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Posted on December 16 2021

Mistakes to avoid to save your Schengen Visa application from rejection

By  Editor
Updated June 07 2023

If you are going to arrive in Europe and stay in a Schengen member country for under 90 days, you will need a Schengen visa. This visit can be for work, study, or travel. So, in order to make your arrival in Europe possible, you need to ensure that you apply for a Schengen visa correctly, eliminating the chances of rejection.

Here are the common pitfalls to avoid while applying for a Schengen visa. These mistakes will lead to the rejection of your visa application. Why risk rejection when a little caution can make things right?

Avoid these mistakes:

  • Submitting invalid documents (including fake ones) along with the application
  • Have a passport that’s due for expiry in less than 3 months from the date of departure from the Schengen country
  • Having a passport with an insufficient number of blank pages (less than 2)
  • Missing out on providing documents that explain the purpose of the trip
  • Applying for a visitor visa without confirming your family ties with the residents in the Schengen area
  • Not having enough funds to pay for your stay in the Schengen country and not confirming it with valid proof while applying
  • You have been in the Schengen Area for over 90 days in the past 180 days and still, you applied
  • A Schengen Visa previously issued wasn’t used or wasn’t used for the purpose intended
  • You have something outstanding like refusal of a previous visa or unpaid fine and hence receiving a negative message from Schengen Information System
  • Owing to your providing invalid/forged documents before and violating the law one of the Schengen member states believe that you are a threat to the rule of law in that region
  • Not having health insurance for an amount needed by the Schengen country or having a fake insurance policy

Now that you know what could lead to a refusal of a Schengen visa application, make sure you steer clear of the pitfalls and succeed in reaching Europe.

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to schengen, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 immigration & visa company.

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