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Can I use a tourist visa appointment at VFS to apply for a short-term spousal visa?

If you are going to Spain, then you can apply for a Visa for family members directly at the responsible consulate (Edinburgh, London, Manchester). The Required documents portion gives a detailed list ...
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Can I use a tourist visa appointment at VFS to apply for a short-term spousal visa?

As a EU National Family Member, you have the right to skip the processors (here BLS) entirely and get an appointment direct to the consulate, also skipping the processors fee. The London consulate ...
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Travelling to ICLR in Vienna, Austria from India. Confusion about walk-ins

Now, I haven't had any communication with the Austrian Embassy itself You won't have any, VFSGlobal is a subcontractor responsible for customer facing actions regarding visas (Visa Facilitation ...
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Converting Schengen visa to other visa type in Germany for extended stay as a specialist?

Can I convert my Schengen Visa to a work permit visa if I can get a job offer when I'm in Germany with that Schengen Visa? Can I convert my Schengen Visa to a Job seeker visa or any other kind of visa ...
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Schengen visa - should I apply for tourism or business category?

I think it is pretty clear that you should tick the box for 'business' when asked about the purpose of your stay. Even if you are only visiting tourist attractions, you are indeed at work, as a ...
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Would it be fine if I applied for a business Schengen visa for a conference but spent most of my time for tourism?

Got my visa: I ended up just getting a tourist visa. Much easier than a business visa.
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Can one apply for a UK Visit Visa and France Schengen visa together / in parallel?

While we have seen questions here saying otherwise, it is usually recommended to apply for visas in “reverse order”, I.e. the one for the latest country first. This is because it’s likely the French ...
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Should my partner explain UK visa refusal in her cover letter for Schengen visa application?

No, there is no need to do that. UK is not in Schengen. The Schengen Visa Law is specifically for the Schengen Member states. You are supposed to share this information when asked as mentioned below ...
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Should my partner explain UK visa refusal in her cover letter for Schengen visa application?

The usual rule in these situations is to answer, truthfully and concisely, the questions asked, and only the questions asked. Any information they want from you they will ask for in the instructions ...
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Schengen visa application for non-consecutive trips

It’s certainly possible, but whether it’s a good idea will depend a lot on your circumstances. If your two trips were a lot closer, or they were for business, or if you already had received and used ...
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Schengen visa application for non-consecutive trips

To cut short ask for multiple entry visa. Technically you should apply where you stay the most country A you can mention second country B also but there’s no need. Think it’s always a good idea to ...
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Does acquiring a multiple-entry Schengen visa guarantee that a future visa will also be multiple-entry for a stable traveler?

As others have answered, nothing is ever guaranteed. The Schengen Visa Code has standard rules with the standard progression of 3 short-validity visas followed by 1-year, then 2-year, then 5-year ...
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Does acquiring a multiple-entry Schengen visa guarantee that a future visa will also be multiple-entry for a stable traveler?

As indicated by David in the comments, it is not guaranteed. For example, depending on the situation, the visa examiner may suspect that the traveler is trying to live in the country by making ...
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Does acquiring a multiple-entry Schengen visa guarantee that a future visa will also be multiple-entry for a stable traveler?

There is no guarantee. Getting a multiple entry visa once, and using it reasonably, increases the probability of getting it again. But your circumstances might change, or policies might change.
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Does attaching a booking confirmation for a future trip as well improve the chances of obtaining a multiple-entry Schengen visa?

My partner wanted a multiple entry visa so I wrote a short cover letter for him to send in saying he would like to be considered for a multiple entry visa as he would like to visit the Netherlands ...
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Does attaching a booking confirmation for a future trip as well improve the chances of obtaining a multiple-entry Schengen visa?

Normally, visas are issued using a progressive scale: First, single-entry short validity visas, basically strictly limited to the dates of the itinerary (+15 days grace period in theory, ahahah). If ...
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Travel outside Italy with Schengen visa but no residence permit

Update - I traveled to Sweden & back from Italy with only my passport, visa & my 1st permesso di soggiorno receipt. Sweden had border control police who go through your documents making sure ...
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Is it ok to stay, on a business visa, 2 days after conference in Germany?

Remember that unlike US or Canadian visas, Schengen visas are given only for the duration you've applied for. You must leave Schengen area the calendar date when your visa expires. But as others have ...
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