I know the rule is to apply at the consulate of the country which is either your only/longest stay, or of first entry if all stays are equal in terms of purpose and length.
My itinerary goes like this:
- 4 nights in France (tourism)
- 7 nights in Germany (tourism + take the opportunity to visit a fair related to my business/where I'm registered as a trade visitor).
I've been told that the business aspect of the trip will seem like the main purpose and therefore I should apply at the German consulate, even though the reason why I'm traveling is tourism (and I'm paying for the whole thing from my personal account). So I tried to book an appointment with the German consulate, but the first appointment in my country is a week after I'm supposed to return from my trip (in 3+ months). My only chance is to apply at the French consulate, I'm just worried they'd reject me because it doesn't seem like/isn't the main destination.
What should I do?