I am Indian and have a multiple entry Danish business visa and they have requested me to give the itinerary for 16 days even though I have applied for a multiple entry visa.

And do I need to apply for a tourist visa even after having a multiple-entry business visa?

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    Who asked you for an itinerary if you already have a visa?
    – Relaxed
    Commented Nov 18, 2014 at 12:55
  • On using a Schengen visa for another purpose, see e.g. travel.stackexchange.com/questions/26939/…
    – Relaxed
    Commented Nov 18, 2014 at 12:57
  • Actually my visa was rejected and after appealing 3 months later they granted me a visa and send me a mail saying I need to send a iternary 16 days and insurance and the Guys who booked from Denmark booked for 18 days and they called me today and asked me to submit 16 days itenary.I was planning to stay for 25 days since I have a multiple but looks like these are gone mad..will I have to apply for a tourist visa if I wanna visit Europe even though I have a multiple entry schenhen business visa Commented Nov 18, 2014 at 13:56
  • The consulate sent you an email requesting information after issuing the visa? What is the maximum stay and validity period of this visa? Have you used that visa before? Have you been in the Schengen area before?
    – Relaxed
    Commented Nov 18, 2014 at 14:06
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    @CGCampbell That's not quite how Schengen visas work. There is no “business” or “tourism” category.
    – Relaxed
    Commented Nov 18, 2014 at 18:36

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Generally speaking Schengen visas are valid for all allowed purposes (there is no “business” or “tourism” category like in the US for example) and for all countries in the area. So if you really do get a multiple-entry visa with a long validity, it's fine to reuse it for another purpose after your first trip and you don't need to apply for another visa if the first one is still valid.

Single or two-entry visas are a bit different in this respect, see Can I use my Schengen visa for a completely different purpose and entry point? and Can I travel to Spain using a Greek Schengen visa even if I don't want to stay in Greece at all?.

Do note that even a multiple-entry visa might not offer much flexibility as you also need to follow the rules on maximum stay and visa validity.

Now, usually you would submit an application and the consulate would decide what to issue depending on that and on your past history. So it's somewhat strange that they would already have decided they will issue a multiple-entry visa before seeing your itinerary and that they would tell you how long your trip should be (are you sure you got that right?). As your subsequent experience showed, consulates can always issue what they want and you won't be sure before you have the actual visa in your passport.

In any case, when applying for a multiple-entry visa, you only have to provide proof of insurance for your first intended trip. You can get insurance for any subsequent trip later.

  • Thanks guys for the info....the embassy did tell me that the visa is granted and is for multiple entry for 6 months and since I'm going for the first time ,I think my first trip needs to be for 16 days Commented Nov 19, 2014 at 3:26
  • There is no such requirement. I was recently granted a Schengen visa multiple entry (for the Netherlands as well) and I only stayed in Amsterdam for 3 days. There is no "minimum stay" requirement; there is a maximum stay - which is 90 days within any 180 day period. Commented Nov 19, 2014 at 6:30
  • These guys just make it a rocket science when it comes to visas Commented Nov 19, 2014 at 8:35
  • Guys finally today I got my passport from the embassy and for my disappointment theymy visa was stamped for a small period but actually when I had a phn conversation they told me that i have been given a 6 months multiple entry and today as I see in the passport it say multiple visa under c section but for 25 days ..and I have to report back once I'm.back from The country.....I was thinking if I can talk to the ministry in Copenhagen and request to extend Commented Nov 28, 2014 at 14:03
  • Guys pls help em and give me some advise...I leave on sunday Commented Nov 28, 2014 at 14:04

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