If I get a 10 day Schengen visa with 2 entries or MULT can I stay 10 days in each visit or the total duration of my Schengen stay is limited to 10 days. I ask this as I want to visit UK but return home from a Schengen country to save on airfare cost.

  • Just want to mention your Schengen visa is useless in the UK – blackbird Sep 21 '15 at 17:01
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    10 days = 10 days. If they wanted you to use 10 days on each visit, your Schengen would be for 20 days. So your total time in Schengen must be <= 10 days. – Gayot Fow Sep 21 '15 at 17:03
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    Didn't you explain your plans when applying for the visa? – Relaxed Sep 21 '15 at 17:34
  • Perfect. And so nothing to worry. – Pijush Roy Sep 22 '15 at 18:13

The validity of the visa is for the whole stay, regardless of how many times you enter. That means a multiple entry Schengen visa valid for 10 days is valid for a trip totaling 10 days where you can enter the area multiple times before it's expired.

  • yes yes .You are right – IntelliJ Amiya Sep 22 '15 at 9:48
  • It seems that the trip's total may be more than 10 days; one could spend 5 days in Schengen, then 5 days outside Schengen, then 5 more days in Schengen. No? – phoog Sep 22 '15 at 23:31
  • @phoog sure but he's asking about the duration of the Schengen stay – blackbird Sep 22 '15 at 23:36

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