I am planning a trip with my girlfriend who has an Indonesian passport and a double entry Schengen visa issued by the Republic of Austria.
We want to move from Austria via Hungary to Serbia and then via Bosnia to Croatia and back to Schengen (Slovenia).
Now there are problems.
- Going to Serbia, that's fine. Serbia only lets Indonesians in with a stamp.
- But Bosnia is probably not possible. Apparently, we need a multiple entry Schengen visa (called embassy), they said that a double entry was not enough. But I do not want to give up yet. Does anyone know if there is a chance to visit Bosnia? The visa is difficult because it is not possible to contact the consulate.
- Croatia is a bit more complicated, but apparently we can enter if Croatia allows it (Source):
All third-country nationals holding valid Schengen documents (…) do not need an additional (Croatian) visa for Croatia.
Third-country nationals holding:
uniform visa (C) for two or more entries, valid for all Member States of the Schengen area;
do not require a visa for transit or intended stays in the territory of Croatia not exceeding 90 days over a period of 180 days.
I just do not know if there is a difference if we come from Serbia (already having an invalid first visit) or from Slovenia (having invalidated it just at the Slovenian border).
- Due to the problems with Bosnia, the alternative route is to visit Timişoara in Romania instead of going around Bosnia and for Romania, which is like Croatia is not part of Schengen, I have even less information and at the Embassy no one ever picks up. I do not know if we can enter Romania from Serbia.
Has any of you ever had an experience like this and can you advise me which part of the route is really an option?