The French visa center, where in the fall of 2018 it was possible to get a “Schengen” in 48 hours, did not survive under the influx of Russian tourists …
Starting from the May holidays, in order to apply for a visa, you need to register, on average, for a couple of weeks. Interestingly, the hype was observed in other visa centers even before the May holidays. Those who were planning to fly to France, however, were not lucky more than others, since in the visa issuing centers of other states (Czech, Spanish), a pre-registration system already existed, and in the French visa center all this resulted in huge queues. Continue reading
Specialists spoke about the cases in which they can refuse to issue a Schengen visa and how this threatens the applicant …
If denied Schengen
Russians are not denied Schengen so often: in 2017, the percentage of rejection was only 1.36%. However, more and more people around complain that they were not issued a visa. Often in such complaints appears the Consulate of Italy.
Svetlana Kalinina said that she helped with the collection of documents in the visa center to her friend. As a result, she was given a six-month multivisa at the French Consulate, but before that, the girl still received 2 visa refusals at the Italian Consulate. Continue reading