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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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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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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Does the French embassy or consulate check the flight itinerary for Schengen visa?

I booked a flight reservation with a reputable travel agency. My destinations are Paris, Pisa, Milan and then Zurich. I wonder if they really verify every applicant's flight reservation? 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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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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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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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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Do I need Croatian visa with Multiple entry Schengen with granted stay duration < less than intended stay in Schengen+Croatia?

I am planning to travel to Austria, Hungary and Croatia (total 14 days), in the mentioned sequence. I was issued multiple entry Schengen visa ('C' visa) by Embassy of Austria with validity covering ...
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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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No remark on my schengen visa sticker (issued by Austrian embassy)

I recently got my Schengen short stay visa approved to travel to Austria for an internship for less than 90 days. However my comments / remark section on my visa sticker is just blank. No remarks. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Could this change in Itinerary for Schengen Visa cause problems?

I was granted a type C Schengen Visa from France for a short stay in Paris. My original itinerary was to stay in Paris for 3 days and leave for my third destination. However, due to some emergency, I ...
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Impact of Jordan/Egypt travel on US/EU/Canada visa application

I am an Indian resident and citizen with no international travel history. I am working in a US tech company with a steady income. Being history buffs, a couple of my colleagues and I are planning a ...
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What to fill for Host person or organisation in Schengen visa form

I am filling the Schengen visa form but I booked the Hotel and transport through Star Tours. Which one do I need to select among the 3 options as a main applicant and I paid the amount to Star tours? ...
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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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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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Add country in itinerary after schengen visa approved with Stamp Report Back After Travel

I applied for a Schengen visa in the Greek embassy. My travel plans presented were My Country-Greece-Italy-Greece-My Country. My visa was granted but with a stamp of Report Back After travel. The ...
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Schengen Visa Change or Edit the itinerary possible?

My Friend has again a Schengen Visa this Time Type C 60 Days Two Entries. Remarks Visit & VIS stands on the Sticker 2 Schengen Countries to Visit First entry is already over exactly like in the ...
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Schengen Business Visa with my wife

Hello I will apply schengen business visa, and my company will sponsor it. They will provide all cost and invitation letter. However, I want my wife to accompany me. What type of schengen visa do i ...
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What are the drawbacks to withdraw incomplete Schengen Visa application?

I am an Indian passport holder and recently applied for a tourist Schengen visa to French embassy (from Singapore). However, I am not able to provide complete documents for the application. I took my ...
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Visa for an academic conference iin Europe

I am registered for a conference in Switzerland on July 20-26. However, the Swiss embassy does not have an appointment till July 9, which probably won't give me a visa in time for the conference. I ...
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No train reservation

Appling for French visa.My itinerary is Abuja- London- Paris - Amsterdam- Abuja. I plan to take fly from London to Paris but take train from Paris to Amsterdam. So I booked flight ticket for all ...
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Schengen Visa Cancellation

I Have a Schengen Visa issued by the Embassy of Norway valid from July 2018 to July 2019. I applied and received another Visa from July 2019 ( the 2nd day of previous Visa expiry date) until July 2020....
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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 ...