I am an Indian citizen, currently working in the Netherlands. I want to bring my spouse from India to the Netherlands. Let's say I make a dependent visa application on date X. The whole process/approval may take about X + 4/5 weeks. But I would like her to spend that time (X + 4/5 weeks) with me in the Netherlands and go to India only to collect the dependent visa.
I know that two visas from same country cannot be overlapping. So I cannot have a tourist visa for the Netherlands while the dependent visa for the Netherlands is in process.
So I am contemplating other options:
- Apply for a tourist visa for Germany first, then apply for the dependent visa for the Netherlands.
or, the other way round:
- Apply for the dependent visa for the Netherlands first, then apply for a tourist visa for Germany.
I want to know if either of these options is possible as we are avoiding the overlapping visa rule by choosing to apply each for different country.
PS: I will make sure to show Germany is the main destination of travel - for the purpose of getting a German tourist visa for her.