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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 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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Hard Brexit and travel for UK citizens into Schengen countries in 2019

I am a British citizen and US permanent resident. I rarely need visas. However, I am considering a Mediterranean cruise in the spring or summer of 2019. Unlike British politicians, I like to plan ...
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If I arrive in the UK, and then head to mainland Europe, does my Schengen visa 90 day limit start when I arrived in the UK, or mainland Europe?

As the UK is technically still a member of the EU, I just wanted to be sure of this before booking travel arrangements. The idea is to arrive in the UK and stay there for 2-4 weeks, and then ...
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Was I wrongfully denied boarding for having a Schengen visa issued from the second country on my itinerary?

I have a c-type single entry Schengen visa issued from Spain. And this is my first time Schengen visa. I wanted to go to Rome first for 3 days and then to Spain for 4 days and then back to my country ...
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Is there a risk to write an invitation letter for a stranger to obtain a Czech (Schengen) visa?

TLDR: Online friend wishes to visit my country in EU and I have no experience with that. Please share your experience and advice. I have an online friend from Armenia who wishes to visit Czech ...
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Can a non-EU citizen travel freely within the Schengen area without passport?

My current situation is that I have residence permit of Germany (as a stamp in passport) and I wish to apply for UK visa in next few days from Germany and won't have my passport anymore during the ...
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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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Why should one apply for UK visa before other visas, on a multi-destination European holiday?

My mother, a South African citizen, will be travelling later this year to the UK, Spain, Isle of man and possibly other destinations for a bit of a holiday. She will be traveling on a South African ...
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Dutch visa was annulled on entering France

Sorry for the lengthy post. So I planned for an Europe trip and applied for my schengen visa at the Dutch embassy in Tokyo. I applied at the Dutch embassy because I was planning on staying for 6days ...
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Does an Indian national need a visa to enter the Netherlands on a short business visit with a company invitation?

I am from India and need to go to the Netherlands for business. It's a short visit of 7 days and have a company invitation. We referred to the official Dutch Immigration information about business ...
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Why didn't the check-in agent recognize my long term visa?

I am a US citizen with a long stay visa for France in my passport. It looks like this. It is valid for one year. I booked a one-way flight to France and the check-in agent was adamant that this ...
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What to fill under occupation if you have quit your job [duplicate]

I have worked as a Software Engineer for around 4 years, but I do not have a permanent job right now (aside from some freelance work). My passport says my profession is Software Engineer. I am ...
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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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Do I need to register with the police in Italy if I stay at a friend's place and not a hotel?

I hold an Indian passport and already got my Schengen tourist visa to Italy for visiting a friend. I read online on some websites that registration is needed with the police in Italy within 8 days of ...
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Do airlines count the days for visa nationals?

While answering this question I wondered: for countries/areas that have rules such as the 90/180 rules of the Schengen Area, do airlines bother to count how long you have already been in the area? As ...
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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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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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Visa with criminal record

I am from India and I have recently travelled to Germany. I had a visa type C that allowed to stay there for 9 days. I entered Germany on 6th March, 2017 and I was supposed to leave Germany on 14th ...
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Dealing with bully/rogue consular official

My wife and will be traveling to Italy for vacations and she is from a country that requires a visa. This is usually not a problem, as she has obtained travel visas to several other countries ...
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Why didn't I get Schengen refusal stamp on my passport?

My Visa request for Schengen Visa has been refused by German embassy in Tehran[1]. I've got the refusal notice explaining the reasons for the refusal. But I don't find any stamp on my passport. Is ...
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Can I travel in the Schengen area with an expired visa that is currently being renewed?

I'm a resident here in Italy, I had my carta identita. I'm planning to go to France end of the month this September the problem is I'm on renewal on Sept 9' and I'll wait about 2 months to get it. Is ...
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Leaving Schengen area the day after the visa expiry due to the transit

My case is a little bit unique, so I haven't found any articles that are closely related to what I want to ask. I'm currently in Germany with the working holiday visa. My visa expires on Feb 7, so I ...
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Is it allowed to spend a night in the first entry country before moving to the main destination?

I have booked to spend a night in the first entry point which is Germany. Then in the second day I'm going to move to the main destination (Switzerland), where my visa has been issued, by car.Is that ...
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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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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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Getting a Schengen visa issued at the border in case of missed connection and long layover

There is a provision for issuing Schengen visas at the border (see section 1.7 of this document): apart from meeting all regular criteria, the individual applying must show that they were not in a ...
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What legal action can I take to get my refund related with wrong information about transit visa? [duplicate]

Two week's back I was travelling back from India to USA,my flight was via Rome and Paris, so as par rule I was required a transit visa. And I did apply for the transit visa in Kolkata's Italian ...
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How do you find “issued by” and “issued in” on a Nigeria passport? It’s required for a visa application

Q1. How do I get the Issued by and Issued in on my passport? Note I have a Nigeria passport and it only has Authority, which is ABUJA HQRS. I am planing on visiting a friend in Germany for 34 days, ...
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Why does my visa say valid for Deutschland instead of Schengen?

Usually I have seen that the valid for is “Schengen State” and the type of visa is “C” with Number of entries “Multiple.” But, in my case, it's written as valid for “Deutschland “ and the type of ...
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Netherlands Schengen Visa Refusal

I have made a visa application for traveling in Netherlands through VFS Global in Russia (Yekaterinburg). The application was triple checked and was accompanied by all the required documents including:...
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Travelling out of France with a receipt for first residence permit

As title explains, I am wondering if it is possible for someone to go out and back in to France with an expired long term visa and a receipt for a first residence permit. The visa is a scientist visa....
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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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Why was I asked to provide proof of travel AFTER returning from Schengen area?

I have received my Schengen visa (short-stay) issued by the Austrian Embassy in Australia (main purpose Germany) I have been told that 'upon return, you are expected to show proof to the Austrian ...
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Single Entry Schengen Visa for Bulgaria

Is it possible to enter Bulgaria with a valid single entry Schengen visa? I plan to travel from Kenya to Bulgaria then to Greece. I know it is not possible to go to Greece then Bulgaria because the ...
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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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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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My passport contains a surname, while my other documents do not. What should I do when applying for Schengen visa?

There is surname in my passport but my actual name does not include a surname. This actual name without a surname is the one written in my occupational documentation and bank statement. I'm now ...
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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 much time will it take to get my passport back if I am applying for multiple Schengen visa countries?

I am an Indian. I am doing my research in the USA(Saint Louis). I will be going back to India and then will be going to Europe for an academic conference( Spain 20th to 25th of May, then Hungary 25th ...
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Calculating Schengen visa validity

I applied for a Schengen visa for me and my family, and in the application I wrote my date of entry 14-03-2019 and date of exit 29-03-2019. I even bought air tickets for the same dates. My visa ...
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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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What documents can prove that I am a caregiver in my country of origin?

In the Netherland Visa Documents checklist, it says to submit documents proving we will return to our country. One example it says, is: "A document proving you are a caregiver in your country of ...
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Are bus tickets valid proof of internal transit within the Schengen territory?

I will be applying for a short term tourist schengen visa at VFS Italy from Bangalore, India. According to their 'documents required' section, it's mentioned Proof of all internal travel within ...
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I have two simultaneous Schengen visas. How does the 90/180 rule work?

I am an Indian passport holder, living in the US (with work visa, no green card). I had a Schengen visa issued by the Netherlands valid from 12th January, 2017 to 11th January, 2019 and spent 69 ...
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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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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 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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Can I enter the UK for 24 hours from a Schengen area, holding an Indian passport?

I am travelling to Poland and Netherlands, flying on the 25th June, holding a Schengen business visa. For the weekend, can I plan to go to the UK (just Sunday)? I am not planning to stay overnight. ...
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What does 'Schengenstaten' means in Schengen Visa

I got my Schengen visa approved from the Netherlands embassy today. On the visa in the "Valid For" column they filled in "Schengenstaten." What is meant by that? Does it allow me to travel all ...