Update: I got my visa.
I am 24 years old and I am from India.
Last year, I planned to visit Graspop Metal in Belgium, and my visa got rejected with an explanation that
Your intention to leave the territory of the Member States before the expiry of the visa applied for could not be ascertained.
I do accept, my application was too weak. I didn't prepare well.
This year, I am planning to attend Rock m' Ring in Germany. I have decided to spend a total of 18 days(1 June - 18 June). During my stay in Germany, I plan to visit Frankfurt, Black Forest, Berlin, and Munich. It doesn't include the 4 days for which I'd be at Rock m' Ring.
I'll be applying in April and this what the situation is. By the time I would apply, i'd have;
- Around 5000 euros in my savings account
- Around 3000 euros in investments. These investments come with a lock-in period of 5 years.
- A monthly income of 1115 euros.
- Rock m' Ring Festival ticket, and a camping ticket as well.
- Round trip confirmed flight tickets, Mumbai - Frankfurt.
- Booked accommodation in places that I'd visit.
Apart from that, I currently work for a US-based company as a contractor. I don't have a criminal background of any sort.
However, the issue that seems to cause the trouble is, I don't have any liabilities in India. I am not married, I don't own any property, nor is anyone dependant on me. And as I have searched around on the internet, that seems to be the number one cause of visa rejection.
Although, my mother owns a piece of land and I might be able to get it registered under my name. I told my parents that I need it for the visa purposes and they agreed. However, would it be found suspicious that I'd have a piece of land registered under my name just a month before application? For example, when people spike up their bank balance by transferring huge amounts of money to their bank account, and that is considered a malicious practice.
What can be done about it?