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This is very frustrating indeed.vtaneja wrote:Hi All,
I have 3 trips lined up, all confirmed and paid for.
a) Berlin 10-14 May
b) Italy/Spain/France - 27 May - 4 June
c) Spain - 23 August - 1 September
I applied for my wife (pbs dependant UK visa) and myself(tier 1 general) through the German VFS in London. I submitted all documents and also all the bookings for the next 3 trips. I requested them for a multiple entry visa to cover the 3 trips. I already had 7 schengen visas (6 from France and 1 Italy, 3 of these valid for 1 year) in my passport so I was confident that I would at least get a multiple entry visa valid for 3 or 6 months.
To my shock, they gave us a visa valid for the exact 5 days that we are in Berlin. I know that the discretion is with the consulate, but this just seems ridiculous. We come back from Berlin on 14th May and head to Rome on 27th May, so I am worried I might not have enough time after getting back to apply for Italy VFS. Additionally, Italians ask for the marriage certificate to be "legalised", which is another problem. The Germans did not ask for this legalisation so I had hoped they would give us a 3 month visa at least.
We are in complete shock and can't fathom what went wrong.
And from what I understand, now I can't apply for another schengen visa until this one has expired or has been cancelled, right?
Has anybody ever been in this situation? any advice is welcome. This is so frustrating :(