I am an Indian national residing in the UK and I got my Schengen Visa from France with an year validity from Dec'2018-Dec'2019. We were planning to visit paris on the 3rd January'19 but had to cancel it due to personal reasons. I'd like to know if I would need to enter the country within the first 3 or 6 months from the date of issue to keep it valid or does it get cancelled due to no show on the given entry date? Thanks

  • What were the dates in the visa? If the visa it is not expired, you may still use it. – Giacomo Catenazzi Feb 21 at 16:07
  • Thanks Giacomo! Its Valid from 05/12/18 to 04/12/19. But as I said above, we haven't entered France or any other Schengen States even once after receiving the visa. So, would we be allowed to enter if I plan to travel in April'2019? Thanks! – user92556 Feb 21 at 16:22
  • Yes. In other cases, you had a notice about when you should enter the first time (I do not think Schengen do this, but other countries do it, but it is always(?) explicitly marked). People change plans, it is normal – Giacomo Catenazzi Feb 21 at 17:44
  • Thank you Giacomo! that does help!-Vikram – user92556 Feb 22 at 10:47
  • @GiacomoCatenazzi could you turn that into an a nswer? Comments aren't as ... permanent. – Mark Mayo May 10 at 0:21

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