Schengen Visa Restrictions
The Schengen visa is not alsways for unrestricted use and depends on your trip
Possible restrictions at a glance
As a rule, the Schengen visa does NOT include a permission to work. An intention to work must therefore be explicitly justified in the application.
If only a short-term stay is necessary, one should apply for a business visa. For long-term employment, however, a work visa is necessary.
Work visas are basically national category D visas.
In both cases, additional evidence (for example, confirmation from the employer, invitation, tax statement, etc.) must be provided. The required documents differ for self-employed and employees. For more information on this topic, contact the consulate or embassy of the country where you plan to stay.
Business Visa Vs. Work Visa
Business relations make a short stay in the Schengen area necessary.
The long-term pursuit of gainful employment in a Schengen country is desired.
Limited Territorial Validity
Depending on the circumstances of the stay, the visa may be issued with limited territorial validity (or “territorial limitation”). In that case, you may only stay in the country that issued the visa or in the countries that are explicitly listed on the visa.
Unless there is a territorial restriction on the visa, you may use the Schengen C and D visa for a maximum of 90 days in any 6-month period in the entire Schengen area. For holders of a national long-term visa (D), the same rule applies to all countries other the main country specified.