I am traveling to Germany on May 1st for an exhibition for which I have already obtained a visa and its validity is up to May 13th. I am returning on May 12th and then traveling on May 17th to UK, and from UK to Switzerland for vacation with family. As time is very short for applying for a Schengen visa again after returning on the 12th with May 13-14 being a Saturday and Sunday, can I apply for Schengen visa again and can I get 2 valid Schengen visa?


can I apply for Schengen visa again and can I get 2 valid Schengen visa?

Yes. Your first visa expires before the second trip, so your visas will not have overlapping periods of validity.

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You cannot have two visas which are valid on the same date.

Your visa will expire on 13 April, and so you will need a new visa to travel on 17 April.

Because the new visa will start on 17 April, i.e. after the old one has expired, you can (and should) apply for the new visa now, before going on your first trip to Germany

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    Do you have a reference to support your claim? I see nothing that prohibits two valid visas if the periods of validity do not overlap. – phoog Apr 17 '17 at 6:14
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    You cannot have two Schengens where any of the dates are contemporaneous. As long as the dates are not concurrent, it's fine. – Gayot Fow Apr 17 '17 at 7:26
  • @GayotFow This is whaty I said – Crazydre Apr 17 '17 at 9:51
  • You wrote "You cannot have two visas valid on the same date.", which isn't right. A visa which starts at some point in the future is still valid because it has not been cancelled or revoked. I have not yet voted on this, If you correct it, please ping me. – Gayot Fow Apr 17 '17 at 13:02
  • @GayotFow So you mean if visa A is valid 14 April-14 May and Visa B 1 May-1 June (overlapping 1-14 May), is that a possible Scenario? – Crazydre Apr 17 '17 at 19:26

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