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Having twodifferent countries' visas for Schengen area

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1. Posted by judyinkorea (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 28 Mar '12 12:43

Hi

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) 29 Mar '12 02:33

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.