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

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Residence permit no. or equivalent on a visa free stay

I am a non-EU national currently staying in the country of Georgia on their one-year visa-free program which includes my country. I have been living here for 7 months but do not have any official ...
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Schengen Visa 0003 under Remarks

I just received a Schengen Visa from Slovenia and it says '0003' under remarks. What does that mean?
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Is it possbile to get a national visa of one Schengen country after reachin duration limit of national visa of another country? [migrated]

At this moment I have Lithuanian national visa. Its duration is limited by 1 year in a row. (After a year there should be a pause for at least 6 months before new Lithuanian national visa.) And I'm ...
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What is my "Home address" as an international student (for Schengen visa)

I am filling out a Schengen Visa (the top right says "Formular C1", if that matters). Question 19 asks me to give my "home address". I am an international student, the place I ...
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Can Visa delivery get delayed beyond travel dates?

Is it possible given that the embassy keeps note of the travel itinerary that they complete processing and dispatch of my visa later than my departure dates? Wouldn't they simply reject my application ...
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Passport processing in a visa application center in a different country, when opted in for "Keep my passport"

I'm trying to help my fiancee plan a trip which involves two different kinds of visas for two different countries, one of which is the UK. I found about the "Keep My Passport" option: ...
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TLS Contact Scanned documents for Student Schengen Visa

As a student at what point do I scan and upload supporting documents for a Schengen visa to France? The issue is that after booking my appointment successfully and paying my service fees online, I ...
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Regarding visa to Finland [duplicate]

I am living in India. I have a conference in Finland from 26 June to 1 July 2022 and also a workshop in Switzerland from 4 July to 8 July 2022. Although my first entry is Finland but can I take ...
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No exit stamp after leaving the Schengen area?

I recently noticed that my Schengen visa wasn't stamped when I left. Although I really left and I am now at home, my sponsor has asked me to go to the Embassy and get an exit stamp. He is now afraid ...
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Do we need a visa to Germany

I’m travelling to Germany next week with my partner and daughter, when booking the flights I put my husbands nationality as Turkish not realising it should have been British as he is a British citizen ...
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86 Day Internship in Germany

I am non - eu citizen. I will do voluntary internship in Germany and I will get paid. In order to do that i had to apply bundesagentur. The company applied for me and currently i have Einvernehmen ...
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Single entry Schengen visa, destination added

I intend to travel to Paris (2 days) and then to Zurich (2 days) for a conference from Islamabad Pakistan. My initial itinerary included entry from Paris and exit from Zurich. I have been granted 15 ...
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Schengen visa through VFS in India: No update for 20 days

I applied for a Student short-stay visa (France) through VFS in Delhi, India on 5 April 2022. I received an update on 6 April, saying, "Your Visa application Ref no. [redacted] has been Forwarded ...
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I am UK resident with Indian passport traveling to Greece. Can I book Schengen visa appointment in Edinburgh instead of London?

I am UK resident with Indian passport traveling to Greece. Can I book Schengen visa appointment in Edinburgh instead of London because there are no appointments available in London?
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Second entrance to Schengen area on a multiple entrance visa

I have a multiple entrance Schengen visa issued by Netherlands. My first flight land in Netherlands too. However I'm planning to leave Schengen area to Turkey and return to Schengen via Italy while my ...
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Question about French Circulation (multiple entry) visa for a new resident in UK

I am a new resident in UK with an Indian passport who had moved here to be with my wife. I have been in UK for less than an year. I only recently started working in UK for the first time so don't have ...
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Overstaying Schengen visa due to Covid-19 infection: What are the consequences?

My friend visited Germany on a tourist visa and she got the Visa for 77 days which was until 27th March 2022 but the validity on her visa was until 10th April 2022. For her return back to India, she ...
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Can I exit the airport for my 7 hour layover in Paris?

I've got a German student visa (Schengen), and I'm flying for the first time to Europe. On my way to Germany I have a 7 hour layover at Paris. Can I exit the airport and come back? Or can I only enter ...
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How long does the Spanish Consulate in San Francisco take to issue a tourist visa (March 2022)?

In the past (pre-pandemic), the Spanish Consulate in SF has issued visas in 48 hours to people who fly in to SF for an appointment. Has anyone applied for a Schengen Visa at the Spanish Consulate ...
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Get Schengen visa from a US consulate, but fly in from India

I am an Indian citizen residing in the US on an H-1B visa. I am applying for a Schengen visa from the Spanish consulate in San Francisco to visit Spain, France, Germany, and Iceland this summer. ...
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Visa refused with a reason of being a threat to public health

My parents who are living in India have applied for the Schengen tourist visa (Family / Friends) at the Consulate of Germany based in Mumbai. After 2 weeks, we received an e-mail from the consulate to ...
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Do I need to show the Schengen visa annulment form when applying for the visa next time? Also, how can I explain myself in my benefit?

My Schengen visa was cancelled (annulled) at the departing airport itself, in Sep 2017. I had connecting flights operated by 2 airlines with a layover of more than 8 hours in Istanbul with neither of ...
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Anyone managed to get a Schengen visa appointment at the Spanish consulate in San Francisco?

I have emailed them a few times at cog.sanfrancisco.vis@maec.es and have gotten no responses. Our travel dates are coming up fast. Any advice on how to get an appointment is greatly appreciated! E.g. ...
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Is a return air ticket absolutely necessary for a Schengen business trip?

I have a 2 year Schengen business visa from Germany. This week, I am leaving for the EU on a 3-week trip, with meetings in Germany, France, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Unfortunately, my last week ...
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Going to Cyprus for Internship then to Italy for MS [closed]

I am an Indian, (still in India without a Schengen visa) will be going to Italy for my MS degree in September 2022. But prior to that, I want to go to Cyprus (Nicosia) for an internship (like from May ...
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What visa type should I need for short-term visiting about a research project in Italy?

I'm a non-British researcher currently living in UK, I want to visit Italy for a research project with an Italy university for about 15 days. What type of visa should I need? I searched in ...
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Could someone please share a link to book appointment for Spain visa in San Francisco

I need a visa for for travel to Spain this summer, but can't seem to find a place to book an appointment for the SF consulate. This is the only thing I've found so far from Google, and it's giving an ...
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Consequences of Schengen Border guard not checking residence permit

I am a Canadian national already living in Finland with a Finnish residence permit (based on my spouse having a Residence Permit for work). I was traveling back from Canada (after a short visit) to ...
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90/180 rule (Schengen Visa)

I have a "D" type schengen visa and it says I have 168 days to stay in schengen area I stayed for 140 days so can I use this visa again to enter schengen area for 4 days? And if I cant how ...
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Will I need visa for my international transfer at Milan Malpensa Airport?

I am flying from Istanbul to São Paulo, the transfer is on my responsibility, these 2 flights are 2 different airlines however both my arrival and departure must be non Schengen Zone, International ...
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Immigration agent at airport said visitor will overstay Schengen visa by 1 day

We currently have visitors in Germany, at the airport one agent noted that our visitors will overstay for 1 day, but I feel like they made a mistake, but I am not sure. I have attached the visa ...
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Can I travel to Spain with UK ILR and Indian passport?

I have ILR for the UK and an Indian passport. Can i travel to Spain or other Europe countries?
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Does UK visa refusal affect my Schengen visa application

I applied for UK visa back in 2016 when I was doing my training and was taking stipend with not enough funds. now I am in an active job for the last 5 years with enough funds. Now I am applying for ...
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Nigerian Rejected: French Caribbean & Schengen Visa Denial

My boyfriend applied for a Schengen Airport Transit Visa from France and the French Overseas Territories Visa and was denied. He is from Nigeria and I am from the US. We were planning to meet in ...
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Schengen Visa in maiden name in the old passport & passport has new name

My wife has a five year Schengen Visa on her old passport with her maiden name. But we got a new passport after marriage. We are planning to travel to a Schengen country, but not the one that issued ...
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How does Spanish residency affect travel to France

I am an Irish passport holder so European and my wife is british. We are obtaining Spanish residency. How will this affect my wifes time in France will it be limited to 90 days and will the time in ...
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Can I travel before my original intended travel itinerary with a short-stay tourism multi-visit Schengen visa if it’s issued for earlier?

I recently applied for a Schengen visa (short-stay tourism) for my planned travel on 26th February 2022 - 5th March 2022. The visa came back quickly and they awarded me a 2 year multiple entry ...
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What do Schengen border agents see on their computers when they scan the passport?

So upon landing in Iceland (KEF) from Canada, what would the border agent there see on their screen when I hand over my passport to them? Do they see where I came from and on which flight? Do they ...
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Skip the Schengen member state that issued me visa and visit another member state

I have a Schengen visit visa issued to me by Iceland (represented by Denmark in Canada). However, now I am planning to change my itinerary and not visit Iceland at all and instead visit France since I ...
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BNL 2 R/FI VISA

I have a Schengen tourist multiple visa with remarks BNL2 R/FI. That visa was issued to me thru The Netherlands embassy in Pakistan by the Finish authority. I used to travel frequent Netherlands and ...
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Schengen overstay due to COVID-19 - need some advice

before I begin, I would like to point out that I am a Canadian resident, not a citizen. So that I do not hold a Canadian passport, but only the greencard. Hence I had to apply for a Schengen visa to ...
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No Iceland visa appointments in London

According to the current rules, vaccinated travellers are allowed in Iceland. I am an Indian passport holder with a Tier 2 visa in the UK. I need a Schengen visa to visit Iceland but the VFS website ...
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Changing details on a submitted Iceland visa application

I submitted my Iceland visa application online on applyvisa.um.dk since Denmark handles visa applications to Iceland. The application cannot be edited now and I have also paid the visa fees and ...
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Can I travel to a country other than the country issued my multiple Schengen visa? [duplicate]

Can I travel to a country other than the country issued my multiple Schengen visa? For example, Visa issued from Hungary, I change the plan and travel to Germany and then Italy instead.
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Granted a Schengen visa with really short duration

Turkish citizen, UK resident here. I travel frequently to the Schengen Area, since I'm working as a remote contractor (fairs, meetings etc.). I had to apply for a Schengen visa in Tuesday for my ...
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Multiple entry Schengen visa with short duration of stay, can i leave and come back?

I was issued a multiple entry Schengen visa valid for 1 month only, with a duration of stay of 12 days only. I have finished my trip and left the Schengen area after 12 days. Can I use this visa again ...
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What type of visa should I apply for attending an academic conference in France?

What type of visa should I apply for attending an academic conference in France? I am a postdoctoral candidate in an institute in India. I will be attending a conference in France. When I tried to ...
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The name of parents in my passport do not match the names in their passport. What is the process for visitor visa to travel to Sweden (Schengen)?

I am from India and currently working and staying in Sweden with a permanent residence permit. Due to clerical mistakes and mistakes in translating the names from local language to English, the names ...
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Can I travel to Germany by the last day of my Fiktionsbescheinigung?

I have a 3rd country passport and my Fiktionsbescheinigung will expire by the end of 30.11. Can I travel to Germany on this day without problem? I had my temporary residence permit for many years ...
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Can I use my Schengen visa for different purpose other than I applied for?

I just signed off from a ship and I live in a non-EU state. I have a valid Schengen type C multiple-entry visa valid until March 2022. I applied this visa through VFS Global for seaman purpose, ...
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