Questions tagged [schengen]

An agreement among many European countries whereby the borders between them may be crossed without border formalities but for which citizens of various other countries need an overall visa.

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Am I allowed to travel from Romania to the Netherlands in current COVID-19 situation?

I have an urgent demand from a client in the Netherlands with regards to a ship repair job. I'm a Dutch citizen, with Romanian residence. As far as I could understand from all the media, ...
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How to contact border authorities in EU/Schengen countries?

For questions about entering a country, people are usually referred to the embassy of said country. Unfortunately, except regarding visa issuance, these often prove rather uninformative. So how would ...
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Schengen entry rules for a UK resident with EU-citizen spouse

I'm trying to get some clear information on what category I fall under with regards entering the Schengen Area, since the immigration offices I've called have not been very helpful. I am a Brazilian ...
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Traveling while waiting for French residence permit

I moved to France last year and Im still waiting for my titre de sejour, I have a valid récépisse and I know this is not a valid document to travel (back) to France. I have (after asking more than a ...
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What kind of visa do I need for a partially paid internship in Spain?

I am an Indian citizen and a Spanish Institute (Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias) has accepted my research stay proposal for a stay of almost 3 months (less than 90 days). They will be paying me ...
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If I enter the EU through Romania and then proceed to Greece, which visa should I get?

I will be traveling from Doha to Turkey for 3 days then to Bucharest for another 3 days then Greece for 3 days. Should I get a Schengen Visa from Greece embassy although my point of entry is Romania ...
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Transiting in Budapest - one ticket or two?

Foreigners are barred entry in Hungary due to covid. However, it's not clear whether a foreigner can connect in a Hungarian airport to reach another nation. So I asked Budapest airport, and was told I ...
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Bringing a medicine containing Cannabis Sativa from India to the Netherlands

A few months ago, a friend of mine (who is a Dutch citizen) wanted to bring this over-the-counter medicine back from India to the Netherlands. It's a specially prepared herbal medicine. Herbal ...
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German visa refusal on lack of proof of ties to home country. Should we appeal for review?

I am currently living in Germany on Blue Card and receiving a handsome salary. My wife is living in Pakistan. We are a newly married couple. She has registered herself in German Consulate for the ...
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Overstayed Schengen Visa, how long to wait before entering again?

I have overstayed a Schengen tourist visa in Hungary by about 2 months, due to just incredible foolishness and not checking visa rules thoroughly. I was denied entry back in, not fined or banned, but ...
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How are border closures enforced in the Schengen area given the large number of crossing points?

In the past month, all Schengen countries announced strict border controls even within the Schengen area and even for EU citizens. However European borders are extremely porous given the large number ...
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I have a flight booked to Germany May 7th from the U.S [closed]

I will be going to Berlin May 7th. Does anyone know if the borders will be open, and If I can make it there and back?
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Can I get a Schengen visa of a layover country without a visa for the destination country?

I will be travelling to Romania in April, but my visa for Romania was rejected. However, I have a layover of 6.5 hours in Germany on the way. Can I apply for a tourist visa for Germany, since I will ...
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Spain schengen overstay

My friend is from Chile and overstayed their Schengen visa in Spain by a few months. I've read that the consequences of overstay can vary quite a bit across EU countries. Is there any information out ...
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For residents in the Schengen area, what happens with the 90-days liberty of movement rule during lockdown?

I’m a citizen of a non-Schengen country who holds a student resident permit. I was on leisure travel in the Schengen Area when borders were closed. By the time borders are reopened in late April/early ...
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Do I need a Transit Visa for a layover in Shengen zone, I am a Cameroonian and Permanent resident of Canada [duplicate]

As a Cameroonian and permanent resident of Canada, do I need a transit Visa for a layover in the Schengen zone?
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Schengen visa expires before travel ban ends, can I ask for an extension instead of reapplying?

Today I got my schengen visa approved which I had applied for before the pandemic. I had plans to visit the Netherlands. Sadly, the Netherlands has a travel ban effective till April 19th and my visa ...
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Netherlands Visa Refusal on 17th March 2020

This decision means what? Sufficient justification for the purpose and circumstances of the intended stay was not provided. The specific purpose for which the visa was applied for is no longer ...
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Unknown entry point for Schengen visa

My Nigerian employee is currently here in Canada on a student visa. Soon, he will be assisting me on a trip that might look like Barcelona, Nice, Rome then cruise to Greece. We are however early in ...
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Flying into United States from Hong Kong Just After 14-Day Schengen Window Expires

Background: My girlfriend is on an F-1 visa for the United States, and is currently located in (and a citizen of) Hong Kong. She recently was in Hungary, and flew to Hong Kong via Helsinki. She has a ...
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London-directed boardings (Schengen flights)

As far as my knowledge is concerned, Schengen airports divide Schengen flights from non Schengen ones, by considering the former as domestic ones, and I also realise that not every EU country is in ...
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What are my EC261 rights during the COVID-19 pandemic?

I've just read the official communication from the European Commission on EU passenger rights during the coronavirus crisis and think the information will be very helpful here since I have been seeing ...
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What restrictions apply to layovers in the Schengen area?

I want to fly from Croatia to the US. I am a US citizen, so I know that I will be able to get into the US. However, with COVID-19 restriction in place, am I able to take a flight with layovers in the ...
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What happens to my Schengen visa application being processed during coronavirus?

I submitted my application a week ago, before the COVID-19 pandemic was declared. I am just wondering whether they can reject my application because of coronavirus, or would they still issue me a ...
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Can I enter France with an Italian Schengen Visa under coronavirus situation? [closed]

I understand that there will be some issues. I have got a single entery Italian Schengen Visa valid early April for 2 weeks. But because of the coronavirus, Italy is under lockdown, which means that ...
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People exempt from Trump's COVID-19 proclamation, what is the quarantine/screening requirement?

You can read President Trump's full proclamation regarding conditions of travel between the US and Schengen zone here. Nowhere in this proclamation is a mention of a quarantine. However, several ...
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Does a transfer in a Schengen country airport count as time in that country for US Travel restriction? [duplicate]

I'm due to fly from the UK with IcelandAir, from Glasgow, via Reykjavik in Iceland (a Schengen country) on 30th March, to Florida. The stop-over in Iceland is approx 2.5 hours. Does anyone know if ...
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Are layovers included in the Schengen to USA COVID-19 travel ban?

Starting Friday the 13th, all non-USA passport holders are not allowed entry into the USA when coming from the Schengen area. Does this include layovers? I'll be traveling from Africa, laying over ...
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19 hrs layover in Frankfurt. Have US and Canada valid visa . Can go out of airport without transit visa [duplicate]

Do i require a transit visa during my 19 hr layover in Frankfurt? Travelling with family to Toronto. Having valid US Visa also. We are Indian family. Can we go out of Airport during long layover and ...
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What type of visa should a non EU national apply for, for an unpaid one month internship at a private company in Belgium? [closed]

A 22 year old student who just graduated will join a private company in Belgium for a one month unpaid internship/training. The company did not provide any information or help regarding the visa he ...
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90 days as tourist after visa expires [duplicate]

I have a working holiday visa from September 19th 2019 to March 22nd 2020 for Poland. I would like to stay here for 90 more days as a tourist. I traveled to Ukraine during Christmas 2019 for 1 week ...
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Can I travel to any Schengen country with my EUSS family permit issued by the UK?

My wife is Latvian and she works in the UK and I have my EU Settlement Scheme family permit, my question is do I need a Schengen visa to enter the Schengen area countries or I should apply for one ? ...
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Tourist visa, Spain, teaching English?

Is it legal for someone on a tourist visa to earn cash by giving English tuition (1 on 1 or private academies) in Spain? I know there's a hefty freelancer registration system in place, but I've been ...
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Do I need invitation letter or sponsorship letter for schengen visa? [duplicate]

On my schengen visa application form, for purpose of visit, I checked tourism and visiting family. I will be staying in a hotel and paying all expenses myself. I got my family member's ID copy. Do I ...
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Enter Romania through Greece, Single Entry Schengen Visa becomes Invalid?

I am planning a trip ahead. I'd like to Enter to Romania via Greece (Single Entry Schengen Visa) Would then my Schengen Visa become Invalid and I won't be able to come back to a Schengen Country?
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Lost my passport and Schengen visa in Spain

I lost my passport and my schengen visa in Spain. How can I get a new schengen visa ASAP? I have already booked my flight which cost me more than 800 euro and my trip will start next Tuesday December ...
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1 person in my group's passport not accepted so why were both of us denied boarding?

I had travel plans with my older son for a 2 day holiday to Austria and we had done early check-in 2 days before. At the airport, we were denied boarding because his passport expired in a month (an ...
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Travelling without a visa after passport was stolen

I am a student on a short term Schengen visa in Belgium. Recently, my passport was stolen after which I got a new passport issued by the Indian embassy. This obviously does not have a Schengen visa (...
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Are all Chinese citizens currently (after COVID-19 outbreak) banned from applying for Schengen visa issued by Czech Republic?

Some news reports suggested Czech Republic stopped issuing visa to Chinese citizens/nationals and closed visa centres in China after the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The latter is of course ...
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Longer term accommodation proof for schengen visa application (Germany)

I intend to pursue an internship in Germany for the summer of 2020, approx (82 days) but my employer doesn't provide me accommodation. Can I show a booking from booking.com as a proof of ...
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Attending an academic conference is what type of travel?

I am planning to travel to Portugal to attend an academic conference and in that regard needed a short-stay Schengen visa. The visa application has a field "Purpose of Travel" with the following ...
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Can a husband and wife take Schengen visa appointments at separate centers?

My husband and I (both Indian citizens) are applying for a short-term Schengen visa to attend an academic workshop. We currently live in different cities (Bangalore, Mumbai). Is it possible (and ...
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Traveling in other Schengen countries with photo copy residence permit along with passport?

Currently, I am a non EU national staying in France. Recently, my residence permit (titre-de-sejour) has expired and it is in the process of renewal. So, a temporary residence permit (récépissé) is ...
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Do I need multiple copies of documents if we as a group are visiting Netherlands?

I (Indian) plan to visit Europe for tourism along with 3 family members. So, we have booked all the hotel reservations, flight tickets and train tickets together. Since our first entry country is the ...
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Consequences of lawsuit against Schengen visa denial

In case of filing a lawsuit against a rejected Schengen visa & a rejected appeal as well, the case is won by the plaintiff, and the concerned government paid the related legal & court fees, ...
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If I have a multi-entry Schengen visa, can I use Romania as my first destination?

I want to apply for a Schengen visa, but according to the plans I am supposed to start my trip with Romania. Is it allowed or is it necessary to land in a Schengen territory first?
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Schengen visa for Sweden and Denmark

I'm really lost about how to fill my form, as I have an invitation from my GF from Sweden, but the closest place to her is Copenhagen, not Stockholm. Should I fill Denmark as my first entry, and ...
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What to do if I made a mistake in Schengen Visa application form? [closed]

I am an Indian and I am an international student in Latvia. I am currently living in Latvia. My TRP (temporary residence permit) of Latvia was finished on 25th February 2020. I applied for new TRP for ...
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Is a travel loan considered as funds parking for a Schengen visa?

I am an Indian citizen planning for a trip to Europe from India. I plan to take a loan for the trip. A visa agent informed me that travel loans will result in rejection of the visa application while ...
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flight tickets for schengen visa application? [duplicate]

how do I get flight tickets for my schengen visa application without paying? I have spoken to a travel agent and he said he can only 'reserve' it for 24 hours and after that its cancelled. Will that ...

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