I have applied to the Netherlands for a Schengen visa. My husband is a UK national and we are planning a two-week visit to the Netherlands. I attached copies of my marriage certificate, my husband's UK passport, my Pakistani passport, my ticket reservation and hotel booking. My husband doesn't need a visa, and I have applied at VFS Lahore, Pakistan, as the non-EU spouse of an EU/EEA member.

On 25 November, I received an email from Embassy of the Netherlands that they have extended my application time period from 15 days to one month and that I should contact IND (Immigration & Naturalisation Service) with my further inquiries.

Will the IND make its decision in my favour or not? Why are they taking so much time?

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    We don't know if your application will be successful or not, there's not enough information to even make a guess. – Gayot Fow Dec 17 '16 at 3:23
  • @nazia be patient and hope for the best. It is very usual for embassies and consulates like schengen and uk may take extra time normally 4 to 6 weeks for further verification. Also no one can answer here whether your application would be successful. – Ali Awan Dec 17 '16 at 4:19

Your visa application is not like an ordinary visa application. Your husband as the right to travel to the Netherlands, and he has the right to take you with him. There are just a few conditions how they can refuse, mostly:

  • You did not explain that you will travel with your husband.
  • They believe that the marriage is not genuine.
  • They believe that you, personally, are a threat to public safety or health.

If none of those is the case, just wait a few more days.

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  • I got refusal on my Netherlands schengen visa application . They refused it on the rule of 2004/38/EC . Even my marriage cerificate is real and all other documents are real. – Nazia Dec 23 '16 at 13:55
  • So what I should do know ? – Nazia Dec 23 '16 at 13:57
  • @Nazia, can you scan the refusal notice, blank out any personal information, and add it to your original question? I do not understand if they do not believe your documents or what else might have caused that refusal. – o.m. Dec 25 '16 at 8:55

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