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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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Do I need to prove that my spouse is using their right of free movement in order to receive a family member Schengen visa?

I plan to visit Europe some time during the next year (hopefully before a hard Brexit) and want to check what I need to fulfil for Schengen visa as the spouse of a British citizen. My spouse and I ...
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Schengen visa refused using motif 2 on purpose and conditions of stay

A friend of mine who is an official teacher, applied for a visa to Germany and got refused because of the motif #2 saying: The purpose and conditions of the intended stay have not been established ...
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Freedom of movement for family of EU citizen - applying for a free visa

According to this site: "Applying for a visa If your non-EU family members need an entry visa, they should apply for one in advance from the consulate or embassy of the country they wish to ...
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What countries in the Schengen area accept US travel document (form I-571)

I'm planning a trip to Europe this summer (Italy, Spain and Portugal) and will be using my travel document (Form I-571) that I have based on asylum from Syria. I had a visa appointment at the Spanish ...
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Can a Swedish citizen on government benefits invite a person to stay with them?

I'm a Swedish citizen living in a flat rent is paid by the Swedish Social Security system. I want to invite my friend, an Indian, to visit me. Will it be a problem for Social Security if I invite my ...
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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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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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Surinam nationality and Carte Sejours validity

A person with Surinam nationality and passport also have a Carte Sejours from French Guyana which is valid for 10 years. We know that that person can travel legally without any limitation of duration ...
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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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Can I do an internship in France on a tourist visa?

I have been selected for a 2 month internship in a French laboratory. They will not pay me any money as stipend but rather they will reimburse my staying expenses. Can I apply for a tourist visa in ...
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Schengen visa application in USA but next destination is India

I am in a unique situation, I am traveling to Italy and applying to Schengen visa in USA. My final destination is India. H1B valid until Aug 6th, 2019. Italy travel dates May 16th till May 26th (...
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If my multiple-entry Schengen visa application is rejected, can they still issue me a single-entry visa?

If my multiple-entry Schengen visa application is rejected, can they still issue me a single-entry visa instead? Or will the whole application be rejected?
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Can a resident of Netherlands sponsor a French Schengen visa application?

My girlfriend (Thailand) is planning to come to Europe for a short holiday. She is a student. I myself live in the Netherlands and have sufficient funds to be her sponsor in all expenses. The main ...
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Schengen Visa through French embassy

I want to apply for schengen Visa through French embassy in Nigeria. I have a valid UK Visa and have gotten prior to this one. I also have been to Russia a couple times and have a valid Visa. For ...
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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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Schengen visa - Change of location

The team I'm in at the company I work for was planning a team meetup in Berlin. In the interest of time and having to book for an appointment a couple months in advance, I had applied for a Schengen ...
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I am travelling to Netherlands on an Invitation letter.Should my point of entry and exit be same for Schengen visa?

I am travelling to Netherlands and Germany as a tourist. I have invitation letter from a friend in Netherlands. I am applying for a Schengen visa from Netherlands consulate. Should my point of entry ...
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Where should I take visa photo for Italy?

I am applying for Italy short stay visa at Washington DC. In the appointment confirmation email, it is stated for photo requirement as Recent passport-size photo (1.2”x1.5” or 4x4 cm) on white ...
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How long do I need from landing in Zurich to get to a connecting flight to Dublin?

How long do I need from landing in Zurich to get to a connecting flight to Dublin? I will be arriving at Zurich airport on a flight from Geneva. I have an Irish passport. I am arriving from Geneva. ...
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Is it possible to enter the Schengen area as a tourist while a German work visa request is in process?

My girlfriend is from Venezuela and she is in the process of requesting a work visa for Germany at the German embassy in Santiago de Chile (as she will obtain her Chilean residency soon). While the ...
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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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How to get a copy of an old Schengen visa?

I was given a Schengen visa in 2009 to France. My passport was expired and replaced and unfortunately lost, after the Schengen visa expiry. Now I want to apply for a Schengen visa to Italy and I need ...
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Croatian citizen traveling thru Schengen with non-Croatian spouse

For the next couple years, my family and I are planning on traveling all through Europe with our camper. I am a Croatian (and US) citizen, as well as my kids. My husband is a US citizen with Croatian ...
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Schengen Visa: do i mention tourist spots in my travel itinerary?

I am writing a detailed travel itinerary for Germany visa. Do I mention exact tourist spots that I'd go to? I haven't thought about that yet, so I have just mentioned "sightseeing". Is that okay?
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2 separate trips to Schengen a month apart - How to mention dates of entry and leave?

I am travelling to Europe in June and August respectively. Poland in June for 4 days and Germany in August for 6-7 days followed by 2 days each in Netherland and Belgium. I am stuck in the application ...
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Can visa issuing country be different from departure country?

I am an Indian citizen who was residing in the U.S few months back. I got a job offer from Italy and therefore, applied for a Schengen visa from the U.S. However, I had to come back to India for some ...
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Apply schengen visa multiple entry for several business trips

I have obtained a schengen visa twice: 1) Czech (single entry for 90 days) 2) Germany (multiple entries for 30 days) I have 2 business trips coming up where I will be going to a conference. I have ...
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Ticketing norms for Schengen visa

I am an Indian citizen. I will travel few to Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Germany. My entry will be through Vienna and exit through Berlin. After Schengen my next destination will be ...
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Vacation in Europe for seafarer

I'm US citizen working on a cruise ship. I will disembark in Venice and would like to stay in there for vacation. Do I need to leave the Schengen area and re-enter as a tourist?
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Can I apply for two extended visas in Schengen countries at once?

I am a US citizen trying to stay in Europe for a year. I want to live in either Spain or Portugal. Can I apply to both countries at the same time in case one does not give me the extended visa? I'm ...
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Schengen Visa and International Students

I am planning on taking a trip to Europe and require a schengen visa. As an international students, I keep substantial amount of my savings outside of the country, but also have UK bank account. For ...
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Schengen Visa issues if I stay for 10-15 more days to travel after my internship ends

I will be going to France for an internship of 2 months from April 29 - June 29th, 2019. I was thinking to book my return ticket 15 days after my internship contract is over (14th July, 2019) so that ...