I'd applied for a Schengen visa from the Dutch embassy. The travel itinerary that I submitted was as follows:
- Amsterdam - 3 days
- Antwerp - 1 day
- Bulgaria - 3 days
- Amsterdam - 1 day
I have been asked to come in for a personal interview. I think the issue might be that I am planning to visit Bulgaria, which is not in the Schengen area (but until their full accession to the Schengen Area, they will unilaterally apply visa-free regulations for holders of valid Schengen visas). My take on this was I should apply for the Schengen visa first in which case I wouldn't need to separately apply for a Bulgarian visa. Is this an issue and could this be grounds for rejection? My interview is scheduled for the 15th of Nov.
What is the best way for me to present my case?