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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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Is there a Schengen equivalent of a Redress Control Number?

I recently learnt that I have the same first name, last name and birthdate as someone who has been banned from entering the Schengen area. According to a border police officer, this will cause me to ...
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Can the Romanian border be crossed at the Tripoint of the Balkans?

At the Tripoint of the Balkans (Hungary, Romania, Serbia – located near Szeged), there is a border crossing station between Hungary and Serbia (apparently opened a few years ago), yet there doesn't ...
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What type of Schengen visa should I apply for a conference in Spain?

I'm a recent college graduate (unemployed) from Turkey and I plan to attend the Cisco Live conference in Barcelona. This is how the company organizing it defines the event: Cisco Live provides awe-...
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Passport Stamping and Residents cards

I am a U.K. citizen with a Bulgarian residents card. If I fly into Spain, does my passport have to be stamped as a third country national now after Brexit. Also if I transit Spain or another Member ...
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Schengen Visa photo printing error

My wife received her Schengen visa for Iceland today. Her face is clearly visible but there is a portion of her shoulder that wasn't printed. We have also reached out to the embassy just now, I ...
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Can I provide a written invitation for someone who will stay with me in Sweden country if they are arriving through Denmark?

When entering Sweden directly through an airport such as Arlanda, there's an option to provide a "written invitation" in case the person does not fulfil the monetary entry requirements of a ...
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Duration of stay when using a multiple-entry Schengen visa in Albania

I hold a multiple entry Schengen visa valid for a month, with a duration of stay of 18 days. My first country of entry will be Croatia. Afterwards, I will be using the same visa (waiver system) to ...
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Business or tourism for Schengen visa?

I have been trying to get a Schengen Visa for a forthcoming half business-half pleasure trip. The plan is to be in Spain for 5 days for business and head on to France for 7 days for tourism. I went to ...
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Schengen Visa delivered by France and Proof of Accommodation, but difficulties traveling within Schengen area

My Thai girlfriend has a Schengen Visa with multiple entries delivered by France, with a Proof of Accommodation (Attestation d'Accueil) with my family in France. We made a side trip to Portugal and ...
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Whats the right type of visa to deliver a training session in Schengen zone?

I've been invited to deliver a two-day technical training session in a German firm. It will be a paid training session. I already have a long duration business visitor visa but since I will get paid ...
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What should I submit in-lieu on no objection certification for tourist visa for Japan when switching jobs?

I am planning to switch jobs in the next 1-2 months, with a 2 week break between the two. I want to take a trip to either Japan or Europe in this window. Japan and Schengen visa requirements for ...
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Two simultaneous Schengen visa applications at the same time

I live in the UK. I need to apply for two separate business trips: first in Sweden, second in Germany. The dates of these trips do not overlap, they are 1 month apart. I know it is possible to apply ...
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How can my girlfriend get a Schengen visa?

My girlfriend is a Filipina living in the United Kingdom on a work visa. I am from Portugal. We’ve been trying to start the processes for her to visit me in Portugal, but unfortunately it's not that ...
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EasyJet document check, internal Schengen flight: must the residence permit nationality match the passport?

Consider a traveler checking in for an EasyJet flight from one Schengen country to another. The traveler holds a Schengen residence permit. The residence permit shows the traveler's nationality, but ...
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Schengen visa for married couple

My husband has invitation letter from his work company in Amsterdam. He will apply for business visa shorter than 90 days. In this case which type of visa spouse need to apply and what documents ...
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Flying 1 day before Schengen visa starts

I just received my Schengen visa and it starts on the 25th of August, however I had applied for it to start on the 24th. Is it possible to fly on the 24th, if I will arrive and be entering the ...
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Transit through a Schengen airport with soon-to-expire passport

I would like to travel from Moscow to New York via Helsinki. My Russian passport expires less than 3 months after the planned departure from the US. To enter the US, my passport only needs to be valid ...
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Does my marriage to an EU citizen give me unlimited freedom of movement within the EU

I am a UK national and my husband is Greek. We have been living in the UK for 15 years then for the last year have let our house and have been travelling around europe spending a month or two in each ...
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Schengen Visa Cancelation

I was wondering what sort of procedures a German consulate would have to follow/its obligation (or lack thereof) to communicate a visa cancelation to the traveler? I have been issued a student visa ...
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France visa processing in vfs bangalore

The french consulate had requested me to submit additional documents for visa processing. I submitted on May 10th. My question is, does anyone have any idea how much time it take after additional ...
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Documents checklist for Netherlands Schengen when applying in the UK- source to use?

Unlike other consulates, the Netherlands does not have a UK documents list for Schengen applicants. Only VFS gives some brief information about this. I noticed another source (seems like a popular ...
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German Schengen business visa for H1B holder with expired US visa

I am an Indian citizen working in the US on H1B with an approved I797 till May 2021. But Visa stamping on my Passport expired in Aug-2018. I am planning to apply for a German visa (Schengen Single ...
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Can I enter France from outside the Schengen area with a valid permesso di soggiorno?

I get a récépissé while waiting for my France carte de séjour. I also have Italian permesso di soggiorno that's valid until 03/08/2021. Is it possible to enter France from an Asian country with ...
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Seaman Schengen Transit visa is valid to go tour in Spain

Good day Here I have one question with you guys. I am a seaman I mean working on a ship. So I have valid multiple c grade Transit Schengen visa from Spain that visa is one year validity . So now I am ...
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Apply for a US visit visa in Germany without being a resident

Can someone who enters Germany on a Schengen visa go to the Frankfurt Consulate and apply for a US visit visa? Or can only residents of Germany or Frankfurt apply from there? Would the waiting time be ...
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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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Valid visa ... Blue Card new issue in Gemany

I had applied for the extension of myBlue Card eAT at the immigration office in Stuttgart. The new extended Blue Card eAT is now available for collection at the immigration office in Stuttgart (...
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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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I overstayed in Spain with residence visa, but again received a new residence visa. Can I enter Spain?

I had a residence permit in Spain but I overstayed for several months after the residence period expires. While departing Spain, the immigration officer took a photo of my passport and verbally warned ...
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My Schengen application is rejected 1 week before my travel, can I appeal with new dates?

I submitted a visa application to travel between 13-17 of September My visa rejection respond was issued on 5th of September (with 2 weeks to appeal) meaning that I can appeal till 19th of September ...
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Applied for business visa, processed by BLS as tourist visa

I am due to travel to Spain in about 2 weeks. I will be visiting to acquire a vacation house for my parents. I initially applied for a short stay type C visa for business purposes. However, upon my ...
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Does Ireland collect API data for EU Passengers?

The EU directive implemented by the Irish government in 2018 means that extra-EU flights need to provide Advance Passenger Information for all passengers on the flight. However, it is unclear if ...
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Is it harder to get visa for longer duration as compared to short duration?

Wanted to know if shorter duration schengen visa are easier to get like 10 or 15 days while longer duration like 30+ days are harder to get? is there a relation or not?
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How can I travel from Toronto to Mumbai without needing a Transit Visa at layover and having an expired Canadian Visa?

What are different options to travel from Toronto to Mumbai without needing a Transit Visa at layover. I am an Indian citizen and my Canadian visa has already expired. Can you please help answering ...
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Multientry Schengen visa after being a resident

I was a resident of Germany before moving the UK recently. I would like to know if I would be eligible to apply for a 1,3 or 5 year Schengen visa?
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Recent graduate planning to attend a conference in Paris: Will my visa application be rejected?

I have received an invitation to attend a conference in Paris for a week. However, I am a recent graduate and I am currently preparing for the GATE exams. I am in a dilemma as to whether my visa ...
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Traveling outside Luxembourg with a type D visa

I applied for a type D visa to work in Luxembourg. My type D visa is still valid for 3 months but the provisional work permit expired before I entered Luxembourg. Can I travel to Schengen areas now ...
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What is the Netherlands visa category to pick if you're attending a conference and accompanied by your spouse for tourism

I'm planning to attend a conference in The Netherlands (Amsterdam) in the month of April 2023. My spouse would be accompanying me on the trip purely for tourism reasons. When applying for the visa via ...
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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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Can we travel into a Schengen country with our 3-month baby, we are EU residents, she is not (yet)?

I am a British citizen, my wife is Turkish, we both have 5 year residencies in Portugal. My wife recently gave birth in Turkey. We will return to Portugal with our baby, who has a Turkish passport, ...
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Can I transit via Schengen with visa-free days expired?

I have read some (or all) related questions and answers on this site, but I still have doubts whether or not I understand the situation precisely. My situation: Non-EU citizen, but a visa-free ...
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After Schengen visitor stay prolongation, what if one flies to a non-citizenship country?

I'm a non-EEA citizen, I don't require a visa to stay in a Schengen country for up to 90 days in a 180-day period. After staying in the Schengen zone for two months, I requested in advance to extend ...
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Japanese child travelling to Switzerland with divorced mom with Thai Passport

My girlfriend is coming to visit me for a month in Switzerland and she would like to take her 8 years old daughter. The girl has a Japanese passport which doesn't require any Schengen visa. Her mom ...
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Schengen Country Consulates In Atlantic Canada?

I am planning to apply for Schengen visa for a visit any European country within Schengen region. I am currently living in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. I have Indian passport. My problem is to my ...
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I'm eligible to stay 90 days in Schengen out of 180, but can I also stay 90 days in Romania, or are the days there concurrent with the Schengen days?

I'm an Australian citizen and I've been in Schengen over 70 days visa free, out of 90 days that I'm permitted to stay. I know Romania (and Bulgaria) are part of the EU but not yet part of Schengen, ...
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Czech Residency and Re-entering Schengen

I am a Canadian living in the Czech Republic on a study visa. I have lived there since September 2018. I renewed my visa in late 2019, and it was approved. However, I could only make the document ...
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Traveling inside Schengen without a ticket to fly back home (Venezuela)

I'm Venezuelan, currently in Finland as a tourist but I'm applying for a residence permit. I entered Schengen 80 days ago, now I need to fly to Spain just for 3 days to do some paperwork. Can I come ...
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Extended Schengen holiday with non-EU spouse of EU citizen not resident in EU

I'm an Australian and Italian (EU) citizen and my wife is a citizen of the Philippines. We are living together in Australia. We'd like to have an extended holiday (lets say 6 months) exploring the ...
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Refusal of Entry A Few Days Before Visa D Validity

So I have asked about the possibility of entering Austria visa-free (El Salvador Passport) 9 days BEFORE the validity of my Visa D. The Austrian consulates in the US say they issue D Visas with a ...
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Do Schengen Embassies respond with letters?

I applied for a Schengen VISA to Estonia via Belgium Embassy (Represents Estonia in my country). I got the message below from VFS after 11 days.. Please be informed that the Embassy of Belgium in ...
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