I've got an existing multiple entry Schengen visa that I've applied through the German consulate as I was traveling to Germany 25/8, valid until 31st Oct. I've applied this visa with using my kids passport whose a British citizen.
I have now bought a ticket to Spain on 28/10 and back from Spain to UK on the 2nd of November. I will travelling with my British kids again. I'm trying to apply for another visa. But been told that I have to cancel my other Schengen visa and reapply to Spain for Schengen.
1.is there a possibility to extend
Can I just apply visa through the German consulate, as I've already had an existing visa and try to continue that, if that's the case, how would I do it?
Thank you x
Your visa will be expired and, I assume, you are out of the schengen area. You will now need to apply for a visa from the Spanish representation which serves your place of residence since that will be your main destination for that trip.
There is no possibility to extend a C type visa. You should apply soon to avoid any hassle. If you have a good travel history, the spanish representation should not have any reason to deny you.
To visit Spain you either need to change your travel dates to within the existing visa validity period or apply to the Spanish consulate for a new visa. You cannot apply to a different Consulate eg Germany, just because it’s more convenient.
My understanding is that you can’t hold overlapping visas but Spain can issue your new visa with a validity starting from 1 November Apply new Schengen Visa while hold an valid one Since you have a multiple entry visa and have already used it for the purpose for which it was approved, it will be valid for your trip to Spain together with a new visa from Spain.