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Citizen of Russian Federation, permanent resident of the USA needs to travel through Schengen 3 times in a short time span (3 weeks), each time with a different purpose. is traveling on the following itinerary.
USA -> Denmark -> Finland (flight) immediate transfer to a train to Russia. Purpose: Transit. Total presence in Schengen 1 long day.
Departing to Schengen for a self guided tour of Europe: Russia -> Finland -> Stockholm -> Copenhagen -> Somewhere north Germany -> Belgium -> France -> Germany, then Germany - Poland - Belarus - Russia by train. Total duration about 8 days. Out of those 8, about 3 days are in France, 3 days are in Germany. You can assume main destination is Germany.
Then: Russia -> Finland (train); Finland -> Denmark -> USA (air). Purpose: Transit. Total time in Schengen zone 2 days.
- Can the said individual obtain single multi-entry visa from a single country for the entire itinerary? Is it advisable to do so, or is it advisable to obtain separate visa for 1 and 3 and another one for 2.
- If it is possible, what country should he apply to? The choices seem to be limited to Denmark (first entry) or by the time spent: Finland (3 incomplete days - in transit), Germany (about 3 days, main destination)?
The question is different from another question linked in the following respect: It is asking about the possibility doing two close-spaced journeys with different purpose on the same multi-entry visa from the same country.