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Having twodifferent countries' visas for Schengen area

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1. Posted by judyinkorea (First Time Poster 1 posts) 4y


I am from South korea and in Korea now but already have a resident visa for Sweden due to my relationship with my Swedish boyfriend. My original plan was to go back to Sweden soon. But now I have a chance to go as a visiting researcher to Germany for 9 months. I think I need to apply for a German visa for this. But I worry a lot they will say I already have a visa for another Schengen country so can't apply for their country's visa too. I asked the German embassy here but they don't give very clear answer, just say German side will decide later.

Anyone has any experience or input about a similar situation.

[ Edit: Edited on 28-Mar-2012, at 12:44 by judyinkorea ]

2. Posted by amsel07 (Budding Member 55 posts) 4y

Schengen visa are issued for the whole Schengen area, long term visa are issued by the individual countries for this country only.
So I see no problem in applying for a long term visa for Germany.