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A short-stay visa issued for the Schengen area by any Schengen state.

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Schengen Visa Refused - Next Steps?

I recently applied to Croatia at the VFS visa center in UAE, and I’ve been refused for the reasons below: Justification of the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided. There are ...
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Border control stamps entering EU when holding EU residency

I hold German residency (because I am married to a German citizen). I am in Dublin, Ireland at the moment, and I'll return to Germany through France. Will my passport get stamped at the French border ...
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Help with Schengen visa application

My girlfriend and I are planning a summer trip to Spain to attend a sports event, and we need advice on applying for a Spanish tourist visa. We want to ensure we submit the right documents to support ...
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Visa to Czech republic revoked before travelling

My original itinerary was to go to Prague and Munich (5 and 2 nights respectively). After I got my Schengen visa to Czech republic, I decided to add Austria (2 nights in Salzburg). Consequently, I ...
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Travel to Schengen zone for tourism with "visite pro" business visa

I'm from China but live in the UK. I was just recently issued a Schengen visa for 6 months from France. I applied for business purposes, but I want to leave France and later on travel to other ...
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Getting appointment in another state due to available dates

I've received my Letter of Acceptance from my university in Germany, and I need to arrive between July 1st and 10th, 2024. However, I'm unable to find a VFS Global visa appointment in Delhi. I'm from ...
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What happens if I don't use a Schengen visa?

I received a Schengen tourist visa for about a month. If I can't use the visa, will it have any impact? Do I need to inform the embassy or anything? I am from India.
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Traveling as a Swedish citizen with Argentinian wife who overstayed in Germany

My wife and I will be travelling from Argentina to Sweden with a layover in Frankfurt on the 24th of May 2024. Last time (2024-04-17) she got stopped and an officer opened a case stating she ...
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Malta visit visa with no travel history for Pakistani passport

I have no travel history. But I have a strong profile. I am a government officer. One of my friend is self employed in malta. He runs a business over there. He has offered me a visit to malta. Since ...
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Can I apply for Schengen Visa from a country where I'm not resident but a citizen?

I'm Indian citizen residing in Ireland for work. I'm looking to apply for Schengen visa (business) from India where I'm a citizen but not a resident. Is it possible? Any assistance would be ...
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What type of visa does he need to enter Greece?

My friend is traveling from Jordan to Canada with me. We will stop 6 hours in Greece for transit.During this time we would like to visit Athens. He is a Jordanian citizen. We checked the website and ...
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Applying for Schengen visa in India while doing PhD in US

Hi I need help in applying for Schengen Visa for Germany/Switzerland. I am an Indian national pursuing my PhD in the US in New York. I want to attend a conference in Germany where I am invited to ...
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For multiple-entry Schengen visas, which country should you apply to? Is it based on length of stay within a trip or across all trips?

According to the info on EC website,: If you intend to visit more than one Schengen States, you should apply at the Consulate of the country where you will spend the longest period of time. If you ...
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Can I stay in Schengen after my German Residence Permit ends?

I am an Australian citizen / passport holder on a German Residence Permit that expires on 15 August 2024. I first entered Germany on 13 February 2024 and applied for a Residence Permit for the ...
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Schengen visa cover letter

I was initially planning to travel to Spain for 10 days on a tourist visa with my sister, but we have since shortened the trip to 5 days due to work commitments. Should we mention this change in the ...
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They denied my family a visa because my apartment was deemed too small [migrated]

I applied for a Family Reunion visa wt the Germany Embassy and after 1 year they came to the conclution that my apartment was 2 m² too small. I managed to get a bigger apartment and re-applied within ...
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I risk overstaying in Sweden with no return flights available before visa ends

I am visiting Sweden as a tourist. My visa allows me to stay in the country for 7 days. I booked the first flight for a Saturday and the return flight for the next Saturday. When I was booking my ...
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Visa in Georgia to live with my girlfriend [migrated]

I am Indian and so is my girlfriend. She has been studying in Georgia for 3 months and will study for 5 more years. I want to live and stay with my girlfriend until she's done. What can I do to get a ...
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Mutual Funds Statement for Netherlands Schengen Visa Application

I'm applying for a Schengen visitor visa for the Netherlands from India. I'll be visiting my sister, and I'll be paying for all the expenses. Over the last 2 years, I invested about 80% of my salary ...
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Schengen visa for parents

I am applying for the Schengen visa for my parents. The problem is that my father's surname in his passport does not match the father's name I have in my passport. Could this cause any trouble with ...
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Applied for Germany visa in the UK, but traveling from India. Will there be a problem?

I'm a PhD student in the UK going to Germany in July for a summer school. I have an appointment at the German embassy here in the UK for the visa application. However, I will be in India for the ...
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Need itinerary proof

I am a US permanent resident (green card holder) and I am planning to visit Belgium. In the Schengen visa file, an itinerary proof is required. Within this doc there are the accommodation doc, which I ...
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Applying for a Schengen visa after going back to Pakistan from the Netherlands voluntarily

I was in the Netherlands from 01 January 2022 until 19 December 2022, then left the Netherlands on 19 December 2022 voluntarily as I was there because of the war in the Ukraine. I was in the Ukraine ...
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Overstayed Schengen visa by 9 days in Germany. Can I get another visa?

In another post I asked for help about my situation. After waiting for 6 long months, the German authorities sent me an email that they have closed/dismissed my case. I have another work trip coming ...
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Can Spain issue a single-entry visa that would be valid for airside transit in Germany on the return leg?

Do Schengen rules allow the issue of a single-entry visa from Spain with a from/to validity period sufficient for an itinerary Cuba > Frankfurt > Madrid > UK, returning UK > Frankfurt > ...
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Question about Schengen visa

I'm a PhD student in the UK, with a history of not finding any visa appointments to go to an international conference. I have an upcoming summer school in Germany, and although I could not find a ...
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Non-EU citizen travelling to Germany for internship. Do I require a work permit (Bundesagentur fur Arbeit)?

I am a non-EU citizen. I am travelling to Germany for a summer internship, which will last around two months. I am being paid money for local expenses through a fellowship, but I am covering the rest ...
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How to apply for a Schengen visa as a sibling?

I'm planning to travel with my family for 10-12 days within the Schengen area. I'm from India and intend to visit my office colleagues in Spain for fun and networking, as many of them reside there. ...
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Sweden Schengen visa: Visitor or Tourist

I along with my mother, sister (married) and her son (< 6 years) are planning on going to Sweden and I am not sure which visa type should I apply to Tourist or Visitor. Visa check list source: ...
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US green card holder: Do I need a transit visa when my journey includes a flight through a Schengen country? [duplicate]

I am a Turkish citizen and US permanent resident. I'm traveling home for my sister's wedding and I booked my flights with Norse like this: JFK -> OSLO -> ISTANBUL ISTANBUL -> OSLO -> JFK ...
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Visiting Mainland France with French Polynesia Visa

I am an Indian citizen, and a permanent resident of the US. I have a multiple-entry French Polynesia visa [in the visa stamp, it's written valid for "Polynésie Française (FR)"]. I have ...
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Schengen visa: Traveling long after initial itinerary

I got a 1-year multiple-entry Schengen visa a few months back. Travel plans changed due to work and I couldn't make my planned trip that time. It's been ~9 months since the issuance of the visa and I'...
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Transit visa requirement for Bangladeshi citizen through Munich

I am reaching out for some guidance regarding transit visa requirements. As a Bangladeshi citizen, I am planning a trip that will take me through Munich, Germany, en route to Lisbon, Portugal. My ...
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Multiple entry Schengen visa date confusion

So, I have Schengen visa with the following dates: FROM: 09-12-23 UNTIL: 07-12-24 NUMBER OF ENTRIES: MULT DURATION OF STAY: 90 I have already travelled to Spain and came back to my country on ...
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Self-transfer through Rome with no luggage. Will I need a visa?

I am going to book a ticket through the kiwi website, from London to Cairo. The first flight will be with easyJet, from London to Rome. The second flight will be with Wizz Air, from Rome to Cairo. I ...
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Travelling to Iceland via Germany with Germany-issued Schengen visa

My family (wife, son and myself) got Schengen visas issued by Germany with a plan to visit Germany & Italy, for 11 days. Given Iceland's Grindavik area is erupting right now and the formation of a ...
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What is my punishment if caught with a fake ID card from Poland?

I had a valid two-year visa of France. I bought an ID card of Poland from a guy by paying extra money. I never used that card for any legal issues. When I was boarding the flight from my country, by ...
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What are the chances for Iranians getting a German Schengen Visa at the moment?

I am single (f), have never left Iran before and work as a English teacher online. I would like to come to Germany for a month get a CELTA certificate there and visit some friends. How high are the ...
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Two simultaneous Schengen visa applications at the same time

I live in the UK. I need to apply for two separate business trips: first in Sweden, second in Germany. The dates of these trips do not overlap, they are 1 month apart. I know it is possible to apply ...
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Can I get a Schengen visa with an expired US visa?

I am an Indian citizen on an H1B visa in US. I am planning to visit India but on the way would like spend 1 week in Europe. Situation: I have an extension (I797 and I94) to stay in the US, but my visa ...
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Cruise from Greece to Turkey and back to Greece - what is the "duration of intended stay"?

I'm taking a cruise with my wife. I'm a British citizen and she is a Chinese citizen; we live in the UK where she has permanent residence. The ship is departing from and returning to Athens, but in ...
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Member state of first entry on Croatia visa aplication

I will be travelling to Zagreb via Frankfurt from India. On the visa application form, it asks for a 'member state of first entry'. Will this be Frankfurt or Zagreb? We only have a 1-hour layover at ...
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I missed 1 digit from my passport number when booking an appointment for a Germany Schengen visa. Will the visa officer handle it?

I missed 1 digit from my passport number while I booking an appointment for a Germany Schengen visa [short term]. Will this be a problem?
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Schengen Visa D and C. Do I need the second one if I aready have the first one?

I have a Schengen visa (Polish) type D that expires on April 30, 2024 (multiple). On May 2024 I have to go to Italy to participate in a sports event. Do I need to get a type-C visa for this or I can ...
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Hotel reservation for a couple applying for Schengen Visa

I'm travelling to Amsterdam and Paris with my girlfriend. We made the hotel reservation in Amsterdam under my name, and the Paris hotel reservation under hers. But in both the reservations, there's no ...
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Do I need a visa for a connecting flight at CDG from T1 to T2E?

I hold a Chinese passport with a UK tourist visa. I will be landing at T1 (flight CZ347 from China to CDG) and need to catch a connecting flight at T2E to the UK (flight AF1058 from CDG to Newcastle). ...
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Can I enter a Schengen state different from the one issuing the visa, if I have used the visa before?

I have a valid multiple-entry Schengen visa issued by Spain. Last year, I entered Spain via Germany and left the Schengen area from Germany, so there is no stamp on my passport by Spanish border ...
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Do I need a credit card to apply for a visa to Norway?

I am a Chinese citizen, and I currently live and work in the United Kingdom after studying there. I am following the steps at UDI in order to apply for a visa to visit Norway. While following the ...
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Can I use a tourist visa appointment at VFS to apply for a short-term spousal visa?

I’m married to an EU National but live in the UK (I’m not a British or EU citizen). In theory I should be able to apply for a short-term spousal visa when we travel to Spain together, but there are no ...
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Travelling to ICLR in Vienna, Austria from India. Confusion about walk-ins

I am a PhD student from India. My work was accepted at ICLR 2024 conference which will be held in Vienna, Austria from 7 May 2024 to 11 May 2024. I have two questions. Q1 I have to apply for a ...
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