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Hello

As I know this question had been asked many times but I just want to reconfirm with some more details .

My asylum is accepted I have refugee status of 3 years and got a blue passport for travelling.

My question is with this blue passport I can travel in schengen zone yes but out of schengen zone are there any other countries to which I can travel without visa ( Visa on Arrival ) and how about Switzerland  ?
Thank you so much
asked May 16, 2017 in Legal advice by Perfectionist (120 points)

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Hey Perfectionist,

Thank you for your question. Jan has already provided a good link to a similar question. However, as you asked for further confirmation:

A visa is not required for many European countries provided that

  - your stay does not last longer than three months and
  - you do not take up any gainful employment.

Otherwise, a visa is required.

And here is a comprehensive list of states that refugees with a blue passport can enter without a visa:

Belgium
Denmark
Germany
Finland
France
Ireland
Iceland
Italy
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Sweden
Switzerland (so yes, you can travel to Switzerland without a visa)
Slovakia
Spain
Czech Republic

I hope this was helpful.

Best
Baris
answered May 16, 2017 by Baris (1,990 points)
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Hello @Perfectionist,

I'd like to avoid copy&paste of formerly provided information please see the following posting, it will answer your question, the facts are still up to date: https://www.wefugees.de/k/questions/1474

This brief overview will complement the answer: http://tinyurl.com/kbxkco8

Greetings, Jan
answered May 16, 2017 by Jan (59,810 points)
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