Questions tagged [schengen-visas]

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

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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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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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Does my Italian student visa allow me to travel within the Schengen area?

I am a non-EU student. I have a type D visa available for one year (multiple entries). My permesso di soggiorno appointment is after 3 months, so I only have the receipt now. My question is: does my ...
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Is it ok to provide match tickets from third party sites

I'm applying for spanish tourist visa to watch my team play but the official tickets don't go on sale until a week from the match. Is it ok if i buy tickets from a third party site to attach with my ...
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My German Schengen Visa allows me to enter the country on Dec 12. Can I book my departure flight on late evening of Dec 11th? [duplicate]

So I applied for the German Schengen visa recently and got approved. the thing is, in my document I asked for a period of about 20 days from December 11th 2021 to Jan 2022. But the visa came back with ...
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Travel Insurance for Italy tourist visa

I'm applying for an Italian tourist visa in Japan soon (foreign resident in japan, need visa for travel). And the document checklist mentions that I need to have a travel insurance issued by a company ...
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Portugal Schengen visa, tourist or short-stay?

I need a Schengen visa to visit Portugal as a tourist. When trying to make an appointment on vfs website I got confused: Which one should I select as the category?
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How to enter the US if I am a dual Syrian/Dutch citizen?

It always has been my dream to visit the U.S. and now that I have the money and time for it, I want to go in the Christmas holiday. I am dual Syrian/Dutch citizen, and because of my Syrian nationality ...
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6 months visa for Germany from Philippines

My daughter lives in Germany and she is a Philippine citizen with a working permit for Germany. She has a child with a German citizen but they have trouble to fill the time until the child can join ...
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Are spouses of EU citizens exempt from the 90/180 Shengen rules

I have read a lot of info around spouses of EEA/EU citizens but couldn't find a definitive answer for our specific circumstances. I am a UK National with a UK Passport and my wife is a French National ...
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Process to Apply Schengen Visit Visa for Finland from Pakistan - 2021

I recently did some research on the topic but didn't find the clear steps somewhere. So I thought its good idea to share the process that I recently followed while applying for Schengen visit visa for ...
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Utilizing a previously issued Schengen visa for travel post pandemic

I am fully vaccinated with an EU approved vaccine. I have a multiple entry Schengen visa (Type C) that is valid till Jan 2023. It was issued by the Embassy of Netherlands. I have used it previously (...
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Can I enter a Schengen country early as a visa-free traveler, then a week later begin staying with my Schengen visa?

So I have a passport that is visa free in Schengen, but I received a year long visa for France. I just found out a friend is getting married before the start of the visa and want to attend obviously. ...
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After Syria entered civil war, did B1/B2 or Schengen visas of Syrians became useless?

Say you are a Syrian citizen. You have a 10 year US B1/B2 visa and 5 year multi entry Schengen visa. You visited EU and US as a tourist before many times without any issues. Your country enters civil ...
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Can I print out my Schengen Visa documents without color?

I cannot read from anywhere that says some specific documents need to be printed with color. I know that the passport copy is quite important but unfortunately I only have access to a monochrome ...
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Is visareservation.com scam?

Schengen Visa rule makers suggest applicants to reserve flights instead of actually buying tickets. They also suggest applicants to use https://visareservation.com/ as you can read here https://www....
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Schengen visa for 2 years of travel - Booking a year in advance?

I'd like to explore Europe with the plan below. 2022 Jan Feb Mar - Spain Jul Aug - Germany Sep - France 2023 Jan Feb Mar - Italy Jul Aug - Poland Sep - Austria That's the plan but I never visited any ...
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How should I apply for Schengen visa? My preferred country isn't open for applications but other countries are open

I want to spend 2 months in X. I don't want to spend more than a few days in other Schengen countries. X is not open to touristic Schengen visa applications. X is open to vaccinated tourists with a ...
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Smudged ink on visa sticker

I got my EU visa yesterday, today I noticed it had smudged ink on the mrz . Can I travel with this or will they deny boarding me with this. Ps: it is being detected by Android mrz reader I don't know ...
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Can a Short Stay Schengen Visa be issued when the passport expires in less than 3 months?

I'm an Indian passport holder resident in Ireland. My Irish residency expires in 2023. I booked a trip to Greece without fully checking the passport requirements. The intended date of departure from ...
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How to fill Schengen visa form if I want to apply for a multiple entry 5-year visa

I have extensive travel history to Schengen zone on Schengen as well as national visa's in the past. Right now, I want to apply for a 5 year multiple-entry schengen visa. Here are few fields I need ...
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Change in travel dates while waiting for Schengen Visa result

I applied for a Germany Schengen visa and I'm waiting for the result. Assuming that I get the visa: In my application I stated the dates of travel from December 15 to December 31, 2021 I also bought ...
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Traveling by plane to Schengen Area. What are the possible reasons that prevent me from entering the country?

I recently applied for a Schengen Visa (from: Canada. First entry: Germany) and waiting for the result. Even with the visa, I'm still a little bit nervous and started making up different scenarios in ...
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Can you work remote in Italy for a UK based company with just a tourist visa?

I'm a UK resident and want to vacation in Italy for 2 months in 2022. I work as a software developer so i can work with just my laptop and internet connection. I want to work some days when i am out ...
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Schengen visa (for tourism) requirements for an Indian student in the US

Like the title says, I am an Indian citizen studying in the US and I'll be a student for possibly the next 5 years. The specific visa I am on is the F-1 visa. I would like to visit the Schengen area ...
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Schengen visa change of itinerary [duplicate]

I have a multiple-entry Schengen visa issued by the Spanish consulate in UK, but due to change in plans I want to travel first to Malta, return to UK, and then travel to Spain. Would this cause any ...
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Schengen visa documents if the job is just 2 month old

I am applying for a Schengen short stay tourist visa at the Netherlands embassy this month. Since I am employed, the requirement for relevant documents for employed persons would be applicable. In ...
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Do I need a Schengen Visa or with an invitation letter is enough?

My wife asks me if with an invitation letter from Spain his father (peruvian) can travel with us to Italy since we wanted to visit plus his father dreamed to see Italy. Here in Spain I know I can make ...
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Geneva to Chamonix with French Issued Visa

I am resident in London, 9 years so far and I am travelling from London to Chamonix France on a Schengen Visa that will be issued by France for the duration of my trip, 7 days precisely. However, have ...
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I overstayed my UK visa in the past and returned voluntary, will that harm my Dutch Student Visa?

The passport I am applying with doesn't have any travel history. I have paid the tuition fees in full, plus also one year expenses which is like 20,000 Euros in total. ILETS Score 7 Received ...
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Question about Schengen tourism visa and third party nationals

I plan to travel on a Schengen short term tourism visa next month. I plan to go to Greece as it is open to US travelers (both nationals and permanent residents). My current itinerary is via Frankfurt. ...
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Schengen visa for international student in UK

I am an international student in the United Kingdom holding an Indian passport and I am planning to travel around Europe. Am I eligible to get a Schengen visa from the UK at the moment? Is Ireland ...
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Which Schengen countries are offering tourist visas at this point?

I didn't see any questions about this subject on this domain of StackExchange, so I thought I'd ask. We're in a somewhat confusing time where news coverage (here, here) reports specific European ...
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Do spouses of UK citizens who hold a non-EU passport have to apply for a Schengen VIsa now

When UK was part of the EU, non EU spouses of UK citizens were allowed to travel to the EU without a visa. Now post-Brexit I take it that this is not the case and she will need to apply for a Schengen ...
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Can US citizens visit the EU multiple times within 180 days if the combined stay is less than 90 days? [duplicate]

If we plan a trip to EU with our US citizen kids in the schengen area, for 2 weeks, however after a couple of months we plan another trip to EU for 2 weeks, will multiple entry be an issue if we have ...
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Can I enter Spain few days before my student visa expires?

I’m attending a master program at school in Barcelona and from Vietnam. I have the visa but due to Covid I haven’t been to Spain yet. I’m planning to fly over either at the end of February or the ...
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Marriage as visitor in Denmark [duplicate]

My and my fiancé are wanting to elope in Denmark, he's English and I'm Filipino. In order to get there I need to get a Schengen visa but I'm uncertain about my eligibility. I'm currently unemployed, ...
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Schengen visa refusal with an alert and chance of getting UK visa

My application for Schengen visa was rejected twice, "the information regarding the justification for the purpose of intended stay was not reliable". Second time but that time an alert was ...
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How is 90/180 day rule enforced when traveller has a German residence permit? [duplicate]

I am an Australian citizen with a German residence permit (type D) valid for 12 months. My residence permit allows me to spend 90 days out of 180 days travelling within the Schengen zone (outside of ...
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can a non EEA / EU citizen with a current, valid right to work uk visa enter schengen countries for holiday? [duplicate]

is it currently possible to enter sweden for a non EU / EEA citizen with a UK work permit visa? this is for a short holiday. edit: the type of visa is a work permit / residence visa, not a temporary ...
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Future consequences related to a charge of criminal offence: Drinking and riding bicycle in Germany

I am a non-EU person and a few months earlier, I was accused of a criminal offence of drink and riding a bicycle (the event was only for 2-3 minutes, no one hurt, police caught me immediately). After ...
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Chinese Citizen Apply for French Visa (Passport Talent) in USA with H1B Extension Pending Approval [closed]

My H-1B visa expired on Aug 28, 2020, and my employer in the US applied for an extension for my H-1B on Aug 13, 2020. Per the 240 days rule, I can legally stay in the US and continue to work while my ...

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