I have obtained a French work visa with a start date of 1 June 2022 but I have already entered Europe via Finland in the middle of May, using my Australian passport which allows me to be here without a visa for up to three months.

When I switch to my French visa on 1 June 2022, am I allowed to enter France from another Schengen country or do I have to leave the Schengen area at the end of May and enter France officially from outside the Schengen on 1 June 2022?

Thank you in advance for your help

  • 1
    This probably belongs on Expatriates.
    – phoog
    May 23, 2022 at 11:39
  • Have you been issued a short-stay (C) or a long-stay (D) visa? May 23, 2022 at 11:47
  • @NicolasFormichella Australian citizens are not normally issued short-stay visas.
    – phoog
    May 23, 2022 at 11:51
  • 1
    And now it is there: Entry into France. I would encourage those who upvoted this question to join me in upvoting that one.
    – phoog
    May 23, 2022 at 12:29


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