The number of calls from people whose Schengen visa application was refused is on the increase. It turns out that to have a Schengen visa approved most applicants go to the visa application centre or consulate three times, because their visa application is not accepted when they submit it at first.

Very often people believe that they know exactly what documents a consulate requires for a Schengen visa but in reality it is not so.

So what can be done if your Schengen visa application was rejected? There are usually two different cases when you can encounter with such situation. A visa officer may inform you that your Schengen visa application can not be accepted because you need to provide some extra documents to support your visa application. In this situation what you need to do is gather the documents requested and submit your Schengen visa application again and you do not have to pay embassy fee again. In order to be able to do that you should arrange another appointment and the appointment slot must be booked for each applicant in case a family is applying for Schengen visa.. Second and more serious situation is when the consulate puts a rejection stamp in the applicant’s passport. The rejection stamp is not a very good thing at all for it prevents you from getting a Schengen visa until you have it cancelled by the consulate which put it inside your passport.

If your application for a Schengen visa was refused and you would like to reapply, you will be asked to pay embassy fee again. Generally, you may reapply any time after the refusal but before you do that, make sure that you know the reason of your rejection and eliminate it. Otherwise your Schengen visa application will be rejected again.

Quite often applicants do not have the complete application pack but still sure that one missing document will not matter, the truth is that each piece required must be submitted and it is better to provide more paperwork than the consulates ask for than less. Just think that a simple consultation can help you avoid the hassle of dealing with the rejection stamp, save the money paid for the trip and eventually make the trip happen.

If you have any questions, please visit our visa consultation page.

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