1

Taking Lufthansa from NYC to Munich and then, on the same day, carrying forward to Italy. To which consulate should I apply for my Schengen Visa?

  • 1
    How long will you stay in Italy and what country is the most important part of your visit. (If you have an important meeting in Germany and just one or two nights in Italy it will be a different answer from when you do not have anything important in Germany and more nights in Italy.) – Willeke Feb 17 at 18:50
  • 1
    If you're a US passport holder and are just traveling for a reasonably short period of time (a few weeks or less), especially for pleasure, you won't need a visa. – FreeMan Feb 17 at 20:34
  • There is not enough information in this question to give a definite answer. – phoog Feb 18 at 4:35
4

It depends on what you plan to do (the main purpose of your visit) as Willeke mentioned. Say if you have a business visa and have a meeting, then you would apply to the consulate where you have the meeting.

Whereas, if you have a tourist visa and your main tourism will occur in Italy you will apply at the Italy consulate.

-4

The Visa should be in your case from Italy , since you are transitting from Munich.

If however you intend to break your journey even for a night in Munich , you should go for Germany.

Schengen Visa Rules for first port of entry

It is the country that is your first destination in the region. More often than not, you will have to apply to the country which is your port of entry. As per the Schengen visa rules first port of entry is usually the country that issues your visa.

Check with the airlines where the immigration is going to happen , most likely it will be Italy.

  • Substantiate your claim please. AFAIK, this advice is wrong. – Anish Sheela Feb 18 at 4:05
  • @AnishSheela you are correct. The advice is wrong. The threshold for having to apply in Germany rather than Italy is rather higher than spending even one night in Germany. – phoog Feb 18 at 4:37
  • Not wrong answer , if you read the question , it says Lufthansa , and Munich is one of hub where the connection needs to be taken for concourse...No offence though – goodbye_for_now Feb 18 at 4:59
  • 2
    This answer ignores the 'most important part of your stay' rule as well as ignores we do not know enough about OP themselves. – Willeke Feb 18 at 5:24
  • 1
    Regarding the edited answer, this material is incorrect: "More often than not, you will have to apply to the country which is your port of entry. As per the Schengen visa rules first port of entry is usually the country that issues your visa." The Schengen visa code specifies that the main destination country is the competent authority to consider a visa application and issue a visa. The country of first entry is only competent if it is not possible to identify a main destination. – phoog Feb 18 at 5:52

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.