Three of my colleagues and I are applying for a Schengen visa for our trip to Europe. This trip is fully sponsored by our company as our reward for our target achievement. Two of my colleagues are approved while me and 1 of my colleagues didn't get the visa with this reason: the information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable.
We attached an official letter from the company's HR general manager explaining that our trip is fully sponsored by our company and they will ensure we return to our country but we were refused anyway.
So I tried to email the embassy explaining the nature of our trip. In just one day I got a reply that says that I can reapply (not appeal) with an accompanying letter from our company explaining why the company wants to fully sponsor our trip signed by the president.
Is the appeal process the same with applying for a new visa? My understanding is when we want to appeal, we don't have to submit the same document and repeat the process from the beginning.
I am asking this because the embassy is asking us to reapply and not appeal our application.