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1. Posted by jzmpeg (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

Hi fellow travellers,

I've just got my multiple entry Schengen Visa that allows me to stay for 15 days. (I thought it was 90 days flat...) I'm wondering if it's possible to extend it once I entered the Schengen Area? It doesn't have 'no further stay' on the visa. Some forums suggest that you go to the local police station and ask for an extension and pay a fee for it, is this possible? Thanks in advance.

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2424 posts) 1y

As usual with almost all questions about Visas you fail to mention the most important piece of information before anyone can help you: What is your nationality?

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by jzmpeg (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

Thanks for the reply Terry. It's Chinese passport and currently residing in Australia.

4. Posted by jzmpeg (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

According to this http://www.schengenvisitorvisa.com/#!schengen-visa-categories/c14xp, there's also a grace period of 15 days? So the maximum stay I can have is 30 days without getting deported?

5. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2424 posts) 1y

Have a look here:

http://www.wordtravels.com/forum/discussion/14283/15-day-schengen-visa-extension-possible-#Item_1

Alethia really, really knows her stuff. Direct further questions directly to her. She's a fabulous resource.

Good luck.

Cheers,
Terry

6. Posted by jzmpeg (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

Thanks Terry, I just registered a new account there but couldn't post comments on that forum or find anyway to pm Alethia...

If you are reading here, Alethia, the reason I got only 15 days was because I only submitted an itinerary of 15 days. I thought it's a flat 90-day visa and don't want to make too many bookings that I might cancel as I research more and more into my trip. It completely surprised me that they only gave me 15 days to match the itinerary without any flexibility. Which country is most likely to extend it if possible? I haven't been to Europe before, so any of them are worth visiting for me at this stage. Additionally, I do have friends who are French citizens that will be able to give me invitations and what not to help with the visa.

7. Posted by jzmpeg (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y

Ah it lets me comment now after confirming email address. I'll post it there.

8. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2424 posts) 1y

Have fun and good luck.

Cheers,
Terry