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

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Schengen Visa Issued by Germany - Is a Layover in Vienna Okay Before Heading to Berlin?

I have a Schengen visa issued by the German embassy, and it clearly states that it's valid for all Schengen states. I have a round-trip flight booked to Berlin, but my itinerary includes a 2-hour ...
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Concerns about purchasing tickets prior to visa approval [duplicate]

A friend of mine is currently in the process of applying for a Schengen C visa from Pakistan. One of the requirements is to submit a ticket along with the application. However, he is hesitant to ...
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Where would I clear passport control on a connecting intra-Schengen flight?

I am from a country that requires a visa to enter the Schengen Area. I have obtained my visa for an upcoming trip, where the first point of entry, as well as the embassy that issued the visa, and my ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa to take my exams in my German university?

Can I apply for a Schengen visa to take my exams at my German university, as I don't think I will be able to get my study visa in time? Is that an acceptable reason to apply for a visa? Thank you so ...
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Infant son's name on Schengen tourist visa (Switzerland) differs from passport

My infant son's name on his Schengen tourist visa (Switzerland) is printed differently from his passport. His name is Nityam Dwij Mehta. His mother's name is Jalpa Lakha Hun, and my name is Dwij ...
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Will the German Embassy in India accept a printed version of the Bundesagentur Fur Arbeit instead of the original document?

I am an Indian student travelling to Germany. My visa appointment is scheduled for next Friday, but my work permit documents (to apply for ZAV, at an institute in Jena) have been submitted today. Does ...
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Schengen visa for parents without Verpflichtungserklärungen document

I am inviting my parents to visit me in Germany for 2 months at my apartment. Due to a lot of rush at auslaenderbehoerde, I was not able to get hold of Verpflichtungserklärungen document on time, so ...
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Is it okay to submit an itinerary for a Schengen visa which includes travel to a non-Schengen country first?

Joe is a resident of Country A and requires a Schengen visa for upcoming tourism plans in Country C, a Schengen state. However, he also plans to spend 2 weeks touring Country B, a non-Schengen state, ...
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Visas Inquiry (Albania & European country)

If I have a Schengen visa for duration of stay of 30 days, but validaty for 1 month and half. I decided to travel to Albania in between my duration of stay in Europe countries, will it be counted from ...
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What kind of visa do I need for a short summer school in Germany?

I am a citizen of India, and a permanent resident of the US where I am a PhD student. I was selected to attend a 3-day summer school at a research institute in Germany. For those outside academia: a ...
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What type of visa should I get to attend an event in France for more than 90 days?

I want to attend an upcoming event (link), and it is more than 90 days. I need a visa, but I do not know if I should ask for a long-stay visa. This is my first visa request. I appreciate any help you ...
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Is translation from English necessary for Spanish short-stay Schengen visas?

I'm applying for a Schengen tourist visa (Spain), and I'm wondering if documents in English should be sworn and translated into Spanish. I know that it's required for national visa application ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Frankfurt, Germany for an overnight stay? [duplicate]

I am a Canadian permanent resident and will be travelling from Delhi (DEL) to Toronto (YYZ). I will have an overnight stay at Frankfurt, Germany. Do I need transit visa? I am an Indian passport holder ...
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Schengen visa while on cruise

We're planning to take a cruise from Kiel, Germany (returns to the same port) for 14 days. However, all the ports we'd be visiting are in Norway. We're Indian passport holders, applying for a Schengen ...
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Non-EU student - which visa category should I apply under for my summer project (German visa)?

I am currently an undergraduate student in India, and I have been invited in the summer for a research collaboration (technically a summer internship) to a German institute. I have been provided with ...
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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 [duplicate]

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 [closed]

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 [duplicate]

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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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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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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