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55 mins OSL-AMS-UK enough?

I have connected from UK to Schengen and back at Schiphol quite often, including several connections in the 50min-1h range. I never missed a connection, nor came dangerously close to it. The terminal ...
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55 mins OSL-AMS-UK enough?

Do you think I have enough time. KLM thinks it's enough time, otherwise they wouldn't have sold you the ticket. A connection is never guaranteed but you have a very good chance of making it. If you ...
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Reclaiming Checked Baggage

The baggage receipt is primarily a record locator. In most cases the receipt will list all flights and destination through which the bags will be transported. Obviously you have to claim the bags at ...
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Reclaiming Checked Baggage

You must pick up your checked baggage at the destination airport as shown on the receipt. Whether you must pass through Customs at the pick-up airport, or later at a destination airport, depends on a) ...
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Russian Passport Holder Laying Over in Schengen Airports?

If the two flights are booked separately, or if there are two or more connection airports inside Schengen, they will need a (full) visa (and one hour is very unlikely to be enough to make the ...
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Dutch border police stamped my passport on exit but not re-entry. Should I be concerned?

Whatever happens with your stamp, it is widely recognized as weak evidence. Even for visitors suspected of overstaying, the Schengen Borders Code says that other evidence can be used to show that the ...
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Dutch border police stamped my passport on exit but not re-entry. Should I be concerned?

According to the EC: Depending on national law, border guards may stamp your passport when entering and exiting your country of residence. This practice does not serve any real purpose as the 90-day ...
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My Schengen visa got revoked mid-trip, what should I do?

I tried that, but had no luck. Slovenian embassy was pretty adamant. My original hotel in Slovenia reported them when I cancelled my booking. Anyway, I exited Switzerland without any issue. They didn'...
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My Schengen visa got revoked mid-trip, what should I do?

The reason you have to apply for a visa with the country that is the main destination of your trip is to spread the workload, and to counter visa shopping. Since you violated the rules your visa got ...
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Is visa needed when traveling within Schengen zone? Lisbon -> Eindhoven -> Krakow?

The previous comments and answers failed to notice that this is not a regular transfer. This is a kiwi.com unprotected self-transfer, where tickets are booked seperately and not through a carrier or a ...
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Travelling from Non-Schengen to Non-Schengen with Irish Passport

Budapest is in the Schengen area. So you will pass through passport control in Amsterdam. As you are an EU citizen, you can use automated e-Gates to enter which is usually faster than manual passport ...
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Travelling from Non-Schengen to Non-Schengen with Irish Passport

You look up the gate number for your next flight and follow the signage (which is quite good at Schiphol). Look for transfer or flight connection signs and be mindful of not following the crowds ...
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Staying more than 90 days in Schengen area as a French citizen, but only have a US passport

Legally speaking, as a French citizen you can stay in France indefinitely. This right does not depend on the possession of a document showing that you are French. Similarly, you can stay in other ...
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Staying more than 90 days in Schengen area as a French citizen, but only have a US passport

If your parents didn't register your birth to the French civil register, you must petition for a French nationality certificate from the French Nationality Office in Paris if you reside outside of ...
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Staying more than 90 days in Schengen area as a French citizen, but only have a US passport

Regardless of the legality it will be infinitely easier for you to travel if you have a French passport. I suggest contacting your local consulate with whatever documentation you have (birth ...
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Staying more than 90 days in Schengen area as a French citizen, but only have a US passport

There are a number of ways to prove French citizenship, including: an ID card or passport a birth certificate (subject to certain conditions) a certificate of French nationality Source: https://www....
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Traveling through Schengen on separate tickets

The other answers suggest rebooking on a single ticket, which is indeed a good option. Depending on your situation, another option might be to apply for a Schengen visa for a short stay; that way you'...
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Is visa needed when traveling within Schengen zone? Lisbon -> Eindhoven -> Krakow?

In theory, within the Schengen Area, there are no internal passport/visa checks (though there may be ID checks for security reasons), but you are supposed to be able to prove your status at any time. ...
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Schengen exit stamp on old passport

Attaching old and new passports are sometimes done, but this is why it is not (or at least no longer) a good practice. It is extremely unusual to present three passports to a border officer unless ...
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Traveling through Schengen on separate tickets

If you have checked luggage, there’s no question about it, you will need to go through passport control and you will need a visa for this. End of story. If for any other reason you have to go through ...
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Traveling through Schengen on separate tickets

Could someone point out the specifics of the rules around visa-free transit in Schengen? What is the authoritative source for this? I'm not sure such a thing exists. The EU sets some guidelines but ...
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Can I enter another Schengen country as my entry point, if I have a multi-entry 1 year Visa?

You can enter the Schengen Area through any country (which makes sense, of course…), but the main reason for your first trip to the Schengen Area on that visa should be in the country which issued the ...
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