Unused Schengen tourist visa?

Old Feb 21st, 2016, 12:51 PM
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Unused Schengen tourist visa?

I recently got issued a Schengen visa to travel alone to Italy for tourism and wasn't able to travel because I fell sick.

I am still sick and don't think I can travel within the visa's validity period.

Will not using a Schengen C visa have any negative effect on my future visa applications to Europe and other countries?

My reason is genuine after all, but I am just worried if it is frowned upon to not use a tourist Schengen visa.

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Old Feb 21st, 2016, 12:58 PM
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No, none at all. Just apply for another visa when you are able to travel again.
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Old Feb 21st, 2016, 01:01 PM
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do I have to inform the consulate? I have been reading on this and some people seem to indicate that it is frowned upon and one should inform the consulate and get the visa canceled.

Should I inform the consulate/embassy?
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Why not call the officials and ask? You don't need to reveal who you are to ask the question. If it turns out the recommend following a procedure, you'll be glad you asked -- and even if they tell you what Alec did, your mind will be at rest.

Hope you get well soon!
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(Or you can have a friend call and say he or she is calling for a sick friend. That is not a lie.)
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Old Feb 21st, 2016, 01:08 PM
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thanks sandralist?

But I don't know how to contact the officials. They give out no phone number.

The only route to get in contact with the embassy is to go there with a visa application. do you know of a way to contact the officials?
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I am sorry, I am in Italy, and when I have questions for Italian officials, I can contact them here.
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No need to contact the consulate or anyone else. A lot of people get a visit visa then don't or can't use it. It's not a problem. It may be different with long-stay visa such as spouse/work, where you may have to indicate on the application form about your previous visa history, and why you are re-applying.
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