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Is refusal to renew passport sufficient for applying as a stateless person in Switzerland

That's not possible because you are not stateless. You could presumably easily return to your country and serve in the military if you wanted to, that's pretty much the opposite of statelessness. You ...
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Does moving to a second EU country with a permanent residence from the another country, grant permanent residence permit for second country as well?

You may want to look at https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/legal-migration/long-term-residents as well; this is the page describing long term residency for the general public rather ...
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EU citizen and EU child, non-EU spouse - Netherlands visa

Do we apply for a Schengen or MVV visa in South Africa to allow my wife to enter the Netherlands? It's not really clear whether they will process your application as an MVV application, but there is ...
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Dublin Regulation - is there a way we can stay in Germany?

You really need a lawyer to deal with this. The best solution to know about your options and find a lawyer is to approach a refugee support group like the ones mentioned by Zach. As far as your ...
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Moving to Portugal while my wife has stayed in Schengen area for more than 3 months on the basis of a pending residency permit application in Finland?

But due to staying in Finland (Schengen area) longer than 90 days (on the basis of a pending residency permit application in Finland), we might have problems entering Portugal. You won't. Have I ...
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Relocating to another Schengen country with Portugal D7 Visa

No, long term visa are only for the country you apply for. And even short term visa are mostly just for the plans you present when you apply.
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Do any Schengen countries allow for residence of foreign pensioners?

Yes, he can, depending on the country, and without investing in a business or property. Retirees have a certain advantage, as they're not going to work (or allowed to) and their income will support ...
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Getting married in Germany with a Schengen visa expiring soon

Foreigners who want to marry in Germany have to show documents from their homeland that they can legally marry, e.g. that there are no previous marriages or that they are properly divorced. Getting ...
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Spouse visa with long stay student residence permit in France

Yes. I did this. I did a 2 year engineering degree and my wife lived with me. I showed that I had plenty of resources to support her, and she didn't work. I did not bring her into France later, she ...
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Denied transit through Frankfurt

As counter-intuitive as it might seem to you, the German police's decision to deny entry makes sense. You were actually entering Germany, that's why you had to cross passport control in Frankfurt. ...
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EU citizen and EU child, non-EU spouse - Netherlands visa

I have gone through a similar process to move to the Netherlands from the UK with my girlfriend who is an EU citizen. Since we are not married, my answers might be slightly different from what you ...
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Can I apply for a work permit while on Schengen visa?

No, you cannot apply for a work permit (which is residence permit) while being in Germany on a visitor visa. Citizens of the USA, Australia, Canada, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, as ...
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Can I keep staying in France after I enter it without a visa?

There is no easy way to extend visa-free entry. Generally an extension is only allowed if you cannot leave the Schengen area (force majeure) or you can provide “proof of serious personal reasons”. ...
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Can a European country (e.g France) forbid the entry of foreign nationals with a residence permit? (COVID-19)

does the French government, upon the return, have the authority to ban the entry based on COVID-19 grounds? The French government has the authority to prevent even European Union citizens from ...
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How is the 90/180 rule tracked if you have residency permit in one Schengen country

There are several questions and answers on this topic over at Travel, for example How are non-Schengen nationals with a Schengen residence permit checked to obey the 90/180 rule while travelling ...
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Schengen visa to a residency permit for a same-sex marriage in Germany

This answer assumes that your husband has never lived in another EU country. If he has, then you may be able to settle under the EU freedom-of-movement regime, about which there is more information ...
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I'm applying for Schengen Visa, while working remotely. Is it Legal?

Since UK doesn't come under Schengen area you are good. Be sure to show adequate employment proof and a detailed itinerary with focus on your return to continue your work in India. I had applied for ...
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Benefits of becoming citizen of a Schengen country while being an expatriate?

Being a citizen of a Schengen country provides no benefits, the Schengen rules mostly impact people from elsewhere in the world. Being an EU citizen on the other hand has many consequences. Using that ...
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Dropped out of school on Schengen long term student visa. Can I change visa country?

Schengen long-term visas are issued by individual states and governed by the law of each state. Someone with a student visa for France who wants to go to school in Spain must apply to Spain for ...
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Is it necessary to return to my country to obtain a long-stay visa for France?

In principle, you are supposed to apply for a long-stay visa before moving to France and you can only do that at the consulate serving the place where you live. You should be asked to submit ...
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Traveling to Europe on UK biometric resident permit (BRP)

No, since an Indian citizen needs a Schengen Visa to enter the Schengen Area, you are still required to get a visa. Only residence permits of a Schengen country can be used as a visa replacement when ...
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How possible is this, using a Poland study permit in the Netherlands?

Assuming you are a non-EU/EEA/Swiss citizen and your citizenship country has no separate agreement with the country you would like to move to: Studies over 90 days in duration is not governed by ...
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Is it possible to get a national visa of one Schengen country after reaching duration limit of national visa of another country?

Am I eligible to apply for German national visa (right after having 1-year Lithuanian national visa)? Yes. National visas are governed by national law, so they're essentially independent. Does it ...
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Is an EU citizen legally required to hold a passport to resettle in another EU Schengen country?

No, a passport is explicitely not required and a national ID must be accepted for all purposes by other EU countries, even those that do not issue national ID cards to their own citizens.
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Unintentionally overstaying in the Schengen area by 5 days without exceeding the visa expiration date

You will have to wait until a letter from the prosecutor arrives, which will inform you if the matter is to be dropped or pursued and will be sent to the address you have given to the Bundespolizei. ...
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If I have a residence permit to stay in Spain as a US citizen, can I stay in Bulgaria past my 90/180 visa free stay for US passport holders?

A third-country national who does not have a Bulgarian residence permit or Bulgarian type D long-stay visa is limited to 90 days presence in Bulgaria in any 180-day period. Nationals of some ...
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Schengen visa fingers prints

On http://ec.europa.eu How is my data in VIS protected? Access to VIS data is limited to authorised staff in the performance of their tasks. They must ensure that the use of VIS data is ...
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Is it possible for a visitor on a Schengen visa to have the visa extended under extenuating circumstances?

This is a very nuanced question and I don't think anybody here is going to be qualified enough to answer it definitively. According to the French government, under no circumstances should a person ...
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Overstaying in Norway?

Assuming the child has now been born in Norway, you no longer have a problem. For the benefit of others, I will answer as if it is still December 2015 and your visa has not yet expired. If you have ...
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