My infant son's name on his Schengen tourist visa (Switzerland) is printed differently from his passport. His name is Nityam Dwij Mehta. His mother's name is Jalpa Lakha Hun, and my name is Dwij Nitinbhai Mehta. In his visa, his name is written as Nityam Dwij Hun.

What do I do now?

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    What did the VAC / embassy that issued the visa say when you contacted them?
    – Traveller
    Commented Jun 10 at 10:51
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    I’m voting to close this question because the only possible answer is to contact the issuer.
    – Traveller
    Commented Jun 10 at 11:42
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    Does the passport number on the visa match that of the passport? Commented Jun 10 at 12:11
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    If you have time to get the visa corrected, you should probably do that. There should be no charge. If you do not have time, then you have little choice but to travel with the visa as it was issued. You might have some trouble, but I suspect you'll be able to talk your way through it by stressing that the passport number on the visa is correct, as suggested in Mark Johnson's answer.
    – phoog
    Commented Jun 10 at 14:24
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    Probably not the best idea to reveal so much personal information in the post. Just letting us know that the surnames of the parents are swapped on the passport and visa adequately conveys the same information
    – nikhil
    Commented Jun 11 at 7:04

1 Answer 1


A Schengen visa is issued against a valid travel document.

The number of the travel document (in most cases a passport) will also be printed on the visa sticker that will be affixed to the travel document.

Therefore it is important that the passport number on the visa sticker matches that of the passport.

Now what to do?

Check if the passport number on the visa sticker matches that of the passport:

  • if yes:
    • nothing needs to be done
  • if no:
    • report this to the issuing consulate
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    I have downvoted this answer as it is unsourced and my sense is that it is quite likely that "nothing needs to be done" is extremely risky advice
    – ajd
    Commented Jun 10 at 22:45
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    Downvoted: Every time I applied for a visa for schengen countries I was given a slip of paper saying that if any of my information on visa is incorrect, I should contact the embassy immediately.
    – ave
    Commented Jun 11 at 15:27

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