I recently applied for a short-term student visa, mentioning the departure and return dates as 13/05/18 and 10/08/18 (=90 days) respectively. After my visa got approved, the validity dates mentioned were 11/05/18 and 08/08/18 (=90 days) but since I have already booked my return flight on 10/08/18 and if I return back from France on 10//08/18 I'll be violating the visa policy.

What will be the best thing which I can do in this scenario?

If I go with this visa and violate the visa policy by exceeding the visa's validity by 2 days what consequences can I possibly face, considering the face that it wasn't actually my fault but a sheer mistake committed by people in embassy?

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    If you think there is a mistake, you're supposed to bring it to the attention of the consulate. That excuse is not going to let you off the hook if you violate the terms of the visa. – user 56513 May 15 '18 at 17:57
  • @TheZealot I have my departure flight on 17th May (a rescheduled one), and I am sure that if they reprocess there mistake it's gonna take much more time. – JVJ May 15 '18 at 18:02
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    @JVJ Have you tried contacting the visa issuer and asking them to change it? Overstaying isn’t a good idea, you could be fined on exit – Traveller May 15 '18 at 18:03
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    @The Zealot I don’t doubt your excellent advice - but what a ridiculously futile process! – Traveller May 15 '18 at 18:49
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    @Traveller I also find it extremely unnecessary, however I guess by the Schengen rules they need documented evidence of your travel. With visas, you have to give them what they want. They know themselves it's a joke. – user 56513 May 15 '18 at 20:18

As per @traveller 's suggestion, I contacted the French Embassy here in India. They asked me to visit Embassy asap and get the problem solved. Lastly, they issued a new VISA with the correct valid dates and nullified the previous one, and without any additional charges.

Enjoying here in Paris! :)

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