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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 zone question [duplicate]

When assessing the time of entry/time of exiting the Schengen zone by plane, is the entry/exit time: Time the flight lands/takes off? Time of disembarking/boarding the plane? (This actually is the ...
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Apply for a US visit visa in Germany without being a resident

Can someone who enters Germany on a Schengen visa go to the Frankfurt Consulate and apply for a US visit visa? Or can only residents of Germany or Frankfurt apply from there? Would the waiting time be ...
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Schengen 90/180 day rule for residence permit holder of another Schengen country

On a given day, I travel from a Schengen zone country where I have a residence permit to a Schengen zone country where I don't have a residence permit. Does that day count as one of my 90/180 days?
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Do I need a return ticket when entering Germany for an exchange program?

I am Brazilian and will be participating in a student exchange program for one semester in Germany, at a partner university. I have only purchased a one-way ticket because: The price of tickets ...
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Scoot airlines in European Union-Schengen

Has anyone flown with Scoot within the European Union? I have only travelled between Schengen countries and a national ID card is the only entry requirement. Scoot sent me an email saying a passport ...
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I overstayed in Schengen. Will that cause trouble for future trips or visas in the EU or UK?

I was a full-term student studying in Poland. After my internship training I was waiting for my certificate and license from the government which took a bit longer time than expected. So I stayed with ...
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Schengen visa application: How to mention multiple purposes?

I'm applying for a Schengen visa in Sweden for two weeks for business purposes (the company will be paying for flights, hotels, and meals for that time). I'm also planning to visit nearby countries ...
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What information is shared between Schengen countries, UK and US when applying for a visa?

A common advice I hear for travelers is that having more travel visas in your passport will raise your chances to get more travel visas from other countries. For example, if you have a Schengen and a ...
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Extending the stay beyond dates mentioned in the Schengen visa application

In the Schengen visa application, we've mentioned that we'll travel to Iceland for 7 days. However, the visa issued is for almost a month's duration. We're returning from Iceland via Switzerland (...
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True? "Romania enters Schengen in March 2024 after agreement with Austria"

Romania enters Schengen in March 2024 after agreement with Austria https://www.digi24.ro/stiri/actualitate/oficial-romania-intra-in-schengen-in-martie-2024-guvernul-anunta-acordul-cu-austria-2629175 ...
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Can I leave Frankfurt airport during layover (Iceland to India return flight)?

I am an Indian citizen returning to India from Iceland with a layover at Frankfurt. I have 2 questions: Do I need a transit Visa? Since I have a Schengen Visa for Iceland, can I leave the airport ...
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Will visa officials compare the travel history in my passport to my employer's confirmation of my employment?

I am an Indian citizen and Canadian PR, wanting to get a Schengen visa from Austria. I worked abroad remotely for 6-7 months (without informing my employer) because my friend had a serious illness and ...
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Should you mention all travellers in Schengen visa cover letter?

3 of us are planning to apply for an Icelandic visa from India. Just to be clear and transparent, in the cover letter, we want to mention the details of the other 2 along with the passport numbers ...
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EU-Schengen citizen getting Schengen stamp despite travelling with EU document, change in how rules are applied or just inconsistency?

I am a dual Italian, British citizen. When I travel within EU+Schengen+UK I usually carry with me my Italian ID card and my British passport (I leave my Italian passport at home, since it's bulkier ...
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Valid visa ... Blue Card new issue in Gemany

I had applied for the extension of myBlue Card eAT at the immigration office in Stuttgart. The new extended Blue Card eAT is now available for collection at the immigration office in Stuttgart (...
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Can I enter Russia through Ivangorod with Russian e-visa?

I’d like to enter Russia through Ivangorod border crossing. Since I will be staying in the Schengen area for some time as a tourist, how likely is it that the Russian border officer may refuse to ...
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German Residence Permit, re-entry with pending renewal application

I am an exchange student in Berlin. I am a British passport holder and entered Germany on 26 September 2023 with the visa-free 90/180 period that my passport allows. Later, I received a residence ...
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Does Italy accept extended passports issued 5 years ago for a Schengen visa?

I am planning to apply for an Italy Schengen visa. I have a US Green Card, and I obtained my home country passport in 2018, which expired in August 2023. However, I recently extended my passport in ...
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UK crew working on cruise ship in Schengen area: does Seaman's Book stop passport being stamped at airport on arrival in the country before boarding?

EDIT: Thank you to everyone who replied to my post. She has now sorted this out. It has been confirmed by someone who has been on board and knows the ropes that she will be stamped out before the ship ...
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Transit without visa: do Netherland Antilles count as "a third country which is not a Schengen Member State" for purpose of transit in CDG?

As you know many nationalities can transit via several EU airports, like CDG, if the rule below is respected: Passengers transiting through Paris (CDG), arriving from a non-Schengen Member State with ...
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Staying for a month in the Schengen Zone after my student visa expires [duplicate]

I am Mexican, currently studying in Milan with a student visa. My visa expires on December 18th and my flight back to Mexico is on January 16th. I want to know if I have to leave and re-enter the ...
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Can I re enter France with a demande de duplicata pour un titre de séjour?

I have a 10-year France titre de séjour but it was lost. I applied for a duplicate but I haven't received it yet. It's been more than two months. I have only a “demande de duplicata pour un titre de ...
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Belgium visa refusal [duplicate]

I went to Europe several times without any problems. I got Schengen visas from Dubai and Doha many times without any refusal. Recently, I applied for a new Schengen visa from Belgium, but I got a ...
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Possibility to travel to Cyprus (Larnaca) with permesso di soggiorno

Can I travel to Cyprus (Larnaca) with a permesso di soggiorno? I am a student in Italy. I have booked a flight for tonight. Could you answer me quickly?
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Can I sponsor my mother for a Schengen visa?

My mother is a housewife and lives in India. I am staying in England on a work permit. I want to take my mother to France and sponsor the whole trip for both of us. How can I do that? Since I have to ...
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Dual citizen & traveling out of a Schengen area country with a foreign passport

This is a purely hypothetical question, but this scenario almost happened to me. With dual citizenship of Poland and the US, both countries require their respective passports to leave the country. ...
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Can I apply for a UK tourist visa if I overstayed a Schengen visa 11 years ago?

I overstayed in Italy for 2 years in 2012 (11 years ago). Will I be granted a UK tourist visa?
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Will the passport control (tourist visa check) happen in Norway (destination and visa issuing country) or Munich (layover)?

We're travelling from Chicago to Norway with a layover in Munich. The layover is almost 2 hours long. There is a bus that I need to take right when I land in Norway. I wanted to clarify whether the ...
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Validity of visa throughout Schengen states

So I have a language study visa for Germany (Type-D). In the "valid for" section in visa sticker, it says Deutschland. Can I travel to other countries like France with this visa? If not, why?...
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Travelling as a tourist after applying for a business visa

I have a business visa for Germany but my business trip got cancelled. Can I travel as a tourist using the same business visa for the same dates to Germany? If yes, do I have to show the same ...
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Can I enter France from outside EU with German Fiktionsbescheinigung and/or Schengen Visa?

I have been living and working in Germany for 6 months with a work D-type national visa. A week before its expiration I received Fiktionsbescheinigung (Fiction Certificate) with third box tickled (...
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Holder of German National Visa (Type D). Can my first point of entry be through Switzerland?

We are moving to Germany on a long-stay national visa (Type D). The easiest route would be to land in Basel, Switzerland, where someone would pick us up from there. Are there any restrictions which ...
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Travelling through USA with double nationality [duplicate]

My children are holding dual citizenship - Mexico and Austria. We are currently in Mexico and will travel back to Austria with a flight from Mexico City to Miami and from there to Schengen (Madrid) ...
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Schengen travel insurance for flight landing next day

So, I will be flying on 25th of December and reach Spain next day i.e. 26th of December. I have already applied for Schengen Visa but I have one doubt, will it get rejected because my insurance ...
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What should I write as a contact reference person if the inviting organization is a university in Schengen area?

I am applying for a Business Schengen visa. Going for a workshop at a university in Germany. I filled the reference info. However, they are asking for a contact person, who should I write their info ...
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Why do I have two stamps, one with two diagonal lines, on departure from Germany? [duplicate]

I was in Germany at work for 3 months as a student. When I returned to my country at the airport, they stamped me and put this on the stamp and put a new normal stamp underneath, they didn't tell me ...
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My Schengen visa is in my old passport with my maiden name and new passport has married name [duplicate]

My Schengen visa is in my old passport with my maiden name and new passport has married name. Can I travel to France? As far as I know it’s okay with both passports and marriage certificate but I ...
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How easy is it to get Schengen visa for Indian citizen and Canadian PR? How long could it take? [closed]

Okay, I am thinking of doing a eurotrip in December. I have been in Canada since 4 years, and currently a PR. Indian citizenship. Before this I've had US Visa for 5 years and lived there. How long ...
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Extending Brazilian's citizen stay in Austria while they are in Austria [duplicate]

A friend of mine from Brazil, currently in Austria (turist visit), wants to extend his stay in the country. He spent 80 of 90 days in Austria and found out today that they cannot apply for the visa ...
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If I have dual citizenship, but one of my passports is expiring soon, can I enter EU/Schengen with the one that expires further out?

I have USA & Colombia citizenship and passports. I usually use my US passport when traveling to Europe, but my US passport is expiring March 1st 2024. My Colombian passport expires in 2025, so it'...
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What is the protocol for visa overstay at Zurich airport, and will I get the judgement?

A tour company prepared our visa papers for a trip of 7 days to Prague and Berlin and applied for a Schengen visa. We got a visa and sent copies to the tour company and they okayed everything. While ...
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Multiple-entry Schengen type C with “Transito” remark

I am a seafarer and I want to go for a holiday in Europe. Can I use a 2-year multiple-entry type C Schengen visa with “transito” remarks for tourism? Or do I have to apply for a tourist Schengen visa? ...
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UK travel document holder going to Denmark?

I am a UK refugee travel document holder, and I want to travel to Denmark. "Convention of 28th July 1951" is written on the back of my travel document. I am going through Denmark in order to ...
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Travel within Schengen Area with Fiktionbescheinigung and within 90 day allowance

I have received a 81, 3.1 Fiktionsbescheinigung (which I know does not normally allow you to re-enter Germany). I have 34 days left on my visa-free travel in the EU as a British citizen and I want to ...
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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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What should the Employer letter contain for a part-time employee?

I serve as a part-time teaching assistant at a university in my country. I am applying for a Schengen business visa where I will be participating in an academic conference at a research institute in ...
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Filling the reference information and Means of support section in Schengen Visa

I encountered the following while filling in the reference information. I will be staying at a hotel in Germany for 7 days. During my stay, I will be participating a three-day workshop at a research ...
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Business Schengen Visa for Tourism Purpose

I have a mutli entry schengen visa valid until Dec 2023 which was obtained under the business visa route. I am an Indian citizen and will be travelling from here. My business trip may now be cancelled ...
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Schengen to Schengen with connecting flight via UK (non-Schengen)

Indian here with a single-entry Schengen tourist visa. I'm planning to visit Iceland (first port of entry) then Europe with a connecting flight via the UK (non-Schengen). Can I travel between Iceland ...
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Has anyone tried BLS’ doorstep service?

Has anyone tried BLS' doorstep service? I wanted to apply for Spain visa and wanted to go for doorstep service this time as I don't have enough time to visit the BLS, Delhi. So, I was wondering if it'...
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