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Clarification needed about my Schengen visa (CZ, DE, SK)

The symbol following "ETATS SCHENGEN" is a dash to be interpreted as a minus sign. This means that your visa has a limited territorial validity, and is not valid for travel to the Czech ...
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Dual British-Italian citizen, what passport should I use travelling to Italy on holiday?

Travel with both: At check-in/gate UK-Italy, present the Italian passport At Italian entry border control, present the Italian passport At check-in/gate Italy-UK, present the British passport At ...
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I am a US citizen, my wife is Belgian. We intend to spend 6+ months in Italy. Do I need a visa?

do I need a visa No, as a US citizen, you are already allowed into the Schengen Area visa-free, + as a family member of a Union citizen, you benefit from the same freedom of movement as the union ...
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Dual British-Italian citizen, what passport should I use travelling to Italy on holiday?

I am due to travel to Italy in August for a week, and in September for two weeks and I haven't checked in yet with the airlines. To enter the Schengen Area, EU citizens are only required to prove ...
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Clarification needed about my Schengen visa (CZ, DE, SK)

This a visa issued with "limited territorial validity" as laid out in article 25 of the Schengen visa code found here. The visa sticker is filled out as per ANNEX VII 1.1 to 1.4 of the same ...
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Dual British-Italian citizen, what passport should I use travelling to Italy on holiday?

You are worrying too much. It is rather unlikely to lose a passport and in any case your Italian passport would allow you entry into the UK, you will not even get a stamp. Only if you are asked how ...
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Visa to Czech republic revoked before travelling

Now that was totally new to me. Is this something embassies normally do? No and I personally consider it an abuse of the process but it does happen. Not many countries would collect and transfer data ...
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For multiple-entry Schengen visas, which country should you apply to? Is it based on length of stay within a trip or across all trips?

Article 5 of the Schengen Visa Code tells us: (…) (b) If the visit includes more than one destination, or if several separate visits are to be carried out within a period of two months, the Member ...
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I am a US citizen, my wife is Belgian. We intend to spend 6+ months in Italy. Do I need a visa?

we intend to spend 6+months in italy, do I need a visa? No, when traveling or joining a EU citizen the normal restrictions for 3rd country nationals do not apply. Non-Italian EU citizens must, ...
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What happens if I don't use a Schengen visa?

No, no one cares and there is no one to inform. Your getting of the visa doesn't obligate you in any way.
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I am a US citizen, my wife is Belgian. We intend to spend 6+ months in Italy. Do I need a visa?

While I can't answer regarding your status as a US citizen, it feels worth pointing out that your wife actually needs to register as well. EU citizen have a legal right to stay in any other EU country ...
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Can I stay in Schengen after my German Residence Permit ends?

Suppose that you stay in Europe and travel around a bit. I can understand that you want to do that. I would do the same in your place. You travel around a bit, and eventually you fly back from ...
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Overstayed Schengen visa by 9 days in Germany. Can I get another visa?

The closed/dismissed thing is about your criminal proceedings b/c of staying in Germany illegally. This is routine and expected: if you overstay, formal proceedings will be opened by the relevant ...
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CDG Self-Transfer Schengen to Non-Schengen

The terminal info you originally had (landing at T1) is probably wrong. Some sources (like flightstats.com and a number of services that use it) do indeed state Terminal 1 for that flight, but as far ...
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CDG Self-Transfer Schengen to Non-Schengen

@jcaron comment reminded me that AF doesn't operate out of T1 (mostly Star Alliance operate there) I'm not sure where you got the terminal info for the first flight, but flightstats.com and other ...
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Can I travel to Schengen with my long-stay Romanian visa?

I am a non-EU citizen (Turkish) with a long stay Romanian visa, and temporary residence card valid until July. Can I travel visa-free to Schengen countries? Probably, see Can I travel visa free to ...
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Travel for a short duration in the Schengen area with a residence permit and an expired passport

I have a residence permit (not an ID card, but a one-year residence permit) from Belgium, This answer assumes that the residence permit has not expired. Is there any way I could obtain a visa or ...
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Cyprus & Schengen: 90/180

Suppose someone visa-exempt spends eighty days in Cyprus, then goes to a Schengen country for another eighty days. If Cyprus joins Schengen ten days after that, does that make the traveler ...
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Travel to Schengen zone for tourism with "visite pro" business visa

Is it possible to travel with this business visa for tourism during the 6 month multi entry period? Only if you have used your first entry so perhaps the situation has changed and they're now ...
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Dual British-Italian citizen, what passport should I use travelling to Italy on holiday?

Ad an addition to other answers (so maybe your question was too broad/you asked too many questions, which it is not good for this website design). If you are Italian, you can always enter in Italy, ...
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Travel in Schengen with Portugal residency card while US passport has less than 6 months remaining validity

The Schengen Borders Code restrictions on third-country nationals do not apply to your wife if you are an EU citizen or a citizen of an EEA country or Switzerland. See article 2, items (5) and (6), ...
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What happens if I don't use a Schengen visa?

This doesn't matter for this trip. But in the future when you next apply, the consulate you apply to will review your travel history and they will see you did not do what you said you were going to do....
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Cyprus & Schengen: 90/180

From reviewing the Cyprus entry requirements on Gov.UK here - https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/cyprus/entry-requirements - it seems like the traveler should be fine as long as they don't ...
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Can I apply for Schengen Visa from a country where I'm not resident but a citizen?

In general, you are supposed to apply from Ireland. That's the general rule, defined in article 6(1) of the Schengen visa code. The same article also allows consulates to accept applications from ...
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Can I stay in Schengen after my German Residence Permit ends?

whether I can continue staying and visiting other Schengen countries for 90 days on an Australian passport after leaving Germany on 15 August 2024? Yes, the 90 day period starts the day after the ...
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