I am green card holder with Pakistan passport. I have single entry Schengen visa and plan to go to Italy ,Austria ,Switzerland and France. I know my single entry visa works for Italy & Austria. But after visiting Switzerland , will my single entry visa work for entry into France ? Or I need multiple entry. Italian consulate gave me single entry despite request for multiple entries.
I believe that France is part of the Schlengen countries so wouldn't your single entry visa work for that as well - or are you saying that Switzerland is not a Schlengen country and that's why you need a second entry?
I beleive that Switzerland is not a Schengen country and entering Switzerland means invalidaing the single entry visa which wwas good for Italy and Austria.
Yes, I think you are correct. I just looked at my Italian visa application and it lists the Schengen countries as: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Greece, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.
Is there any way you can call or email the French or Italian embassies/consulates to double check it for yourself?
Just like what it says, it's a single entry visa, so, it's good only for a one time entry. If you want to visit Switzerland, you have to apply for a visa also, and their requirement, I believe, is that, you have to obtain it from your country of origin.
As for France, you should'nt have a problem, but check with the French emabassy anyway.
With your single entry visa you can go into any of countries that is included in the schengen visa. But the minute you leave any of the schengen countries and go into a non-schengen country, you will have a problem going back into any schengen country. Up to the point, that you may not be allowed back in.
You have to have a multiple entry visa.