My Schengen visa was refused with following reasons:
- Justification for purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided
- You have not provided proof of sufficient means of subsistence.
- You have not provided proof that you are in position to lawfully acquire means of subsistence.
- The information regarding justification for purpose and condition of intended stay was not reliable.
- Visa Shopping suspicion
I am not sure what has happened here. Based on rejection details given, I believe they suspect I didn't provide enough evidence of subsistence which led to other conclusions. My trip is self sponsored with all confirmed bookings, and I have provided income tax returns and salary slips along with a bank statements (not with big balance but showing cashflows), which should have been sufficient along with a good travel history (same has worked on previous occasions). I can easily provide more details on this.
My concern here is that it impacts my future prospects of Visas. I dont want to reapply a fresh application or change itinerary because I did everything correctly and it feels something has been misinterpreted.
Should I appeal against this decision? Is appealing against decision a bad thing and can make things worse?
Just to add, on my travel bookings part. I had provided all confirmed air tickets and train bookings. Only in one case where i had to catch a bus, i simply mentioned without any booked ticket. Is this not right way to show bookings?