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Travel to Schengen countries on a B permit

Hi,
Hope it's been a good week for you all!

I'm sorry if this has been asked before and I did scout other threads but either they were outdated or did not answer my specific query.

Please reply to clarify this for me. Thanks in advance.

I recently received my residence B permit, post marriage. My husband is Italian. I am an Indian passport holder. My B permit allows me to work. I have recently signed a contract for a job. My job requires me to travel extensively in the EU.
Does my B permit allow me to travel to other Schengen countries without a visa?

I am aware that if I go to the UK or the US, I need a visa. I'm applying for a US visa as we speak to go there for a week of training for my job.

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Re: Travel to Schengen countries on a B permit

Yes it does ( am also no-EU B permit holder ). Don't depend on it solely though, make sure your travel document ie passport is brought along.

From my experience, showing them a Swiss issued Residency Card ( Euro Compatible Credit Card format ) gets you waived by with ease - with almost no issues when traveling by train.
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Re: Travel to Schengen countries on a B permit

Yes, you can travel freely in the Schengen countries.
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Re: Travel to Schengen countries on a B permit

Yes, but like jrspet said... always keep your passport on you! They rarely ask for it on the trains but if you are boarding a flight (inter Schengen), they will ask for your passport as well.
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Re: Travel to Schengen countries on a B permit

Which is why where possible, I tend to travel by train ( ok - boat too ) and avoid flying
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Re: Travel to Schengen countries on a B permit

Well I made the mistake of not carrying my passport with me and almost missed my flight :P... cuz they wouldn't allow me to board the flight. However, thanks to an awesome, cute immigration officer, I was finally allowed to board, but then what are the odds of bumping into the same immigration officer again?
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Re: Travel to Schengen countries on a B permit

Thanks all for your response.
Passport is always with me when I travel....but I do hope I meet the cute immigration officer!!
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Oh, you'll meet the Customs officers for sure because of Schengen
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