I have a single entry visa for Italy from 03/07/15 to 01/08/15 with 15 days validity. I also want to visit Spain and France in same month. I will be back from Italy on 07/07/15, So can I apply for another Schengen country in July month or I have to wait till 01/08/15?

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    You can apply for another visa to be forward-dated to start on 2/8/15 while your current visa is running. Or if your circumstances are exceptional, you can try for an extension of your existing visa. Neither option is straight-forward but the first is usually better.
    – Gayot Fow
    Jun 17, 2015 at 1:34
  • Thanks Gayot Fow....for Help. But i need to travel back in July..:(. I was suggested by my colleague that i can get this VISA cancelled once i am back from Italy and then can reapply for a new country. Another one for you if you can help.. will a cancelled Visa create issue for my future travels? Jun 17, 2015 at 17:23
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    That's fine also. Tell them you want a "voluntary revocation". These are always done without prejudice.
    – Gayot Fow
    Jun 17, 2015 at 17:30
  • Great!! and a big thanks to you... really helpful. I will just find out the process of how to get this cancellation done. Jun 17, 2015 at 18:26

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A short stay Schengen visa entitles the holder to visit the Schengen countries for tourism, visiting friend/family, business etc., up to 90 days within a 180 day period from the date of first entry. the stay may be either continuous or several visits depending upon whether the visa is single or multiple entry

single entry visa

Allows uninterrupted stay. Once the person departs the Schengen territory, he/she can`t enter again without obtaining a new visa after the time of visa expires.

  • How does this answer the question? Aug 16, 2015 at 19:27

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