My Schengen visa application at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Pakistan was refused. I have submitted an appeal, stating all my reasons for traveling there. My application reached Dutch Immigration Service (IND) on 2 May 2017 and under consideration.
I have to travel with my husband who received his Schengen visa from the Netherland Embassy in Sudan. He had submitted same documents as I did; his was approved, and visas for me and my children were refused.
Although I have appealed, the issue is that time is very short as we're supposed to leave on 25 May, returning on 8 June. There's only one week left and no word decision from IND.
Is there anything else we can do?
Additional info, posted as answer by OP
My husband applied from different consulate because he is presently with a UN peacekeeping mission, he has an official passport, and it was easier for to apply in Sudan. The only viable reason I found in our refusals is that we applied earlier than him and my husband had not yet received his Schengen visa and the hotel bookings and flight reservations are in my husband's name. However, in the appeal, I have mentioned all these details.
Will my hotel bookings and tickets be cancelled if they don't give a decision before 25 May 2017? If they do approve my appeal, what will be the valid dates of the visa?