My German Visa is rejected due to insufficient funds. I applied to go with my wife and 3 year daughter. I have shown 8741 euro in my bank account. Our stay was for only 12 days and 11 nights. Should I appeal? What will be the procedure and funds needed for the process. any chances for getting visa after showing more amount on my bank statement. Our nationality is Pakistani. We wanted to go for tourism in winter vacation
The purpose of the visa process is to let genuine tourists and business travelers in and to keep illegal immigrants out. Obviously no illegal immigrant would ever admit to being an illegal immigrant, so the consular officials look at the documents with the application.
- Do you have enough money for your planned trip right now? It would seem that you have enough, so that is not the problem. (Note that if you show more money on the bank statement, that raises the question where it came from. Officials know that sometimes people borrow money just to show a higher balance.)
- Can you afford to spend that much money on a two-week vacation? For that, the officials compare your income, your savings, and your likely expenses at home. They ask themselves if it is credible that somebody in your situation would spend several thousand € on a winter vacation with no financial return on the "investment". This could be the problem.
- To support the decision, the official looks at more evidence that you're not an illegal immigrant. Do you own real estate at home? Do you have a stable job situation?
I think that you have to show more steady income, not more savings.