What to do if your name is written incorrectly on your Schengen visa?

What to do if your name is written incorrectly on your Schengen visa?

Once you’ve gone through the Schengen visa application process and finally received your visa, the last thing you want to see on it is a typo or other mistake. But these things happen, so please make sure the information on your visa is correct.

We recently encountered the situation where a Schengen embassy made a mistake in the visa label of a customer. It is the responsibility of both the visa applicant and the Schengen consulate to check that all details issued on the visa label match the passport information on the CV page.

We advise you to check all the information on your Schengen visa very carefully when you get your passport back. Do it there and then before you leave the visa center where the visa application was processed. If you have ordered special delivery, you must ensure that all information entered on the visa stamp is correct. What should you check in particular? Your passport number, first/middle name and surname. Also check the dates for which the visa was issued. If the visa is a single entry, make sure it is valid from the date your holiday starts. Another thing to check is how many days you are allowed to stay in the Schengen area – it should cover the number of days your holiday is booked for.

Usually, a single-entry Schengen visa is issued for 30 days. It allows the holder one entry and covers you for one trip only.

If you notice an error in any of these entries, you should immediately contact the visa center by email or phone. The best option is to go to them directly with your passport. Ask them to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

When another customer ran into this problem, the consulate simply didn’t have enough time to correct the spelling mistake in the last name because their vacation was supposed to start three days after the visa was issued. It will take a minimum of 3 days to correct the error if you do it through the visa center, as they usually bring the passport to the consulate the next day, issue a new visa on the second day, and return it to the visa center on the third day.

What you can do if you are short on time, you can go directly to the consulate. They may issue you a new visa there and then on the same day.

So what happens if the errors on your visa are not corrected? Well, it depends on a few things. If, say, a consulate misspells your first or last name – one or two wrong letters – it might not be a big deal and you’ll probably be fine at customs (however, if you have time, contact the consulate and get the visa corrected !) But if you see that the visa shows a completely different name or passport number, you definitely cannot travel with such a visa. The same goes for wrong dates – the customs officer in a Schengen country will not want to listen to your explanations as to why the printed dates do not match the actual ones.

Also remember that spelling mistakes will certainly make the customs officer suspicious of you, as mistakes usually indicate forged documents.

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