Ive never been refused any schengen visas I applied for but I keep getting very short Visas validities. The first Schengen Visa I got was 4 days visa from France and the 2nd one was 3 weeks from Spain. I wasn’t too worried as I was a student with not a lot of money in my account but I’ve just received my 3rd Schengen Visa from Austria and it’s only valid for 3 weeks again.
I’m Nigerian and have been a UK resident for over 8 years and I’ve also got valid visas to other countries like USA. I travel quite a lot with numerous other visas in my passport, so i think it’s safe for them to assume I keep to visa rules? Im full time employed with a cohabiting British partner, and i don’t think I present a risk of being an illegal immigrant (the reason for some countries being strict). So I’m just curious as to why I’m consistently given low tenure schengen visas.
Its just frustrating that every time my partner and I have to travel I have to spend a lot of money and time on applying for the visas (this application alone cost £350 in visa fees, compulsory and unnessary winter sports insurance which j don’t partake in, and lost earnings on the application day)
I know other people of same nationality that got 6 month visas the first time they applied even though they haven’t lived in UK long and haven’t travelled much.
It’s such poor value for money for me and wondered if anyone knew why or how they come to such decisions? Will it ever improve?