I am Iraqi passport holder living currently in Iraq with no valid Australian visa. I received an invitation to lodge my 189 visa and I am in process of lodging my PR visa. While I was studying in Australia 2012-August 2017 (completed and returned back to Iraq), I had a Schengen Visa refusal in March 2017 to Italy as I was going for a conference.
I did something wrong during the Italian visa process. The thing I did was I withdrew my passport from the Italian embassy (between the time of lodging my visa application to the refusal date). I withdrew passport because I had to travel to USA for another conference and the embassy did not issue visa as quick as usual. While I was in USA, I received an email by Italian embassy stating:
"One or more member state(s) consider you to be a threat to public policy, internal security, public health as defined in Article 2(19) of Regulation (EG) No 562/2006 (Schengen Borders Code) or the international relations of one or more of the member of states". Within this received email, they give me a chance to explain everything. I did and said that I withdrew my passport for this reason with a lot of supportive documents.
After returning to Australia, I sent back my passport and they sent me this refusal with the same reason quoted above. I am very confident that I do no have anything to hide.
I checked this https://accra.diplo.de/blob/1120620/1c3be7eadcc793be49d586d77787604c/schengen-visa-refusal-data.pdf. I want to local German consulate and sought AZR. I received that "no details are stored under your name". So, the only possibilities, they considered when making decision for my schengen visa, are deceit or false/fake/contradictory.
Q1: How is to mention the above refusal reason in "circumstances of refusal" this form https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/form-listing/forms/80.pdf?
Q2: How severe is this refusal on the likelihood of getting my Australian PR visa approved?
Q3: What is the best approach to handle this?
Thanks in Advance