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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Flying within Schengen with a British passport

I am a British national living in France with the post-Brexit titre de séjour (i.e., it never expires). I don't have any other kind of French ID, nor French nationality. Do I need my French titre de ...
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Can I leave Poland before my student visa expires and come back into Poland without issue (after the visa has expired) to fly home to the US?

Similar questions have been asked, but my situation is a little different because I have a student visa that expires at the end of June. I wanted to travel in the Schengen area after this, and then ...
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Traveling from outside the EU to Spain with Carta d’identita?

I'm travelling to EU (Spain) from Argentina next June. I have Italian citizenship and I have the Carta d’identita, Can I use it to enter to Spain? I have an Argentinian passport, but I used it to ...
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Overstayed Schengen visa by 9 days in Germany. Can I get another visa?

In another post I asked for help about my situation. After waiting for 6 long months, the German authorities sent me an email that they have closed/dismissed my case. I have another work trip coming ...
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Overstayed my visa in Germany by 9 days

I went on a business trip to Frankfurt from August 27 to October 3rd. Initially, I was supposed to stay there until September 23rd, but some work emergency happened and I stayed a little longer. While ...
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Validity passport non-EU person with Schengen residence

My wife and I are going from Belgium to Italy by plane for a week in June. I am a Belgian citizen, my wife is Asian. She has EU (Belgium) residence through our marriage, and traveling inside Schengen ...
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Do I need an Airport transit visa for traveling through Greece? [duplicate]

I am an Armenian passport holder, Armenian citizen. I want to travel from Armenia to Serbia via Athens airport. All flights via Aegean airlines. (Yerevan > Athens > Belgrade and vice versa ...
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When does my 90/180 days restart with German residence permit?

I'm a student on my university year abroad. I was in Germany, where I got a residence permit valid until 31st March 2024, but I got that issued on the 10th January. I had to complete the second part ...
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Schengen Visa : cost of travelling and living during the applicant's stay

I'm applying for Schengen Visa to visit Greece as an Indian student to attend a conference. I specifically have doubt in the question 32 which states: "cost of travelling and living during the ...
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Going to Amsterdam tomorrow. Two months left on passport

I've had this vacation planned for quite a few months. I knew that my passport expired this summer and didn't think anything of it since the trip is a couple months ahead, in April. However, just now ...
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Paying Schengen visa for a friend

I'm a US citizen planning a one-week trip to Europe in a couple of months. Per my citizenship I can enter visa-free for 90 days. I want to invite an old friend along, who is a citizen of the ...
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Travel to other Schengen countries with Residence Permit from a Schengen country [duplicate]

I have a US passport. If I obtain a resident permit (temporary or permanent) in one Schengen country (let's say Germany), can I travel freely to other Schengen countries without being subject to the ...
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Wife and I would like to travel throughout the Schengen area for more than 90 days while my Portuguese citizenship application is in process

My wife and I would like to travel throughout the Schengen area for more than 90 days while my Portuguese citizenship application is in process. My wife is a Portuguese citizen by birth and has had ...
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Do I need a visa to transit (or layover) in the Schengen area?

I found many related questions on this site but I am still not sure about the rules. How can I decide if I need a visa to transit? Schengen members as of April 2024 are as follows: Austria Belgium ...
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Visiting Mainland France with French Polynesia Visa

I am an Indian citizen, and a permanent resident of the US. I have a multiple-entry French Polynesia visa [in the visa stamp, it's written valid for "Polynésie Française (FR)"]. I have ...
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Which Schengen countries (don't) stamp passports of ordinary residence permit holders?

The Schengen Borders Code doesn't prescribe an exception from stamping travel documents for holders of ordinary residence permits (as opposed to family member "Article 10"/"Article 20&...
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Missing re-entry stamp after stay in Bulgaria

I recently traveled from Denmark to Sofia in Bulgaria. I work in Denmark, but I am a non-EU citizen. When traveling to Sofia, I got a passport stamp after exiting the Schengen area, but upon my exact ...
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Would 1 hour layover be enough between Frankfurt and Munich if I have a transit visa and my final destination is US?

I have an Indian passport and will be travelling to the US. I have two stops on Germany, first at Frankfurt and then at Munich. Lufthansa suggests that I need a transit visa which I will be getting. ...
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Schengen visa: Traveling long after initial itinerary

I got a 1-year multiple-entry Schengen visa a few months back. Travel plans changed due to work and I couldn't make my planned trip that time. It's been ~9 months since the issuance of the visa and I'...
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Transit visa requirement for Bangladeshi citizen through Munich

I am reaching out for some guidance regarding transit visa requirements. As a Bangladeshi citizen, I am planning a trip that will take me through Munich, Germany, en route to Lisbon, Portugal. My ...
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Multiple entry Schengen visa date confusion

So, I have Schengen visa with the following dates: FROM: 09-12-23 UNTIL: 07-12-24 NUMBER OF ENTRIES: MULT DURATION OF STAY: 90 I have already travelled to Spain and came back to my country on ...
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Should my first trip be to the country which issued my Schengen Visa?

In case I get a multiple-entry Schengen visa in one of the embassies in Ukraine, Kyiv, should my first trip be to the country that issued the visa? Any there any requirements of the sort? Does this ...
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What foreign nationals would get fingerprinted at the passport control kiosks?

What foreign nationals would get fingerprinted at the passport control kiosks? Specifically all the major western nations. Have you ever been asked as a foreign national (specifically non-EU national ...
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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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Can I get a Schengen visa with an expired US visa?

I am an Indian citizen on an H1B visa in US. I am planning to visit India but on the way would like spend 1 week in Europe. Situation: I have an extension (I797 and I94) to stay in the US, but my visa ...
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Do Schengen entry points now use automated kiosks on non-EU travellers as of 2023-2024?

Are non-EU travellers entering the Schengen area still having to get manual passport stamps at entry point as of 2023?
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First Entry Member State Schengen visa

I'm appying for a Schengen visa to go to Poland. I bought a flight with a stop in London UK, so it's not a selectable country in the online form as a "First Entry Member State". Will I have ...
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Can I Ignore Member State of First Entry for Schengen Visa

I am going to Poland and I have my Schengen Visa taken from Poland embassy. But on my application, I wrote that member state of first entry will be Germany. But now I found a cheaper flight directly ...
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Member state of first entry on Croatia visa aplication

I will be travelling to Zagreb via Frankfurt from India. On the visa application form, it asks for a 'member state of first entry'. Will this be Frankfurt or Zagreb? We only have a 1-hour layover at ...
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Schengen visa (main destination) [duplicate]

I'm travelling to Hungary for a conference, which will last for five days, and then planning on visiting Italy for about a week and a half. My main purpose here is the conference (I got an invitation ...
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Long term visa from Italy [duplicate]

My wife and I are working full time in the UK. I got a 3 months Schengen Multi Entry visa from Germany. It ends on June 2024. This was my first Schengen visa. My father-in-law lives in Italy and we ...
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Hotel reservation for a couple applying for Schengen Visa

I'm travelling to Amsterdam and Paris with my girlfriend. We made the hotel reservation in Amsterdam under my name, and the Paris hotel reservation under hers. But in both the reservations, there's no ...
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Can I enter a Schengen state different from the one issuing the visa, if I have used the visa before?

I have a valid multiple-entry Schengen visa issued by Spain. Last year, I entered Spain via Germany and left the Schengen area from Germany, so there is no stamp on my passport by Spanish border ...
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Travelling Europe with UK partner as Dutch citizen

My partner is a UK citizen and I'm a Dutch citizen but we both live in Australia. I'm wondering if the 90/180 Schengen rules apply to us if we are planning on visiting multiple EU countries for more ...
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Croatian Temporary Resident Permit and Schengen Days

I am an American citizen in Croatia with my UK partner and we are hoping for some clarification on our Schengen days while we wait for our digital nomad and family reunification permits (temporary ...
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Can you enter the Schengen area without a return ticket?

I am flying from the USA to Switzerland with a one way ticket. I will also be flying from Switzerland to Spain and be traveling around in Europe but I do not have a return ticket because I am not sure ...
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Passport stamp for non-EU spouse traveling with EU citizen?

I (EU citizen) will be entering Schengen area with my spouse (US citizen). I understand that we can go through the EU passport lane and that he is not subject to the 90 day rule. We plan on traveling ...
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Are there any specific plans for France to shut/restrict its Schengen borders during the 2024 Summer Olympics?

While Schengen borders are generally open, countries have the right to shut/restrict their borders with other Schengen countries in certain scenarios. Has France announced any plans to temporarily ...
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What is the minimum requirement to extend Schengen visa without any official reservations?

I secured a French Schengen visa from February to May. I wanted to do a solo trip, but after looking at the prices of travel and living, I decided going with someone else was the best course of action....
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Travelling to ICLR in Vienna, Austria from India. Confusion about walk-ins

I am a PhD student from India. My work was accepted at ICLR 2024 conference which will be held in Vienna, Austria from 7 May 2024 to 11 May 2024. I have two questions. Q1 I have to apply for a ...
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Can I walk to the Netherlands from Weeze, Germany (NRN)?

I'd like to visit the Netherlands, and I can see that flights are much cheaper to Weeze, Germany (NRN) than to any airport in the Netherlands. Since Weeze is right next to the Netherlands, I would ...
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Can you travel without ID to another country to get to your passport country's embassy if there is none in the current country (Europe)?

I am trying to find a plausible answer to a question about a scenario in a movie that involves travel across borders in Europe and what is possible in real life. Question: If I am in a country that ...
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Have I been deported from Germany? Can l apply for study Visa in UK

I was a master degree student in Germany. Due to family and health-related issues, my study and research took more time than l expected and l had to prolong my study. And parellel to this development, ...
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Entering Greece from Bulgaria on dirt roads

I am from Southern Bulgaria and want to ride my motorcycle into Northern Greece, but the official crossing point is too far away from me. Can I just ride through the forest on dirt roads and cross the ...
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EU citizen making unofficial crossing from non-Schengen EU country to Schengen EU country

I have no plans to make such a trip but the question was inspired by this recent question: Entering Greece from Bulgaria on dirt roads I am an Irish citizen and hence I can stay indefinitely in ...
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Sofia and Athens by various modes of transport— when do I enter Schengen?

I just learned that from March 31, Bulgaria will join Schengen "by air and sea," but not by land, on March 31. Consider the following scenarios, all assuming a non-EU, non-Schengen citizen ...
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Schengen multiple-entry visa [duplicate]

I have a one-year multiple-entry Schengen visa issued by Greece in 2023. I used that to visit Greece in 2023. Can I use it to visit Spain in 2024 (within the visa validity period) without visiting ...
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Lost passport with valid Schengen visa

I had a Schengen visa issued by Spain which has not expired, but on a passport which I lost. I have been told that the visa is invalid, as the passport is lost. But when I applied for a new Schengen ...
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Schengen Visa Application for France through VFS Global [closed]

I applied for a Schengen visa for France along with my wife on 9th February, 2024, at 8:56 am through VFS Global, Hyderabad. I got a mail on the same day that my application was sent to VFS Global ...
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Multiple-entry Type D visa - Re-entering in a different country

I have a Multiple-entry Type D visa for a country in the Schengen area. I am aware that I have 90 days within an 180-day period to travel around the Schengen area. I plan to visit Italy during this ...

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