A multiple entry Schengen Visa is the type of visa that will allow you to travel freely for as many times as you want to any of the 25 Schengen countries in the course of the validity of such visa. However, you are not allowed to stay a day above the number of days on the visa granted to you in the country of your visit. Apart from the multiple entry Schengen visa, no other Schengen visa can guarantee you traveling to a few or more countries more than once in the course of the validity of your visa.
While the majority of the Embassies issue single entry Schengen visas which offer you the benefit of entering a Schengen country for one time, only few of them issue multiple entry Schengen visas. Planning your first trip to France and then apply for a Schengen visa through the French Consulate, is the secret to obtaining a multiple entry Schengen visa. You will be granted multiple entry Schengen visa easily in this way, if your application as well as documentations are of the required standard.
There are certain requirements you must fulfill before being granted multiple entry Schengen visa. Hence, if you want to be granted a multiple entry Schengen visa of 3 to 6 months validity, the requirements listed below must be met.
1. You must have sufficient funds in your United Kingdom bank account to cater for all your expenses in the course of your trip.
2. It is mandatory for you to have your UK visa and international passport, which must be valid for a minimum of 9 months, at the end of your journey to France.
3. It is also compulsory for you to be in full time employment in the UK for at least a period of 3 months. This claim must be supported with your last three pay slips and your employment letter. In case you work on part time basis, visa may be granted for one month only. If you are unemployed but have a relative that works in UK who can produce pay slips, bank statement and employment letter, you will be considered.
4. You must support your application for multiple entry Schengen visa application with your annual travel insurance that must cover the duration of the requested visa and a letter from your bank saying that you are eligible for the insurance together with the insurance booklet in a situation where you maintain insurance with your bank. You can look at the sample insurance letter in the video below.
Another tip that will boost your chances of being granted a multiple entry Schengen visa easily is for you to have got one of such visa stamped in your international passport previously.