Taking a Chance: How to get a Schengen Visa after Rejection?


Being denied a visa can not only ruin your plans for a long-awaited vacation but also become the beginning of a series of bureaucratic trials for those who dream of traveling to Europe.

The question “Why was I denied?” worries every traveler. And it is important to calm down and accept the fact that no consulate denies a visa without a significant reason.


The most common reasons for visa refusal are:

  • Mistakes in the application or proven submission of forged travel documents.
  • Lack of a clear purpose of the trip/ absence of documents confirming the purpose of stay in the country.
  • Insufficient funds to stay in the destination country.
  • Violation of the duration of stay during the previous visit to the Schengen area countries.
  • Absence of a valid document that grants the right to cross the border/ insufficient validity period of such a document.

To ensure that a Schengen visa will still be issued after an unsuccessful attempt, it is necessary to carefully analyze and eliminate the reason for refusal. This important stage is where the specialists from The Visa Services begin their work in such situations.

When applicants submit documents for a Schengen visa on their own, many of them face refusal due to incomplete or inaccurate information. To avoid this we assign a personal manager to every customer of our company. Personal manager can serve as a guarantor for the timely provision of a correct package of documents.

Another reason for refusal is the lack of a clear purpose of the visit. Counterfeit documents (such as fake hotel reservations), improperly issued employment certificates (NOC), errors in bank statements or the applicant’s uncertain behavior when visiting the visa center can indicate a lack of specific intentions. Obtaining a visa through The Visa Services you won’t have to worry about documents – experienced specialists will fill out the application, prepare a letter from your workplace and stay in touch throughout the entire process, including the visit to the visa center.

In most cases, even after a refusal you can still obtain a Schengen visa as usual, with no need to wait till the end of the “quarantine” period.

The main task is to analyze what could be the reason for the consulate’s negative decision. In this case it would be advisable to consult professionals who have the necessary knowledge and experience. The Visa Services specialists have been working with similar situations for many years and help to obtain a Schengen visa even after a refusal.

We take up even the most difficult and seemingly hopeless situations. Our principle is a thorough analysis of all the reasons for refusal and strengthening the application (for example, by providing additional documents or cover letters). And even if the refusal was received shortly before the planned travel date, we help to find an urgent slot (within three days) and do everything possible to make your travel happen.

Is your trip at risk of being canceled due to an unexpected refusal in obtaining a Schengen visa? Contact us right now and find out how to increase your chances of making that long-awaited trip to Europe come true!


Q: Is there a so-called list of countries in whose consulates the chance of obtaining a visa after a previously received denial might be higher?

A: In theory the chances of obtaining a visa can vary depending on the country. But in practice everything is individual and the result may depend on many factors. If you apply for a visa through The Visa Services company, your chances increase due to the professionalism and experience of our specialists.

Q: I was denied a visa to the United States. Can this have a negative impact on obtaining a Schengen visa?

A: Usually, consulates of Schengen Agreement countries do not pay attention to visa denials from countries that are not part of the Schengen area, and vice versa.

Q: Which Schengen countries can issue a visa if I was previously denied?

A: It doesn’t matter which country’s consulate denied you. You can submit your documents for a new visa at the consulate of the country you plan to visit. However, remember that it’s definitely not worth hiding the reason for the denial. It’s better to analyze it and strengthen your application, and for greater confidence use the services of qualified specialists.

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