I have a dependent Schengen type D Visa from Netherlands for 3yrs multi entry. Is there a restriction for staying out of Netherlands. I am from India and plan to visit my spouse like for 2 weeks every 4-5 months and then return back to India.

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    I'm confused. Why is this getting off-topic votes? OP seems to be asking a visa question about making 2-week trips every 4-5 months. Why is that off-topic?
    – reirab
    Mar 22, 2018 at 9:15

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No, Schengen visas use explicit restrictions rather than implicit restrictions so whatever time limits you have would be directly listed on the visa itself or in the Schengen laws. Outside of what's stated on your cisa the only limit is the 90/180 rule, but this only applies to C visa holders or D visa holders traveling outside their country of residency.

If your D visa doesn't have any special limits listed, then you can hop in and out as much as you want to.

  • Schengen C visas come with significant implicit conditions, especially if they are valid for longer than six months.
    – phoog
    Jul 1, 2018 at 22:50
  • @phoog such as? The only restriction is the 90/180 rule which is pretty explicit.
    – JonathanReez
    Jul 1, 2018 at 23:11
  • The 90/180 rule is not explicit in the least. The "duration of stay" is given as 90 days, but for further information, the bearer of the visa must look elsewhere. Another example: a D visa names the country that issued it in the "valid for" field, but it is (implicitly) valid for travel under the 90/180 rule to the rest of the Schengen area.
    – phoog
    Jul 2, 2018 at 0:25
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    This answer says that by "explicit" you mean "directly listed on the visa itself." Then in the comment, you say that "explicit" means "definite." Switching to a different sense of the word in the middle of a conversation is confusing.
    – phoog
    Jul 2, 2018 at 4:46
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    @phoog answer fixed
    – JonathanReez
    Jul 2, 2018 at 6:05

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