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I got my Multi Entry Schengen visa(Type C) on french embassy using the itinerary which covers french cities only but I have dropped the itinerary for some personal reasons.

  • Can I enter Germany as my first entry point now ?

  • Are there any stamping issues associated with that during the Immigration check in on Airport?

  • Based on my current itinerary I'm spending more time on Germany and Austria than France , again would it become a problem ?

  • Will there be any problem when I apply schengen visa through french embassy in future ?

Looking for some guidance on this although I presume none of this should be a problem since I have already got visa with me and I'm free to use till it's validity.

I just want to make sure I'm not breaking any law here as well.

  • I have edited my question to distinguish how it's different from the above mentioned question. – Durai Amuthan.H Dec 6 '19 at 16:08
  • You applied to France but now you’re changing your itinerary to one that doesn’t include France at all? The scenario you’ve given is covered in the duplicate, AFAICT. – Traveller Dec 6 '19 at 16:24
  • Avoid meantioning the fact that France was not the main portion on your first vist when applying the next time. If asked, don't lie but claim a last minute change of schedule which is true. – Mark Johnson Dec 6 '19 at 16:50
  • @Traveller - I'm going to France as well. But I'm spending most of my time on Germany and Austria – Durai Amuthan.H Dec 9 '19 at 9:55
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The third bullet is the important point.

  • Can I enter Germany as my first entry point now ?

It is 100% OK to enter through a different country to the one that granted your visa. This is totally normal and fine.

  • Are there any stamping issues associated with that during the Immigration check in on Airport?

No. You have a schengen visa and you're entering schengen, This is fine.

  • Based on my current itinerary I'm spending more time on Germany and Austria than France , again would it become a problem ?

This.....is potentially a problem.

Spending more time in Germany and Austria- does this mean more in both of them? e.g. 10 days Austria, 10 days Germany, 2 days France?

That situation would really ring alarm bells and may lead you into trouble unless you have a very good excuse.

Or do you mean more like Germany+Austria: 8 days, 3 days Germany/5 days Austria, and 6 days France- thiw would be fine and not considered abnornal. You can only get a schengen visa from one place afterall.

If its more like the first one but the difference is 8/7/6 then that would probably be fine. You may get questioned but if you explain France is the main purpose of your trip or plans changed or whatever, then it should be fine.

But if there's a huge unbalance between where you claimed to be going when you asked for the visa and your actual plans...that will seem strange and may lead to trouble,

  • Will there be any problem when I apply schengen visa through french embassy in future ?

This totally depends on the 3rd one. If the 3rd one leads to trouble and especially deportation this will massively impact any future attempts to get a visa through any european embassy. Nothing specific for France however, unless the same people are working there and they remember your case.

If however you have slightly more in the other two and they let you in without issue then it won't be an issue in the future either,

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  • Thanks for the detailed answer ! you have clarified my doubts , I really appreciate it.I'm spending 11 days out of which 5 days on Germany(Berlin - 2 , Munich - 3) and 2 days on Austria ( Salisburgh ) then 4 days on France ( Paris ). I hope this wouldn't be a problem while I'm travelling and trying to apply schengen visa for next time as well. – Durai Amuthan.H Dec 9 '19 at 10:03
  • Considering Germany includes your travel days this should be fine, France seems the central target of your tourist trip. – the other one Dec 9 '19 at 10:49
  • Yeah , thanks for the confirmation. – Durai Amuthan.H Dec 9 '19 at 11:08

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