My children live in the UK, and hold a non EU passport. They were refused a Schengen visa to Spain this summer.
Whilst they got a visa last summer, they submit their application travelling with the parents, British nationals.
The documentations provided:
After visa fees payment made.
- The filled application form, where they clearly state they are children of an EU national.
- Their passport showing their visa to the UK, and the Schengen visa for our previous holiday in Spain.
- A copy of mother’s passport.
- Both children’s copy of birth certificate.
- Both children’s letter from their respective school, stating that they are students.
- My daughter (20 years old) bank statement with £800
- Proof documentation showing my partner, as the owner of the villa in Spain.
- A support letter from my partner, allowing the children to stay in his property in Spain.
- A copy of one utility bill of his house in Spain.
- A copy of my partner’s passport.
- A parental authorisation from me, the mother, signed and stamped by a solicitor, approving the application for a visa for my son who is minor.
- Ryanair flight ticket for each of the children to Spain
- A travel insurance for both children.
The reason of refusal:
- For my daughter of 20 years old: No sufficient subsidence funds.
- For my minor son: No sufficient subsidence fund / No document from Spanish consulate in Edinburgh allowing a minor to travel on his own.
Please can you advise if they did the right thing?