I am a Indian passport holder who is currently living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
I am planning for our honeymoon (August 28 – September 14) with the family in Europe – Austria, Italy, and Spain. However, I came to know from the consulate websites that the documents required for an expatriate UAE residents, the residence permit should be valid for at least 3 months from the day of departure from the Schengen area. Since my residence visa would expire on December 8 (meaning I have a only 84 days!), I am planning to show a return ticket from Italy 6 days before my actually intended date of return.
My question is: can I apply for a 30 days visa even if the trip is only for 10 days? If so, would the visa's validity be a problem?