I have got my Schengen Visa from French embassy but I couldn't make my first trip yet.

Now I have less than 3 months for my UK visa to expire.

Is it still ok to make my first trip to Schengen area ?

I don't want to be turned back at the airport.


  • Mine is Multi Entry Schengen Visa Type C
  • My itinerary is to visit Germany first then Austria and Finally France.
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    The Schengen countries really shouldn't care if you have a valid visa for the UK. Commented Dec 6, 2019 at 16:48
  • Oh that's good to know. But if I could get any official reference , it'd be great ! Commented Dec 9, 2019 at 9:50
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    If the validity of the Schengen Visa ended on the same date as your UK Visa, that might be a sign that the Schengen Visa was issued against the UK visa. But even then such a assumption would be pure speculation for which no official reference could be given. A Border guard might take that aspect into consideration if you arrived for a visit with all of your household goods. Commented Dec 10, 2019 at 18:53
  • ha ha :) , I'm not gonna take my household goods and my schengen visa expires before UK visa therefore it shouldn't be a problem I guess. Commented Dec 11, 2019 at 9:08

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Here're the possible countries, that are not part of Schengen countries, one could go with Schengen visa.

UK visa matters if you're returning back to UK after the trip.


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    This does not really answer the question. To get a Schengen visa when you are a resident of several countries you need a given amount of time left on your resident visa. OP clearly had that requirement. Your answer ignores that part.
    – Willeke
    Commented Dec 10, 2019 at 21:39
  • @Siva - Thanks for your answer, But my worry is mostly what if I am turned back at Berlin Airport because , I am making my first trip to Schengen country when there is less than 3 months for my UK visa to expire. While applying for schengen visa , we have to show the itinerary which starts and ends before 3 months of UK visa expiry. then only schengen countries grant the schengen visa. Now I got my schengen visa with me but I couldn't make as planned initially and now I have less than 3 months for my UK visa to expire and I'm yet to make my first trip. Commented Dec 11, 2019 at 9:52

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