I recently applied for Schengen short term visa for touring Austria and Italy. This is my first time travelling to a Schengen country while my wife has visited the area 3 times.
I have the following documents furnished:
- Valid passport not expiring in next 5 years
- Travel insurance coverage for £30000
- Confirmed flight tickets (To and fro)
- Confirmed hotel bookings, majority of them (12 days out of 16 days stay) paid upfront.
- Income tax returns for last 3 years
- Payslips for last 3 months (INR 1372000 which roughly translates to EUR 14500 per annum)
- Bank balance of (INR 400000 or EUR 5000) in two accounts.
- Cover letter explaining purpose as well as complete itinerary.
- NOC from my employer about the exact number of days of leave and tentative return date.
We will be staying in Austria for 8 days, traveling from Austria to Italy on 9th day and stay at Italy for 8 days (including the travel day)
I applied for Austria as it is my first destination even if the stay is considered as same in both the countries.
Most often the rejection reason is that the proofs submitted are not enough to cover the entire stay in Schengen area. Given that, the account balance and salary slips provided (mentioned above) are sufficient to get a short term visa? What is the minimum expected bank balance or assets to get the short term tourist visa?
On another note, I have applied for multiple entry since the vfs global employee told me to enter multiple entry. Will it be a problem?
(Edit the last part out if the question is not relevant)