I have applied for visa to Spain from the 11 August to 28 February which has been approved, but due to some family problem I want to travel on 15th of December instead of 11 August. Is that possible, or do I need to apply again even if it's still valid?
Visas merely specify the time you're allowed to be in the country, plus sometimes the number of times you can enter (eg multiple entry visas).
What this means is that the visa is valid for entry any time from August 11th, but you must still leave before February 28th to avoid overstaying your visa.
(Note: this sometimes is different for work visas or working holiday visas, where you have to enter by a certain date to 'trigger' or 'activate' your visa)
Yes you can, if you hold a Schengen tourist visa (different for work related visas). There is no requirement that you need to travel on the 11th of August. You can travel any day until 28th of February, you exit the Schengen area by 28th of February. Going in the morning of 28th February and returning in the evening is also allowed, but be prepared to answer some questions at the immigration counter.
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