I just applied for the Shenghen visa via France Consulate, After putting in my application, the hotel reservation I made was cancelled due to an issue with my card (So they said).

But I have already submitted my application, what can I do? I also tried rebooking another in same hotel for the same dates which was successful, but I don't know if it might affect my application since its two different reference numbers but same name and hotel.

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The reservation was valid at the time you submitted the application? You will have a valid reservation when you enter the country? You’re golden.

They just want to make sure you aren’t going to be sleeping on the beach or any such nonsense. In the astronomically unlikely event they need to find you, they will even know where to find you.

My first trip overseas alone (and to a Communist dictatorship!), I was waiting in the immigration line when I overheard the officer ask the visitor ahead of me what hotel he was staying at. The visitor, an elderly German man, said he didn’t know, that he had contracted with a tour-guide, who had made the arrangements.

The officer was clearly displeased with this answer. “Go wait over there,” he growled. To me, he said, with an unfriendly look, “Next.”

Now I was screwed, because I was in the exact same situation. I had contracted with a tour-guide, who had made the arrangements. I don’t know what was going to happen to the German “over there”, but I did not want to find out.

The officer asked me a few brusque question and then, “Hotel?”

On the spur of the moment, I told him, “Hotel Orient” — reasoning that we were in the Orient so there might exist a hotel with that name. The officer did not even seem to note my answer and waved me through.

As it turned out, my tour-guide had in fact booked me into the Hotel Orient.

  • Thanks, But the hotel reservation was cancelled the same day after submitting my application. Although all my other documents are fine, I don't know if the hotel cancellation might affect issuing my visa
    – Alexis
    Commented Apr 9, 2022 at 7:43
  • @Alexis — at the moment you submitted your application, you believed you had a valid reservation? I don’t know about French law, but in Anglo-American law, you cannot be held responsible for events beyond your control. I have been to a dozen countries, including France; although most asked, none cared where I was staying. Commented Apr 10, 2022 at 15:26
  • Ok thanks Micheal, Yes I was certain I had valid reservation, only for the reservation to be cancelled not long after submission. I was confused. But thanks
    – Alexis
    Commented Apr 11, 2022 at 15:29

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