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In general, as someone with dual citizenship you would be eligible to use the Visa Waiver Program (ie, ESTA) under either of your citizenships - it wouldn't matter if one of them isn't eligible for ESTA/VWP, as long as the one you apply for is. However as you're likely aware, there are a few exceptions to this rule, and the following are not eligible to use ...


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Does that make your visas useless? No, it does not. While I am not a Syrian national (my father's father was), I have many friends and colleagues who are Syrians, I see them go to Europe all the time since the war started. One of my closest friends used her Schengen visa to enter Europe a few years ago and the visa was issued before the war. However, the ...


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You are exempt as long as you are travelling with your EU spouse. Administrative formalities may apply if you stay in one country for more than 3 months consecutively. The Practical Handbook for Border Guards, while not legally binding itself, represents the position of the European Commission on matters of interpretation on the Schengen Borders Code and ...


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Finland does not have an embassy in Pakistan, so the visit visa is processed via Netherlands. Send an email Ministry for Foreign Affairs Finland, with below applicant details. They will request the Netherlands Embassy in Pakistan to process the application. Email visas.mfa@formin.fi Applicant details include name, contact info, purpose of travel After ...


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Official answer from the Consulate in DC Dear Sir, You can enter before on your 90/180 days allowance BUT <<Or would I need to leave the schengen area and re-enter to get a valid stamp matching the visa start date?>> You will have to leave the Schengen area (visiting UK for example) to have your long-stay Visa activated.


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French long-stay visas typically need to be validated within three months of entering France (there are exceptions, including working holiday visas). This used to entail a medical checkup and getting a sticker but can now be done online. What happens if you exceed that delay is not completely clear. In theory your presence could be deemed illegal which would ...


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Your departure date (2021-12-11 20:00 EST) is 2021-12-12 02:00 CET. The date of arrival (and departure) on the corresponding passport stamp is what counts. I don't recall any regulation that deals with any timezone difference between WET (Portugal), CET and EET (Finland/Greece), so assume that the local timezone of the country that issues the passport stamp ...


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The first three options clearly are not right for you. The remaining two look more likely. I think you should select the Short Stay - Schengen Visa. While the Tourist Visa at first glance looks more specific to you, it might be a special national visa category reserved for package deals etc. with specific conditions. You already say you need a Schengen visa, ...


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I recently applied for the Schengen Visa at the German Consulate in Toronto. All of my papers were black and white. The guy at the consulate took a quick look to compare my original passport and the copy version, and returned the copy to me. So you will probably be fine, tho I can't speak for the German Consulate in other countries. I got approved in less ...


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