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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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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I have a flight booked to Germany May 7th from the U.S [closed]

I will be going to Berlin May 7th. Does anyone know if the borders will be open, and If I can make it there and back?
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How are border closures enforced in the Schengen area given the large number of crossing points?

In the past month, all Schengen countries announced strict border controls even within the Schengen area and even for EU citizens. However European borders are extremely porous given the large number ...
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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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Do I need a Transit Visa for a layover in Shengen zone, I am a Cameroonian and Permanent resident of Canada [duplicate]

As a Cameroonian and permanent resident of Canada, do I need a transit Visa for a layover in the Schengen zone?
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Schengen visa expires before travel ban ends, can I ask for an extension instead of reapplying?

Today I got my schengen visa approved which I had applied for before the pandemic. I had plans to visit the Netherlands. Sadly, the Netherlands has a travel ban effective till April 19th and my visa ...
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Netherlands Visa Refusal on 17th March 2020

This decision means what? Sufficient justification for the purpose and circumstances of the intended stay was not provided. The specific purpose for which the visa was applied for is no longer ...
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Flying into United States from Hong Kong Just After 14-Day Schengen Window Expires

Background: My girlfriend is on an F-1 visa for the United States, and is currently located in (and a citizen of) Hong Kong. She recently was in Hungary, and flew to Hong Kong via Helsinki. She has a ...
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What restrictions apply to layovers in the Schengen area?

I want to fly from Croatia to the US. I am a US citizen, so I know that I will be able to get into the US. However, with COVID-19 restriction in place, am I able to take a flight with layovers in the ...
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What happens to my Schengen visa application being processed during coronavirus?

I submitted my application a week ago, before the COVID-19 pandemic was declared. I am just wondering whether they can reject my application because of coronavirus, or would they still issue me a ...
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Does a transfer in a Schengen country airport count as time in that country for US Travel restriction? [duplicate]

I'm due to fly from the UK with IcelandAir, from Glasgow, via Reykjavik in Iceland (a Schengen country) on 30th March, to Florida. The stop-over in Iceland is approx 2.5 hours. Does anyone know if ...
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People exempt from Trump's COVID-19 proclamation, what is the quarantine/screening requirement?

You can read President Trump's full proclamation regarding conditions of travel between the US and Schengen zone here. Nowhere in this proclamation is a mention of a quarantine. However, several ...
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Are layovers included in the Schengen to USA COVID-19 travel ban?

Starting Friday the 13th, all non-USA passport holders are not allowed entry into the USA when coming from the Schengen area. Does this include layovers? I'll be traveling from Africa, laying over ...
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19 hrs layover in Frankfurt. Have US and Canada valid visa . Can go out of airport without transit visa [duplicate]

Do i require a transit visa during my 19 hr layover in Frankfurt? Travelling with family to Toronto. Having valid US Visa also. We are Indian family. Can we go out of Airport during long layover and ...
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What type of visa should a non EU national apply for, for an unpaid one month internship at a private company in Belgium? [closed]

A 22 year old student who just graduated will join a private company in Belgium for a one month unpaid internship/training. The company did not provide any information or help regarding the visa he ...
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90 days as tourist after visa expires [duplicate]

I have a working holiday visa from September 19th 2019 to March 22nd 2020 for Poland. I would like to stay here for 90 more days as a tourist. I traveled to Ukraine during Christmas 2019 for 1 week ...
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Can I enter France with an Italian Schengen Visa under coronavirus situation? [closed]

I understand that there will be some issues. I have got a single entery Italian Schengen Visa valid early April for 2 weeks. But because of the coronavirus, Italy is under lockdown, which means that ...
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Can I travel to any Schengen country with my EUSS family permit issued by the UK?

My wife is Latvian and she works in the UK and I have my EU Settlement Scheme family permit, my question is do I need a Schengen visa to enter the Schengen area countries or I should apply for one ? ...
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Enter Romania through Greece, Single Entry Schengen Visa becomes Invalid?

I am planning a trip ahead. I'd like to Enter to Romania via Greece (Single Entry Schengen Visa) Would then my Schengen Visa become Invalid and I won't be able to come back to a Schengen Country?
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Unknown entry point for Schengen visa

My Nigerian employee is currently here in Canada on a student visa. Soon, he will be assisting me on a trip that might look like Barcelona, Nice, Rome then cruise to Greece. We are however early in ...
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1 person in my group's passport not accepted so why were both of us denied boarding?

I had travel plans with my older son for a 2 day holiday to Austria and we had done early check-in 2 days before. At the airport, we were denied boarding because his passport expired in a month (an ...
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Are all Chinese citizens currently (after COVID-19 outbreak) banned from applying for Schengen visa issued by Czech Republic?

Some news reports suggested Czech Republic stopped issuing visa to Chinese citizens/nationals and closed visa centres in China after the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The latter is of course ...
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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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Consequences of lawsuit against Schengen visa denial

In case of filing a lawsuit against a rejected Schengen visa & a rejected appeal as well, the case is won by the plaintiff, and the concerned government paid the related legal & court fees, ...
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If I have a multi-entry Schengen visa, can I use Romania as my first destination?

I want to apply for a Schengen visa, but according to the plans I am supposed to start my trip with Romania. Is it allowed or is it necessary to land in a Schengen territory first?
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Schengen visa for Sweden and Denmark

I'm really lost about how to fill my form, as I have an invitation from my GF from Sweden, but the closest place to her is Copenhagen, not Stockholm. Should I fill Denmark as my first entry, and ...
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What to do if I made a mistake in Schengen Visa application form? [closed]

I am an Indian and I am an international student in Latvia. I am currently living in Latvia. My TRP (temporary residence permit) of Latvia was finished on 25th February 2020. I applied for new TRP for ...
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flight tickets for schengen visa application? [duplicate]

how do I get flight tickets for my schengen visa application without paying? I have spoken to a travel agent and he said he can only 'reserve' it for 24 hours and after that its cancelled. Will that ...
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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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Longer term accommodation proof for schengen visa application (Germany)

I intend to pursue an internship in Germany for the summer of 2020, approx (82 days) but my employer doesn't provide me accommodation. Can I show a booking from booking.com as a proof of ...
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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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Can I go on a cruise from the UK to Scandinavia and St. Petersburg with a passport expiring in 4 months?

I have a passport expiring in September 2020. I will be traveling to the UK for a cruise to Scandinavia and St Petersburg in May. The cruise starts and ends in the UK. Do I need to renew my passport ...
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Can I (26m) prove the fund instead of my girlfriend (24f) for a schengen Visa when traveling together?

I'll try to keep this as short and precise as possible: I am 26 y.o. male from Tunisia. I work as a fulltime game developer with an Australian company. I receive $2500/month through bank transfer. I ...
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Moving between Schengen Countries

I am a citizen from a non-Schengen country but I do not require a visa to enter the Schengen region. If I travel to a Schengen country ( which I think will be Romania; too many uncertainties still) ...
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London-directed boardings (Schengen flights)

As far as my knowledge is concerned, Schengen airports divide Schengen flights from non Schengen ones, by considering the former as domestic ones, and I also realise that not every EU country is in ...
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Proof of Accommodation: One day trip in France

I am an Indian citizen planning to travel from London to Paris for a day and then return back to London on the same day itself. In this case what do I do to show proof of accomodation for my Schengen ...
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Traveling between Schengen countries

I am travelling to Germany and I will stay in Dusseldorf for 5 days then I will go to Eindhoven, Netherlands for 2 days then I will travel back to Frankfort to stay 2 days. Am I allowed to do so if I ...
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Multiple entry Schengen Visa query for Portugal [duplicate]

We recently visited the Netherlands in November 2019, my wife applied for a Schengen visa and was given a multple entry visa which stated schengenstaten. This visa was from November 2019 to November ...
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Stay in the Schengen area for two consecutive 180-day periods [duplicate]

Can I use a balance remaining from my first 180-day period and add 90 days from my second 180-day period, without leaving the Schengen area?
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schengen visa taking to much processing time

I had a conference in Spain Barcelona, I applied for a visa at 17/01/2020 they said it'll take 15 days and till today 15/02/2020 yet no answer, can anybody advice me what to do?
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Visit Visa Documents Required to Visit Boyfriend in Czech Republic

I am Tushar and I am in a gay relationship with a Czech citizen. He visited me in India 4 times. I want to visit him for 10 days in Czech Republic this year. History: Last year I applied for visa. On ...
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I was told Americans can reset their 90 day Schengen limit in Poland by traveling to e.g. Ukraine for at least 24 hours. Is this true?

I heard this from two different people in two different situations during my stay here in Poland. I actually didn't even ask either of them about it. They told me on separate occasions on their own. ...
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Can a British/Mauritius Dual National use a Mauritius passport to go to Paris and Back

I am a British citizen. I was born in Britain, but I have Mauritius passport. I would like to do a return trip to Paris on the Eurostar. Can I use my Mauritius passport?
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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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Travelling outside Germany with only a German D visa in the absence of a residence permit [duplicate]

I have a long-term German National D Visa for research. I have an upcoming short trip outside Germany to the Schengen Zone but I don't have a residence permit yet. I've been informed that I should ...
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Travel from India, but visa Issued in Qatar for Schengen Poland single entry

I have a business travel from Doha to poland next week but I have some changes in my plans as now I am thinking of going to India first and travel from there to Poland. Will there be any issues as ...
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Schengen visa and working visa?

I have a job contract to work in Germany on the 1st September 2020 for 18 months. Now I want to visit my girlfriend before. Can I get a Schengen visa from June to August, as well as start work on ...
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How to ask for Multiple Entry Schengen visa for 1 year

I have already visited Netherlands on a Single Entry Schengen Business Visa. As Im working remotely with a Dutch Company so company wants me to visit them many times in a year. How to ask from Dutch ...
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Wife's Schengen business visa rejected. Any other alternatives?

My wife and I have been invited by my employer to attend their annual employee event to be held in France. My wife works in a different organization, but have received a business invite from my ...
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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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