Questions tagged [schengen]

An agreement among many European Union countries whereby the borders between them may be crossed without border formalities but for which citizens of various other countries need an overall visa.

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Will applying for a Dutch residence permit invalidate my French residence permit immediately?

I am a non-EEA citizen finishing my PhD soon in France and have an offer to join a company in the Netherlands. My future Dutch employer informed me that I don't need to apply for a Dutch visa given ...
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Filipino wife going to Europe to live

I'm an Irish citizen currently living in Ireland. However I plan to relocate to Spain. Next year I plan to marry my Filipino girlfriend and we are going to live together permanently in Spain. I spoke ...
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I have a “D-type” German student visa. Is it possible to study in Finland and get the residence permit for Finland?

Being an international (Pakistani) Postgraduate student, I have just received my German study visa “Type D” (for 90days). I will be coming to Germany in start of August. Then I applied for another ...
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I have permanent residence in Bulgaria. Can I live in another EU country?

Can I live in Finland or Sweden if I have permanent residence in another EU country? If I can, Can I get citizenship after 5 years of immigration? I would like to live in Sweden or Finland using the ...
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Overstayed Schengen tourist visa for about a 1 year and 2 months

Greetings fellow expats!! I am looking for some suggestions, information, and guidance to deal with my situation. I am an Indian passport holder, I arrived in Paris on a tourist visa in the 2nd week ...
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Would a multi entry schengen visa get cancelled upon applying for family reunion visa?

My wife(non EU) has a 1 year schengen visa issued by the Netherlands. She has used it already twice, once to Netherlands and second time to Denmark/Germany last year. We had got married in Denmark ...
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Schengen visa expired

I'm Colombian. I came to Poland in August 2017 on a visa exemption for the Schengen zone, but I started to work and my employers sent the request for a working permit in November (two days before the ...
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Scientific dependant visa refused!

My husband went to France (Roubaix/Lille) on a scientific visa (for PhD) on a scholarship. I applied for a long-stay visa a few months later. I am financially dependent on my husband, so I mentioned '...
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Is it possible to have two residence permits (one of UK and one of France)?

I am working in UK and my spouse is working in France. Can I apply for a working permit of UK and spouse permit in France, so I can move between two countries easier? Thank you very much,
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Holding non-immigrant J1 visa and dutch dependent visa simultaneously

I am non-US and non-EU national employed in USA with a non-immigrant J1 visa. My spouse is a Netherlands resident and that's why I am eligible for getting a dutch dependent visa. After getting the ...
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How early can I apply for a Swiss long-term visa?

Hi there I will be heading to Switzerland for an exchange program. The embassy & the school recommends that the process be applied asap as processing takes 2 - 3 months (or more if more proof etc. ...
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Where can EU residency permit holders travel to outside the EU?

I am wondering, where can EU residency permit holders travel to outside the EU without a visa? some counties like Mexico for example, allows anyone to visit if they hold a Schengen visa/Schengen state ...
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Can I hold a residence permit for Italy and the UK at the same time?

I hold a residence permit for Italy but will be moving to the UK to be with my partner. Can I keep both the permits?
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Non EU student(Indian), studying at German university,planning to do an internship in Netherlands company

I am a non EU student living and studying in Germany. I am looking at internships(for 6 months) in Netherlands and I was wondering the immigration procedures involved for me? Thank you.
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Is a Schengen visa valid after marriage (new last name)

My spouse holds a Schengen visa, which is valid until the end of the year. She got my last name in addition to hers after we married. Is her Schengen visa still valid?
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Working in Germany and job offer in Italy

I am Indian citizen. I am currently working in Germany. I got job offer from a company to work in Italy. They are ready to apply for an entry visa and blue card. Since I am already in Germany and have ...
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Portuguese (Austria resident) to register relationship with a Philippine

Me and my boyfriend want to live together and settle down. I'm from the Philippines and currently working in Dubai and my boyfriend is Portuguese and working in Austria. The plan is for me to move to ...
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Can I do a short internship in the Netherlands with my French titre de séjour?

I was doing my Master's in France and currently hold a titre de séjour (student visa or residence permit) with which I can travel around the Schengen area. As part of my Master's thesis, I got a 6-...
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Schengen tourist visa: Work details of spouse accompanying short term work permit traveler

I am planning travel to Belgium on a work permit in the month of February. Since it is a short term work permit, my wife plans to accompany me for a brief period so that we can roam around much of ...
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Philippine national moving to Austria to live with boyfriend - Visa options

I'm a Philippine national working in Dubai. My boyfriend (who is an EU national) is working in Austria full-time and we want to live together so the plan is for me to move to Austria. I still have ...
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Should a non EU student with an EU state study visa still apply for a study visa of another EU country?

I am a South Korean university student studying in Finland holding a Finnish student visa. I am going to Portugal for Erasmus semester and will be staying there for 4 months. Should I obtain a ...
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How to prove Means of Subsistence for two years of graduate school in Europe?

I'm a US citizen who applied for graduate school in Italy this year. I was accepted, but am deferring my enrollment till next year and working this year because I know I won't be able to meet the ...
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Long stay visa and 90/180 rule

I got a short stay tourist visa for France from 24th Dec 2016 to 24th March 2017. I was in France for the entire duration of my visa, minus 2 days. Now I want to apply for a long-stay visitor visa ...
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Wife issued short-term visa for residence in Spain as spouse of EU citizen

I'm a British citizen and my wife is Filipina. She received a visa so that she can come and join me in Spain and live here with me, as is her right as the spouse of an EU citizen. She made it clear ...
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Changing Airlines in Spain - UK Citizen without Passport

My son's UK citizenship came through today, we're not applying for his UK passport from here (Bolivia) instead we're travelling to the Republic on his Bolivian passport and then we'll drive to ...
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Visa Free to Visa D Transition

I am a researcher with an American passport and I will be starting a PhD Program in Spain. I have a visa-D but the consulate here issued it with a validity date as my contract start date. Naturally I'...
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Chances of getting a 3 month or 6 months schengen visa?

I am currently working in Ireland and I am not an EU passport holder. I have a GNIB card which is going be up for renewal on the 3rd o January 2020. I am planning to go to France on September 27-...
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Question about Schengen visa

I am not an EU passport holder, but currently working in Ireland. I have a GNIB card which is going be up for renewal on the 3rd o January 2020. I am planning to go to France on September 27-October 3 ...
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fingerprints for Schengen visa vs national visa

I applied for student visa for Czech republic visa (D) but was refused and they took my fingerprints during the process , now I want to apply for polish student visa so I'm confused about previous ...
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Can I apply for a student visa in Spain once I enter the Schengen as a visa-free traveler?

I'm considering learning Spanish in a language school in Spain, but it would be after I entered the Schengen area for 90-days visa-free and stayed for a while. So for example: Enter the Schengen on ...
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Can I apply for a Type D visa for Austria from Germany while holding a Type D visa in Germany?

I am in Germany and hold a Type D visa here. Can I apply for a Type D visa for Austria while I am here in Germany on this Type D visa?
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Is there a minimum duration requirement for employement contract when applying for a Blue Card through Germany?

Company managed to send the contract for 8 months instead of 1 year. I have appointment on Monday. There is a frequent mention of "at least 1 year employement contract" however these are from ...
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Can a UK Tier2 dependent work in other EU countries with valid work permit and schengen visa

I am currently working in Belgium with valid Work Permit and Resident Permit. My wife is working in UK with Tier 2 General Visa. Can I get UK Tier2 dependent visa and work in Belgium with my current ...
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Is it possible to apply for a work visa (blue card?) for Germany while you have a French D-Category (family reunion) visa?

I have an interesting situation here. I am a non-Schengen country citizen while my wife is a French national. We decided to move to France and obtained a family reunion visa with a year duration ...
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Getting mom sponsored through her brother for Schengen

I am in Germany with a 1 year contract which is ending in March. I have been promised an extension but it may take a couple of more months. But I thought of bringing my mom to Germany on schengen visa ...
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My J1 visa expires in less than a month from my intended travel return date from the Schengen area. Will I be issued a visa?

I am on a J1 visa in the USA. My visa expires at the end of June 2018. I intend to travel to the Schengen area in the first week of June 2018 and come back to the USA within the validity period of my ...
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Schengen visa for internship

I want to do an internship at an engineering company in Munich. As the duration of my stay is less than 90 days, I was told that I must apply for a uniform short-stay Schengen visa. But what should I ...
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Switching between a Schengen visa and a residence permit in Germany

So the situation is as follows: I am from the USA. I entered the Schengen Area on August 6, 2017. I applied for a German language course that runs from October 16, 2017 through December 12, 2017. I ...
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In Italy am I legally obligated to show proof of return when travelling with a residence permit near expiry?

I am living in Italy with a residence permit renewable permit. I was flying from Italy to Austria last month for a short weekend trip. At that time my permit was near expiry. Four days remaining to ...
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Applying for a Student visa in Hungary?

I have found my self in a very confusing situation and I really need to plan quickly. I'm an Iranian citizen and I've been admitted in CEU in Budapest for a one year course starting from September. ...
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What is the step by step procedure to obtain a ZAV certificate for Germany Schengen Visa?

I am an Indian undergraduate student in my 3rd year,I have been accepted for an internship in a German University, I applied for a short term Schengen visa (Guest Scientist / Visiting Scholar) after ...
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa while in a Schengen state?

I am a Filipina on a short-term training program in Greece (3 months only) and was only given a single entry Type C Schengen Tourist Visa. I am nearing the end of my maximum 90-day stay but have been ...
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Long stay France visa for minors

My wife and I have Long Stay Visa in the “entrepreneur / profession libérale” category from France, and already rented a house in Paris to live. Two weeks ago our baby girl was born in Canada, and now ...
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Can I apply for UK visa from outside of France if I have a recepisse?

I am enrolled in French master and currently I am an Erasmus mobilty student in Austria Vienna as the art of French master program. I only have a recepisse(temporary extensiin) with me from French ...
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What are steps for getting ZAV certificat?

I'm Amit Kumar Ghosh from Bangladesh. I'm studying Automobile Engineering in India. Right now I'm in 4th year. I got internship offer from one company in Germany. I heard about ZVA certificate. ...