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Question About Requirements For US Visa Application

Sandra asks…

to backpack threw Europe this November “im a Peruvian living in the US” how does this whole visa thing work?

im a permanent resident of the US
i was born in peru but im a permanent resident of the US, i intend on going to
spain,france, itlay, romania and ending it in Amsterdam for the cannabis cup

Best Answer:

Your US residency does not count for European visa requirements. It is only dependent upon your citizenship. Peruvian citizen need visa for visiting European countries.
25 European countries have concluded an agreement to open up their internal borders, to perform immigration controls only when entering the travel zone, and to issue common visa valid for the entire area.
Those countries are Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

So you may visit Spain, France, Italy and the Netherlands on the same tourist visa which must be applied for at the Embassy or consulate of the country where you plan to stay the longest. If that should be equally distributed the application must be made at the first country you plan to enter the Schengen zone.

You can see that Romania is not on the list, you will need a separate visa for Romania. I would first apply for the common Schengen visa and afterwards for the Romanian one.

Since the application procedures are similar I have just added the information of the Italian government concerning the issue of a Schengen visa.

Source(s):
http://www.esteri.it/MAE/EN/Ministero/Servizi/Stranieri/ServReteConsolare.htm
http://www.esteri.it/visti/home_eng.asp
http://www.mae.ro/index.php?unde=doc&id=7201&idlnk=3&cat=5
http://www.roembus.org/

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