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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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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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I overstayed in Spain with residence visa, but again received a new residence visa. Can I enter Spain?

I had a residence permit in Spain but I overstayed for several months after the residence period expires. While departing Spain, the immigration officer took a photo of my passport and verbally warned ...
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When can a family be forced to go through passport control separately?

I am an EU citizen and I'm travelling with my wife (non-EU, not Annex II). She got a 2 year multiple-entry visa as EU family, and this is already the 3rd time that we enter/exit Schengen since getting ...
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Can I provide a written invitation for someone who will stay with me in Sweden country if they are arriving through Denmark?

When entering Sweden directly through an airport such as Arlanda, there's an option to provide a "written invitation" in case the person does not fulfil the monetary entry requirements of a ...
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Can I apply for Spain Schengen visa after my J1 visa expired? [duplicate]

I am from Turkey and I am currently in Usa in Work&Travel program. My J1 visa expired on 22 Sept and my grace period started which ends on 22 Oct. I want to go to Spain to visit some friends ...
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Will I appear as if I were in a Schengen country despite being absent, if I have no new stamps in my passport? [duplicate]

I have a resident permit of Schengen country X. I enter Schengen directly from X with stamp from X. I leave Schengen area without a stamp. I come back to X from a Schengen country that doesn't stamp. ...
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Can I appear as if I were in a Schengen country if I enter/exit without passport stamps? [closed]

I have a resident permit of Schengen country X. I entered Schengen directly from X with stamp from X. I take a bus to another Schengen country and leave Schengen from there without a stamp. I come ...
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Duration of stay when using a multiple-entry Schengen visa in Albania

I hold a multiple entry Schengen visa valid for a month, with a duration of stay of 18 days. My first country of entry will be Croatia. Afterwards, I will be using the same visa (waiver system) to ...
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Main destination in Schengen and non-Schengen countries

I intend to visit Croatia along with Bosnia and Serbia (non-Schengen) with my multiple-entry Schengen Croatian visa. My visa is valid from the 29th of September until 30th of October with a duration ...
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TRV visa approved after biometric expired

IRCC Canada sent me an original passport request on September 20, 2023, but my biometrics expired on September 13, 2023. How could this be? I submitted my passport already, so does this mean they Will ...
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Schengen Visa and Flight Departure: Potential Issues to Consider

I am an Indian citzen, and have a Schengen visa that is valid from 28/09/2023. My flight departs from New Delhi on 28/09/2023 at 02:50 AM IST (that will be some time 27/09/2023 in Germany) and lands ...
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Which country will stamp my passport if I am exiting/entering Schengen through Switzerland?

e.g Spain -> Switzerland -> North Korea I don't think Switzerland is part of Schengen, right? So how does this work? I have a Schengen residence permit
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When filling in a Schengen airport transit visa application, where should the reference number of the final destination country visa be recorded?

When applying for a Schengen airport transit visa, Q29 of the visa application form from the website of the German Embassy in Havana asks for the following details about the applicant’s entry permit ...
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Friend overstayed for a week in Schengen. Possible consequences for future visa?

My friend from Canada loves Europe. Recently when exiting they couldn’t find an entry stamp in her passport. On entry, She had gone through the immigration in the same line as I did (Schengen citizen) ...
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My Schengen application is rejected 1 week before my travel, can I appeal with new dates?

I submitted a visa application to travel between 13-17 of September My visa rejection respond was issued on 5th of September (with 2 weeks to appeal) meaning that I can appeal till 19th of September ...
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Croatia resident permit (Nomad) and Schengen days

I have a question related to the validity of Schengen days. I’ve entered Croatia in Sep 2022 and applied for the Nomad visa (residence permit). Residence permit is valid from Nov 2022 till Nov 2023. ...
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Help regarding rejection of Slovenian (Schengen) Visa

I recently applied for a Schengen Tourist Visa through Slovenia via India as my maximum number of stays are in Slovenia only. I made sure that ALL my documents are genuine and fine and still it got ...
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Netherlands Visa not processed even after 25 days

My sister and I applied for Netherlands visas on 3rd August 2023, and the same was received on 4th August 2023 by the embassy in Delhi. We received her passport on 23rd August, but it still shows that ...
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Does time in the Schengen Area on a residence permit count toward the 90 day maximum?

Here's a scenario: Say I am in a country in the Schengen Area on a residence permit that expires Jan 1, and have been here for a few years continuously I leave the country to go live somewhere else ...
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Can I get tax refund stamp if just traveling between EU countries?

I traveling to France and Germany from the US and my outbound flight is Berlin to New York with a very tight layover in Amsterdam. I plan on doing some shopping in Paris but I'm concerned that I won't ...
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Visa start date [duplicate]

I am applying for a short term tourist Schengen visa. The flight I booked is leaving my home country Thursday evening and arriving Friday morning. My hotel is reserved from Friday, as I am on the ...
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can I travel from US to Greece via Switzerland on either a US passport or an expiring EU member state passport?

I intended to travel from US to Greece via Switzerland (airport only), but I just noticed that my EU member state passport is expiring shortly after my return flight date (i.e., it does not clear the ...
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What action can I take against Turkish airlines for denying me boarding?

I request some clarification if this applies as 'incorrectly denied boarding' by Turkish Airlines despite having a valid Schengen visa The intended travel: I was supposed to travel from Mumbai-> ...
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Visiting Israel from Schengen area

I'm a US citizen with a passport traveling in Europe. I have a question regarding staying in the EU. My understanding is that I can only stay 90 days within a 180 day period in the Schengen area. I ...
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My cancelled flight caused me to overstay my visa and now my visa application was rejected

I had a tourist visa to the Czech Republic for 2 weeks, my return plane ticket was the last day of my allocated visa. 2 days prior to me going back home, my Lufthansa flight got canceled and the ...
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Non-EU Student in Germany staying in Schengen area after their studies have ended [duplicate]

I am a Brazilian student in Germany. Before coming to Germany, I spent 6 weeks traveling in Europe and figuring out some stuff for the University. That was back in mid-February. My classes started in ...
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Can I enter Schengen with EU ID + non-EU, visa-requiring passport?

While there are similar questions here and here, the examples of those questions have stronger passports (US & Japan) that either don't require visas or will get them easily/on arrival. I possess ...
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Transit in Zurich a day before valid Schengen visa

My Schengen visa starts from 28/08, but my flight will have a transit stop in Zurich (still be 27/08). Will that be a problem? Will they even let me on board in the first place? The transit does not ...
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Chances of Eurostar extending to Germany [closed]

With the recent fusion of Thalys into Eurostar, Eurostar will now also serve routes into Germany. As the travel from the Schengen area to GB requires passport checks all current Eurostar stations are ...
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Passport validity requirement for UK to Schengen travel

I have an upcoming trip from the UK to the EU and am scheduled to return to the UK on the 13th August. My passport was issued on 13th November 2013, so under the new rules, I guess it "expires&...
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Applying for Schengen visa from India (working remotely for a US university)

I am working as a scientist for an US university and I have been invited to attend a conference in France. However, I am working remotely from India to take care of family responsibilities for the ...
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Visiting other Schengen countries with a France visa [duplicate]

I am having a France visa type D sauf CTOM, multi entries. Can I visit other Schengen countries?
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Andorra , the 90/180 count down [duplicate]

Can anybody say if i spent a few days in Andorra does my time there count towards my 90 days , does the count down stop and restart when i leave. As I understand the count starts the day your foot ...
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Is it legal to cross an internal Schengen border without passport for a day visit

As a UK citizen I recently found myself vacationing in Germany close to the Austrian border with a group of friends who are all EU nationals. While out on a day cycle without my passport, one of my ...
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When does a Schengen residence card validity terminate?

My wife has an Italian residence card. We recently moved to the UK and she has now been granted pre-settled status and accordingly got her UK residence card. While waiting for the UK residence card, ...
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Two diagonal lines in passport stamp

I have an Australian passport and I am traveling throughout Europe. I had purchased few items in Berlin that I wanted to claim for tax free when travelling to Zurich. In order to access the tax free ...
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Czech Republic registration requirements for UK citizens

I am planning to visit the Czech Republic later this year. Vacation, staying with friends and leaving CZ within 7 days of arriving. I am a UK citizen, with a passport that satisfies the entry ...
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Is speaking the country's language fluently regarded favorably when applying for a Schengen visa?

Let’s assume that Mike is a citizen and resident of a non-EU country, for example, Egypt. He has learned and practiced Italian to a fluent level online and/or by practicing with Italian expats. He ...
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Business on a tourist Schengen visa [duplicate]

I currently hold a type C Schengen visa, valid for one year. Initially I applied for it for tourism. However, next week I am going to visit our headquarters in Germany and also our company party. ...
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Schengen Visa: if the main destination consulate can't process the application in time, can you apply to other countries?

I know that for visiting multiple Schengen countries, I'm supposed to apply to the country I'm spending more time in or the country of first entrance if I'd spend equal time in the countries. However, ...
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Copenhagen Airport -- International to Schengen connection?

I am flying into CPH from Singapore arriving in Terminal 3 at 7:10am and will be changing to a Norwegian Air flight to Oslo that departs at 9:20am from Terminal 2. I realise that I will need to go ...
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Two teens, aged 13, traveling alone internationally

Two 13 yo teens from US will be traveling without an adult to Estonia,EU, with a long layover stop in Denmark. Airline is not providing them unaccompanied minor services, they advised to contact the ...
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How can my girlfriend get a Schengen visa?

My girlfriend is a Filipina living in the United Kingdom on a work visa. I am from Portugal. We’ve been trying to start the processes for her to visit me in Portugal, but unfortunately it's not that ...
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Schengen Visa - want to visit different country [duplicate]

Im a resident of the UK but hold a non-UK passport. I hope you are somehow aware about the issue with the lack of visa appointments here in UK. It's just impossible to book an appointment to almost ...
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Is there a Schengen equivalent of a Redress Control Number?

I recently learnt that I have the same first name, last name and birthdate as someone who has been banned from entering the Schengen area. According to a border police officer, this will cause me to ...
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UK and Australian dual national travelling in Europe

I hold UK and Australian citizenship/passport, and have entered Europe on my UK passport. I plan to leave Europe and head back to the UK after about 3 weeks stay, but will need to return to Europe ...
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Carrying fruits into the EU?

I don't know about current EU restrictions on bringing in fruits for personal use. I want to bring in some cashew apples and mangoes from the tropics (for consumption). My questions are: Does anyone ...
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Can I change my itinerary after applying for a Schengen visa?

I am planning to travel to Thessaloniki (Greece) from India by the end of this month. My current itinerary is as follows: Departure: Mumbai - Qatar - Thessaloniki (Greece) [27th June] Arrival: ...
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Adding more countries after Schengen Visa is issued?

Similar questions has been asked but this one is with a twist. The doc here FAQ 13 clearly states I can take visa from X and go to Y country. But also pushing on getting visa from country of your ...
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Self Transfer flight From Baku to Budapest to Warsawa

I have a visa for Poland but not for Hungary. And I want to buy a cheap self transfer flight From Baku To Budapest Wizz Air, then wait for 17 hours to get in another Wizz Air flight from Budapest to ...
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