I am applying for a French Schengen visa (tourist purposes). I have given a duration of travel when I filled my personal information on French embassy website. Now I always presumed that the travel dates are temporary since you're not advised to book a plane ticket but "block" it. Also I wasn't sure of exact dates so I chose "multiple entry" option. Thus so far I have presumed I will receive a visa valid for 90-days with multiple entry.
I am planning a 9-day trip next month and another short trip the month after, although exact dates are flexible at this point. Now I read one some forum that a person was issued Schengen visa for exactly the duration that he had stated on the form.
My visa interview is this week and I wanted to make sure it's OK to let the visa officer know/to ask the VO that I need multiple entry visa with longer validity (ideally atleast 30 days). Is that OK?