I am from India. I was supposed to go to Poland for business, but since the Polish consulate usually has a long waiting time for visa appointment, my company advised me to get a German Schengen visa, for which interviews/applications are processed the next business day after application, after which I could travel on to Poland for my business.
So, I did. But Lufthansa denied me boarding, as my country destination was Poland and I was carrying a Schengen visa for Germany. The next day, the German consulate called me over and canceled my visa for the following reasons:
- Consulate was made aware Germany is not the primary destination.
- Unreliable information was supplied.
Now, how serious is this? I really need to be in Poland. Will the Polish consulate even entertain my visa application? Should I make one?
Will this have any impact on my H1B visa stamping, which is due shortly? In general, how much of a special treatment am I going to get around the world?
Also, will traveling to other countries for business/tourism 'dilute' the seriousness of this cancellation, so it does not look like a grave violation of rules, which it was no? It was a bit dodgy but done with no fraudulent intent.