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Portugal visa rejected. How to re-appeal the decision?

I have been working in Portugal for more than 3 years now. My mother applied for a friend/family vist Schengen visa to visit me and my wife in Portugal since we are expecting a child. However, the ...
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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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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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What are the total fees in USD for a Schengen visa via the German embassy, by mail?

I am applying for a Schengen visa in the US, at the German embassy. We are two adults and our 2 year-old son. Our son is a US citizen, so I believe no documentation is needed for him, though I'm ...
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Schengen visa for a student [closed]

Can you give me all available options? I am a 20-year-old student. My friend and I want to travel to Italy. The embassy wants to make sure that I will come back to my country, so they want a proof ...
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Italian Consulate in San Francisco for second Schengen visa [duplicate]

I had a Schengen visa for France from February 2017 to February 2018 from the consulate in San Francisco. I wish to get one for visiting Italy this year. Do I have to appear in person at the Italian ...
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How can I get a Schengen visa to visit Germany?

I need a Schengen visa to travel to to visit a friend there. I am a foreign national who lives in South Africa with a life partner. I have my own registered/permitted business, which is about a year ...
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does a kenyan national need a shengen visa to transit thru france? [duplicate]

Does a Kenyan student in Cyprus need a Schengen visa to transit thru France to go to Cuba?
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Can I have two Schengen visas at the same time? [duplicate]

I am a Chinese student in the UK. I just got my Schengen visa from Norway. They only gave me a single-entry visa, from 3rd July to 25th July, and I can only stay in there for 8 days. I will be in ...
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Visa with a criminal record [closed]

I got my Schengen visa for Estonia on April 5th from the German Embassy. My travel plan was 1st to 16th of May 2018. I bought my ticket from Finnair on 1st of May. I had to take a flight on that day. ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa in the USA as an Indian citizen with an H1-B extension in process? [duplicate]

My H1-B visa is expiring May 31st, 2018 and my H1-B extension is still in process. At this point, can I still apply for a Schengen visa in the USA (France Consulate - SFO)? Will I be required to ...
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German (Schengen) visa application from UK with UK visa valid less than 90 days

I am an Indonesian citizen currently working in the UK. My wife and I will be applying for a Schengen visa at the German embassy for attending scientific seminar and a little bit of extra days for ...
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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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Do I need both a Croatian visa and a Schengen visa?

I am an Indian national and travelling to France and Switzerland for 3 days each, and then to Croatia and Italy for 6 days each. My first destination is France and the last destination is Italy. Since ...
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Do I need to apply separate visa if my destination is France and my flight transit via Germany? [duplicate]

I am travelling to France from Singapore next month (I am not a Singapore National and my nationality requires visa to enter France). My flight itinerary is Singapore -> Frankfurt, Germany -> France I ...
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Schengen visa refused as a security and health threat [duplicate]

I am from Pakistan and I travelled to the Schengen area two times in 2015 on business. The visa was issued by the Embassy of Hungary. When I applied again in 2017, for the same business trip, the ...
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Can I update my itinerary/travel dates during the interview (French Schengen visa in US)? [duplicate]

This is for French Schengen visa appointment in San Francisco. I read one relevant question but it states you can't change travel dates online in your application, which is what I am aware of; there'...
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can I travel to France when I have a German aufenthaltstitel that is valid for three years

I'm an Indian citizen. I married a German citizen and now I have a aufenthaltstitel(A plastic card) with the right to work. Am I allowed to travel into France by Train? Or do I need a visa. I have an ...
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Can I stay in France more than the validity range of my Schengen visa given I'm not exceeding my duration limit?

I recently applied for a short-term student visa, mentioning the departure and return dates as 13/05/18 and 10/08/18 (=90 days) respectively. After my visa got approved, the validity dates mentioned ...
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Changing/postponing itineraries after visa issued? [duplicate]

I have Indian passport and currently residing in US. I still haven't given my visa interview at French embassy but I have a rough idea about my itinerary. I plan to visit France twice in the next ...
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How can prove I'll leave at the end of my visit to Germany? [duplicate]

I applied for a visit visa for Germany. Today, I my passport was returned to my visitor visa was refused, for this reason: Your intention to leave the territory of the Member States before the ...
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Can I include both business and tourism in one Schengen application?

I am going to visit Berlin for business purposes for 3 days. However, I want to visit other Schengen states as well for 10 days approximately. On the application checklist, they are asking for ...
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Previous Schengen visa without interview, issued 5 years or 3 years ago?

French Embassy in San Francisco states the following in the "Help" section: Application by mail is possible for short stay visas only, not for long stays. If you already hold a short stay ...
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Duration of Schengen visa (French) that will be issued if I ask for Multiple entry?

I am applying for a French Schengen visa (tourist purposes). I have given a duration of travel when I filled my personal information on French embassy website. Now I always presumed that the travel ...
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Language visa - tourist schengen visa combination

I've searched through the topics here and other forums and couldn't find what I'm looking for. I've found similar situations, and I think my situation is perfectly fine, but I'd like to double (triple,...
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Travelling to two Schengen countries within a month [duplicate]

I planning to travel to Hungary at the end of the July, and to Greece at the end of August. Considering a month between two travels is too short for applying a Greek visa when I return, I'd like to ...
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My Schengen visa will expire soon - how soon is a new one required?

I'm planning to visit the Netherlands on June 17 for 1 week and the expiration date of my visa is July 3. Is it ok or do I need to apply for a new one ?
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Indian passport and Canadian resident schengen visa

I have an Indian passport and an Canadian resident PR. I want to apply for my schengen visa while I am on a visit to India (impromptu backpacking plan). Is it strictly not advisable (or high chances ...
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What is required to get a French tourist visa from within Saudi Arabia?

I am planning to make France my summer holiday destination. I live in Saudi Arabia. My questions are: What is the required visa application paperwork? What is estimated time it takes to get visa? ...
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Schengen Visa at the border for spouse of ship's crew member

I am an Indian seafarer onboard a merchant ship. My wife is also onboard with me. Vessel wil be visiting Spain, Germany, and Sweden for discharging cargo. Can my wife sign off from any of these ports? ...
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Is it an issue if my name appears differently on my documents and passport? [closed]

My name on my national ID card and education documents is only my first name. My passport has both first name and last name in respective fields. My school admission letter has my complete name, Abdul ...
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Travelling to two different Schengen countries for more than 90 days with a 10-day gap

I am a student and I have planned academic trips on the following dates in the following countries: 11 August 2018 to 20 August 2018 in Dresden, Germany. (9 days) 1 September 2018 to 28 November 2018 ...
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Schengen Visa Sponsorship Letter Format

I am looking for Schengen Visa Sponsorship Letter format (Schengen Family Visit Visa for Germany), I wish to write. I am unable to find any information on format on their website. I can write the same,...
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Staying longer in Italy

I am 18 years old, from South Africa, currently in Italy on a Schengen visa that expires in 2 months. I am living with a host family. I would like to stay here 6 months longer with the family but my ...
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Can an Iraqi citizen, with a Turkish short-term residence permit, apply for a German visa in Turkey? [closed]

Can an Iraqi citizen, with a Turkish short-term residence permit, apply for a German visa in Turkey? Usually, we need to apply from Jordan. But we often get refused to enter Jordan, therefore making ...
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Can I sponsor my younger brother’s Schengen visa?

I am doubtful, if I can show my bank statements and funds to sponsor my younger Brother's visa, who is definitely above 18, but is a student. He is planning to visit my elder sister in Germany.
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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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Schengen visa refused to South African resident with refugee travel documents [closed]

I was awarded a South African permanent resident certificate as a refugee under Section 27 of the Refugee Act. I am originally from the Congo. I currently hold a South African green ID book and ...
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'Main destination' for Schengen multiple entry visa

I am an Indian citizen based in the UK. I intend to make a series of trips to France in the next few months, but firstly, I intend to visit the Netherlands in April. In keeping with the rules in the ...
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France Schengen visa rejected without reason [duplicate]

I will be traveling to London, UK and following that, my friend and I were supposed to travel to Paris, France and Saas-Fee, Switzerland. So I applied for a UK visa and it was accepted. But when I ...
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Where to apply for a Schengen visa? [duplicate]

My Iterinary is as follows: Italy - (4 days, 4 nights), Austria - (2 days, 2 nights), Switzerland - (5 days, 4 nights). I am trying to book a Schengen visa appointment at the Italian embassy, but ...
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Problem getting appointment with the Italian online visa booking system

I am trying to get an appointment for a Schengen visa from the Italian embassy's Dublin office online booking system. https://ambdublino.esteri.it/ambasciata_dublino/it/informazioni_e_servizi/visti#...
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Can I move my flight schedule after VFS interview?

I had a Schengen visa appointment for the Netherlands today with VFS. They kept my travel documents and the tickets. I am wondering if I will be to make any changes to the itinerary before the embassy ...
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Indian citizen: apply for a Schengen visa while in London [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen visiting London for a family function. This was decided 3 weeks ago. I have applied for my visa, which I think I should get by the end of this week. I am supposed to travel to ...
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Last name in my passport is different from documents to be submitted for Schengen visa

I am applying for a Greek Schengen visa. My passport's last name is different from the one in my documents, due to native tongue. Will I have any problem getting the visa?
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I am travelling to Germany to meet my brother who is studying there. What do I need to show as proof of accommodation?

I am applying for a Schengen (Visit of family or friends) Visa to the German Embassy. I plan to visit Freiburg, Germany where my brother is studying. I am an Indian Citizen. Can a letter from him ...
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US citizen: German work permit, then job seeker visa. Can I start a tourist visa?

I just wanted to make sure I understand the rules correctly: I am a US citizen. I entered Germany on March 16, 2017, then I received a work visa on June 22, 2017. I had a temporary visa (...
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How to contact Schengen Immigration Officers?

I have a valid Schengen multiple-entry visa issued by the French consulate. However, in my travel period of 9 days I am spending 2 days in France and the rest in Italy (My initial itinerary was 5 days ...
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Schengen visa application at French consulate in India. Currently residing in the USA on H1B

I am an Indian passport holder currently working in the USA on an H1B visa. I am planning a business trip to France in May, for which I will be travelling from the USA. I will be in India in the last ...
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Can I go to Paris with same visa used for my trip to Greece? [duplicate]

I have a multiple entry Greece visa valid for 90 days. After going to Greece and returning home to India, can I go to Paris a month later using the same visa issued by Greece? The Paris trip would be ...