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What should I submit in-lieu on no objection certification for tourist visa for Japan when switching jobs?

I am planning to switch jobs in the next 1-2 months, with a 2 week break between the two. I want to take a trip to either Japan or Europe in this window. Japan and Schengen visa requirements for ...
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Visa for Croatia?

We have a 16 days trip of austria hungary czech and croatia. We got a schengen visa with one month validity and 10 days stay in schengen area. My schengen is double entry and we will not enter ...
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Joon and AC baggage interline

I booked a ticket to Toronto (YYZ) from Mumbai (BOM) with a stop over at Paris (CDG). Following is the itinerary: 9W4947 BOM-CDG operated by Joon AC881 CDG-YYZ The stop over at CDG is of 2hrs ...
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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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Traveling while waiting for french residence permit

I moved to France last year and Im still waiting for my titre de sejour, I have a valid récépisse and I know this is not a valid document to travel (back) to France. I have ( after asking more than a ...
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Entering Italy with Australian travel document

I enter Germany with Australian travel document for refugees. Can I take another flight to Italy and move freely in schengen area?
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Indian spouse of a British Citizen (UK Passport holder) need visa to enter Spain?

My wife is a Indian passport holder who has "indefinite leave to remain" stamp on her passport which allows her to stay in the UK being my spouse. I believe she still does need a Visa to enter the EU ...
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Extending a short-term visa issued from Germany in Hungary?

I know that short term visas are subject to strict rules when it comes to extensions. Is it possible to extend a short-term visa issued from Germany in Hungary? The purpose or the reason for the ...
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Schengen visa granted for 2 months, duration of visit 45 days. Am I overstaying?

I’m already in the Schengen zone as I type this. My entry stamp has the date 26th December 2018 on it and my return flight out of the schengen zone is on the 9th February. My Visa validity is 21st ...
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Query regarding cooling off period for Work permit up to 120 days max

I have a query regarding cooling off period for visa type "Work permit up to 120 days". My job requires me to travel to Zurich repeatedly(every yr). Hence it is important for me to know below details....
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Formal Obligation letter

Are there cases wherein an Immigration officer or border guards will ask for an original formal obligation letter from the traveler? My sponsor can only provide a scanned copy of the Formal Letter ...
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Sister seeing off student exchange

I'm leaving for a student exchange to France for three months. My sister will be coming along with me for a week. So I have added her name under the list of Airbnb guest members for her accommodation ...
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Seafarer schengen visa

Can I use my Netherlands Schengen Visa (seafarer) as a tourist visa. It is a multi entry for 5 years valid til 2022. I am planning a trip to Europe for a holiday.
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Cover letter to explain missing requirement for Schengen visa?

I plan to apply for a (Greece) Schengen visa in USA. I am on the H1b visa. Schengen visas lodged in the US seem to require that my US visa is valid for 3 months after the date of departure for ...
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Complicated Schengen visa situation involving multiple trips and H1b visa!

I am in the US on the H1B visa. I am planning a leisure trip to Greece in September. After this trip, I come back to the US. Later in October, I have a business trip (conferences) to Germany and Czech ...
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Travel to Schengen zone with France as point of entry from UK

I am an Indian national living in UK on a work visa (ICT tier 2) with my wife who is also an Indian national on a dependent visa. We want to travel to Schengen zone on a short term tourist visa, ...
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List of documents if boyfriend is my sponsor? Schengen Greece Visa

A little background of our relationship: My boyfriend and I live in Dubai. We met in the year of 2017 in Dubai and have been dating for two and a half years. Now, we are planning to travel to ...
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About the reference title in the Videx form (Germany visa)

I will apply for a German tourist visa and I will stay in 3 different hotels. When I fill in the reference title, I select the hotel option but there is only one hotel option. How do I enter the ...
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No remark on my schengen visa sticker (issued by Austrian embassy)

I recently got my Schengen short stay visa approved to travel to Austria for an internship for less than 90 days. However my comments / remark section on my visa sticker is just blank. No remarks. I ...
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Requirements to visit Italy

Greetings from Mexico. I am planning a trip to Italy, it will be my first trip to Europe with a duration of 6 days. I have been researching about the requirements that I must meet in order to make ...
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Are you allowed to book two appointments for Schengen visa at German consulates in different countries?

I understand that booking multiple Schengen visa appointments at the same German consulate is discouraged and they even say that your appointments would be automatically canceled if you do so. But, ...
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Travel to Romania with valid Schengen visa in my old passport

I am an Omani national. Recently I renewed my passport because its expiry was in less than 6 months. I have a valid Schengen visa in my old passport for another 3 months. Now I want to travel to ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Ukraine for a layover of 22 hours

I am an Indian passport holder travelling to Berlin(TXL) from New Delhi (DEL). I am going through Ukrainian International Airlines which is having a layover of 22 hours in Kiev. My question is, do ...
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France visa processing in vfs bangalore

The french consulate had requested me to submit additional documents for visa processing. I submitted on May 10th. My question is, does anyone have any idea how much time it take after additional ...
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Visa query for Croatia with Schengen visa from Switzerland

I am an Indian passport holder, travelling to Croatia. I am first visiting Vienna and then to Croatia. But I have Schengen visa from Switzerland. Should this be ok?
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Can I use my Schengen VISA for a different purpose and from different port of entry?

I have a valid multiple entry schengen business visa issued by the German embassy for a duration of 1 year. I was supposed to travel at the beginning of May 2019 to Germany and use this visa but ...
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Schengen visa application in UK requires confirmed plane tickets

I am a non-EU national living in the UK and applying for a Schengen visa. I would like to visit Switzerland and applied through TLS Contact - which is the standard way to apply in the UK. Among their ...
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Schengen visa - Change of location

The team I'm in at the company I work for was planning a team meetup in Berlin. In the interest of time and having to book for an appointment a couple months in advance, I had applied for a Schengen ...
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I am travelling to Netherlands on an Invitation letter.Should my point of entry and exit be same for Schengen visa?

I am travelling to Netherlands and Germany as a tourist. I have invitation letter from a friend in Netherlands. I am applying for a Schengen visa from Netherlands consulate. Should my point of entry ...
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Where should I take visa photo for Italy?

I am applying for Italy short stay visa at Washington DC. In the appointment confirmation email, it is stated for photo requirement as Recent passport-size photo (1.2”x1.5” or 4x4 cm) on white ...
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Schengen Visa: How to inform visa officer about the lack of a particular document?

So the situation is I work as a contractor for a US based company, hence instead of traditional salary slips, I have to raise invoices based on which my employer deposits money in my account. I do ...
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How to secure an appointment for poland schengen type C business visa?

I am struggling to secure an appointment from last 1 week. Is there a specific time period under which appointments slot are reserved? Is there any other way of securing appointment with Polish ...
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Netherlands checklist, document proving caregiver in your original country

We applied for a Netherlands visa, but our kids will stay in our country If we attach their school registration form would it be a good document?
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Schengen visa main country for a mix of tourism/family visits

My family (me, wife and kids) reside in Switzerland where my mother visits us regularly. Usually she applies for a visa through Swiss embassy and gets a 6-month multiple entry visa with "Visite ...
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Can I apply for tourist visa

I have been deported from UK two years ago, because I was charged and sentenced for criminal offence. Would there be any issue if I apply for schengn tourist visa
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Is it possible to enter the Schengen area as a tourist while a German work visa request is in process?

My girlfriend is from Venezuela and she is in the process of requesting a work visa for Germany at the German embassy in Santiago de Chile (as she will obtain her Chilean residency soon). While the ...
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Travel within Schengen Business visa?

I will go to Switzerland as a visiting scholar for one month. I have already got a Schengen business visa. In my application, I provided the invitation letter. A proof of accommodation offered by my ...
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Schengen Visa- Change in Entry date

I am an Indian national residing in the UK and I got my Schengen Visa from France with an year validity from Dec'2018-Dec'2019. We were planning to visit paris on the 3rd January'19 but had to cancel ...
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Can I enter Turkey or not?

I got Turkey e-visa valid from 18 January,2019 till July,2019 and my Schengen visa from 27 January,2019. Now, Can I travel to Turkey on 25 January, 2019 as I have valid e-visa now? Is there any ...
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Hotel booking for a couple, Schengen visa

Edited I am booking hotels/hostels in Europe through booking.com. Soon I'll apply for Schengen visa. Problem is, all the third party sites like booking, agoda, expedia show only my name as the guest. ...
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Traveling with a residence card

I have a French scientific residence card which will expire in 31 January 2019. I want to travel France for one week before the expiry date. I am wondering if it is possible to reserve a ticket? will ...
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Can I take a Schengen visa for business trip to Germany

I'm planning on a one-day business trip to Germany and my company asked me to apply for a Schengen visa. Is that a valid one? I thought that the Schengen visa is applicable only for the tourist, ...
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Can I make a short visit to Germany on a transit visa?

I’m a permanent resident (Green Card holder) in the USA and I’m flying to Jordan through Frankfurt. If I would like to enter Germany for a short visit, maximum 7-8 days, can I apply for a transit visa ...
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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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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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Schengen visa applications - domestic flight tickets, invitation letter, future trip plans

I am going to attend an academic conference in A Coruña, Spain. So I am going to apply for a cultural visa. I also want to spend a few days in Madrid just as a tourist. 1) I can make a free roundtrip ...
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Appointment issues for Schengen visa in the New York Center (VFS office)

I'm planning to travel to France on Aug 16 for tourism (Short Stay). The Schengen visa appointment is booked completely in the New York VFS office and the latest date I see when the appointment is ...
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Do I required entry permit for Croatia, when applying for Schengen Visa?

I am an Indian national, and am planning to visit France, Croatia, and Czech Republic, in that order. Now, I understand that Schengen Visa is applicable for Croatia as well, even through Croatia is ...
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Which type of Schengen visa i should apply for?

I'm a Graduate student in F1 visa, Going on a college trip to France for 10 days, I will be attending conference (part of my trip). Which visa type should I apply for?
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Applying (Reclaiming) French Schengen Visa without My Old Passports and Information about my Old Visa

I am a Chinese Citizen living in the United Kingdom at the moment. My previous passport containing a valid French Schengen Tourism Visa stolen in June. Having observed other thread it seems that the ...