I applied for a schengen visa to Germany for my stay from 24th December 2015 to 4th January 2016. Due to an unplanned wedding at home, I can not make the trip. My visa is valid from 24th December 2015 to 19th January 2016.
Is there any way by which i can extend the validity of my visa from 19th January to some further date.?
If entry into Germany (or another Schengen state) is late, the Schengen Visa can be extended by the non-used duration of stay. Check out the website where you made the original application.
Manish, it depends on the type of Visa You have. Fixed duration visa or Flexible Tourist visa
If the dates mentioned on the Visa are fixed like in Your case from 24.12 - 19.01...Then the Visa expires on 19.01...There needs to be a fresh application for a new Visa.
Please check with the local German Embassy in writing, if the Visa duration starts from the date of Arrival in the Schengen state or from the date mentioned in the Visa document.
Its only incase on Flexible Tourist Visa that it is valid for 90 days from the date of Arrival.
KIndly reconfirm with the local German Embassy in written to avoid any confusion with the Border Police in EU.