my nationality is Turkish and I took my Schengen visa from Greece because I am going to attend a traineeship in Athens. They give me turistic visa (type C) with the duration of 90 days. Actually I asked for national visa for the duration of 7 months (my invitation letter was for 7 months). However, they said that it is impossible for this traineeship and they offered me to give 90 days visa and the guyin the Embassy was quite clear about that I have to come back after 3months and wait for 3 months to apply visa again. ( yes, I know this, max. 90 days within 180 day period). So I accepted..
They give me visa like that; valid date: from 03.11.2010 to 31.01.2011
duration of stay: 90 days.
Normally they give it with validation for 6 months and limit the duration of stay for 90 days. So when you come back after 90 days, you cannot apply visa again for 3 months. You have to wait..
So I am surprised with my visa and I would like to learn maybe I can apply visa again after I come back to Turkey at the end of 3 months stay in Greece..I don't know... This is the first time that I face with this..
Could you please help me??? Is this possible? or again I have to wait for 3 months?
thanksss from now....I am really confused..
sorry about this, those are Schengen rules, nothing to do with Greece.
it depends on the traineeship. If this is by a recognized university you could get a student visa. If this is by a company it depends on the company, how well known it is and how good a reputation it has, to get a business type visa (the company has to provide a letter for you to give to the visa people)
They gave you (as they are supposed to do) a general use (aka tourist visa). Also notice that you CANNOT work under this status (you will NOT get a work permit)
There is no way around the law, it is an international law.
there is also the rule of reciprocity: the flexibility of the rules are co-depending on the way Turkey is behaving in the international scene and in the bilateral relationship
hope this helps
Thank you very much for you interest and quick reply. Yes I know that I cannot work, it is ok.
But my question is about; my visa is 'maximum 90 days within 90 day period'. not '180 days period'
So I would like to learn that when I come back to Turkey at the end of 3 months, normally I have to wait 3 months to apply C type visa again. However because its validation is going to be over ( because of 'maximum 90 days within 90 day period'. not '180 days period'), I thought that maybe it is possible to apply without waiting 3 months.
Is this possible?
Othervise, I will try to manage it with my school when I arrive there. I will come back at the end of 3 months and apply again for longstay visa.
But if it is possible to take a schengen visa (the same one that I have now) without waiting 3 months in Turkey, I can also do this. this could be more easier. So totally I will be able to stay 6 months on there..
Thank you very much again...