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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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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Apply Schengen visa with multiple purpose of travel [duplicate]

I’m travelling Germany for 4 days to attend trade fair and 9 days for tourism. Should I mention both purpose in the application? In which category trade fair or tourism , should I apply
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Schengen re-entry period after class D visa [duplicate]

I studied in Austria with a class D visa from September 7-December 17 (although the visa was issued through December 26 I had to leave early) I would like to go back and visit friends from March 4-12 ...
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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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Milan, Italy airport transit visa [duplicate]

I am holding a Sudanese passport. I am travelling to Manchester, United Kingdom. But im self transferring at Milan, Malpensa airport and I will be leaving the visa-free transit zone. My layover is 8....
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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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Travel to the Schengen area without one's EU citizen spouse [duplicate]

Is it possible for someone who has been issued a multiple-entry Schengen visa through the EU spouse route to make trips alone without their spouse?
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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 will not be able to make the trip in the end, for personal/health reasons. I am wondering which of those 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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Documents required at Netherlands immigration - Schengen Visa?

thanks a lot for your help with my previous question. I have this last question about the documents required for immigration in the Netherlands (Schengen Visa - Business - Short Stay). I have prepared ...
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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 centers) for NL and ...
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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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Rejected France visa reason, is there anything to do? [duplicate]

Is there anything to do if the rejection’s reason is the following? The information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable.
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What is the Netherlands visa category to pick if you're attending a conference and accompanied by your spouse for tourism

I'm planning to attend a conference in The Netherlands (Amsterdam) in the month of April 2023. My spouse would be accompanying me on the trip purely for tourism reasons. When applying for the visa via ...
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Schengen visa for unregistered freelancers from India

I’m a freelance/contract developer who works with a Netherland company. I’m not sure which visa I need to apply for business or tourist? I don’t have my business registered but I have been working ...
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Concerns of future travel and advice [duplicate]

My story is simple but answers are only rejection so far Applied French visa 2019 after a friend inviting me who I have met in my country fully sponsored trip but documentation was vague like too ...
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Overstayed Schengen visa by 1 day because of delayed flight, consequences?

So I had 7 day business visa for Germany and I spent exactly 7 days in Berlin. My flight back home was through Frankfurt but the flight to Frankfurt was delayed which led to me missing the connecting ...
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Schengen visa duration: when does the clock start ticking?

I am from Vietnam and my Schengen visa duration is 5 days. My flight itinerary is as follow: 3/11: 19:00 - 21:15 : Hanoi - Saigon. 3/11-4/11: 23:05 - 6:55 : Saigon - Paris. 4/11: 10:05 - 11:15 : Paris ...
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Transit in Schengen area

I am going to Serbia which is non-schengen country and I have a transit in Austria which is a schengen country and I have a valid single entry visa which I don't want to use now. So my passport is ...
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Do Australian citizens need a letter of invitation to visit a Schengen and EU country for tourism?

In other words, are there any requirements for the Australian citizens to visit Schengen area/EU for tourism purposes using the Visa Waiver Programme?
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Can a rental lease with landlord as strong ties of home country?

Currently based in Ireland with stamp 4 but hold visa required passport. Had successful travel to different schengen country before based still student time but last one nearly 4yrs ago. Now I want to ...
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At what hour should I arrive at Schiphol for a flight to a destination within the Schengen Area that leaves at 7:00 AM?

My flight leaves from Amsterdam at 7:00 AM. I'm flying to another country within the Schengen Area, which means no passport control. In the good old days of efficient Schiphol (sigh...), I would have ...
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Port of Entry Munich for a Visa D issued by Austrian embassy

I have seen lot of port of entry queries in the stackexchange website. I have been issued National D visa from Austrian Embassy in India. On the visa sticker, infront of Valid for it has mentioned as ...
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Can the Romanian border be crossed at the Tripoint of the Balkans?

At the Tripoint of the Balkans (Hungary, Romania, Serbia – located near Szeged), there is a border crossing station between Hungary and Serbia (apparently opened a few years ago), yet there doesn't ...
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Can I enter Romania with a single entry Schengen visa?

I'm currently a holder of a single entry Schengen visa and I'm planning to visit Germany next month. Is it possible that after my stay in Germany to visit Romania using the same single entry visa I ...
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UK citizen living in Czech Republic travelling to Singapore via Germany

I have a UK passport and Czech temporary residency card. I travelled from Prague to Frankfurt on Wednesday and then on Thursday from Frankfurt to Munich then Singapore (the flight Fra-Mun-Sin in ...
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I have a Dutch residency permit as I work there but am from the UK - does the 90 day rule still apply if I visit another schengen country? [duplicate]

Identifying Schengen visa, residency permit, Austria immigration and 90 day ruling
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