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:
- 1 year multiple-entry visa
- 3 year multiple-entry visa
- 5 year multiple-entry visa
1 year multiple entry Schengen visa
You are eligible for this visa if you have obtained and utilised three visas legally in the past two years. When applying for this visa, you must provide proof of your previous visas as well as journeys to the Schengen Zone.
The 1-year MEV visa allows you to visit the Schengen Zone as many times as you wish, as long as you don’t stay for more than 90 days during that time.
3 year multiple entry Schengen visa
Applicants who have obtained and lawfully used a previous multiple-entry visa valid for one year within the previous two years are eligible for the 3-year MEV.
This visa allows the holder to visit the Schengen Area as many times as they want within a three-year period. Even in this instance, the visa holder is only allowed to stay in the EU for 90 days out of a total of 180 days.
5 year multiple entry Schengen visa
People who have obtained and lawfully used a previous multiple-entry visa valid for at least two years within the previous three years are eligible for a 5-year MEV.
This visa allows you to visit 26 European countries as many times as you want within five years, as long as you don’t over the 90/180 day limit.
A Schengen Visa is a short-term European visa. This type of Visa enables the holder to travel freely throughout the Schengen Area. The visa, itself is issued by one of the Schengen nations. That is to say, you can visit any of the Schengen countries for up to 90 days during a 180-day period.
The Schengen Visa is the most common visa in Europe. In order words, it entitles the holder to enter, travel freely within, and exit the Schengen area from any Schengen member country. There are no border controls within the Schengen Zone.