My understanding of multiple entry is that they have two limits: Bigger limit (5/4/3 year) and smaller limit (3 months after each entry). And I do not know general figures, just giving example in brackets.
Is my understanding correct? What is the usual duration for tour / family visit purpose granted under multiple entry?
I was reading EU Visa Code, and following statement caught my attention, maybe it refers to multiple entry visa renewal, but at what point, I do not know. It somehow leads me to believe that I need to apply for visa each time a trip is made?
Chapter II, Article 9:
Applications shall be lodged no more than three months before the start of the intended visit. Holders of a multiple-entry visa may lodge the application before the expiry of the visa valid for a period of at least six months.
- Last but not the least, if applying for multiple, should I indicate possible travel in other schengen countries (other than main destination), or just port of entry - main visiting schengen country? This answer about Multiple Entry Visa makes me feel that stating travel to more than one country, along with multiple, for a visiting family isn't promised to go well.