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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Schengen visa documents if the job is just 2 month old

I am applying for a Schengen short stay tourist visa at the Netherlands embassy this month. Since I am employed, the requirement for relevant documents for employed persons would be applicable. In ...
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Personal interview requirement for obtaining visa

My biometric details were submitted in December 2018 for visa to Belgium. Now I want a visa for Switzerland. Whether I will have to appear for biometric again ?
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If I have a Finnish residence permit, can I visit Germany before entering Finland?

On our flight to Finland, we have a long layover in Frankfurt (9 hours). Is it possible to leave the airport and visit the city without a problem with immigration? Given that we have not been to ...
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Travelling to Algeria through Barcelona

I am contacting you guys concerning problems during my trip through Barcelona Airport. I have booked two separate flight from the UK to Barcelona with Vueling, and then Barcelona to Algeria with Air ...
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Is there any way I can get a Schengen visa as a Syrian citizen?

I want to visit a friend who lives in Spain. She will be covering the cost of living and everything; she's willing to send me an invitation letter. as well. However, I have never traveled before and, ...
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Covid certificate for entry from Switzerland to Italy

Italy requires an EU COVID-19 Green Certificate for entry from Schengen countries. However, the Swiss digital certificate is not yet integrated into the EU system. The EU website says Phase-in period:...
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Can I fly to Spain from Italy as a non-EU citizen if my name has changed?

I changed my name on my passport, and now it's a little different from the name on my permesso di soggiorno. I have a letter from the embassy proving my new name. I went to my local questura to try to ...
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Schengen Tourism Visa Field 20 “Residence in a country other than the country of current nationality”

I am South African, currently living in the United States, working on my F-1 student visa (first year on OPT). I am applying for a Schengen Tourism Visa and I am not sure what to say for part 20, &...
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Can a Russian citizen with a US F1 visa transit at an EU airport?

I am a Russian citizen planning to travel to the US in August 2021. Could anyone please advise through which countries I am allowed to fly to the US currently? I have a US F1 visa. May I travel ...
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Can I travel within the Schengen area while my Italian residency card is being renewed?

I am a Filipina living legally here in Italy. My permesso di soggiorno is under renewal since it has been expired. I was scheduled for biometrics on April 11 and I have to go to Denmark on April 28. I ...
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Does it matter if I don't have recent Schengen stamps in my passport an EU residency permit holder?

I have a slightly strange situation. I am a non-EU citizen, and a resident of Milan. I am currently in Spain doing an internship as a visiting PhD student, and it is supposed to end around mid July. ...
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Can I fly back to Italy if my Italian residency card has expired and is being renewed?

I have a residence permit (permesso di soggiorno) for Italy. I am currently in the Netherlands for an exchange. My permit expired on the 30th of November and I applied for a new one but I will get the ...
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Travel without an Italian residence permit in the Schengen area

I'm a non-EU citizen, and I'm studying in Italy. I traveled to Hungary last week with Ryanair from Italy. I showed them my passport, residence permit and Italian identity card. Everything was OK. But ...
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Travel in the Schengen area with only Carta d'identita and Permesso di soggiorno?

I am a non-EU student in Italy. Recently I have left my passport at the UK embassy for visa. However I have a ticket to for Greece in the next days (with Ryanair) and I the embassy doesn't give me a ...
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Can I travel to the Netherlands from Italy alone as the spouse of an EU citizen?

I have a Permesso di Soggiorno. Do I have to travel with my husband to the Netherlands or can I travel alone?
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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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Is there a Permesso di Soggiorno card valid for traveling around Europe?

I’m going to renew my Permesso di soggiorno this April and I wanted it to be valid for traveling around Europe, for now I have Permesso di Soggiorno (Attesa Occupazione).
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Can a person with type-D schengen visa transit from london to another european country without any UK visa? [duplicate]

I want to get a Ryanair flight from an origin Schengen country to another Schengen country. However, it has stop in UK without changing airport. Does anybody know whether I can go to destination ...
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Schengen Deduction during Fiktionbescheinigung Section 81 (3) [closed]

I am a US citizen and student doing a guest study semester in Germany in a program taught in English. I entered Germany as a tourist with Schengen visa-free entry. I applied for a student residence ...
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Are long-stay visas in France multi-entry by default?

I am an US citizen and planning to go to France for a year for tourism/personal reasons. I expect to be issued a long-stay visa (VLS-TS or perhaps VLS-T, not sure how they determine this). My question ...
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can I travel with my Italian carta d'identita to Poland while only having Italian citizenship but not Italian nationality?

I am considered an Italian citizen, but have US nationality and passport (but only an Italian "carta d'identita") Can I travel to Poland with my Italian document?
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Can you enter the Schengen area with a residency visa from another country?

The Schengen area has an Annex II list of countries, which grants passport holders the right to enter the Schengen area visa free. In addition, this right is present for citizens of non-Schengen ...
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Can Brazil residence permit holder enter Schengen area without visa?

Citizens of Brazil can enter the area visa free (90 days within a 180-day period). But not sure about residents of Brazil. If you don't know the answer, you can reply for Argentina or Mexico since I ...
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border controls for Andorra and other micro states?

I've seen several mentions here of the lack of border control in Andorra, and indeed, I saw none when I entered nor when I left. But a web search finds a lot of pages stating they do maintain border ...
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Transiting Germany with current Corona restrictions

I am an Australian citizen however I hold a German Residence Permit (Type D Visa). I am currently in the UK and would like to travel to Denmark via Hamburg (Germany). My journey would look like this: ...
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Is a visa required for an Indian citizen to leave an Italian airport during layover? [duplicate]

I am an Indian citizen in US on a F1 visa. I have a flight from Orlando to New Delhi in December 2021 with a 7 hour layover in Rome. My plan is to make use of this time and hit a couple of spots in ...
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Transit in Amsterdam from non-Schengen to non-Schengen

I am writing this post in an attempt to hear real life experiences regarding this Amsterdam transit situation. Just for the record, I have read many posts from this website - upwards of 200 - and I ...
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Schengen visa reservation of return flight from another country than accommodation

I am going for travel from Barcelona (which is my main destination) and will continue to Amsterdam. Instead of booking my return flight from Amsterdam, the travel agency booked my return flight from ...
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ETIAS mandatory or not?

One page says ETIAS is optional until 2023, but another page says we must have it to enter Finland and another one says mandatory to go to any Schengen country. Sorry I've forgotten where the other ...
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Do I have to stay out of Schengen for 90 or 180 days? [duplicate]

US Citizen here. After my first stay of 90 consecutive days in the Schengen zone, how long do I have to stay outside the zone before I can come back for another 90 day consecutive stay? The 90/180 ...
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Travel within Schengen area on visitor (C) visa during pandemic restrictions

This summer we plan to drive through the following countries: Germany, France, Spain and Portugal. The group consists of a German citizen and two non-EU citizens having a German Schengen C visa. Note ...
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Effects of being denied entry to Poland

I was denied entry to Poland last February. The border guards told me this was because I didn't provide enough supporting documents like hotel reservations and travel plans. Will this affect my ...
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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 May 2021 are as follows: Austria Belgium ...
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Which Schengen countries are currently offering Schengen visas?

I (vaccinated against Covid-19, Indian citizen, studying in a city near Houston, USA) would like to visit Belgium to meet friends, but Belgium is currently not issuing visas thanks to the pandemic. I ...
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Can I travel to Rome, Italy with only Permesso di Soggiorno and Carta D’identità? [duplicate]

I have a Philippine passport and a Permesso di Soggiorno for Italy. This April, I plan to apply for a Carta D’Identità. My Philippine passport will expire on 17th July, 2021. I was thinking that if I ...
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Staying more than ninety days in Andorra, San Marino, Monaco, Vatican, … [duplicate]

It’s possible (not always convenient) to enter Monaco from the Mediterranean, but getting into Andorra, San Marino, or Vatican City requires going through a Schengen country. Is it possible (and ...
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Schengen visa for international student in UK

I am an international student in the United Kingdom holding an Indian passport and I am planning to travel around Europe. Am I eligible to get a Schengen visa from the UK at the moment? Is Ireland ...
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Can I make repeated 90-day trips to a single Schengen country?

I recall someone saying that you can't go to the same Schengen country as a tourist for 3 months over and over even if you don't overstay a trip, because immigration thinks that it's suspicious for ...
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During COVID, which Schengen Zone countries can be entered through non-Schengen corridor countries, without quarantine? (April 2021)

As a resident of Ukraine (US passport holder), I'd like to know which Schengen Zone countries can be entered (I'd like to avoid the possible war in Ukraine, I assume border guards would currently look ...
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90/180 in for Guadeloupe

If what I've read is correct, Guadeloupe is part of France and EU but not part of Schengen. However, they also have a 90/180 rule for US citizens. So it seems (can't imagine anyone wanting to) you ...
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Intra-Schengen travel in April 2021

Can I, as a citizen of Russia with a tourist Schengen visa, get to Paris (planning to travel further to Italy and Iceland) for a few days with a tourist purpose? I am in Greece on a legal basis, ...
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Entering Schengen before the residence permit starts

I am new to this forum, I have read a couple of topics which are similar to mine, but they were very old, so I just want to clarify if everything is the same. I'm planning to get a long-term student ...
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Can I apply for 2 years Schengen Visas first Time?

I am from Nigeria. I have a question I want to ask, As a first timer, can I apply for 2 years Schengen visa up front for multiple entries?
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Travelling outside of Germany on a German Working Holiday visa (Australian)

A friend and I (Australians) are planning on visiting Europe in August next year. We wish to tour West and Central Europe for 4-5 weeks (on a normal Schengen visa) before entering Germany and ...
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Apply for a new Schengen Visa while holding a valid one

I am a Chinese student and hold a France Schengen Visa which expires on 20th September 2015. My next trip is from 10/09/2015 to 25/09/2015, and I will stay the longest time in Greece, so I need to ...
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Clarify 90/180 for Bulgaria and Romania

Bulgaria and Romania are not yet officially Schengen, but they are in the SIS and have a 90/180 rule. What isn't clear is whether that rule is applied as if they are part of Schengen, or whether one ...
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How to contact border authorities in EU/Schengen countries?

For questions about entering a country, people are usually referred to the embassy of said country. Unfortunately, except regarding visa issuance, these often prove rather uninformative. So how would ...
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American with expired student visa traveling in Schengen zone

Hope this is the right place to ask this. My partner and I have a situation and we don't know what to do. We live in Spain and soon we will move to the US. She is American and I'm Spaniard. She is ...
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Is it possible to circumvent the limits of a 90 day Schengen visa by re-entering using a different passport? (I have more than 1) [duplicate]

I understand the limitations of the Schengen visitor's visa - I can stay no more than 90 days with the past 180. My question is, can I leave the area and return on a different passport and begin a new ...
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Can US citizens visit the EU multiple times within 180 days if the combined stay is less than 90 days? [duplicate]

If we plan a trip to EU with our US citizen kids in the schengen area, for 2 weeks, however after a couple of months we plan another trip to EU for 2 weeks, will multiple entry be an issue if we have ...

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