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Old 3rd June 2016, 10:46 AM
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Hello there, Thanks so much for this. I just wanted to clarify a couple of points.

I am a UK citizen, my husband is a US citizen here on a UK spousal visa, he now has his UK residents permit card. If we want to travel within Europe does he need to apply for a schengen visa? My understanding is that he doesn't need one because he will be travelling on a US passport? He will obviously travel with his UK BRP and will be with me the whole time anyway. Would we be eligible for an EEA permit? Would that make life easier? Any help much appreciated.

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He doesn't need a schengen visas as a US citizen. He is perfectly fine traveling on just his US passport and BRP. You don't need an EEA permit either as he has a spouse visa and already in the UK. ^-^
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Hey Joppa. Just wondering if this is still the case if you haven't held your UK spouse visa for over 5 years? I've only been living in the UK permanently since 2014 with hubs (who is from Leeds, UK). We're looking to travel to one of the Greek islands for a holiday and I'm wondering whether there might be complications. I've found quite a bit of info online but I think it's always better to get personal experiences wherever possible. Thank you!

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Hello Joppa,
I just want to ask a quick question.My mom has the Residence Card of a Family Member of a Union Citizen(Art.le 10) and she wants to come visit my dad who reside in the UK.I would like to know with the RC of family Union, does she have to present other documents(what are they??) or does she have to apply for the EEA family permit? Can she travel on her own or her spouse must travel with her?

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Just a few tips on getting a Schengen Visa that I've gained as a spouse of a United Kingdom citizen.

Although the UK is currently in the European Union, and the Schengen Agreement should allow you to travel freely with your spouse / family member in the EU, most EU countries will not let you in without a visa unless your UK Residence Card says something very like "Residence Card of a Family Member of an EEA National / Union Citizen" and it will only say that if you're in the UK as the family member of someone who is from another EU country and not the UK. If your family member is British, your residence card will merely say "Spouse / Partner leave to remain" and that is insufficient to travel without a visa, even if you take your marriage certificate with you. There are some posts on another immigration board which suggest it can be done but we tried to enter the Netherlands for 7 hours sightseeing (whilst in transit to China at Schipol) and spent about 3 hours trying to convince successively senior border guards to let me in. In the end, we gave up as time was running out. Luckily I had an onwards ticket to China, otherwise they said they would have held me in custody, deported me and fined the airline for flying me there without a visa. I'm not going to bother trying again.

However, the Schengen Agreement expressly provides that “Member States shall grant family members every facility to obtain the necessary visas. Such visas must be issued free of charge as soon as possible and on the basis of an accelerated procedure.”

Thus you are entitled to a free Schengen visa and you don't need to fill out the fields in the form marked with a * or provide financial and employment details. You do need travel tickets but I've often used tickets which I can cancel/change to get a long multiple entry visa that I can use on other dates or when travelling by other means (not necessarily to the EU country where I applied). You also don't need to provide insurance documents but I always have them in case. You also don't need an itinerary or proof of accommodation / inviting letters etc.

Annoyingly, you will have to book an appointment at the Embassy, Consulate or visa application centre (e.g. VFS, TLS) even if you've had your biometric details collected previously: your previous Schengen visa is then marked with [VIS]. You will also have to pay any handling fee and courier fees to the visa application centre. This is really not the supposed "accelerated procedure" for those who don't live anywhere near London or perhaps Manchester or Edinburgh (VFS seem to have closed their Cardiff office ). If anyone knows how to get a Schengen visa to any country without an appointment, then please reply below. I am aware you can get a French visa from TLS using a 3rd party agent if you previously had a biometric [VIS] visa and you can a Belgium visa by post on 2nd and subsequent applications.

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Hi Joppa can I ask what if an applicant who is in the UK on a spouse visa plans to travel to Spain but not with the husband, travelling with friends instead, is he/she still entitled to get a free Schengen visa? Does that make any difference? Thank you.

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If youre getting a schengen dont get one from Spain. They are the worst they refered me to their agency which is run by Indians. They kept us waiting for 2 hrs, no seats nothing. They charged me £2 for the texing service which I didnt ask for they just added it to the bill and charged me £15 for sending my passport back. The rate should have been £6.

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Hi Joppa can I ask what if an applicant who is in the UK on a spouse visa plans to travel to Spain but not with the husband, travelling with friends instead, is he/she still entitled to get a free Schengen visa? Does that make any difference? Thank you.

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When you get your schengen you can do what you want. But when you apply for it you must show some sort of prelim travel plans for spouse and applicant, doent have to be booked. Some embassys will only give a single entry limited days job. Others give multiple ent 6 month 90 day job

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Hi Joppa,

How does this process differ for a Fiance Visa? I have just been granted a UK fiance visa and I plan to travel to the UK on Dec 20th 2017. My fiance and I plan to get married in May 2018. I understand that the Fiance visa is multi entry up until you get Married. We would like to celebrate Christmas in Germany with my fiances family (Fiance is Half German- no German passport though).

I previously got a Schengen Visa Last December for Germany and at that time I was visiting the UK on a Visitor Visa.

I now plan to apply for a Schengen Visa before I depart Thailand. We intend to travel to Germany on December 22nd 2017. Previously, I provided details of my employment, wages and intention to return to Thailand. My fiance will be sponsoring me for this trip. However how should I approach the application now as I have a UK fiance visa and I do not intend to return to Thailand.

Your help would be greatly appreciated as I cannot find this answer anywhere.

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I was told I can apply for a France Schengen Visa in Manchester. Is this true? As far as I know it can only be done in London.


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I was told I can apply for a France Schengen Visa in Manchester. Is this true? As far as I know it can only be done in London.


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You have to apply at a Consulate or Embassy. As far as I know France does not have a Consulate or Embassy in Manchester.
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