Single-entry or multiple-entry Schengen visas are available. You can only enter the Schengen area once with a single-entry visa. The “01” on the visa sticker denotes this.
You can enter twice or numerous times within the duration of a visa that allows for two or more entries. Also see FAQ #7.
A multiple-entry visa permits the holder to enter and exit the Schengen Area as many times as they like, as long as the 90/180 guideline is followed. You can apply for and acquire one of the following multiple-entry visa types based on how frequently you travel to the Schengen zone: Multiple-entry visa for one year.
A double-entry visa is required for those who intend to enter, depart, and then re-enter the Schengen Area. If you get this visa, keep in mind that it will expire when you leave the Schengen Area for the second time, even if you havent used all of the travel days it allows.
A multiple-entry Schengen Visa is required for those who wish to travel within the Schengen Area on several occasions. The basic option permits you to stay in the area for 90 days at a time throughout the course of 180 days, with as many excursions in and out as you need.
Multiple-entry Schengen Visas with durations of one, three, or five years are also available, covering any travels taken during that time.
There are three primary visa kinds spanning longer periods, in addition to the standard short-stay multiple-entry Schengen Visa.
- Schengen Visa with multiple entries for one year
If you have used three visas in the previous two years, you can apply for this Schengen Visa type.
- Schengen Visa with multiple entries for three years
Applicants who have obtained and lawfully used a previous multiple-entry visa valid for one year within the previous two years are eligible for a three-year multiple-entry visa. The 90/180 day rule applies once more.
- Schengen Visa with multiple entries for five years
People who have utilised a previous multiple-entry visa valid for at least two years in the previous three years are eligible for a five-year multiple-entry visa.
- National visas with multiple entries
Those studying, working, or permanently residing in one of the Schengen countries must have a national D category. Single-entry national visas are available, however multiple-entry national visas are also available to select individuals, allowing them to travel in and out of a certain Schengen country as well as throughout the Schengen Area without the need for additional visas.
You must meet the following requirements in order to obtain a national multiple-entry visa:
You must be enrolled in a short-term international student programme that requires a visa. If you are an international student intending to begin a full academic programme in one of the Schengen countries. This visa is valid for one year with the option of an extension.
Those working at a higher education institution or research centre who need to travel in and out of the Schengen Area as part of their job may be given a national multiple-entry Schengen Visa. They can also be provided to anyone in a job that requires particular knowledge, such as athletes, artists, or anyone else in a specialised field.
These national multiple-entry Schengen Visas have identical restrictions to the conventional Schengen Visa, but they allow the holder to stay in a country for longer than the normal 90-day limit.