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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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Maximising chance of making tight connection after learning I will be selected for secondary screening

Today I flew from the EU to the UK via Amsterdam airport (AMS). I was held momentarily for secondary screening at passport control (I have an EU passport). The officer explained that someone with my ...
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Schengen Visa Application Travel

Can I issue my tourist Schengen visa for the Netherlands from Country A even though my plane tickets are booked from another country (Country B) to Amsterdam?
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Do I need transit visa through Netherlands on a British passort and a Ghanaian citizenship card? [duplicate]

I'm travelling on a British passport to Ghana with a Ghanaian citizenship card through the Netherlands. Do I need an airport transit visa?
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Passport lost in Italy with valid France Schengen visa [duplicate]

I am a Chinese international student studying in the UK. Last week my passport was stolen in Italy and I made a police report. This Monday I got a travel document from the Chinese consulate in Milan ...
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Passport Expires in 3 months. Can we extend stay?

My wife's passport expires in 3 months and she didn't know about the rule that you can't fly to Europe if it expires within 3 months. We shortened her stay by a few days to accommodate this. My ...
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Applied for business visa, processed by BLS as tourist visa

I am due to travel to Spain in about 2 weeks. I will be visiting to acquire a vacation house for my parents. I initially applied for a short stay type C visa for business purposes. However, upon my ...
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Airport Transit Visa Through Germany with Expired F1 but Valid I-20

I am starting a new degree program as a PhD student in the US. My visa is expired and I plan to go to my country to renew my F1 visa with a stopover in Germany. Do I have to get the transit visa in ...
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Schengen Visa Rejected/Refunded (?)

Last week, I submitted my visa to the Estonian embassy through VFS (New Delhi branch, India where I'm from). In my itinerary it was mentioned that my trip would go like: London > Tallinn (Estonia) ...
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Why do some Schengen countries not stamp passports of residence permit holders?

You're a resident of Schengen country A. You're entering or exiting Schengen via Schengen country B. B doesn't stamp your passport while entering/exiting. Why is that? Doesn't this complicate things ...
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Can I re-apply for a Swiss Schengen visa immediately after it was refused or do I need to wait 30 days?

Is it true that you have to wait 30 days before re-applying for a Schengen visa for Switzerland after being rejected? I can’t find any evidence of this anywhere but this article and there’s no ...
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Travelling from EU/Schengen country to another EU/Schengen? No passport details/number needed?

So I am traveling from one EU/Schengen country to another EU/Schengen country, and today I "checked in" and got my boarding card. I didn't specify my passport details anywhere, and I am so ...
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EU citizen with non-EU unmarried partner in the Schengen

My unmarried partner and I are both US citizens with residency in the USA. I am also a EU citizen and we will be traveling to the EU. We do not want to be separated when going to the passport line ...
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Schengen US citizen traveling with Belgian wife

We’re entering Schengen by boat in Portugal this June. After one week we’ll fly into Belgium to spend a few weeks there before driving to France for 3 weeks then back to Belgium for a month and then ...
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Do airlines of other Schengen countries share PNR data with a Schengen country?

Let me give an example. You are a resident of Greece. You fly with a Dutch airline from Belgium to (or from) Serbia. Would Greece know about that flight? Would Greece know about that flight after ...
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Does Ireland collect API data for EU Passengers?

The EU directive implemented by the Irish government in 2018 means that extra-EU flights need to provide Advance Passenger Information for all passengers on the flight. However, it is unclear if ...
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Re-Apply for Schengen Visa after rejection in a different country?

My husband who is an Indian software engineer at Microsoft in Seattle with a Green Card just had his Swiss Schengen visa rejected on the basis of: "The information submitted regarding the ...
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Travel from UK to Schengen post brexit for a Nepalese citizen

Married EU(Polish) with Settled Status and Nepalese with ILR issued in Britain want to travel for 7 days to Poland. If we travel together do we just need to show our marriage certificate and share ...
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Can I leave Italy to non-schengen area while waiting for my first issue residence permit [duplicate]

I have single entry visa and I've applied for may residence permit but my fingerprint appointment have been reschedule after 3 months. Due to urgent circumstances I need to fly to my home country ...
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Is it harder to get visa for longer duration as compared to short duration?

Wanted to know if shorter duration schengen visa are easier to get like 10 or 15 days while longer duration like 30+ days are harder to get? is there a relation or not?
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Are EU airlines required to refund airport taxes of unused flights back to the original payment method?

Customer requests the refund to be paid back to the original payment method (credit card). Airline refuses this request and offer voucher instead. Is this ok or can the customer escalate?
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Do you need Schengen travel insurance if you have a private health insurance from a Schengen country as a resident of that country?

While traveling in Schengen, do you need Schengen travel insurance if you have a private health insurance from a Schengen country as a resident of that country? Asking this question to learn the usual ...
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Does Spain stamp passports of Schengen residence permit holders while entering/exiting Schengen area?

I looked into here Which Schengen countries (don't) stamp passports of ordinary residence permit holders? but couldn't see anything about Spain
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Canadian traveling to Europe and Japan wanting to "reset the clock" [duplicate]

I am about to overstay in Europe on my Canadian passport for the purpose of tourism. I also recently spent three months in Japan. Question: does a re-entry into the EU/Japan reset the 90 days clock? I'...
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Can i stay with my Schengen visa after my residence permit [duplicate]

I entered on a multi entrance Schengen visa in February 2022, which is valid until the summer of 2024. Then in April, I obtained a one-year student residence permit for Spain until April 2023. Can I ...
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Schengen Visa : Tourism and Meeting friends

My main purpose of travel to Schengen region is Tourism and I am going to mention the same in my application. I might also look to meet some friends. However its more like if they have time, we might ...
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Multi entry Schengen visa request with no details of future trips

I am planning to apply for a multiple entry Schengen visa as I plan to travel again later in the year again to Schengen region. So as of now, I only have details of my current visit. I am wondering if ...
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Dual Citizen Transiting Through the Schengen to the US—Which Passport Should I Use?

I know there are hundreds of posts on the internet about traveling with multiple passports, but I'm new to this and I'm hoping other dual citizens with direct experience in this stuff can give me some ...
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Schengen (Germany) tourist entry for American with felony conviction [duplicate]

An American friend of mine wants to visit me in Germany. She is worried because she has prior felony convictions in the U.S. and was previously denied entry to Canada. Specifically, she was convicted ...
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ID check related questions for flights between Schengen countries

All questions below are for flights between Schengen countries. At the gate, will I need to show my ID, for most flights? What can I show to the airline other than my passport as ID? e.g non-EU ...
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EasyJet document check, internal Schengen flight: must the residence permit nationality match the passport?

Consider a traveler checking in for an EasyJet flight from one Schengen country to another. The traveler holds a Schengen residence permit. The residence permit shows the traveler's nationality, but ...
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Applying for Schengen next week from US but my US visa is expiring in August. Will they accept my application?

Has anyone tried applying for Schengen from US when their US visa was going to expire within 3 months of departure from Schengen area? Just saw this: The US residence permit or visa should be valid ...
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Lost passport with valid Schengen visa

I had a Schengen visa issued by Spain which has not expired, but on a passport which I lost. I have been told that the visa is invalid, as the passport is lost. But when I applied for a new Schengen ...
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Schengen short-term visa - Business vs tourism if issuing consulate is different

[Time sensitive as I have my appointment tomorrow ] My Schengen trip includes 6 days in Croatia to attend a conference and 8 days in Italy for tourism. Initially, I applied at the Croatian embassy and ...
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Does my passport need to be stamped while re-entering Schengen area?

I applied for residence permit after entering the country on a D visa. Residence card is not yet issued. I left the Schengen area (with an exit stamp). And soon I am returning while my D visa is still ...
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Missing Exit Stamp on US passport upon leaving the Schengen area [duplicate]

My boyfriend,who's a US citizen,(thus he's eligible for visa-free travel to EU) came to visit me, here in Italy, in September. He stayed here for a total number of 86 days on the 90 days limit every ...
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Fingerprint check fails - Schengen

Short but necessary background: I live in the UK (resident), a nonEU citizen. I lived/worked in the EU in the past. On multiple occasions, my fingerprints were checked at the border in the past with ...
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Schengen short-term visa - Country of Longest stay vs Country of business reason

I plan to visit the Schengen area for the first 2 weeks of May. My primary reason is to attend a conference in Croatia and then tourism in Italy. However, I would be in Croatia for 6 days and in Italy ...
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Schengen visit visa and Romanian visit visa

I soon would like to visit Romania and at first I was thinking I will apply for a Romanian private visit visa, however, there is a good chance that during my stay in Romania that we will have a trip ...
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Using FedEx return envelopes at the French Consulate in Boston ($38 vs ~$10)

The website says it is mandatory to use the consulate's/VFS's courier service ($38.50) but the helpline said it is okay to get your own envelopes (probably under $15). I am wondering if anyone has ...
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Germany: Freelance visa and traveling in Schengen

I found this very comprehensive guide about freelance visa in Germany: https://allaboutberlin.com/guides/how-to-get-a-german-freelance-visa Does anyone of you know if I can travel Schengen with that ...
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Do I need any visa for transit via Amsterdam (Beijing to Oslo via Amsterdam)? [duplicate]

I am an Iranian Citizen (and Chinese residence permit) who has a Norway D-type visa (single entry). I'm going to buy a flight ticket from Beijing (China) to Oslo (Norway) with a connecting flight at &...
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Passport control at Schengen border - Can they confirm I have an existing residence permit application for a Schengen state?

According to the answer here, yes. Can I enter Portugal on the last week of my D visa? (2nd entry) They will also be able to see in their system (SIS or VIS) that you have a pending residence permit ...
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Applying for a Austria Study visa with a prior refusal from the UK?

I am from Pakistan. I have had a refusal for false information due to a bank statement provided, which the officer mentioned 'is non-genuine' for study visa from the UK in December, 2022. I am ...
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Do Schengen member countries share SIS data/alerts with other countries?

Border guards in the Schengen area in Western Europe screen foreign travelers in a database called SIS. Someone in violation of Schengen duration stays might (I could be wrong) have their passport ...
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I have a permanent residency card in Germany and have to fly to Austria for work. My US passport is being renewed. Will the card be ok for my flight?

As the headline says, I have to fly to Austria for work on Sunday. I went to the US embassy to expedite my new passport as it's expiring in April. They took my current valid one as collateral while ...
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Security after landing in Frankfurt airport

I was recently flying from the US to India via Frankfurt. After landing in Frankfurt airport, I was allowed to proceed to my gate to board my next flight. However, on the way back, all passengers on ...
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Can airlines prevent me from flying in this complex situation?

My 2-entry D visa is valid for 4 months I have a SEF (immigration and borders service) appointment for a residence permit, 2 months after the visa starts. After the SEF appointment, I plan to leave ...
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United States Italian Embassy Visa Appointment Question

I am applying for a Schengen visa to Italy from the United States (US green card holder). I was finally able to book an appointment with the Italian Embassy in Los Angeles using their booking system, ...
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Travel medical insurance validity - should it cover whole visa period or my time in Schengen?

Should the insurance cover only days I'm physically in Schengen area? Including the days I enter and leave Schengen? or should it cover the whole visa duration? I already have the visa (Type D, 2 ...
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As an Indian National, can I use my Maltese Resident card to travel to Schengen countries

I am Indian and have a valid Malta resident card. Currently I am in India. Can I travel to any Schengen Europe countries from India with my Malta resident card?
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