Bonjour, travelers. I received a Schengen visa from the French embassy in my country. It was a tourist visa and was my first time to receive a Schengen visa.
It looks like this:
I had to go to the French embassy because I was trying to get the visa to attend an event in Spain. This explains the "R/ES" remark, but please take a look at the pink arrow.
It says "Marsault", and it is not a part of my name. From what I can see, "Marsault" in French translates to "Goat" in English. The biometric information paper (the one they issue after taking your fingerprints and the photo) does not mention the word "Marsault" either.
I'm just noticing this right now, and I had no problems using this visa. If they put "Pig" or "Elephant", I can figure out it was about my overweight body, but "Marsault" or "Goat" is a little bit confusing.
Is it normal for Schengen visas to carry some sort of unique identification, or some valid clue about my physical appearance or the purpose of visit?