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Schengen visa question for just married couple...

Discussion in 'Europe Wide Visa Discussions' started by Mr Chris, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. Mr Chris

    Mr Chris New Member

    Hello all, my fiancee is with me in the UK now (Marriage visa) enjoying the lovely English weather, not. We plan to marry next month, notice given at designated reg office as required.
    We would like to visit Spain soon after were married. Obviously I have no problem as a British passport holder but how will Miss L go on? Philippine passport will be in her old name. I read somewhere she doesnt need a Schengen visa if married to a UK citizen? Or if she does should we apply now? In old name or married name? And then theres Brexit! Well Ive seen enough paperwork so far in this process so a bit more wont hurt!
    I would be very grateful if anyone could offer any advice on this...
  2. Mr Chris

    Mr Chris New Member

    Update on this...Im told she can travel as family member of EEC area citizen, so long as we travel together, however no one knows exactly what will happen on Brexit day, so we will wait and see, I will update when I know anything further as Im sure a lot of couples want to visit Europe from the UK.
  3. Bluebirdjones

    Bluebirdjones Member

    "Im told she can travel as family member of EEC area citizen" ...... she can, but it's not just a case of turning up at the airport with her passport, holding onto your arm. She'll still need to apply for a Schengen visa issued by the appropriate country you intend to visit initially.
  4. joi1991

    joi1991 Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    Once you’re married and she secure a BRP, she can apply for a Schengen visa as a British citizen spouse which is more relaxed than the normal Schengen visa application. However, if her BRP would indicate Family of EU/EEA something, I believe she would no longer need to apply for visa
  5. CampelloChris

    CampelloChris Well-Known Member

    I would also take a trip to London, to the Philippine Embassy, and renew her passport in her new surname.

    Logic would dictate that border officials would have the common sense to understand the situation, but in my experience, they are among the most obtuse people on the planet, (but perhaps they're just pretending, to see how you'll react)

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