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

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Visa for France from Italy - expired permesso

I am currently residing in Italy and my permit stay is expired. I am renewing it so I have the renewal receipt. I got a job offer in France and now I have to apply for a visa from the French consulate ...
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Converting Schengen visa to other visa type in Germany for extended stay as a specialist?

I'm a software engineer attending a congress in Germany in July 2024 with a short-stay Schengen visa (up to 90 days). My nationality is Iranian. Can I convert my Schengen visa to a work permit visa ...
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Schengen visa - should I apply for tourism or business category?

I am a teacher at a UK secondary school. My school wants me to go on a school trip to France. The trip is to accompany our students to spend 5 days in Paris for tourism, no courses or any similar sort ...
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Can one apply for a UK Visit Visa and France Schengen visa together / in parallel?

I am from India (with no UK or Schengen visa), visiting London and Paris. Entering London first, staying there for 2 weeks. From London, taking the Eurostar to Paris, staying there for a week and then ...
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Passport that had my Schengen vignette in it was stolen in the UK [duplicate]

I returned from Spain this week. However on arrival my handbag was stolen. The bag had my passport and the Schengen vignette. I have applied for re-issuance for my Indian passport with the High ...
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Should my partner explain UK visa refusal in her cover letter for Schengen visa application?

My partner and I are applying for a Schengen visa. Previously, she had a UK visitor visa refusal (the visa officer doubted she will leave the UK after her visit). While the Schengen visa application ...
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Schengen visa application for non-consecutive trips

I'm planning to make 2 trips (for tourism) to the Schengen area. Trips are not consecutive. For example, I want to go to country 'A' in March for a week then leave the Schengen area. In June, I want ...
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Travel plan has changed drastically after receiving Schengen visa [duplicate]

I applied for a Schengen visa for Poland for business travel. I received a multi-entry visa with a validity of 1 year. After receiving my visa, I was requested by my client to cancel my trip to Poland,...
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Does acquiring a multiple-entry Schengen visa guarantee that a future visa will also be multiple-entry for a stable traveler?

As indicated in various answers on this site (example), a multiple-entry Schengen visa is usually issued (if requested) to travelers after several successful visits (e.g., 3 visits within the last 2 ...
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Does attaching a booking confirmation for a future trip as well improve the chances of obtaining a multiple-entry Schengen visa?

When applying for a Schengen visa, one needs to provide a booking confirmation for their trip to the Schengen area. Does attaching a second booking confirmation of a trip 3 or 6 months down the line ...
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Is it ok to stay, on a business visa, 2 days after conference in Germany?

I have been invited to deliver a talk at a tech conference in summer in Germany. My conference organizers in their visa invitation letter mentioned the conference's actual dates. Also, per the ...
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Does a Bangladeshi citizen need a transit visa for a short layover in France?

Hello Travel Community, I am a Bangladeshi citizen planning to travel through France en route to another destination. My itinerary includes a short layover in a French airport, and I am trying to ...
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Can I travel within the Schengen area while my TIE card in Spain is being renewed?

I am a Filipina living in Spain on a student visa. My TIE's renewal is still being processed. I already received a favorable response and I already have my appointment at the end of February. However, ...
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Travel outside Italy with Schengen visa but no residence permit

I have a non-EU passport and a long-term D-visa for Italy. I have applied for my permesso di soggiorno and I only have the receipt with me. My visa is a multi-entry visa valid for 1 year. Will there ...
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Layover time vs Schengen visa

My wife has an Iranian passport, and she got a green card visa in the passport. I got her a ticket from Istanbul to FCO Rome. Layover is 12 hours and then FCO to the USA. She won’t go out of the ...
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Schengen visa for Indonesian citizen traveling to Estonia to get married

So I (Estonian citizen) and my girlfriend (Indonesian) are living in Indonesia and planning to get married. We would like to get married in Estonia and then return to Indonesia. As I would imagine the ...
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Planning to travel YYC-CDG 2E-DEL on separate tickets with baggage recheck needed. Indian Passport & Canadian PR. Is a visa required?

Ticket 1 YYC - CDG Westjet flight WS10 Arrival Terminal 2E in Paris Ticket 2 CDG - DEL Vistara Flight UK 22 Departure Terminal 2E in Paris Baggage recheck is required as these are not partner airlines....
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Visa from Italy and return from Germany

I am not an EU citizen. I wonder if I get a Schengen visa from Italy and a flight to Milan, is it okay if my return flight is from Frankfurt?
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I overstayed in Ukraine during Covid. What does this stamp mean and will it affect getting a Schengen visa?

I was in Ukraine during Covid 19 and I overstayed because of that. When I was at the Lviv airport, I explained my situation to the officers. I did not pay any penalty. I got this stamp. What does it ...
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Procedure for obtaining Schengen visa

My wife and I are planning to visit Kos in Greece this summer. My wife is from Thailand and currently holds a Thai passport. We both reside in the UK. I am a UK citizen, my wife is here on a spouse ...
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Spouse's name issue

I have a small issue with my name mentioned in my wife's passport spouse name column. It's mentioned as (abc xyz) but my name in my passport is (abc xyz ghi). I am an Indian citizen. Will it be an ...
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Extending the stay beyond dates mentioned in the Schengen visa application

In the Schengen visa application, we've mentioned that we'll travel to Iceland for 7 days. However, the visa issued is for almost a month's duration. We're returning from Iceland via Switzerland (...
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Long-term hiking journey across the EU/Schengen - complex visa query

My partner and I are planning a hiking/backpacking trip from the UK, through France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark to Norway - Knivskjellodden (with a really tiny short-distance hike in ...
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EU family member visa

I have a valid Schengen type C visa as a non-EU family member of an EU citizen. Can I travel alone on this visa to any Schengen country, or do I need to get a new Schengen visa to travel alone if not ...
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Can I leave Frankfurt airport during layover (Iceland to India return flight)?

I am an Indian citizen returning to India from Iceland with a layover at Frankfurt. I have 2 questions: Do I need a transit Visa? Since I have a Schengen Visa for Iceland, can I leave the airport ...
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Do I need my UK Visitor Visa first if my first place of arrival is UK before applying for Schengen Visa? [duplicate]

So we'll be taking a flight from India to UK and then we'll be taking a train to Paris. But since UK has a rule where you can only apply 3 months prior for Visa, we wanted to apply for Schengen first. ...
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Parents surname do not match with my passport. I need to apply for a Schengen visa

Please help me. I am staying in Germany and planning to bring my parents for a short visit. The issue is different surnames in my passport vs their passports. Can I go ahead and apply for a visa or do ...
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Should you mention all travellers in Schengen visa cover letter?

3 of us are planning to apply for an Icelandic visa from India. Just to be clear and transparent, in the cover letter, we want to mention the details of the other 2 along with the passport numbers ...
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Does Italy accept extended passports issued 5 years ago for a Schengen visa?

I am planning to apply for an Italy Schengen visa. I have a US Green Card, and I obtained my home country passport in 2018, which expired in August 2023. However, I recently extended my passport in ...
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Do I need a multi-entry Schengen visa as an Indian if I’ve a layover in Germany on the way to UK and travelling to France post UK in the same trip?

We'll be first arriving in London with a 1-hour layover in Munich and then taking a train from London to Paris. On return, we have a layover in Zurich and then back to India. The layovers are both 1 ...
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Overstayed Schengen by many months, best place to leave EU from to go back to the US to apply for a proper visa? [closed]

I have an American friend who was a graduate student in Berlin and entered Germany 4/1/22. She has taken a break from studies and has been traveling around Europe since, thinking that each new country ...
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Which visa do I need if I transit from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2E at the Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport for a self-connecting transfer?

For my upcoming trip, I will make a self-connecting transfer at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport from Terminal 3 to Terminal 2E. If I do not plan to stay at the airport for more than 24 hours, what is ...
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Schengen visa got refused. Appeal or apply again? [duplicate]

I am a 35 year old from Philippines. I have a Spanish citizen girlfriend who wanted to sponsor me to go to Spain. Take note I have never applied for any visa before and so I applied for a single-entry ...
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Getting new Schengen visa after TRP of Portugal expired

My Portugal TRP has expired since I moved to the Middle-East due to a tax-free job. I want to ask, since the TRP is expired, can I apply for a Schengen visit visa? In case I apply, will it highlight ...
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Would it be fine if I applied for a business Schengen visa for a conference but spent most of my time for tourism?

So currently my company is planning to have a conference in the Czech Republic and as a person who needs to have a Schengen visa, I would need to apply for it at the Czech Republic Embassy. ...
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I lost my German Aufenthaltstitel and travelling to Italy with an Indian passport

I lost my wallet, along with it my German Aufenthalstitel and student ID. Fortunately my passport and work permit are safe. I had booked a vacation to Italy for 3 days with family, and we are going by ...
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Can I sponsor my mother for a Schengen visa?

My mother is a housewife and lives in India. I am staying in England on a work permit. I want to take my mother to France and sponsor the whole trip for both of us. How can I do that? Since I have to ...
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Validity of visa throughout Schengen states

So I have a language study visa for Germany (Type-D). In the "valid for" section in visa sticker, it says Deutschland. Can I travel to other countries like France with this visa? If not, why?...
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Problem getting a follow-up Schengen visa appointment online

My friend attended his appointment yesterday at the German embassy in Havana but unfortunately one of the photocopies he presented was deemed unacceptable and he was told to rectify the problem and to ...
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What to do if I lost my French visa?

I have been living and working in France for 2 months at a French university but recently on a trip to visit family in the UK I tragically and stupidly lost my passport and the (long-stay) visa ...
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Travelling as a tourist after applying for a business visa

I have a business visa for Germany but my business trip got cancelled. Can I travel as a tourist using the same business visa for the same dates to Germany? If yes, do I have to show the same ...
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Can I enter France from outside EU with German Fiktionsbescheinigung and/or Schengen Visa?

I have been living and working in Germany for 6 months with a work D-type national visa. A week before its expiration I received Fiktionsbescheinigung (Fiction Certificate) with third box tickled (...
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Passport thread coming off from the bottom end [duplicate]

I have got the visa stamped for Schengen countries. But i noticed i have a small binding coming off from the bottom end of the passport. I have attached a pic, please refer the same. Do i need to get ...
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Schengen travel insurance for flight landing next day

So, I will be flying on 25th of December and reach Spain next day i.e. 26th of December. I have already applied for Schengen Visa but I have one doubt, will it get rejected because my insurance ...
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Is it worth appealing a France visa refusal?

My France visa was rejected 2 times. I had submitted all relevant documents with strong ties with my home country. I provided a detailed itinerary day by day and all confirmed bookings of flights and ...
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What should I write as a contact reference person if the inviting organization is a university in Schengen area?

I am applying for a Business Schengen visa. Going for a workshop at a university in Germany. I filled the reference info. However, they are asking for a contact person, who should I write their info ...
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Surname differences in my application papers and my passport

In my passport, there is no a defined slot for first name and surname. Names are written up to the 3rd grandfather, like this: Name: Nadin Ahmed Joe Ali Morsy I used Nadin as my first name and "...
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Re-entry to Italy after expired Permesso di Soggiorno but valid multiple entry student visa

I hold a Type D Student Visa in Italy with multiple entry until 24 Nov. Italy issued my Permesso di Soggiorno with expiry of my original leaving date on 31 Oct. However, I've extended my stay in Italy ...
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Multiple-entry Schengen type C with “Transito” remark

I am a seafarer and I want to go for a holiday in Europe. Can I use a 2-year multiple-entry type C Schengen visa with “transito” remarks for tourism? Or do I have to apply for a tourist Schengen visa? ...
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Can a refugee visiting one Schengen country visa-free apply for a visa to other Schengen countries, while already in one of the EU countries?

I have a US Asylee/Refugee Travel Document. This allows me to travel to a few countries within the Schengen area without a visa requirement. I traveled to Amsterdam and Belgium two years ago using my ...
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