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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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Will transit through another Schengen country to a country that allows visa-free stay cause overstaying Schengen?

I'm planning on going to Germany. I'm in a Schengen country awaiting a residency permit which is accepted but not issued and won't be for months due to needing to apostille the background check. If I ...
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Multiple stays in EU not longer than 90 days each time?

I have an EU-passport and my husband a UK passport; Am I right in assuming he has freedom of movement when travelling with me? We live in the UK and have a home in Spain. We like to stay 2 months at ...
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Can I enter Portugal on the last week of my D visa? (2nd entry)

My 2-entry D visa is valid for 4 month I have a SEF appt for residence permit 2 months after the visa starts. After the SEF appointment, I plan to leave Schengen area and come back to Portugal on the ...
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Can I get Fiktionsbescheinigung outside Germany in the EU after schengen expires?

I'm in another Schengen country in the EU waiting for a residence permit. But I changed my plans because now I want to go to Germany to study. Since I don't have the residence permit yet, I can't ...
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Stati Schengen visa [duplicate]

I had a stati Schengen visa applied from Italy embassy in uk. Its a type c stati Schengen visa. As of now my plan has changed, instead of going to Italy got changed to Netherlands. So can i go to ...
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Forced to pay a customs fee for importing a used wedding dress into the Netherlands. Is there a way to avoid paying?

I have been required to pay a hefty Value Added Tax (VAT) and customs duty on my wedding dress that I brought from Australia to the Netherlands (I was stopped at customs, so I likely also need to pay ...
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How can I travel from Toronto to Mumbai without needing a Transit Visa at layover and having an expired Canadian Visa?

What are different options to travel from Toronto to Mumbai without needing a Transit Visa at layover. I am an Indian citizen and my Canadian visa has already expired. Can you please help answering ...
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Multientry Schengen visa after being a resident

I was a resident of Germany before moving the UK recently. I would like to know if I would be eligible to apply for a 1,3 or 5 year Schengen visa?
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How can someone check if they are banned from the Schengen Area after an overstay?

Schengen countries in Europe keep little notes about foreign travelers in their Schengen Information System (SIS). Have no idea what that is, what it contains, or what it looks like. Whether by this ...
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Can two passports extend 90 day Schengen rule

I have an Irish and UK passport. Can I visit Spain for 90 days on my Irish passport, leave and come back straight away, and enter Spain on my UK passport and stay another 90 days?
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Travelling in Schengen with UK passport

I’m a dual Irish and British passport holder, and due to travel from Amsterdam to Slovenia - usually I would travel with my Irish passport but due to circumstances I only have my UK passport available ...
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Racism at Schengen ports of entry. Are there better ports of entry for people of color?

I'll cut to the chase. I am an Indian national and as brown as brown can be. The last time I entered France via Paris, the immigration official was super rude to me, and also upon telling him that I ...
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Do I need another schengen visa for Tourism if I have a business Schengen visa in an overlapping time frame?

As the title says, I have a business Schengen visa from Hungary and I have used it to travel to Budapest. It is a multiple entry visa for 3 months with 30 days of validity in the Schengen area. I'm ...
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Traveling outside the country with a changed last name and un-updated passport and green card [duplicate]

I recently changed part of my last name several months ago after marriage, but I have not yet updated my passport and green card to reflect this change. On the other hand, I updated my SSN and driver'...
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Schengen Visa Multiple Entry Query [duplicate]

I was issued a Schengen visa by Switzerland in 2022. I went for a visit for 10 days and had a pleasant time. Now I am planning to visit France this year in June, 2023. I checked my schengen visa that ...
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Indian H1B holder applying for travel insurance for Schengen visa

I am applying for a Schengen visa through Norway. I am an Indian citizen currently residing in the US as an H1B Holder. My employer has provided my International proof of coverage, but it lacks ...
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Does "authorized stay" which is not a residency permit nor a visa, count toward the resetting of the 90/180 Schengen rule?

I am in a Schengen country, and I arrived via another Schengen country. I used up most of my time before arriving and this was NOT a Schengen country when I came. It became a Schengen country after I ...
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Cruising To & From The U.K [duplicate]

I want to go on a Norwegian Fiord cruise leaving from and returning to the U.K. Are the days at sea and when going ashore counted towards your 90 days in a Schengen zone?
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Can an Indian file for a national and a schengen visa applications at once?

Would it be possible for an Indian to file for both national student visa and Schengen visa at the same time? This previous question is not the same as this one. The previous one's accepted answer ...
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Can I exit the Schengen area from a country that has previously rejected my visa application?

Belgium rejected my visa due to "Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided". I have since obtained a visa from Germany. Can I exit the Schengen area ...
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Exiting Schengen from Cruise

We are cruising from Barcelona back to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in November. The cruise goes to a couple of spots in Spain and then has 7 days at sea and then a couple other days at other locations ...
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Penalties for overstaying a 3-month Schengen visa

I hold a US passport. If I enter and stay in a Schengen country for more than 3 months, i.e. if I overstay my Schengen visa by 6 months or more, and then wish to travel to and enter another Schengen ...
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Can I visit France with a Portuguese visa if I haven't yet been to to Portugal? [duplicate]

Long story short, my trip to Portugal was cancelled due to personal reasons and so I have yet to use the Schengen visa to enter the zone. Now I want to visit France but I'm scared I'll get rejected, ...
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Two parallel diagonal lines on a Schengen passport stamp

I recently (after January 1st) traveled from Sweden to Croatia and the Croatian authorities drew two diagonal lines on the exit stamp that the Swedish border authorities put in my passport. Could you ...
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I'm a U.S. citizen & my spouse is a Spanish national with dual citizenship Spain/U.S. does the 90/180 day Schengen rule apply to me?

I'm a U.S. citizen and my spouse is a Spanish national with dual citizenship (Spain/U.S.). When traveling to Spain together does the 90/180 day Schengen rule apply to me? If not and I'm allowed ...
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Traveling from the US to Athens with a transit in Rome

We will be flying from JFK to Athens (ATH) with a connection in Rome (FCO). Do we go through immigration in FCO or at ATH? It is one reservation on ITA Airways (e.g. Alitalia). We will only have carry-...
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Is Health Insurance a Requirement for Italy National D Visa Application for UK Citizens

I am from the UK and applying for a national D visa for subordinate work. I have been told a few times that I will need health insurance as part of the visa application. For instance this article ...
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Can I get into Denmark after my study visa has expired and use the 90 day rule? [duplicate]

I have a bit of a complicated situation. I have completed a semester abroad in Copenhagen from Australia over this past semester and am doing some post semester travel. My visa/residence permit ...
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Effect of trip cancellation on Schengen visa record?

My friend obtained his first ever Schengen visa for tourism (single-entry). However, he was unable to make the trip in the end, for personal/health reasons. I am wondering which of these 3 ...
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How many accompanying persons are allowed for a medical visa to Germany?

If a person is planning to travel to Germany for a surgery using a short term medical visa (90 days), how many accompanying persons are allowed to to travel with him? Is there any restrictions on the ...
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Which Schengen country can I apply to for long-term type C visas?

I always have this worry, and that includes, applying for a Schengen visa for longer periods. Like here is what I mean, I want to apply for a schengen visa for first time entry, and I would like to ...
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Where is the list of countries eligible for the visa-exempt 90/180 Schengen rule?

Somewhere in this stack, I recently read an answer that had a link to this list. (I assume—I didn't actually follow the link.) But today, I can't find that answer. I am wondering where I would find ...
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US citizen exited Spain on a yacht

I am a US citizen. I exited Spain on a yacht and sailed to the US. We had a crazy departure and I didn't get the Schengen exit stamp. What would happen when I return to Schengen?
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Taxed in Spain due to COVID overstay?

Someone on Facebook claimed that tourists who were unable to leave Spain due to COVID were declared tax residents if their stay was over 183 days. I haven't been able to find such a case in a web ...
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How to visit Paris after getting deported for intra-Schengen connection flight?

A person had Indian Passport, & was travelling from USA to India on route New York > Paris > Amsterdam > Delhi. He did not know that he needs Schengen Visa for Paris to Amsterdam. Was ...
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Rome visa-free transit area: Can I move between Terminals 1-3 freely?

I've booked flights for next Tuesday and my ticket issuer has given me some cause for concern (after the fact, of course). I'm transiting in FCO (Rome, Italy) to EVN (Yerevan, Armenia). I carry cabin ...
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Can I leave Italy to non Schengen Area (Cyprus) with direct flight while I'm waiting for my first permesso di soggiorno?

I'm from Ukraine and I'm waiting for my first permesso di soggiorno (family reunification, not a refugee). I have a ricevuta (receipt issued by Italian Post office), already submitted my fingerprints ...
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Recent graduate planning to attend a conference in Paris: Will my visa application be rejected?

I have received an invitation to attend a conference in Paris for a week. However, I am a recent graduate and I am currently preparing for the GATE exams. I am in a dilemma as to whether my visa ...
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Can non-Eu passport holder use mobile boarding pass to travel between Schengen countries? [duplicate]

Like Spain to Italy something because that's no border between
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Traveling outside Luxembourg with a type D visa

I applied for a type D visa to work in Luxembourg. My type D visa is still valid for 3 months but the provisional work permit expired before I entered Luxembourg. Can I travel to Schengen areas now ...
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Consular Fraud Penalties for the Schengen Area

Is there a common codification of the consequences and penalties resulting from consular fraud across all Schengen member states? Or does it differ from member state to member state? I am specifically ...
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Worried about being refused entry into Schengen

Hi I just got a Schengen visa and I am pleased about that. But at the same time, I'm worried about being refused entry. So the issue is that I applied from the NL embassy (VFS center) for NL and Spain....
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Does a non-used Schengen short-stay visa count to qualify for a one year visa?

Apparently, people can get a longer validity short-stay (1-year) schengen visa if they are granted three short stay visas in a two-year period. If I am granted a short-stay visa, but am unable to ...
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Do I need to go through multiple immigration when changing Schengen country?

So I finally got the Schengen visa from Netherlands. I'll stay 3 days in Netherlands and 3-4 days in Spain. I wanted to know if I need to go through immigration process again in Spain? Or only at the ...
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Italy (Schengen) visa application different firstnames question

I have an upcoming appointment for Italy tourist visa at the consulate in San Francisco. My official first name is xyzkumar patel. However, my support documents such as employment letter and bank ...
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Schengen visa for married couple

My husband has invitation letter from his work company in Amsterdam. He will apply for business visa shorter than 90 days. In this case which type of visa spouse need to apply and what documents ...
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Returning home to China after overstay in Slovenia

I'm asking for an acquaintance who came to Slovenia with a business visa that has since expired. Now he wants to return home to China. Will he have any problem with returning to his country when he ...
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Customs location from Phoenix to Munich through Washington DC

Where do I go through customs from Phoenix, AZ with a 1.5 hr layover in IAD Washington DC, to Munich, Germany with United airlines?
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Schengen visa clarification [duplicate]

I plan to travel to Scotland, Greece, and Portugal in the spring. This year, I already made a trip to Italy in the fall. I want to confirm I will not be breaking the Schengen 90/180 day rule in my ...
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Have I been deported from Germany? Can l apply for study Visa in UK

I was a master degree student in Germany. Due to family and health-related issues, my study and research took more time than l expected and l had to prolong my study. And parellel to this development, ...
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