My husband who is an Indian software engineer at Microsoft in Seattle with a Green Card just had his Swiss Schengen visa rejected on the basis of: "The information submitted regarding the justification for the purposes and conditions for the intended stay was not reliable".
- Re-apply for a Schengen visa in Switzerland with additional invitation letters
- Apply for a Schengen visa in France because that’s where our family lives and we will be spending almost as much time in France as in Switzerland
- Appeal the decision
Are there risks to applying to a different Schengen country than the country we were rejected from? We don’t want to appear to be “visa shopping” by applying for a Schengen visa in France rather than Switzerland.
In only 45 days, we are supposed to travel to the UK, Switzerland and France to visit family. The purpose of our trip is to visit family. We have invitation letters and our family members are French and British. He has 3 previous Schengen visas (2 from Switzerland and 1 from Iceland) and a 2 year UK visa.
We’re spending almost as much time in France and in Switzerland, which I stated in our purpose letter. We can just skip Switzerland altogether and only visit our family in France.