I’m an Indian passport holder planning to Tavel from Mumbai to Prague (transiting through Qatar) via Qatar Airways. As I’m going to spend more days in France, as per the rules I got the Schengen visa issued by France.
While I’m fully aware that I can enter Prague with this visa and in fact that’s the rule that I get the Schengen visa issued from the Schengen state where I’m planning to stay the most days, what if the airline officials insist on having a visa issued from the country I’m making the first entry?
I’m just reading some incidents of airlines denying for this reason and I’m concerned about this.
Should I do anyone of the following?
- Try getting an email confrontation from a Czech Republic official that I can go there. (I doubt they respond to such emails.)
- Keep the prints of the relavant EU laws regarding this. (Will that convince the airline officials if they’re in doubt?)
PS I tried asking Qatar Airways about this and there response was as usual:
- It’s my responsibility to check the laws through the relavant embassies and they don’t have any say in it.