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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What type of Schengen visa should I apply for a conference in Spain?

I'm a recent college graduate (unemployed) from Turkey and I plan to attend the Cisco Live conference in Barcelona. This is how the company organizing it defines the event: Cisco Live provides awe-...
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Schengen Visa delivered by France and Proof of Accommodation, but difficulties traveling within Schengen area

My Thai girlfriend has a Schengen Visa with multiple entries delivered by France, with a Proof of Accommodation (Attestation d'Accueil) with my family in France. We made a side trip to Portugal and ...
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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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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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Passport Stamping and Residents cards

I am a U.K. citizen with a Bulgarian residents card. If I fly into Spain, does my passport have to be stamped as a third country national now after Brexit. Also if I transit Spain or another Member ...
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Does my marriage to an EU citizen give me unlimited freedom of movement within the EU

I am a UK national and my husband is Greek. We have been living in the UK for 15 years then for the last year have let our house and have been travelling around europe spending a month or two in each ...
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Are there Schengen airports besides Budapest with border “holes”?

Due to COVID-19, many Schengen arrivals in Budapest take place at the non-Schengen sector. As such, despite doing a Schengen -> non-Schengen transfer, I won't be clearing any Schengen exit control ...
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Business or tourism for Schengen visa?

I have been trying to get a Schengen Visa for a forthcoming half business-half pleasure trip. The plan is to be in Spain for 5 days for business and head on to France for 7 days for tourism. I went to ...
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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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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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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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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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Negative COVID-test required during immigration at a Schengen layover or by the airline?

TL;DR: Austria has waved off the requirement of negative COVID-test for some specific cases including mine. Traveling from India to Austria via a layover in another country in Schengen. Will 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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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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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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Schengen Country Consulates In Atlantic Canada?

I am planning to apply for Schengen visa for a visit any European country within Schengen region. I am currently living in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. I have Indian passport. My problem is to my ...
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I'm eligible to stay 90 days in Schengen out of 180, but can I also stay 90 days in Romania, or are the days there concurrent with the Schengen days?

I'm an Australian citizen and I've been in Schengen over 70 days visa free, out of 90 days that I'm permitted to stay. I know Romania (and Bulgaria) are part of the EU but not yet part of Schengen, ...
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Czech Residency and Re-entering Schengen

I am a Canadian living in the Czech Republic on a study visa. I have lived there since September 2018. I renewed my visa in late 2019, and it was approved. However, I could only make the document ...
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Traveling inside Schengen without a ticket to fly back home (Venezuela)

I'm Venezuelan, currently in Finland as a tourist but I'm applying for a residence permit. I entered Schengen 80 days ago, now I need to fly to Spain just for 3 days to do some paperwork. Can I come ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Return to Schengen after rejected temporary visitors permit

This is a very specific question. I apologize for how long and over-detailed it is, but I'm trying to make this as clear as possible. On January 31st 2020 I arrived in Sweden to stay with my now-...
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Travel Spain-Poland

I had a scheduled flight on Sept. 18 to Wroclaw to start my PhD program. Poland banned direct flights from Spain (https://www.gov.pl/web/koronawirus/informacje-dla-podrozujacych), so the only option ...
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Travelling to Italy from UK in Coronavirus Times

The information available online is murky and often stale. I was wondering if anyone has recently travelled to Italy, and can share their experience of getting in and out. My Chinese wife has just ...
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German visa refusal on lack of proof of ties to home country. Should we appeal for review?

I am currently living in Germany on Blue Card and receiving a handsome salary. My wife is living in Pakistan. We are a newly married couple. She has registered herself in German Consulate for the ...
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Do I need multiple copies of documents if we as a group are visiting Netherlands?

I (Indian) plan to visit Europe for tourism along with 3 family members. So, we have booked all the hotel reservations, flight tickets and train tickets together. Since our first entry country is the ...
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Who can certify translations of supporting documents for (travel) Schengen Visa?

If my original document is not in English, can I both translate it and verify that it is correct (with a confirmation letter)? The website of The British Embassy in Japan does not say that a ...
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VFS Italy in London

The Italy VFS for UK Residents insist that the appliacnt should have the required funds in the Current Account. On the other hand UK Banks insist that you maintain the minimum amount in the Current ...
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Lost my Spanish ID (TIE) and I want to go to Italy

I'm on a student visa in Spain and I had a Spanish residence card or TIE but it was inside my wallet which was stolen. My visa is already expired and I want to travel to Italy but my TIE duplicate ...
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Which non-Schengen Countries can I visit with EU Blue Card?

I have an Indian passport and am currently living and working in Germany holding an EU Blue card (Aufenthaltstitel). Which non-schengen countries can I visit without applying for a Visa explicitly? I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Transiting in Budapest - one ticket or two?

Foreigners are barred entry in Hungary due to covid. However, it's not clear whether a foreigner can connect in a Hungarian airport to reach another nation. So I asked Budapest airport, and was told I ...
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For residents in the Schengen area, what happens with the 90-days liberty of movement rule during lockdown?

I’m a citizen of a non-Schengen country who holds a student resident permit. I was on leisure travel in the Schengen Area when borders were closed. By the time borders are reopened in late April/early ...
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Can I enter a Schengen country on the last day of my TRP?

I am from India. Currently I am living in a Schengen country 'X'. I have a TRP of this Schengen country which will expire after 1 day. Can I go to another Schengen country "Y" by flight on the last ...
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My wife applied for a schengen visa through Russia and was rejected on basis of falsifying documents

My wife paid a travel agency to help her get a schengen visa. She was surprisingly rejected considering we have been to dozens of trips to Europe together. The rejection letter was alarming and we don'...
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Short Stay Schengen Visa for non Eu spouse

i am a German national and living in Germany, and married with a pakistani national. My wife live in Pakistan and has not any EU residence card. we are planning together holidays to Denmark. will we ...