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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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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Why do embassies request for ticket reservation

What is the reason behind ticket reservation for schengen Visa? I'm confused because I want to book tickets directly from air line , everyone knows those booking are cancelled after 24-48 hours so ...
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I hold Indian passport and plan to visit Greece and then cross the border by road to Albania and Macedonia

If I tick the multiple entry in the visa application, will I get it? If I enter Macedonia, showing them my exit ticket from Greece would do? There is a rule that states I should hold multi-entry visa ...
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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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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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My Schengen visa has my name and family name swapped

I have been issued a Schengen visa but they had my name and family name swapped. On the Visa, it should be: Family name, Name but they had it for me printed as Name, Family Name. (Ex: John Deere. it ...
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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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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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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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Do I need a transit visa for transiting Munich and Dublin

I have a Canadian student visa on Indian passport. I am travelling on Lufthansa airlines which has two stops - one is Munich and other is Dublin before reaching Canada. Do i need transit visa?
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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UK visitor Visa : Can i apply Schengen visa?

Myself, my mom and dad got a 6 month UK visitor visa. One aunt lives in Europe and wants us to visit her as well, how can we apply for the Schengen visitor visa, it will be our first. How do we do ...