My wife (American) and I (Canadian) are planning an itinerary through the Schengen countries from France to Greece, which we had hoped to total 120 days.
What procedure would we need to follow to arrange two 90 day stays in the Schengen area (totalling 180 days), within two back-to-back 180 periods (totalling 360 days)?
Is it possible? Would we have to enter Europe for a day and then return 91 days later to be certain that the first 90 day stay came at the end of the first 180 day period?
Given that Canadians/Americans don't require a visa for entries under 90 days, would voluntarily applying for a 90 visa, 180 days in advance help?
Thanks for your help!