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Learn the Language!

| July 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

  While making hand gestures and pointing things out on a menu could get you through your voyage, learning even the most basic words and phrases of a language can make your trip so much more enjoyable. Rocket Languages is our preferred language learning software – it is significantly cheaper than its competitors, and they [...]

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| June 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Embassy and Consulate Listings: Below, you will find links to respective country sites, complete with lists, contact information, and links to embassies and consulates in your home country. These sites are all official government sites, unless otherwise stated. Schengen Countries shown in bold. Countries that have reciprocal agreements with the Schengen Area, but are not [...]

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Travel Insurance

| June 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

What Exactly Does Travel Insurance Cover? Before we get into what travel insurance is, and what it covers, we will explain why this is related to obtaining a Schengen Visa. While travelers from countries with visa waiver programs in place may not necessarily need travel insurance to travel the Schengen Area, it is advised that [...]

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Schengen Visa Application Process

| June 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

  This information is for those who reside in a country that does not currently have a visa waiver program with Schengen states, and/or those who hold a resident status in countries which do have a visa waiver program. Those with resident status in visa waiver countries still need to apply for a Schengen Visa, [...]

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Extended / Long Stay Visas

| June 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

We must first address that there is currently no such thing as an extended or long-stay Schengen Visa. Visas are applied for to a specific country within the Schengen Area, and many countries’ citzens do not require the issuance of any visa at all in order to visit the Schengen Area for a limited amount [...]

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Schengen Border-Free Zone To Dissolve?

| May 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

  Originally reported by, France’s Former President Nicolas Zarkozy hinted towards a possible dissolving of the Schengen Border-Free Zone, through re-introduction of stricter border controls.  Luckily (not for Zarkozy) he was beaten out in the recent elections by François Hollande a member of the French Socialist Party who has no plans to re-introduce such border [...]

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| May 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Member of Schengen: Since 2007 Capital: Tallinn Major Language(s): Estonian Currency: Euro Country Code: +372 GMT: +2 Major Airport(s): TLL - Tallinn / Ülemiste | Tallinn-Ülemiste Airport (Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport) URE - Kuressaare | Kuressaare Airport EPU - Pärnu / Eametsa | Pärnu Airport KDL - Kärdla / Hiiessaare | Kärdla Airport TAY - Tartu / Reola | Tartu-Ülenurme Airport

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| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

Member of Schengen: Since 1996 Capital: Copenhagen Major Language(s): Danish Currency: Danish Krone (DKK) Country Code: +45 GMT: +1 Major Airport(s): CPH - Copenhagen / Kastrup | Copenhagen Airport (Kastrup) RKE - Copenhagen / Roskilde | Copenhagen Airport (Roskilde)

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Schengen Visa Application: Do You Need One?

| May 26, 2012 | 2 Comments

First We will give a list of Countries where their respective Nationals need an actual Short-Term Visa (1-90 days) as they are not covered by any type of waiver program. Please be advised that although you may hold a resident or alien status in an exempted(waiver) Country, if you’re a National of any of the [...]

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Czech Republic

| May 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Member of Schengen: Since 2007 Capital: Prague Language(s): Czech Currency: Czech Koruna (CZK) Country Code: +420 GMT: +1 Major Airport(s): PRG - Prague | Ruzyne Airport BRQ - Brno | Brno-Tuřany Airpor KLV - Karlovy Vary | Karlovy Vary Airport OSR - Ostrava | Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport PED - Pardubice | Pardubice Airport

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