-Dubai and Dubai-Pakistan. In each transit i have stay for 2 hours and 30 minutes maximum, ...
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I'm living in the Northwest US; can I apply for a Schengen visa in Vancouver, BC? [duplicate]

I'm living in Seattle. Can I obtain a Schengen visa in Vancouver, BC, specifically at the Italian Consulate?
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Does the Schengen Visa (short stay) application for France really require a fully prepaid accommodation? Too much inconsistent information online

Some travel agencies in the UK, for instance this one specify below. Proof of accommodation fully paid, if possible, in the name of applicant. Should come directly from the hotel Return ticket ...
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To visit Colmar, which schengen visa do I need? France or Switzerland?

I am going to visit Colmar for three days and my plane will be land to Basel-Mulhouse airport. I am a non-Europe citizen. Should I apply for a Schengen visa through Switzerland or France?
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Schengen visa (Germany) travel insurance valid long than trip

Will there be an issue if my travel in the Schengen area is December 5-15 and I have a travel insurance (50,000 Euro coverage) for December 5-25?
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I'm from Pakistan and live in Turkey [duplicate]

I'm from Pakistan and live in Turkey. I have one year residence permit of Turkey. Can I apply for schengen visa from Turkey and what will be required documents for it
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Can we appeal a refusal of Schengen visa?

My father was refused a visa to visit my brother and his newborn son, my father's grandchild, based on not having enough ties to this country of citizenship (Iran). He would like to contest this as ...
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Is there a minimum balance for the financial statements to be shown for a Schengen visa

I have sent a Verpflichtungserklärung to my mother in Sri Lanka to invite her to Germany for a couple of months. In the check list for documents, financial proofs and financial statements are listed. ...
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When does my travel within Schengen start

I'm from India. I intend to travel to Croatia and Italy, by flying from India to Croatia (outside Schengen), via a transit through Frankfurt. I will then fly to Italy from Croatia. When I apply for a ...
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Tourist visa Schengen Zone [duplicate]

Trying to find the answer to this but all of the people I've contacted can't answer it. So I entered the Schengen zone on June 11th and then left June 23rd. Now I'm living in Italy until December 8th-...
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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 ...
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Croatia Multiple entries on a multi-entry Schengen Visa [duplicate]

I know that I will be able to enter Croatia on a multi-entry Schengen visa. What I wanted to ask is if I can leave Croatia, go to maybe Bosnia. Will I be allowed to re-enter Croatia? I am holding an ...
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Can I travel to other EU countries with Spain multi entry visa?

I am a citizen of India, have visa for Spain with Multiple number of entries valid for 160days. Can I travel to other EU countries like France, Germany, Netherlands etc with the same visa ?
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Can I get a visa for Germany or The Netherlands if I have a South African refugee travel document?

I'm from Somalia and living in South Africa; I have a refugee travel document issued by South Africa. Can I get a Schengen visa to travel to Germany or The Netherlands with it? Do the German/...
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Can I visit France with this Greek Schengen visa? [duplicate]

Can I visit France with this Greek Schengen visa?
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Schengen visa confusion [duplicate]

I received my Schengen visa today from the French Embassy. I wrote in my application that I will stay for 14 days. They gave me 1 month (valid from 23-10-18 until 21-11-18) but on the side it says ...
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Can a new visa reset the Schengen 90/180 clock?

I am an Asian research student in the UK. I took part in a European project so that I have to work abroad in Schengen countries. I spent 2 months in the Schengen area, using a tourist visa, from mid-...
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Can I enter the Schengen area if my visa period is valid before the 180 day rule

My new visa is valid for 90 days within 12-10-2018 to 12-10-2019. My last visit ended on 30-07-2018 and I plan to enter again at 23-10-2018. Will border control in the Netherlands deny entry because ...
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Schengen visa (France) denied - I797 valid but H1 visa stamp expired

The VFS for France Schengen Visa refused to accept my documents as my H1 visa stamp expired last month. However, my I797 is still valid till 2021. After a lot of persuasion, all I got is that we ...
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One Year Multiple Entry Schengen Visa

I am applying for the 4th time for a Schengen Visa, in my previous visits I've applied for a "One year Multiple Entry Visa" by entering 90 days in: section: "25. Duration of the intended stay or ...
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Does a Jamaican living in the UK need a visa to travel to Austria?

I live in the UK and have a biometric residence permit after entering on a spouse visa. My nationality is Jamaican.
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Non-EU citizen in Spain with a valid Italian Tourism Schengen Visa and applying for PhD in Spain, What do I do?

I need an advice, I have a valid (short stay) Italian Tourism Schengen Visa, type C. I have earlier applied for a PhD in Spain in my country. Then I got an invite to participate in an academic ...
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Does a US baby born in France received the mother's visitor visa benefits?

My wife is in France with her own 1 year long stay visitor's visa. She will give birth to our daughter shortly. When the baby is born will it be subject to the 90 Schengen requirement like any other ...
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Is it required to show train ticket reservation during visa application to France

Hello I'm a student in the UK with Tier-4 visa and I'd like to apply for a Schengen visa of France via TLS Contact. As title suggests, I'd like to know whether I must present paid train ticket to ...
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How do the various EU countries determine the length of Schengen visa validity?

I travel to the EU about once a year/every two years. I've applied for the Schengen visa thrice now - once for travel to Portugal, once to Greece, and most recently to Spain. The Porgtuese consulate ...
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Sign off from Merchant ship without Valid schengen visa

I am an indian seafarer onboard a merchant ship, My schengen visa has expired and my ship will be reaching brofjorden sweden, is it possible to get a transit visa and sign off the ship to travel to ...
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Can I get a student visa to Ireland after deportation from France 5 years ago?

I am an Mongolian. I entered Spain in 2011 with a Schengen travel visa which we all needed to get in order to enter any European country. So at first I intentionally overstayed my visa for almost 2 ...
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Deported from Estonia [closed]

I was deported from Estonia which is a Schengen country. I was carrying police clearance certificate for some business related activities as I planned a tour in Europe, but I did not mention about my ...
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Obtaining a Schengen visa without employer No Objection Certificate (NOC)

My 47 year old friend who is employed with a reputed organization has a weird problem. Her office HR does not easily give NOC for foreign travel. She is a pretty senior personality in her organization ...
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Europe air travel with single entry Schengen visa

I have a single entry Schengen visa. I am traveling from US to Amsterdam with a 2hr layover at Reykjavik. Later I am flying from Amsterdam to Prague with a local easyjet flight. Also I am taking ...
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startup got selected to exhibit in web summit (zero funding), company doesn't have the fund to cover the expenses

This year web summit selected my startup company to exhibit at their summit. They just waived the exhibit ticket for 3 to 1/10 price. We paid the registration and now they are processing our ...
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Schengen Visa Application - Travel insurance

I am planning to go to germany for 5 days, but my insurance policy is good for 15 days, will it be a problem on my visa application? The first application was refused so i decided to shorten the ...
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Pay stubs for Schengen tourist Visa at Netherlands VFS in US

I recently took appointment for Schengen tourist visa at Netherlands VFS in SF. The appointment letter had a checklist of documents. It says for employed people, we need to show last three bank ...
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Getting travel insurance for Schengen visa for expat in the UK

I currently live and work in the UK but I'm not a permanent resident. I'm scheduled to submit my documents for a (French) Schengen visa application in a few days and one of the requirements is travel ...
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Purpose of travel in visa application

I am scheduling an appointment with the embassy because I'm going to Greece for an Erasmus internship (Youth Exchange). What should I write for the purpose of visit: tourism or business?
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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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Travelling from one schengen country to another

I am an Indian student who recently finished his masters from France and is about to start his PhD in Luxembourg from December. Currently, I have applied for a tourist visa to Luxembourg for 5 days in ...
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Want to travel to EU before the date given by German consul

I received my Schengen visa from the German consul valid from 11/11/18. I was suppose to go to London prior to that but got cancelled. Now I was planning to go to Netherlands instead before going to ...
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What happens if someone I invited to Schengen area does not leave?

I have invited some friends to the Schengen area (through Switzerland) as part of the visiting visa. In the invitation letter I wrote the words: "I guarantee that they will exit the Schengen area. ...
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Can I Enter Italy in a valid visa and exit in another? [duplicate]

I have a valid Italian schengen in an expired passport till the 19th September. Have a new Italian Schengen that starts on 20th September in the new passport. I have to travel on the 16th and be there ...
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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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Can a person still travel in other EU countries after being deported and banned from Norway?

My friend is deported and banned from entering Norway for years. But he has a Carta Soggiorno here in Italy. Can he still travel in other EU countries? How can he check his status with other EU ...
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Schengen visa application help

In the Schengen application, there is a question which asks: Entry permit for the final country of residence where applicable issued by....valid from ... until ... I am applying from Egypt. I am ...
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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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Confusion in processing of Schengen visa for Italy

I applied for Schengen visa on 28'August at VFS Hyderabad, India. Till 31'August, the status was shown as your visa application has been dispatched to Consulate of Italy, Mumbai for processing. On 01'...
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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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Travelling into Schengen area after 'intended' travel date

After getting my Schengen Visa (6 months), my travel plans changed and now I am going to non-schengen countries first before my official arrival at a Schengen country. However this makes my entry date ...
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I got a Schengen visa from the Netherlands embassy. My entry point is Amsterdam and my exit point is Italy. Is there any issue?

I just want to know if it's necessary that my entry and exit points in the Schengen Area are the same. For example, I decided to enter in Amsterdam and exit from Milan. Is there any issue?
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What does “MULT” in a Schengen visa mean?

I have applied for a Schengen visa. I think I applied for a single-entry visa. But now when I received my passport I can see that the number of entries is written as MULT. Does this mean I have a ...