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I currently have a valid Schengen tourist visa that expires next year, issued by the French Consulate in Saudi Arabia.

I am going to a 60-day study abroad program in Italy and they require a student visa. I went to the Italian Consulate in Boston and they asked me to go to the French Consulate and cancel my visa. However, the French Consulate said that I needed to contact the French Embassy in Saudi to cancel the visa.

How can I cancel my tourist visa if I am currently in the United States? My Italian student visa application is due tomorrow morning.

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    Both the Italian Consulate and the French consulate in Boston are jokers. I had the French Consulate in Washington DC cancel my German Schengen visa in 2005 under the same circumstances, after which they issued me a French Schengen. Some of these officials do not know what they are doing. – user 56513 Apr 24 '18 at 13:23
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Consular officials from all Schengen member states have the authority to cancel Schengen visas issued by other member states according to the Schengen Code.

CONSOLIDATED version of the Handbook Refer to Page 101

A visa may be annulled by the competent authorities of another Member State, in which case the authorities of the Member State that issued the visa shall be informed of such annulment.

Personally I had the French Consulate in Washington DC cancel my German Schengen visa in 2005 under the somewhat similar circumstances, after which they issued me a French Schengen.

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