I applied for a C type Schengen Visa at the French Embassy in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

My plan is to go to Austria (as primary destination) first and then on to France.

My visa contains a remark R/AT, what does that mean?

  • Thank you for your answer. But does that prevent me from staying for few days in France? Thanks
    – user105117
    Nov 3 '19 at 4:14
  • No, it does not. You can go to France. Nov 3 '19 at 8:13

Mandatory entries to be added in the ‘COMMENTS’ section

— in the case of a visa issued on behalf of another Member State pursuant to Article 8, the following mention is added: ‘R/[Code of represented Member State]’

It was issued on behalf of Austria.

Source: REGULATION (EC) No 810/2009 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code), Annex VII, 9 (a).


As a follow-up of @user24582 correct answer:

The C-Visa issued for Austria was issued by France:

  • France
    • Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain
  • Switzerland
    • Hungry, Netherlands, Norway, Poland and Sweden
  • Unknown
    • Denmark, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia

It is not all that easy to find the needed information about who represents who.

Other sources:

  • downvoter, care to comment why giving extra information is considered to be negative? Nov 14 '19 at 7:12

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