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Is the UK tourist visa on a damaged Indian passport valid if I get a duplicate passport reissued?

I have applied for the UK tourist visa from Bangalore, India where VFS Global (company that provides several visa processing services like collecting documents and sending them to the UK Consulate) ...
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What information is contained in the Schengen Visa Information System (VIS)?

This seems to be a recurring theme in the discussion boards here, and appears unknown to be publicly available by some members. So I though it would be helpful to have it here... What information is ...
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Is it a good idea to appeal a Schengen refusal or should I just reapply?

I am an Indian national living in US. I recently had a denial for Schengen visa from the Swiss consulate. The reason for refusal was: The information submitted regarding justification for the ...
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Add country in itinerary after schengen visa approved with Stamp Report Back After Travel

I applied for a Schengen visa in the Greek embassy. My travel plans presented were My Country-Greece-Italy-Greece-My Country. My visa was granted but with a stamp of Report Back After travel. The ...
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Schengen Visa Application - Family 2 US Passport, 1 Greencard - Hotel Itinerary

We are a family of 3 people. Me and my dad hold a US passport, but my mom doesn't. We will all be traveling in a group. Under Schengen visa, should the hotel be booked under her name? What if it is ...
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Philippines citizen working in Romania do I need a visa to go to Italy?

I'm a Filipino citizen working here in Romania. The question is if I want to travel to Italy do I need to get a visa? What are the requirements for a visa and in the airport?
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Applying for Schengen visa with an itinerary that is on hold

Buying a ticket before having a Visa is risky. American Airlines allows holding a ticket for 24 hours for free, and sends an email with Thank you for making your travel arrangements on aa.com! Your ...
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Staying fewer days in a Schengen visa approved country

We are planning to visit Europe. The original plan was to visit two countries, let's say country A and country B. We were issued Schengen visa via country A since we intended to stay in that country ...
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Schengen Visa Main Country [duplicate]

I will be arriving in Sweden for 2 days, followed by 2 days in Denmark and finally 5 days in Germany. With that itinerary, I should apply Schengen at German Embassy, however, there are no time slots ...
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Exceeding number of entries on Schengen National visa (type D) [migrated]

I’m currently in the process of moving to Portugal with a D visa with 120 days validity and two entries. The wait time to get a residence permit with my visa may take up to 6-8 months, and so there’...
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Indian Passport stolen with valid visa

I was in Barcelona in month of March, 2019 and my Indian passport with one year multiple entry Schengen visa was stolen. I have returned back to India on Emergency Certificate issued by the Indian ...
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Can I Ignore Member State of First Entry for Schengen Visa

I am going to Poland and I have my Schengen Visa taken from Poland embassy. But on my application, I wrote that member state of first entry will be Germany. But now I found a cheaper flight directly ...
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Schengen tourist visa application

I'm applying for my Schengen tourist visa at the end of next month. My cousin is sponsoring my trip as I'm still a student with no income. How do I prove our relationship to the French embassy ...
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How should my fiancée and I, residing in different countries, apply for Schengen visas separately or together?

My fiancée and I, both Indian citizens, are planning to get married in December, followed by a honeymoon trip to a few places in Europe (Amsterdam, Helsinki, Paris). I reside and work in Japan (since ...
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Traveling to Schengen - US Greencard within 3 months Expiry

I am taking my mom to a trip in Europe to celebrate her birthday. We reside in USA and are working. We intend to be in Schengen for 9 days. Situation: I actually have bought the plane tickets for ...
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Schengen Visa Change or Edit the itinerary possible?

My Friend has again a Schengen Visa this Time Type C 60 Days Two Entries. Remarks Visit & VIS stands on the Sticker 2 Schengen Countries to Visit First entry is already over exactly like in the ...
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Denial of Entry or Travel Ban in Schengen area

My friend was stopped when she traveled to Germany from Ukraine for a short term (1 week) tourist travel. Ukrainians do NOT NEED Visa to travel to Schengen area. This was not a Visa issue but a quick ...
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Can I add my remaining Schengen days to my new 90 days? [duplicate]

I left the Schengen in June after staying 88 days. My 90 days outside the Schengen finishes next month. My question is, the 2 days I have left from the last 180 day period - can I add these together ...
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Regarding Netherlands Schengen visa rejection

Recent I applied for Netherlands Schengen visa from India to attend conference at Rotterdam. Unfortunately my visa got rejected even though my documents are fine. I don't have time for appeal ...
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Schengen zone, Article 2(19), i got it from estonia embassy [duplicate]

One or more member state(s) consider you to be a threat to public policy, internal security, public health as defined in Article 2(19) of Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 (Schengen Borders Code) or the ...
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Can I land in Germany with a single entry Hungarian student visa(Category: D, Valid For: Hungary, 30Days) [duplicate]

I got my Hungarian Student visa. Initially, it is limited to 30days until I pick up my residence card. On the visa it states: Valid for: Hungary Single entry Validity: 30 days. They mentioned in the ...
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What is meaning of Schengen visa inquiry about “URIEN” in remarks field

What is meaning of "URIEN" in remarks field of Schengen visa issued by France
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Schengen Visa Cancelation

I was wondering what sort of procedures a German consulate would have to follow/its obligation (or lack thereof) to communicate a visa cancelation to the traveler? I have been issued a student visa ...
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Can you leave the country for more than 90 days on a Germany Youth Mobility Visa? If not, does any other Schengen country's visa let you do that?

I read somewhere that you can only travel 90/180 days from a few years back, but I wonder if that's still the case, and if it's enforced given open border.
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Extended Schengen holiday with non-EU spouse of EU citizen not resident in EU

I'm an Australian and Italian (EU) citizen and my wife is a citizen of the Philippines. We are living together in Australia. We'd like to have an extended holiday (lets say 6 months) exploring the ...
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Itinerary change

I was supposed to go with Thomas Cook travel operator to Europe with France as the main destination, with trips to Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Germany. Due to a discrepancy, it has been canceled ...
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Can I travel back to USA from Schengen area within 90 days of my H1B visa expiry?

I got Schengen visa valid from Sep 7 - Oct 17. My H1B Visa expires on Dec 31st. In order to meet the rule that my departure date from Schengen area should be beyond 90 days of my H1B visa expiry, I ...
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Need passport back from embassy

I'm a resident alien in the United States. Recently (about a week ago), I applied for a Schengen business visa at the Swiss consulate in New York, and I haven't heard back from them yet. However, ...
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Changing purpose of stay from travel to work in Schengen

I am in a peculiar situation that German embassy in my country (Turkey) is also rather unclear about: I have two valid passports, one Green (i.e. allows free travel in Schengen area as a tourist) and ...
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Is my used single-entry Schengen visa valid as a supporting document for a Turkish eVisa? [duplicate]

I'm egyptian holder shengen visa single type valid from 13 August till 7th sep I would like to travel to greece from 13 August to 18 after that wants to apply for turkish e-Visa can I apply and enter ...
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Germany: What to do if my visa appointment has been cancelled?

The German embassy in Cairo cancelled my visa interview after I sent an email asking for an earlier appointment. No reason has been provided for the cancellation and they don't respond to my emails ...
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How many visas do I need if I attend two conferences in Germany that are one month apart? [duplicate]

I am attending two independent conferences in Germany that are one month apart. Ideally, I want to apply for them concurrently, with minimal costs. I will fill two applications, and book one interview....
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Schengen Visa Without H1 Stamping

I am on H1B status in the US. I have a valid I-797 form but not the H1 Stamp. I am planning to go to India next month to get my Stamping. But as I wanted to travel Europe before going to India, I ...
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business trip to Amsterdam for 3 days , would like to extend the trip as a tourist to Paris [duplicate]

I am going on a business trip to Amsterdam for 3 days , would like to extend the trip as a tourist to Paris for 6 days. Which countries consulate should I apply. What should I mention in the cover ...
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Can Business Visa/schengen to austria be used to travel to other EU countries for personal trips [duplicate]

I am applying for a multi-entry business visa/schengen for austria and would be spending the bulk of my time in vienna. Since, I dont have any meetings over the weekends, is it possible for me to ...
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Schengen Visa Audits

It's a very straightforward question: Does anyone know whether embassies and consulates of Schengen Member States perform audits on visas they issued? Do they ever go through the applications in ...
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Accompany my husband for his Business trip in Schengen [duplicate]

I will accompany my husband in the Schengen Area for a business trip. I will apply as a tourist. Does my husband need to create a Cover letter? Stating he will accompany me and he will cover all ...
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Can I Change/Cancel My Hotel Bookings after getting Schengen visa, will that get my visa cancelled?

I made the hotel reservations in Spain and the Netherlands, I received the visa. I recently found a better deal on internet, in that case can I cancel the booking I presented in the Itinerary provided ...
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valid Schengen visa on expired passport [duplicate]

Can I travel to France & Italy with a valid schengen visa issued for business purpose by Netherlands in an expired passport . Biometrics done in 2018. Visa is valid till 2021 with multiple entry ...
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What happens if you don't register your local address when visiting Germany?

As a U.S. citizen on a tourist visa or no visa what happens if you don't register your local address and get caught? What actually happens in practice if anyone has first hand experience? What about ...
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Do I need Transit visa of Finland even I have Schengen Visa? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen traveling to Denmark. I have a connecting flight from Helsinki (Finland) to Denmark (stopover 3 hours in Helsinki). I have a Schengen Visa given by Denmark of Type C. Question:...
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Return Passport related - Washington DC French Embassy Visa Question

I have my Visa appointment at the French Embassy (Washington DC). I'm travelling from Pennsylvania for the appointment. I would like the embassy to return my passport to me via courier. It's not ...
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Visa query for flight from mumbai to Washington visa rome [duplicate]

I am travelling from mumbai to Washington and I have a layover at rome and I am supposed to change my terminals so do I require a transit visa for that?
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Last Name Appearing as XXXX on Spain Schengen Visa (No Last Name in PassPort)

I recently got my Schengen Visa from Spain and I don't have surname, so the name appearing on my passport is XXXX, ALOK KUMAR KRISHANAMURTH (the space for last "Y" was not there; my Given name on ...
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got refusal two times from Swiss Embassy, [duplicate]

Hi i had tried two times from Swiss embassy with my cousin sister . When I was tried first time I did not have much more travel history only had Thailand Visa. I had show my salary only 20000/- per ...
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Can I enter a Schengen area country for the first time by land? Or does it have to be via flight?

I'll be travelling to Russia. And I was planning to apply for a Schengen Visa so that I can take the train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki. Is entry by land in this manner allowed?
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Schenghen visa enquiry

I am an 18 year old who has been a UK resident for about 11 years. I just finished my alevels and I am about to go to uni. Planning to apply for a Spanish schengen visa for my prospective travel in ...
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My visa has been denied twice and im applying for a new one in about 2 weeks [duplicate]

I'm a tunisian citizen, I'm 21 years old and I'm a student. I do not have a job - in my country you get one at age around 24 after finishing your studies. But I do have a source of money. I am going ...
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Is that a problem that my visa is not from Italian embassy

I have six days academic visit to Germany in August, 6 Days in Prague in September, 15 days in September in Italy, I have been recently granted a 10-month Multiple entries Schengen visa (Type C, with ...
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How is the duration of stay is calculated? [duplicate]

I have a question about how the Schengen duration of stay is calculated. My duration of stay is 17 days. Unfortunately, I will arrive at the airport at 9:00 pm on July 26th, and my departure flight ...