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If I have multiple entry visa for schengen and i am Indian staying in UK can i travel to schengen countries more than once from UK till the VISA is valid?

marked as duplicate by Vince, drat, VMAtm, Gagravarr, Relaxed Jul 24 '14 at 12:41

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If, as you said, the visa is multiple entry, then you certainly can travel multiple times to any of the Schengen countries, regardless where you are travelling from. Note that UK is not part of the Schengen area and therefore when you go back to UK, you are leaving Schengen area.

As with any Schengen visas though, your first trip should be to the country that issued the visa - either entering it directly or entering via another country with the intention of spending most of the trip in that country. After that, you can go to any other Schengen country without any restrictions - as long as the visa remains valid.

Further note that first trip being to the country that issued the visa is not really mandatory, but if you don't visit the issuing country, it may become a problem if you then apply for another visa later.

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    there is no obligation to go to the country that issued the visa, but if the visa holder doesn't go at all to it this can be a problem for future visa requests. – Guido Preite Jul 24 '14 at 11:00
  • @GuidoPreite Agree. I'll change "must" to "should" in the answer. – Aleks G Jul 24 '14 at 11:11
  • For more details on using a Schengen visa in another country than the one that issued it, see travel.stackexchange.com/questions/27672/… and the links in there. – Relaxed Jul 24 '14 at 12:01

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