Schengen Agreement

The Schengen Agreement, or also called Schengen Treaty, established common immigration procedures between the Schengen Agreement states. The Schengen Agreement establishes rules for how and how long people can visit foreign countries joined by the Schengen Agreement.

The Schengen Agreement was signed in the year 1985 in the village of Schengen, on the borders of Luxembourg, France, and Germany.

Schengen Agreement The main purpose of the Schengen Agreement is the abolition of physical borders among European countries (Schengen zone members). When you travel from one Schengen Agreement country to the next, you no longer need to stop for border patrol inspection.

Schengen Agreement

The Schengen Agreement establishes the following basic rules:

A non-Schengen citizen is allowed to spend up to 90 days in one or more Schengen Agreement countries.

Schengen Agreement Visa Once a visitor has been in one or more Schengen Agreement countries for 90 days, he or she must remain outside ALL the Schengen countries for at least 90 days. This means that you can stay in the Schengen Agreement area only 3 months out of every 6 months.

Special Schengen visa is needed for stays over 90 days.

The Schengen Agreement applies to most European countries. The Schengen Agreement covers a population of over 400 million and a total area of 4,268,633 square kilometers (1,648,128 square miles).

The Schengen Agreement includes provisions on common policy on the temporary entry of persons. The Schengen Agreement also includes provisions on the harmonisation of external border controls, cross-border police, and judicial co-operation.

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