If you check on the IATA database, for the Netherlands a visa is not required if holding a EEA Family member permit.
Austria, France and Italy are reported to ask for a Schengen visa.
At least for Italy this is recently changed and is not required anymore...
86ti wrote:I think the embassy can anyway only give you advice and is in no position to force you to obtain a visa. As I said before the real challenge is check-in and border control. I hope that Directive/2004/38/EC is right and border police is better informed.giruzz wrote:Well...The Dutch in London keep saying that is not valid and she needs a Schengen Visa....so I wouldn't be that sure that things will be smooth...Directive/2004/38/EC wrote:The border police are going to be well informed. If they have any problems, they can just call the British to confirm it is a valid Residence Card.
(Then there is the problem that they are not issuing Schengen visas unless the Residency Card is issued on the passport).
I, by the way, have a similar problem with the Austrian embassy. But in this case they don't seem to accept UK residence cards at all.