My Schengen visa was rejected twice.
I booked a honeymoon package to Europe for 8 days from a travel agent, which included multiple European places. The departure from Mumbai is on June 28, to France. I submitted all documents to them. They cross-checked everything and submitted to VFS at the France embassy in Mumbai.
The first time it was rejected, it stated 1) "sufficient means of subsistence not provided."
Hence the agent told me to maintain a sufficient balance and that they would reapply and gave me date of 16th September 2014.
The second time I maintained funds and also submitted some extra documents like marriage certificate. Again it was rejected with two reasons:
- Insufficient means of sustenance.
- Intention to leave the territory could not be ascertained.
I don't understand how can they do such negligence for the second time.
Is there any way I can go to the French embassy in Mumbai and explain all this and get it sorted?
I wrote an appeal to the commission of appeal in France, once soon after my first visa refusal but the commission replied back stating that since the appeal letter is written in English, they have rejected the appeal letter.
I feel mentally tortured not only because my visa was rejected but also because I made full payment of 230,000 INR to the agent and they are refusing to refund the entire amount.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.