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Old 13th February 2020, 09:27   #1186
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Yes, you can. Visit and business visa for most Schengen countries is one and the same thing.

Thanks for your prompt reply.

My dilemma arises as my wife's German Visa recently came back stamped as Type C Business visa (she visits Germany on business). This has confused us into thinking if there is a separate business visa now introduced.

Mine (2 year old visa) however has no mention of the word business.

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Thanks for your prompt reply.

I dilemma arises as my wife's German Visa recently came back stamped as Type C Business visa (she visits Germany on business). This has confused us into thinking if there is a separate business visa now introduced.

Mine (2 year old visa) however has no mention of the word business.

Check if it also says "Besuchs" next to business visa wording. If yes, then it means that it is valid for generic visits as well.
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Check if it also says "Besuchs" next to business visa wording. If yes, then it means that it is valid for generic visits as well.

No! It just says "geschäftsvisum" and "erwerstatigkeit nicht gestatiet" under remarks which loosely translates to Business visa Employment not allowed.
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No! It just says "geschäftsvisum" and "erwerstatigkeit nicht gestatiet" under remarks which loosely translates to Business visa Employment not allowed.

Oh, then you need to call the visa office. But this is news to me. Usually, German consulate issues both, visit and business visa as one visa. May be it is just the wording that is changed and they allow causal visit as well on the same visa.


But you need to call them up and ask, that's the only way to find out for sure.
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My question and dilemma now is can I use this to enter Schengen for tourism with no business purpose?
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Yes, you can. Visit and business visa for most Schengen countries is one and the same thing.
Yes - you can very much travel with this visa. Give a nice explanation at the Indian immigration desk (presuming at CSI considering you are from Pune). As your issuing country might be different than the POE for tourism, you'll have to make ends meet well for a quick stamp without much explanation.

While the actual stamped visa is same - the purpose for which it is approved on the records is different. So one needs to be smart at the immigration counter at POE.
Generally the immigration officers across the EU are kind & fair ladies & gentlemen. They won't bother you as long as your documents are all valid.
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My dilemma arises as my wife's German Visa recently came back stamped as Type C Business visa (she visits Germany on business). This has confused us into thinking if there is a separate business visa now introduced.
My dad has a business visa - max 90 day stay / 2 year validity. You can enter and leave with no problems. However, you need to check on the port of entry as well as ensure this is not her first visit after visa issuance. As long its a subsequent visit, its not an issue.
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My dad has a business visa - max 90 day stay / 2 year validity. You can enter and leave with no problems. However, you need to check on the port of entry as well as ensure this is not her first visit after visa issuance. As long its a subsequent visit, its not an issue.
Thanks a lot.

This will not be the first time for me using that visa. I have used it for business travel to Sweden several times. I have in fact in 2018 used this very visa for tourism purposes also (POE at Bratislava). Just that the comment in the remarks for my wife "Business visa" made me question whether something has changed since the last time.
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If covid-19 devastated aviation.

What if aviation doesn’t recover from covid-19?How the pandemic transformed the travel industry.

An imagined scenario from May 2022

This article in “The Economist” regarding the future of air travel, does give a very bleak picture, and the thing is that its part imaginary but with very real fears that it could turn that way, with pandemic showing no signs of going away any time soon.

Link : https://amp.economist.com/the-world-...rom-covid-19?_
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This is a query for a friend who is in Bangalore and wants to travel to Kuala Lumpur on the 27th of this month on a repatriation flight from Chennai to KL.

He is eligible for the flight and needs to get to Chennai and is planning on doing that by a flight from Bangalore. Since he has to catch the flight from Chennai on the 27th, does it make sense travelling the same day from Blore to Chennai or is there a quarantine period to follow in this case too?

Any inputs would be great.
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