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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UK citizen married to an Irish citizen. How much time can I spend in the EU after Brexit?

My wife has dual nationality British and Irish (with a British and Irish passport) I only have a British passport. We like to travel around Europe in our Motorhome between Jan and June. Would I need a ...
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Schengen travel with Swiss residence attestation?

I'm confused about the rights of non-EU residents living in Switzerland. Due to the pandemic Swiss residence permits are taking much long to process than they ever would have in the past. In lieu of ...
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Business visit to EU for equipment installation

I am an Australian resident in the UK, and a partner of a dual UK-EU national, operating a small business. I am exploring undertaking short business visits to install technical equipment on-site at a ...
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Working remotely from another EU country [duplicate]

I work in Finland for a Finnish company. Due to covid, I work remotely all the time. Given this situation, I would like to work from another Schengen country for couple of weeks. What are the laws ...
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My USA passport to France wasn’t stamped, can I re-enter?

I’m American and recently bought a house in France. On July 17 I traveled from USA to France. On Oct 10 I returned to the USA (to make sure it was less than 90 days). Leaving France the border agent ...
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Can I carry large sum of cash (>10k EUR) in my hand luggage?

I will be flying between two, both EU and Schengen-area countries. Can I take on-board large sum of cash (more than 10k euros) in my hand luggage? I know I need to declare this cash at customs but do ...
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What specifically is the extent of the UK's membership/participation in the SIS, VIS, or other international information sharing networks?

In addition to the original questions, are any of the following specific events broadcasted? Being assumed to be an illegal entrant... Visa expiration and overstaying... Visa refusal Deportation/...
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What is the equivalent of a subject access request for the Schengen Information System (ie, SIS)?

How can one learn what records are stored about oneself within the SIS? Corrollaries (please feel free to edit or critique if these ought to be posted as their own independent questions): I'd also ...
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Travelling with Fiktionsbescheinigung [duplicate]

I have a student visa under renewal and the German Kreisverwaltungsreferat has given a Fiktionsbescheinigung (temporary residence permit). Is it allowed to travel to other European countries with the ...
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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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How does an Indian citizen with German national visa return back to anywhere in the EU?

I have a German national visa (got through the work, although not working there anymore). Visa is still valid for 1 more year. I want to get back to the EU (anywhere in the EU). But it seems like ...
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Can I fly back to a different country in Schengen zone post-covid rather than the country where I have the long-term residence permit?

I am originally from India and have a long-term residence permit for Germany (through work). Right now, I want to fly to move to Portugal for 1 month by flying to France first and then taking a ...
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Can I travel to UK with Permesso di Soggiorno [duplicate]

I am non-EU nationality, but married to Italian nationality, and I have Permesso di Soggiorno mentioned (MOTIVI FAMILIARI) Is it allow me to enter UK with my wife as per subject 10,20 of law? or need ...
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Bordercrossing point (Grenzübergang) on Austrian national visa D application form? Entry point into Austria or Entry point to Schengen [closed]

I currently reside in India and hold an Indian passport. I am applying for Austrian national visa (visa D). In the application form, I am supposed to specify the bordercrossing point (Grenzübergang) (...
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Can I transit through the USA as citizen of a Schengen State during COVID-19?

I'm planning on traveling to Nicaragua and most flights are transferring through the United States, but as I have read citizens of the Schengen States can't enter the US unless they have been out of ...
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Do you have to leave Schengen zone to validate a new Schengen visa after marrying to an EU citizen? [closed]

I am a Korean citizen, currently in Greece on a tourist visa. As many of you might know, as a Korean, I don't actually need to apply for the Schengen visa but it's a stamp on arrival for 90 days of ...
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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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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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Do I have more chance to be refused at Schengen border next time?

As a citizen of a country with no visa requirement for entering the Schengen zone, I was given a "refusal of entry at the border" copy of the document for no justifying the purpose and ...
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Do transit count as a day under short visit in Schengen for people with a resident permit in a Schengen country?

Let's assume I have a resident permit from the Schengen country A and plans to visit Schengen country B via a transit in Schengen country C. If I leave country A today and spend the over-night in ...
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Belgian mother of a American child, want to travel to USA thru Paris airport, to see her bf/child dad

I'm Belgian, my bf active duty US military, our daughter have dual citizenship, Belgian birth certificate, Birth abroad certificate, US and Belgian passport. I would travel on ESTA, I need to reapply ...
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Traveling from Netherlands to USA through Curacao [closed]

My girlfriend is planning to travel to Curacao from the Netherlands early in September hoping that flights to USA open back up (any expectation on whether it will?). She is a Dutch citizen planning to ...
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Can South Korean passport holder temporarily living in Vietnam enter EU countries?

I am a South Korean passport holder who's been in Vietnam since early this year. I am in Vietnam on an extended tourist visa, not as a resident. I would like to leave Vietnam and enter any EU ...
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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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Spanish Schengen visa can I enter another country due to Covid [duplicate]

I have a multi entry Schengen visa issued by Spain for tourism, I live the UK which has imposed a 14 day quarantine on people returning from Spain, can I cancel my Spanish trip and use the visa to go ...
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Can a non-EU national enter the Schengen area via Croatia during the COVID pandemic travel restrictions?

According to IATA, passengers may enter Croatia for tourism even if they're not EU nationals (presuming I'm reading the rules correctly): passengers traveling as tourists with a confirmation of ...
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Can someone travel from outside the Schengen area into the Schengen area just as a transit passenger without holding any Schengen visa?

In the current COVID-19 situation, let's say a passenger wants to travel to a Schengen region airport from outside the Schengen region just for transiting airside to a third country outside the EU/...
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Travelling from Europe to US while avoiding the Schengen zone ban [duplicate]

I am going to apply soon for a US visa while currently being in the Schengen Zone (Germany). I am not a EU citizen but currently here on a work permit. I want to travel to US to continue my employment ...
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How do Schengen countries know if someone has overstayed internally?

How does the EU countries know if someone has overstayed when they do not enter/exit the external border/airport? For example, if you travel by plane, you'll get stamped on your passport and maybe you ...
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Travelling with EEA Swiss partner

I am a U.K. citizen, living in the UK with my Swiss partner for 20 years. After Brexit, I will be a third-country national (non-EU), can I accompany my EEA partner in the Schengen area? As we are not ...
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Can the country of departure be different from the country in which you applied your visa in?

I am currently a UK resident but I am originally from Kuwait. I’ve decided to apply from Kuwait with plans to enter Schengen area from the UK. Would that be allowed?
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Travel from Britain to EU for third-country nationals

British nationals can certainly travel to the European Union, even without being required to quarantine. But if a national of a country that is not on the list of allowed third countries travelers ...
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Using 2 Passports on rotation

I have a UK passport and a New Zealand passport. Assuming UK is no longer part of the EU, and UK passport holders are allowed visa-free visits to the Schengen Area for 90 in 180 days just like NZ ...
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Would an American who lives in Japan be allowed into the Schengen Zone for non-essential travel?

According to the most recent list from the EU here, Third countries whose residents should not be affected by temporary external borders restriction on non-essential travel into the EU includes Japan. ...
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Travel for UK Residents to the Schengen Area

During the COVID crisis, all UK nationals are allowed to travel to the EU. I am a South African national with long term residence in the UK and would normally require a Schengen visa to travel to ...
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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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I want to get from Germany to the US, what country can I quarantine in? [duplicate]

I'm in Germany and I need to get to the US. Since I'm not a US citizen or permanent resident, I can't travel directly because of the covid-19 travel ban. I want to find a country that Isn't covered ...
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Can some EU (Schengen) consulates issue MEV even when applying for SEV?

I was planning to travel to Europe as a tourist this summer before the pandemic struck. Considering that I need to apply for a visa, so wanting to minimize my chances for getting a refusal, I looked ...
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Practical implication of Judgment in Case C-754/18 to family members of EU citizens according to EU 2004/38/EC [closed]

CJEU recently made a Judgment in Case C-754/18. http://curia.europa.eu/juris/documents.jsf?num=C-754/18 What practical implications it may have to family members of EU citizens according to EU 2004/38/...
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Why are passports checked at the gate for intra-Schengen flights?

Answers to the question Why are passports checked at the check-in counter, Immigration and even at the gate? point to the fact (among others, but this is the main trend) that airlines are held ...
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Travelling restrictions from Budapest, Hungary to Lisbon, Portugal

I would like to travel from Budapest, Hungary to Lisbon, Portugal. I have a return (June 21 - 24, 2020) flight ticket from Budapest, Hungary to Lisbon, Portugal. For the last 4 months, I was in ...
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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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Did I miss EU customs on a flight from Brazil with stopover in Portugal to Germany?

e.g. Flight was: Foz do Iguacu (IGU) -> Sao Paulo [on Azul or Gol, don't remember] Sao Paulo -> Lisboa [on TAP] Lisboa -> Munich (MUC) [on TAP] Luggage was checked through from IGU to MUC, ...
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I don't have a green card yet. Can I travel to the Schengen countries and return to the US? [closed]

I am in process of getting my Green Card. I am having approved asylee status. Can I travel to Schengen States with this travel document and can I return back to the US safely?
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How can I (US Citizen) get into Germany mid-June 2020?

I am having a hard time finding a centralized resource describing which countries are open to which citizens. I have an urgent need to get into Germany for work. The UK government is about to enact ...
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Told Hungarian border police I walked along the outer Schengen border and took photos of it – will I be fined? [closed]

I hold an EU passport of a Schengen area member state and travelled on a day trip to Hungary. In Hungary, I walked to and then along the outer Schengen border until I reached a border crossing, where ...
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Am I allowed to travel from Romania to the Netherlands in current COVID-19 situation?

I have an urgent demand from a client in the Netherlands with regards to a ship repair job. I'm a Dutch citizen, with Romanian residence. As far as I could understand from all the media, ...
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Schengen entry rules for a UK resident with EU-citizen spouse

I'm trying to get some clear information on what category I fall under with regards entering the Schengen Area, since the immigration offices I've called have not been very helpful. I am a Brazilian ...
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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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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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