I'm an Indian National. I have a Type C Schengen Business Visa which is valid from 26-11-2015 to 26-11-2020. I received it when I intended to travel to Netherlands, although I have not used it.
When I applied for a spouse endorsement, the passport on which the visa is stamped was cancelled and a new passport was issued.
Now, I plan to travel to Italy on business from July 8th to 16th.
Can travel with the same visa in old passport, or should I cancel the existing visa and apply for a new one?
I contacted the Netherlands Embassy call center (not VFS Netherlands) which responded that I can use it without any issues. However, they have not confirmed it by email.
I asked about any immigration issues in Italy and was told me that, if I have a valid itinerary and invitation letter from the office, there should be no problem. I was also told that Italian immigration authorities are able to contact the Dutch, if necessary.
I emailed the Italian Embassy in Mumbai ([email protected]) and await its response.