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smah
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Travel to Portugal as first point of entry while visa was granted by Italy

Post by smah » Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:22 pm

Hi Guys,
We planned to travel to Italy on the 11th and got the visa from the Italian embassy. But now due to family member having corona we have to change travel plan where we would like to travel to family in Portugal first and then go to Italy.
Would that be okay?

FYI my husband have in his visa start date: 11th August. Valid till 4th November and next to it Duration of stay: 10 days. Entry :1
Not sure if that's normal and if this would effect anything.

Will much appreciate any feedback.

meself2
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Re: Travel to Portugal as first point of entry while visa was granted by Italy

Post by meself2 » Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:11 pm

you can do that if you'll spend more time in Italy
https://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/polic ... en-visa_en
You must lodge the application for a Schengen visa at the Consulate of the country that you intend to visit, or – if you intend to visit more than one Schengen State, the Consulate of the country where you will spend the longest period.
you can go to Italy regardless, but you could get in a situation where next time you'll be asked about it, eg why did you deviate from your travel plan.

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Re: Travel to Portugal as first point of entry while visa was granted by Italy

Post by Ticktack » Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:25 am

smah wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:22 pm
Hi Guys,
We planned to travel to Italy on the 11th and got the visa from the Italian embassy. But now due to family member having corona we have to change travel plan where we would like to travel to family in Portugal first and then go to Italy.
Would that be okay?

FYI my husband have in his visa start date: 11th August. Valid till 4th November and next to it Duration of stay: 10 days. Entry :1
Not sure if that's normal and if this would effect anything.

Will much appreciate any feedback.
Schengen visas are the craziest visas. They can issue it for 1 day or 3 days. Depending on when you intend to travel, it could follow this sequence.
Issue date (obvious I guess)
Valid date (This would be the day you've told them you plan to travel). You can't use it before this date.
Regardless of the length of the visa, you've been given single entry. Once you come out, you can't go back.
Also, you've been given just 10 days. It could have repercussions for future visas if you spend more than that time in the Schengen area.
No sin in failing, you just have to try and try again!

smah
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Re: Travel to Portugal as first point of entry while visa was granted by Italy

Post by smah » Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:07 pm

Ticktack wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:25 am
smah wrote:
Thu Aug 04, 2022 6:22 pm
Hi Guys,
We planned to travel to Italy on the 11th and got the visa from the Italian embassy. But now due to family member having corona we have to change travel plan where we would like to travel to family in Portugal first and then go to Italy.
Would that be okay?

FYI my husband have in his visa start date: 11th August. Valid till 4th November and next to it Duration of stay: 10 days. Entry :1
Not sure if that's normal and if this would effect anything.

Will much appreciate any feedback.
Schengen visas are the craziest visas. They can issue it for 1 day or 3 days. Depending on when you intend to travel, it could follow this sequence.
Issue date (obvious I guess)
Valid date (This would be the day you've told them you plan to travel). You can't use it before this date.
Regardless of the length of the visa, you've been given single entry. Once you come out, you can't go back.
Also, you've been given just 10 days. It could have repercussions for future visas if you spend more than that time in the Schengen area.
Hi Ticktack,
Thanks for your response.
What about the entry situation? For me going to Italy is pointless so I want to go Portugal!

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