I am an Indonesian citizen currently working in the UK. My wife and I will be applying for a Schengen visa at the German embassy for attending scientific seminar and a little bit of extra days for sightseeing in Germany. My wife (currently not employed in the UK, she is my dependant) will be accompanying my for the whole trip.
Now, in the requirement on the German embassy website, my current visa in the UK (Tier 2 General) has to be valid at least 90 days after my return date from the trip to Germany. This is not the case for me since my UK visa expiration date is only 2 months after my planned return date to the UK. However, I have been given a 2-year contract extension from my employer, but I can only apply for my UK visa extension 3 months before its expiration date, so there is no time for me to extend my UK visa before I apply for a Schengen visa.
I have asked my employer for a letter to confirm my contract extension, and mention that my UK visa can be extended only 3 months before its expiration date, no earlier.
Is the letter above sufficient for the German embassy so that they will consider our visa application, or is this 90 days rule is a hard requirement?
Has anyone experienced this situation?