My parents are going to Amsterdam in April from Manila. I'm planning to let them stay in Dubai for a month before continuing to Amsterdam. Routing will be Manila-Dubai-Amsterdam, since they are applying for their visas in Manila, is it possible that they'd be granted a visa with a validity starting a month after it is issued?
The last time they got a Schengen visa they were advised by a travel agent to travel immediately upon issuance otherwise they said it will not be valid anymore, so I'm confused if my plan of letting them stay in Dubai for a month will be possible.
So, can a Schengen visa be issued 1 month before the start of validity date?