While i understand this could get tagged as a duplicate question, i still need to ask.
I have a trip planned to greece this june. After booking tickets and hotels( all non refundable) i noticed the greek embassy requires 6 months of valid residency after the date of return from my trip. I have travelled thrice to europe, always entering at the country of issue of visa, never overstayed and always stuck to my itinerary. All the 8 countries i have visited in the past needed 3 months residency, so i did not think twice to check residency validity requirements for greece(my mistake. I know. I know.) So now im certain that i will be refused a visa at the greek embassy due to the residency running out (november) ...7 days short of 6 months.
Hence i would like advice on whether greece allows entry on an italian issued schengen visa. I know a few sch countries are flexible like that since i know a few friends who have faced no issues at all entering other countries as their FIRST PORT OF ENTRY (that did not issue the sch visa). They did not even enter the country that issued the visas. So i am aware that passport control officials may or may not allow entry.
My entire trip is non refundable, else i was prepared to cancel the trip and travel after my residency had a 6 month validity. But now ill lose a lot of money if im not able to travel.