The VFS for France Schengen Visa refused to accept my documents as my H1 visa stamp expired last month. However, my I797 is still valid till 2021.

After a lot of persuasion, all I got is that we cannot accept the documents as the consulate has been rejecting all similar application these days.

I find this strange as Europe is just a stopover trip on my way to India, where I will be getting my H1 stamped.

Any other way I can pursue, to get the schengen visa approved? Please suggest.


  • Unfortunately you don’t have any options. If you had actually been going on holiday, you could have just changed your itinerary (on paper) and try to apply from another country consulate (which does not use VFS) which is what I always used to do. – user 56513 Oct 16 '18 at 5:13
  • @MadHatter Hahahahaha i have no idea how I segued into Canada. Old age or mental freeze. – user 56513 Oct 16 '18 at 8:08

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