I am in Ethiopia now but I had been Sweden in march 2017. Is was my first time in the Schengen area. And I stayed 32 days, but the duration of stay in my passport was 20 days. Honestly I have misunderstandings of the staring visa date from to until and the stay of duration. In my thinking, I can stay until validation period and I return back my home before validity date. So I applied for another Schengen visa, and they rejected my application because of this reason. So how can I get a Schengen visa again?
It was your responsibility to understand the terms of your visa. You failed. So what can you do now?
- Do not apply again until you have a stable, well-paid job where you live. The overstay is a big factor in the decision, so everything else must look good.
- Travel to countries near you, without overstays or similar incidents.
- Wait a long time before you make the next application.
- Be honest in your next application, mention that it was your mistake.
The two big things are time (many years) and a job to return to.