I have a question regarding my Schengen visa application for a personal trip. I am very confused and the Swiss Embassy employee I met today in my visa appointment claimed that I cannot apply for the visa from Switzerland and have to go to the French Embassy and rejected my application. So I wanted to confirm where I should apply.

I am travelling to Zurich, Switzerland for 2 days in June - specifically on June 15 to 16. Then, I plan to travel to Paris, France for 3 days in July, arriving on the night of July 12 and leaving early morning on July 15. Because I am travelling to Switzerland first, I thought I should apply there. However, the person at the Swiss Embassy said that I should apply at the French Embassy as my trip to France is 1 day longer and hence that is my main country. Is this true, though I am travelling there a month later?

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    This looks like two trips. not one. Unless you are going somewhere else for four weeks? Commented May 28, 2019 at 9:42
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    Yes, I concur with @MichaelHampton. Clarify where you will be between 17th of June and 11th of July and when outside of Schengen area and a multiple entry visa is being applied: go back to the Swiss Embassy with that information. Commented May 28, 2019 at 9:56
  • yes I will be outside the Schengen area in the intermediate time. I will be back in UK from June 17 to July 11. And then I will go to Paris. Commented May 28, 2019 at 10:00


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