I applied for a Schengen visa from Belgium and it got refused. My visa type was friends/family visit and I applied for one and a half month. However, I really want to visit Amsterdam, Belgium and Spain and my maximum stay will be in Belgium. And this time I am applying for just 15 days. My question is can I apply as a tourist this time without any sponsorship letter or invitation letter like I did before.
Thanks for the reply. Actually the guy who sent me his sponsorship letter and invitation letter is working on site from India and is in Belgium for 1 year, so he has temporary residency permit. And in my refusal letter they stated that guarantor does not have permanent residential permit. That is why even if I send my additional documents like my bank statement (which was not asked although because my relative was sponsoring me, but still they mentioned it in the refusal letter) it will still get rejected.
This is a reason I want to apply as a tourist this time because I just want to see the city and come back. Also, I called the VFS centre and the customer care said that it is not a problem because even if I re-apply my application will be considered as a fresh application. But I don't trust these embassy people… Thats is why I am concerned.