Can someone explain how multiple entry visas are used to extend a stay beyond their designated term?
For example, see:
This presents the definition that I understood to be the case–the clock starts running on your first entry, and any exits and re-entries don’t change that. (You still only have 60 or 90 days, or whatever, “since your registered arrival date.”)
I can’t find any official information about how the start date is somehow “reset” to the most recent entry date which, if I’ve understood everything I’ve read correctly, is what most people are doing/recommending.
In other words, how does a normal 60-day tourist visa, which can be extended for another 30 days, get turned into a 6-month stay with the multiple entry option? (Which again, I read as only permitting exits during the designated time, not multiplying the length of the stay in some way.)
I’ve read a ton of writing about the general topic, but this is one of those areas that tends to be glossed over, or referred to only in passing.