My friend applied for a Schengen visa to Germany. His first port of entry is Copenhagen and then he plans to travel by rented car to Hamburg with other friends. He will spend 2 nights in Copenhagen and 3 nights in Hamburg and that is the reason why he applied for a visa from the German embassy. He showed his return tickets (to & from CPH) along with the other documents, However, VFS refused to take his application stating that he should show how he is going to travel from Copenhagen to Hamburg.
He already provided the following documents:
Documents indicating the purpose of the journey
Documents indicating that the applicant possesses sufficient means of subsistence both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to his country of origin or residence. (Includes Accommodation and flight transfers)
If I understand correctly, showing documented proof for travel within the Schengen area is not mandatory and detailed itinerary should be sufficient as there are frequent trains and buses and it is just one of the supplementary documents. Is that correct?
Also, How to provide the documentation if it's a rented car not in his name as the VFS website states that we need to provide the car registration number etc:
When travelling by car: car registration, car insurance, return travel tickets (ferry or Eurotunnel) mentioning the car’s registration number and driver’s driving licence. If applicant is not the driver, then driver’s cover letter (signed & dated) confirming joint travel with applicant and travel dates need to be provided too.