Learn how to write an appeal letter for a denied or rejected Schengen visa and get your visa approved in 2 days. Includes tips and tricks that work!


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So your Schengen visa was rejected and you want to appeal? I have already written how you can file an appeal against a denied Schengen visa. Your next question is probably: How do I actually write an appeal letter?

There are different ways to write an appeal letter. In this post I will show you how I write an appeal letter that works. Although there are equally many reasons for being denied a visa, the format for writing an appeal letter remains standard. At least for me.

If you’ve read my previous post, I have been denied a Schengen visa before and so was my sister. But we got our Schengen visas approved in the end. What did we do? We wrote an appeal letter. My sister even got hers approved within 2 days of emailing the appeal.

I’ll show you what to write and how to write an effective appeal letter.


In this series:
Schengen Visa Rejection Horror Stories
How to Appeal a Schengen Visa Refusal and get your visa approved
How to Write an Appeal for Schengen Visa Refusal that works
Sample Appeal Letter for Schengen Visa Refusal


How to Write an Appeal Letter That Works

Note that I specifically mention German embassy in the example below because we have first-hand experience writing an appeal with them. But the tips and techniques mentioned can be used to appeal in other European embassies as well.

First, let’s start with the minimum requirements.

The German embassy specifically asked you to include the following in your appeal letter. Failure to include one or more of these makes your appeal useless and they will not process it. So make sure you include all of these information in your appeal letter:

1. Your personal details. Your name, first name, date of birth, place of birth, and the number of your passport

2. The date your application was rejected. You can get this detail in the rejection letter you received. Make sure you write the correct date.

3. You current address. Write your address that contains the street name, house or apartment number, City/ Town/ Village, postal code,

4. Your email address and phone number. They are not required but I suggest you include your email because they can email you immediately if your visa was approved instead of waiting for it in the mail. I also suggest including your phone number in the appeal letter because they can also choose to call you as well like they did with me and my sister when we appealed our visas. This is important specially if you’re in a rush and you’re traveling in a few days or weeks.

5. Signed by your own hand. The appeal must be signed by your own hand. A remonstration or appeal by a third party (example your sponsor) can only be accepted and processed if you have given your sponsor a power of attorney, which is submitted with the remonstration. So much extra work so I suggest you just do it on your own.

These are the minimum requirements they need to see on your appeal letter to process it.

Next, let’s get to the meat of the appeal letter.

So what else must you include in the letter? The following are what I usually include. These are based from my experience of getting my (and my sister’s) visa appeal approved. You are free to include other things of course. But I think you should only include the important things.

6. Write why they should approve your visa application. This is obviously the most important section of your appeal letter. This is where you tell them why it’s unfair that they denied you a visa and tell them why they should give you one. Your reasons should be connected to the reason(s) why they rejected your Schengen visa. Some of the popular reasons for rejection are:

a. “Your intention to leave the territory of the Member States before the expiry of the visa could not be ascertained.” This means that the proof of your rootedness were not enough to convince them that you will not TNT or illegally stay in Europe.

What should you do? You need to prove that you will come back to the Philippines or your country. If you are an employee then write in your appeal letter that you have a job, how long you’ve been working in that job, how much you’re earning and that your boss allowed you and signed an official Leave of Absence. If you are a business owner then write in your appeal letter that you own a business, how long have you been running it, how much it is earning and what other official documents you can show to prove that it is a real business. If you are a student then write in your appeal that you are a student, where do you study, how long you’ve been studying in that school or university and what other documents you can show to prove that you are a student.

If you own properties (house and lot or apartment), you can also mention it in your appeal because it shows you are really rooted in the country.

If you are a frequent traveller, then mention your travel history. List down the countries you have visited. If you applied for other visas before and got approved, mention them. Write in your appeal that you have been approved of other visas, travelled in these countries and have NOT stayed longer than your visa. Tell them you have no history of overstaying abroad. This shows that you also do NOT plan to stay illegally in Europe.

b. The information submitted regarding the justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable. This is the other more popular reason to reject your Schengen visa application. This means that they don’t believe your reasons for visiting. And/or the documents you submitted don’t support your reasons for visiting. This is very vague even to me because if you’re honest, you’re obviously just going to Germany or Europe to travel and/or visit friends/family. DUH.

What should you do? If you were denied a visa because of this reason, you need to show more proof to back-up your claims of traveling to Germany/Europe. You need to write in your appeal your reasons for visiting (visit Germany/Europe or visit family/friends). You need to write a more detailed itinerary and include all your flight reservation, hotel reservation and tour package details if you’re joining a tour group. Show that you have paid for travel insurance. Write why you wanted to visit Europe. The more personal, the better. But it should support WHY you wanna travel to Europe.

You can also mention here your travel history and other travel visas. If you are visiting family, mention this as well and attach corresponding brith certificate as proof of relationship.

7. Attach all supporting documents. Based from the reason(s) of your rejection in #6, attach all supporting documents for your appeal. Create a file for each supporting document and include them in your appeal. Make sure that each of your claims in the letter are supported by a corresponding document. If you claimed you have a US visa then include a US visa in your appeal. If you claimed you own a house and lot, then include the legal property papers to show this etc etc. You get the point.

8. Write a short and concise appeal letter. Remember that the embassy looks at hundreds of applications and appeals everyday. Don’t submit a 10-page appeal letter. Make it easy for them. Write a short and concise letter. My appeal and my sister’s appeal letters were only one page. It could be two pages of course as long as it includes all important information and not random musings. But short and concise should do it.

That’s basically it.

Follow the minimum requirements of the embassy, write a short and sweet letter why they should give you a visa and attach all supporting documents. Then submit it.


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Format of an Appeal Letter for Denied Schengen Visa

I like to follow a standard format when writing an appeal letter. Here is what it should be like:


Embassy Address:

To whom it may concern,

Good day!

Your name, address and details of when your visa was rejected (this covers points #1-3 in the above requirements)

Write why they should approve your Schengen visa (this covers point #6). This is the longest part of your email as it should explain in detail your arguments as to why it is unfair that you were denied. That you submitted everything and that you are not going to overstay.

End the appeal with the date of your planned trip to create a sense of urgency specially if you don’t have much time left to wait.


Hand signature (point #5)
Your full name
Your email (point #4)
Your mobile number (point #4)


Tips for Submitting An Appeal Letter for Rejected Schengen Visa

So now you’ve finished writing your appeal letter. Here are other tips for an effective appeal letter.

1. Copy read your letter. Make it clear, short and sweet. No grammatical errors if possible. Let another person read it and edit it for you just to make sure everything is in order.

2. Write your email and phone number in the appeal letter. This was they can call or email you immediately for updates.

3. Do not include random things in the letter. Focus on why you were rejected and what proofs you have against it. You can’t just beg for a visa. You have to show them you deserve one because of facts with supporting documents. Write with confidence. You know you are not planning anything illegal. Your letter should communicate this.

4. On the subject line of the email write URGENT and the date of your flight. This way they can see that they need to act on your appeal asap. Remember, the embassy receives a lot of emails everyday. Make your appeal stand out.

5. I think the best time to send the email is around 10:30 or 11AM so your email will stay on top. If you email it at night or too early in the morning, it might be buried by other emails once the person who checks it opens the email. So email around 10:30 or 11 AM.


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Do you have other questions? Have you written an appeal letter in another way and got approved? Let me know in the comments below!

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88 Responses to “How to Write an Appeal Letter for Schengen Visa Refusal and Get It Approved in 2 Days” Subscribe

  1. Anva June 17, 2017 at 12:14 PM #

    Hi DJ,
    I just wanna know that is appeal really work? Or just a waste of time? Or I should re apply it.. But I have strong documents for appealing

    • DJ Yabis June 19, 2017 at 4:42 PM #

      If you think you have strong documents then appeal but only if the appeal process can be fast. If it’s 2 months or more then re-apply and maybe to another embassy.

      • Anva June 19, 2017 at 8:19 PM #

        Thank you very much for your reply.My appeal has been approved.

        • DJ Yabis June 20, 2017 at 3:32 PM #

          That’s great to hear! Enjoy your travels

  2. Michael June 15, 2017 at 4:33 PM #

    Just got an email from the Danish Immigration Service stating that they have received my appeal against my tourist schengen visa refusal.
    They have told me that my appeal is now pending and their processing time is a maximum of 12months.
    The dates I planned on visiting Denmark have already passed and am wondering if it would be wise to cancel my appeal and reapply again. The reason for my visa denial was my intention to leave the territory of the member states could not be accertained and yet In my application I attached my university admission letter, school ID, transcripts just to show my rootedness to my country.
    Kindly advice me on the way forward sir,
    Your positive response will be highly appreciated.

  3. S June 14, 2017 at 7:36 AM #

    Can I only appeal in French language? Is English language allowed?

    • DJ Yabis June 19, 2017 at 4:43 PM #

      follow the instructions on the embassy website

  4. Ernest April 28, 2017 at 7:27 AM #

    Hi DJ, i have a question my dates going to France is on September 9 to 17 from Manila. Regarding the hotel booking my departure in Manila to Paris is september 9, then my date of arrival in France is on september 10. Should i book a hotel starting on September 10 to 17? or starting on September 9? This question is for embassy purposes as requirement. Hope to hear from you

    • DJ Yabis April 29, 2017 at 1:03 AM #

      Book a hotel on your date of arrival so Sept 10.

  5. Rachel April 28, 2017 at 6:02 AM #

    Hello. In french embassy of philippines, I already sent appeal. They said my trip’s purpose was not reliable. I already have football tickets purchased. I gave photocopies but they still denied me. So I sent them appeal with photo of tickets beside my passport as well as receipts of tickets. And yes written in french as they demanded in their FAQ. Do you think those are sufficient?

    Also, how long do you think I should wait for a reply? Didnt say in their site. I sent it april 17.


    • DJ Yabis April 29, 2017 at 1:03 AM #

      it’s long. it could be 2 months.

      • Rachel April 29, 2017 at 1:19 AM #

        The email appeal is that long? Cuz I sent it thru email

        • DJ Yabis April 30, 2017 at 12:49 AM #

          It could be as short or as long as you want it to be

        • Mia May 22, 2017 at 12:23 PM #

          Hi Rachel,

          Did you receive a reply from French embassy?

  6. Prashanth April 26, 2017 at 1:46 PM #

    Hi Dj

    Heres a strange case for you.. I travelled to Greece in Spetember 2016 for 10 days .. Did not overstay nor violated any laws while there..nor visited any other country apart from Greece.. Had three months visa with 30 days stay validity and yet stayed on for 10 days

    We went there to participate in a sporting event.We had invitatiin again for a tournament from April 23rd till May1st from the same organizer .. Applied for our visas and most Of the team got rejected and my case being the owner of the team came back to me as rejected as well signed on 24th..

    The reason they gave is justification of purpose of visit not reliable and will overstay my visa expiry

    Now should i appeal as I have no intentions to travel as tournament date is over
    But at the same time will it effect my future visa prospects if i am not appealing?

    How to appeal to the greek embassy .. No email no contact info provided .. Any idea please

    Any other suggestions ??


    • DJ Yabis April 26, 2017 at 2:54 PM #

      Appealing in Greek embassy is fucked up because you need to do it in Greek and it involves lawyers as far as I know so forget it. Just re-apply in another embassy next time.

  7. Farhan April 25, 2017 at 12:56 PM #

    Thanks for the reply.

    We have already decided to go for the appeal and tomorrow i am going to submit all required documents along with my appeal as we got new private single room booking confirmed after paid some amount in advance. we also got a required stamp on marriage certificate which they asked for. from our side we are providing everything because this is an genuine case and may Allah help us all this time.

    I just wanna ask you as we providing each and everything so do you think we still have chance to get a positive reply from them?

    I really appreciate your time & effort.


  8. Farhan April 22, 2017 at 8:51 PM #

    Hello There,
    Its my pleasure to contact you,

    I am a Pakistani national got married with Croatian national who is working in Poland since last July and i applied for Schengen visa and on 13th April 2017 I got refused because of these reasons.

    1: Marriage certificate

    the document provided at this point cannot be verified as authentic, (this is written on visa decision and also that lady in the polish embassy told me there is no stamp on your marriage certificate, now i got the stamp and i didn’t know about that because that’s how they issued and given me Pakistan authority which is authorized to issue of marriage certificates.)

    About hostel

    2: During the visa interview you claimed that you wife is a citizen of Croatia and is currently living in Poland in Wroclaw, according to the invitation number 000000 issued by Dolnoslaski Urzad Wojewodzki, and by the renal agreement provided, unexpectedly, you have claimed to not intend to stay on this address during your 90 days stay in Poland, you stated, that in order to secure you marital privacy after long absence, you prefer to stay with you wife in the hostel. interestingly, the reservation that you provided us with confirm that for 90 days you will stay in Wigwam Hostel, in the bunk bed in mixed dormitory room, where the privacy is unlikely to be obtained. (we provided hostel booking which was confirmed, now we got separate single room and paid some money and the hostel has given us a stated paper where they mentioned 3 months booking my and my wife name for the appeal)

    3: Moreover, upon the verification of your documents it was found that your hotel reservation in hostel wigwam is not confirmed, which is not giving you the legal basis to travel to Poland.

    4: It could not be ascertained whether your wife is truly residing in Poland, nor has she truly a will for you to visit her, since contact with her could not be established. Any of the contact details of information provided both in the visa documents and during the visa interview was found inactive and unreliable.(she didn’t get any call from the embassy related to my case)

    5: It is not unreasonable to expect you to demonstrate that you conducted the relationship with my wife name mentioned, for genuine purposes. Therefore, it is reasonable to require confirmation of the family relationship, including the stability of the family unit and the fact of remaining financially dependent on EU Citizen. (during the interview i told them how we met and all about us we got married in Pakistan in 2012 and she has lived with me in Pakistan for more than 2 years and every year she is coming to meet me )

    6: You have not provided any evidence of remaining financially dependent on your wife, of maintaining matrimonial cohabitation nor of requiring the strict personal care of the EU citizen due to medical reasons. Your bank statement do not demonstrate any evidence of money transfer proving you financial dependence on your wife. As a couple, you have not taken any legal or financial liabilities for which you share the responsibility (as i. e. raising a child, taking joint mortgage, etc.) (this point is true but whenever she sent me any money past few years i have receipt of western union by the way i have attached my bank statement )

    7: As it was found, the documents that have been provided had stated untruth and were used as authentic. You have not provided sufficient evidence of the durability of your relationship. Moreover, information regarding the justification for the purpose and condition of the intended stay in Poland have been found not reliable and could not be ascertained. It shall be mentioned that you intention to leave the territory of the Member State before the expiry of the visa could not be assessed. (I have provided my employment letter where my office mentioned about my trip to Poland to meet my wife and will come back after 3 months and we have provided everything whatever they asked for including my invitation letter which my wife got from there)

    My wife is a Croatian national having job in a company, they have provided her living place where she couldn’t get permission for my stay that is why she booked that hostel.

    I attached her passport, Poland residence card, salary slips, bank statements, tax return.

    now i have to go again to submit documents for this appeal and we have booked a private hostel room, got the letter from hostel. now please advise me what sort of document i need to attach along with my appeal and now my thinking to attach some of me and my wife pictures where were are together,

    Hope to get your kind review on this shortly.


    Farhan Tahir

    • DJ Yabis April 24, 2017 at 4:29 PM #

      your case is super complicated. i suggest you reapply with the proper documents.

  9. Prince Ba April 20, 2017 at 8:51 PM #

    Hi DJ
    I was also refused Austrian Visa for training on three grounds:-
    You have not show you have enough funds for your movement, Purpose and conditions not credible
    Could not establish you will leave the country at the before expiration of the visa.
    To me all these claim are baseless for I have attached all necessary document, paid my training fees. My concern now is that they said I can appeal and I received my document from them late. Just one day left to departure date. Do you think the appeal will still work?


  10. Ajmal April 20, 2017 at 3:30 PM #

    Hi Dj,
    Thanks for sharing and giving us tips.
    Sadly my france visa is refused today.
    Its frst time refuse but i traveled to france in 2011 and came back in time .. i didnt overstay.
    The refusal letter i got, mentioning i wont come back from shengen state.
    Please advise if i appeal is better way or wait for apply again ?
    Kindly advise many thanks

    • DJ Yabis April 24, 2017 at 4:28 PM #

      you should appeal and mention that you already have a visa before or you can reapply again and submit more documents related to your job as proof you will come back

  11. Jenre April 20, 2017 at 1:19 PM #

    Hi dj

    My appeal was approved.
    What’s the next step to do?
    Please help me

    • Jenre April 20, 2017 at 1:28 PM #

      Hi dj

      My appeal for Netherlands was approved.
      The Consulate emailed me and request for my ticket, travel insurance and photocopy of my passport and told me to contact the embassy to hand in my passport , I submit all the needed documents allready to consulate and I sent email to the embassy but I got no reply yet..
      My ticket is confirmed allready, I want to know whats the next step to do
      How I can get visa or the sticker for my passport?
      Do I need appointment to go to the embassy?
      Please help me
      Thank you

      • DJ Yabis April 20, 2017 at 1:58 PM #

        Congrats! Just go to the embassy and give your passport so they can stamp the visa

        • Jenre April 20, 2017 at 2:29 PM #

          Thank you for the reply dj, do I need appointment to go to the embassy?

        • Jenre April 20, 2017 at 2:37 PM #

          Hi dj

          One more question bcuz im here in mindanao, how long it will take to get the visa? Same day?
          Do I need appointment to go to the embassy?
          Hope to get a reply from you
          Thank you

      • Kirollos April 27, 2017 at 12:42 AM #

        hi Jenre

        How many days did the consulate have taken to review and approve your appeal.



        • Jenre May 10, 2017 at 3:34 PM #

          Hi kirollos
          Sorry for late reply
          It took only 1 week and my appeal was approved..

          • Peter Pan June 1, 2017 at 2:16 PM #

            Did u send via email to PO Box No. 2, 9560 AA Ter Apel, The Netherlands.

            How long did it take after they received your appeal ?

            Did they correspond with you ??

          • Anva June 17, 2017 at 12:06 PM #

            Hi… How r you? I just wanna know about your appeal letter.. I also decided go for an appeal..

    • DJ Yabis April 20, 2017 at 1:59 PM #

      Congrats! Just go to the embassy and give your passport so they can stamp the visa

    • Flora May 23, 2017 at 4:52 PM #

      Hallo DJ Yabis
      I have a 12year old daughter who is kenyan was denied visa with reason that she will not return to kenya after her one month stay. I got my visa since i gave birth to another child whose father is a german. I appealed and the embassy called to ask for my case number so they can look into my case. is there a possibility of them giving a positive answer?Thank you.

    • Chet June 19, 2017 at 10:01 AM #

      Hi Jenre,

      My husbands visa got rejected too by the Nethelands Emabassy and we are planning to re-appeal. How did you go about sending the appeal? How long did it take? Thank you.

  12. JAI DESAI April 14, 2017 at 4:11 PM #

    Also, where can I mail the spain embassy in India? I haven’t found any mailing address apart from BLS spain visa center. Also, should I walk in and apply or send them an email? Will walk in be more effective? Will I get to interact with them and explain them everything?

    My friend is travelling from US and their visa is approved. I;m attaching that documents also now. Will that help? And how many days it usually takes to hear back about an appeal?

    • DJ Yabis April 20, 2017 at 2:03 PM #

      yes attach that. it depends on the embassy how long.

  13. JAI DESAI April 14, 2017 at 4:07 PM #


    I got a reject today stating below purpose.

    1.Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided

    2.your intention to leave the territory of the Member states before the expiry of the visa could not be ascertained

    I have submitted all documents including
    1. Fully completed & duly signed Visa Application form
    2. Sworn Declaration & Authorisation form
    3. Travel tickets & stay reservation details
    4. Travel Insurance
    5. Passport, Pan Card copies & photographs
    6. Bank statement & salary slips for last 6 months as income proof
    7. Leave letter from my current organisation
    8. Paid Visa fee receipt
    9. And my college certificate & ID card
    10. college id & marks sheet

    What else can I do when I make an appeal?

    I plan to give day yo day itinerary and things i’ll be seeing. I’m only visiting Southern spain for 11 days and have mentioned that as well. Anything else that I should be doing?

    • DJ Yabis April 20, 2017 at 2:03 PM #

      You forgot your certificate of employment

  14. Shetu April 12, 2017 at 8:59 PM #

    Hi DJ

    Good day!

    Today I got refusal letter from Spain embassy stating that “I have not provided proof of sufficient means of substances, for the duration of the intended stay or for the return to the country of origin or residence or for the transit to a third country into which you are certain to be admitted or you are not in a position to acquire such means lawfully”

    can you please help me how can I appeal against this reason?

    • Shetu April 12, 2017 at 10:56 PM #

      My balance was sufficient enough then the requirement for 20 days stay: EURO 1300 (65*20) as per below rule:

      can I refer this below rule in my appeal?

      Means of Subsistence for Spain Schengen Visa
      Concerning to what the European Commission informs, under the Order of the Ministry of the Presidency of the Spain (PRE/1282/2007), a foreigner who seeks to enter the territory of Spain needs to attest owning the overall amount for duration up to 10 days that is representative of a 90% of the gross national minimum wage (598.68€) that is 583.74€, while in case of exceeding 10 days the daily required amount is 64.86€. The foreign national needs to attest owning such amount to the Spain Embassy or Consulate a the moment applying for a Spanish Visa.
      Information source: The European Commission, Order of the Ministry of the Presidency (PRE/1282/2007)

      • DJ Yabis April 13, 2017 at 1:56 PM #

        Yes you can

        • Shetu April 14, 2017 at 11:48 AM #

          Hi DJ

          Good Day!

          Thanks for your reply. Which one is good for me?

          Appeal to Spain embassy or new application to another embassy for schengen visa?

          which method will give me quick decision?

  15. Arcelli March 26, 2017 at 9:15 AM #

    I got the same problem.
    My schengen visa application was refused for the reason no.8 information submitted regarding justification of purpose and intented stay was not reliable..

    I don’t know how to prove it, I submitted complete documents they require and all genuine except the flight reservations that was good for 4days only and I have to reserve it again (london to france)
    I plan to email a letter of appeal and explain again my purpose and to attach another flight ticket reservation.

    I was thinking maybe they didnt accept my flight reservation coz my reservation for london to france was good for 4days only… but I have booked a roundtrip ticktet already To London since I have UK visa.

    can anyone help me what to do to have a succeful appeal?

    • DJ Yabis April 4, 2017 at 2:09 AM #

      Nope it’s not about your flight reservation. Just send an appeal and mention that you have all the documents and travel itinerary planned.

  16. ali March 18, 2017 at 9:25 PM #

    Hi I am from Pakistan. I want to know that my visit visa for German was refused. I filed an appeal by mail. Can I apply again during this process. Please guide me.

    • DJ Yabis March 19, 2017 at 6:58 PM #

      If you want to apply again then email the embassy to cancel your appeal.

  17. Peter Ajamah March 10, 2017 at 1:25 PM #

    Hey sir am in Saudi Arabia working in Saptco company i was invited by my uncle in germany i haven’t see him almost 10 years I have presented all my documents but my visa was refuse please I want to make an appeal what should I do

    • DJ Yabis March 16, 2017 at 1:26 AM #

      Follow my advice on the 4 articles I wrote about appealing. It’s all linked in this blogpost.

  18. Fletcher Precious December 15, 2016 at 6:21 AM #

    Please, my friend was denied a long term stay visa to Germany, how will she appeal the letter? will she type the letter or will it be written with her hand ie with her hand writing? Please, this question needs an urgent answer. Thanks

  19. anna xue November 25, 2016 at 4:26 PM #

    Hi,DJ I received my refusal French visa today due to lack documents(insurance coverage etc.),and I was advised to appeal it within two month since today. I am following your steps to submit all supporting document to email:[email protected]
    can you tell me is this a right email address?
    and I am gonna get reply from them?
    should I call this number 0917-5329756 to confirm if they receive my email?
    pls reply my concern asap if you can.thank you very much for your time.

    • DJ Yabis November 30, 2016 at 9:03 AM #

      Just double check with the French embassy website.

  20. Don November 12, 2016 at 2:08 PM #


    i am a student studying in another country and i was denied a tourist visa to German. now, i want to appeal the denial but i now have a friend that wants to invite me. can i put my friends documents in the appeal letter regardless of the fact that i stated that i want to visit as a tourist ?

    • DJ Yabis November 14, 2016 at 4:34 PM #

      Better to stick to your previous story. Or re-apply and include your friend.

  21. Pau November 4, 2016 at 7:59 PM #

    Hello,my schengen visa was denied by the netherlands embassy,I already sent an appeal letter via mail and it will take 7 days to be there. Should I also sent an email to them?the problem is I keep on searching for their email add but I couldnt find it,my flight is on Nov.25. Hoping for fast response from them.

    • DJ Yabis November 7, 2016 at 8:47 PM #

      If it’s only via mail then just wait for it. If you can send via email then they would have published their email on their website.

    • +92300666357 November 9, 2016 at 6:01 AM #

      Yes you can use e mail also,for appeal even you have already sent by mail.

  22. Marie October 27, 2016 at 10:14 AM #

    I’m from Philippines working in Saudi Arabia I resigned to go exit and go france for visit and go back to Philippines please I really need ur help to appeal my visa going to france

  23. khan October 8, 2016 at 11:38 PM #

    Your website is a wonderful resource. Thank you so much for all the great info. I myself have an unpleasant experience with Austrian schengen visa. Time permitting I might post it some time as I am sure you and other readers can learn from my experience. Keep up the great work DJ!

  24. thea October 6, 2016 at 1:58 PM #

    Good day sir,

    This was a very informative post. Would you happen to have information regarding the appeal process for French Embassy in the Philippines?

    Thank you.

  25. lovely ofigho September 29, 2016 at 12:13 PM #

    please did you post or email it to them?

    • DJ Yabis October 11, 2016 at 2:32 AM #


      • Lexi April 16, 2017 at 2:49 PM #

        Hi DJ, if appeal is via email, what then is the next step for the passport itself? Do I have to resubmit the passport since the said travel document was already released to me?

        • DJ Yabis April 20, 2017 at 2:01 PM #

          If you’re approved you have to go to the embassy to give your passport

  26. Alvin Icaro September 21, 2016 at 3:22 PM #

    Hello. Do you have group appeal letter? Thank you so much.

    • DJ Yabis September 22, 2016 at 2:18 AM #

      I think you can only appeal individually much like you can only apply individually

  27. Mary Carido September 21, 2016 at 12:30 AM #

    Do I really need to learn Dutch language before I apply for a tourist visa? I’m planning to visit September next year 2017 for 1 month to Holland.

  28. QueenV September 10, 2016 at 10:09 AM #

    Do you have a sample appeal letter?

  29. Ellen August 26, 2016 at 4:06 AM #

    How to apply visa for Italy?

    • DJ Yabis August 26, 2016 at 7:54 PM #

      I will be writing about that soon. Thanks for commenting!

      • sara October 4, 2016 at 9:10 AM #

        How to appeal in france

          • ZT February 26, 2017 at 12:02 PM #

            Hi I get a Shanghai visa from Greece embassy and after 7 month on another vacation I applied with my mum to Spain Embassy and got refusal stamp on both of our passport. I was mad and I didn’t think of appealing cus I thought it wouldn’t change anything. But now I want to apply on another embassy and I hv z refusal stamp. What do u think should I do or what do you think of may probability of get it this time?

            • DJ Yabis March 7, 2017 at 12:11 AM #

              Just make sure you submit all requirements

      • Michael April 6, 2017 at 2:44 AM #

        Hello sir. Do you know the french email address which i can send my appeal letter to?
        Kind regards

        • DJ Yabis April 12, 2017 at 1:54 PM #

          check the embassy website

          • Cj April 12, 2017 at 4:09 PM #

            Hi, I would like to ask. When your appeal for schengen tourist visa was approved, how did you get the visa? My passport was sent back to me and I only emailed for the appeal. How am I going to get the visa?

            • DJ Yabis April 12, 2017 at 4:13 PM #

              You have to go to the embassy or send your passport for the visa and then pick it up or have it sent back.

              • Tanushree April 22, 2017 at 12:26 PM #

                Hey I applied with 9 of my family members for schenzen visa but 7 got
                Including me but not my husbands parents.im so confused .can u help me out

                • DJ Yabis April 24, 2017 at 4:26 PM #

                  you should appeal it

                  • Prince Ba April 24, 2017 at 7:15 PM #

                    ok thanks. I have to reply.

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