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I applied for a Schengen visa to travel to Germany and I was refused because of fake bank statement. Now I am worried that I will never be able to enter any Schengen countries. Is there any way to fix the damage done if I apply for another visa?

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    By writing a fake letter of apology? More seriously, why did you need to fake a bank statement? – Weather Vane Aug 9 '17 at 18:21
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    You are in a fix. If the visa application asks "Have you ever been refused a visa?" you either have to lie again, risking another refusal, or expose yourself as a previous liar. – Weather Vane Aug 9 '17 at 18:26
  • @Weather Vane The Schengen visa application does not ask that question. – greatone Aug 9 '17 at 18:59
  • @greatone: Which doesn't really matter, because the refusal will be registered in VIS (the Schengen-wide database of visa decisions), and come up by itself when he applies again. – Henning Makholm Aug 9 '17 at 19:10
  • @Henning Makholm The data on the VIS is retained for a maximum of five years. – greatone Aug 9 '17 at 19:14
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  • Be perfectly honest in all future applications. They will be suspicious of anything you write or say.
  • Do not reapply anytime soon.
  • Consult a lawyer before your next application.
  • Do not reapply until your financial situation (along with lifestyle and personal circumstances) are really stable. Provide genuine documents of a stable job in your home country and an income which makes it easy for you to afford the trip.
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    Also, consider proactively explaining what was up with the fake bank statement, in your next visa application. You can't expect to be given an opportunity to explain yourself later in the process. – Henning Makholm Aug 9 '17 at 19:08
  • Is there really a chance of getting a visa after deception? – greatone Aug 9 '17 at 19:09
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    @greatone, I wrote not anytime soon. As I understand it, there can be visa even after deportation, but that won't be easy. – o.m. Aug 9 '17 at 19:48
  • time cures everything. In 10 years the OP should be able to get a visa, using genuine documents, that is. – mzu Aug 9 '17 at 20:20
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    @greatone a dramatic change in personal circumstances can work. It's a question in its own right and might be well received on the site. – Gayot Fow Aug 10 '17 at 5:26

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