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I am an Indian national working in Kuwait with residency here. I wanted to take my family on a euro trip this may. The family included my wife and daughter (who live with me) and my parents-in-law who live in India.
We made an itinerary with 3 countries, first port of entry France, however number of days in Italy, hence applied for Schengen visa at the Italian embassy both in Kuwait (for us) and in India ( for our parents-in-law). I am the sponsor for all.
Our parents-in-law got their visa, however, our visa in Kuwait was refused as I had maintained a low bank balance in my account. Hence, the five of us did not travel.
Now, we rescheduled the trip to September (this month).This time our itinerary was a little longer (14 days as against the previous 9 days), we added a couple more days in France and added another country.So , this time we applied for Schengen visa at the French embassy in Kuwait and India. However, we did not apply in parallel, waited for our visa result to apply for our parents-in-law.
We received our visa in Kuwait and submitted to them in India. However, their visa got refused to state "information provided for purpose and conditions of the trip not reliable ".
We submitted all documentation inc. flight return tickets, accommodations, inter-country train tickets, sponsors bank statements, salary certificate, leave certificate, our visa etc.....we also added bank statements, FD's and share papers of the father-in-law.
I want to reapply this week and try one last time. I have expanded my covering letter incl. the following information:
why they did not travel last may (inc. our refusal letter as proof)
why we have applied at the different embassy(explained the change in itinerary)
attached some local tours we have booked in each country to show that we mean to respect our itinerary.
added property papers of own house of father-in-law to ensure that he will be returning back.
What else can I do? What went wrong?