Which countries are schengen countries?
There are 26 European countries that fall under the schengen area. These are the so-called schengen countries. As a resident of the European Union (EU) you can travel freely within these countries. The control of persons is carried out at the external borders of the schengen area.
List of Schengen countries. These are the schengen countries
Belgium; Denmark; Germany; Estonia; Finland; France; Greece; Hungary; Italy; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malta; The Netherlands; Norway; Austria; Poland; Portugal; Slovenia; Slovakia; Spain; Czech Republic; Iceland; Sweden; Switzerland.
These EU countries do not belong to the schengen area
Bulgaria; Cyprus; Ireland; Croatia; Romania.
These countries do not belong to the EU, but belong to the schengen area
Liechtenstein; Iceland; Norway; Switzerland.
When do you not need a residence permit to travel to the Netherlands?
- You do not need a residence permit if you have the nationality of one of the following countries:
Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania , Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Czech Republic, Sweden, Switzerland.
- How do I apply for a short-stay Schengen visa for the Netherlands?
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