My friend obtained his first ever Schengen visa for tourism (single-entry). However, he was unable to make the trip in the end, for personal/health reasons.
I am wondering which of these 3 possibilities will be true regarding his Schengen visa record:
- Even though he will not actually travel, he successfully applied for and received a Schengen visa. This will be noted positively in his record and might help with receiving multiple-entry visas in the future.
- No effect on his record since he did not actually travel.
- Negative effect on his record because he did not carry out the itinerary which he outlined to the Schengen authorities and did not notify them of the cancellation of the trip after receiving the visa.