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. May 15, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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, 2018 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. May 15, 2018 at 20:18

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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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