My Iterinary is as follows:

  • Italy - (4 days, 4 nights),
  • Austria - (2 days, 2 nights),
  • Switzerland - (5 days, 4 nights).

I am trying to book a Schengen visa appointment at the Italian embassy, but for some reason I'm not getting it. So alternatively I am also trying to book the appointment at the Swiss embassy. Is it ok if the Swiss embassy issues the visa for my travel, even though I am entering through Italy?


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You are staying slightly longer in Switzerland than in Italy, even if you enter through Italy. You could argue that the time in both is "roughly the same" and that you should apply at the Italian embassy because you go there first, or that the time in Switzerland is "somewhat longer" and that you should apply at the Swiss embassy because that is the main destination.

If the Swiss embassy processes your application, they must have agreed that Switzerland is the main destination and they are competent to issue the visa. There will be no problems on entry from that.

If the Swiss embassy declines to process your application and refers you to the Italian embassy, they must have decided that they are not competent to issue the visa.

  • I am going to enter through Italy that is fixed as I am going through the tour operator with fixed Iterinary.
    – Mukesh
    Commented Apr 19, 2018 at 12:28
  • It is absolutely no problem to enter first in another Schengen country if that is how you described your itinerary in your application.
    – o.m.
    Commented Apr 19, 2018 at 16:02

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