All the people who have ever applied for a Schengen visa or are applying, my heart goes out to you! We know how stressful and frustrating the application process can be. And after struggling and making your way through this process, the chances of it getting rejected are still high. Well, some Twitteratis who went through this unusually hard process cited their struggle, and the discussion is worth a read!
Schengen Visa Application Struggles
A Twitter user, @onlymadhoo shared the story of the struggle he faced while applying for a Schengen visa. But he made sure that he added a bit of humour to it. No sooner had this post been uploaded than there were people commenting on it.
schengen visa is the worst for Indians.
Tickets, hotels, car rent booking, bank account, payslip, tax returns, noc from company, leave letter, passport, biwi, bache sab mangte hai for a stupid visa that takes 2 weeks+ to process.
— Madhusudanan (@onlymadhoo) May 24, 2023
There were many who related to the story shared by @onlymadhoo and began sharing their own stories. This led to a discussion among Twitteratis on how the application process for getting a Schengen visa is annoying and frustrating.
And what makes it worse is the duration they issue it for! Could be anything from the exact duration of your planned trip (which can change) or three odd months to three years (five if you are lucky). For a continent that virtually depends on tourism, it’s STUPID!
— Akshaye Rathi / अक्षय राठी 🇮🇳 (@akshayerathi) May 25, 2023
The stories and experiences shared by people featured some weird questions and requests made by VFS. They did seem hilarious, but only because we are on the reading side and not the experiencing
Random Questions, Weird Requirements
The post by @onlymadhoo has by far garnered over 358K views on Twitter. The tweet has received over 2,000 likes and more than 150 retweets.
Many netizens called the process completely stupid and insane. One user was called in person after his Europe trip to check if he was actually back from the trip or not. Another one showed a message that he received on the Facebook group with weird rules.
Saw this in some fb group:
And if they approve randomly add such weird conditions:
You have to report to vfs even if you cancel visit like seriously??! pic.twitter.com/8iPvQoLbmD
— Vivek Sancheti (@VivekSancheti91) May 25, 2023
They had called me in person after I came back from Europe to physically check I was back.
— Aujwalya Jyotizit (@aujwalya_) May 25, 2023
Many users wrote about how they have been rejected several times for no reason at all. Others listed the number of documents that are required and how they are annoying on another level. Sometimes you are even asked to submit written applications.
And you still get rejected :)
I got 2 rejections for no reason at all.
— Zeel Patel (@patelzeel68) May 24, 2023
— Adarsh Mishra (@learnwithadarsh) May 25, 2023
Have you ever applied for the same? Did you relate?
Cover Image Courtesy: @onlymadhoo/Twitter