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Two parallel diagonal lines on a Schengen passport stamp

Technically, this is probably a duplicate of this question. However, the specifics make it worthy of a new answer. As that answer states, the double parallel lines indicates that the exit from the ...
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Two parallel diagonal lines on a Schengen passport stamp

To complement @Doc answer which is spot on Croatia is actually in a transitional period to fully abolish internal border controls Since Jan. 1st, internal border controls are indeed abolished for land ...
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Traveling from the US to Athens with a transit in Rome

Both Greece and Italy are part of the Schengen Area, this means that your FCO-ATH flight is an intra-Schengen flight, so you will go through immigration at your first point of entry, which is Rome (...
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Can I travel to Croatia with single-entry Schengen visa?

Aditya Somani's answer was correct when written, but as Croatia has now joined the Schengen area, it is no longer up to date. A Schengen visa is now unconditionally valid for travel to Croatia, as ...
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Traveling from the US to Athens with a transit in Rome

Is there transit side immigration or do we go through immigration with those staying in Italy? I've never been to FCO, but I can say that in some Schengen airports there are multiple immigration ...
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Penalties for overstaying a 3-month Schengen visa

As noted in the comments, the specifics depend on where you're found, because the penalties are defined in national law. That said, some general statements are possible that you may find useful. if ...
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Traveling from the US to Athens with a transit in Rome

I have never personally been through FCO, but based on experience from multiple trips to ATH from the US transiting through various places in Europe, the overall arrangement will be: Entry control (...
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Can I get into Denmark after my study visa has expired and use the 90 day rule?

Assuming you are an Australian citizen, or a national of another country with visa-free privileges in the Schengen Area, or otherwise have a visa valid for Schengen, you may enter within the short-...
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Does the purpose of the Schengen visa application (tourism, school, or attending seminars) have an effect on the odds of success?

Not per se, no. The chance of success is primarily related to the quality of the application. Visa applications are not a weighted game of chance. Visa statistics say more about the people who ...
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Can I use a Permesso di Soggiorno to travel from France to India and return?

You will need your Indian passport in addition to your permesso di soggiorno. With these two documents you can leave and reenter the Schengen area from any of its member states. It is not necessary ...
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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?

When traveling to Spain together [with a Spanish national] does the 90/180 day Schengen rule apply to me? When travelling with (or joining) an EU citizen the 90/180 day Schengen rule does not apply ...
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Is Health Insurance a Requirement for Italy National D Visa Application for UK Citizens

Short Answer: No Long Answer: no, but of course insurance is a good thing to have, it is just not a requirement for the National Visa D application for Italy from the UK. If a document is not listed ...
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