According to Schengen Statistics, a total of 13,984 Indian nationals’ visa requests—or 13.2% of all applications—were denied. However, considering that 84% of 106,025 applicants received
According to Schengen Statistics, a total of 13,984 Indian nationals’ visa requests—or 13.2% of all applications—were denied.
However, considering that 84% of 106,025 applicants received a favorable answer, the issuance rate for Indians isn’t that low, according to SchengenVisaInfo.com.
Indians are the 30th nationality on the list of those with the highest rejection rates, suggesting that fewer candidates are being turned down. On the other hand, citizens of Pakistan, Ghana, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo had their visa requests denied the most frequently.
Pakistani nationals had the highest rejection rates (55,1%), meaning that more than half of their visa requests are turned down. The rejection percentages for Ghanaians and Congolese are 46.5 and 41.5 percent, respectively, and Algerians and Argentinians round out the top five nationalities with rejection rates of 39.9 and 35 percent, respectively.
Furthermore, with rejection rates ranging from 39.9% to 30.1%, visa applications submitted by citizens of Sri Lanka, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Cuba, and Senegal are the most frequently denied. This corresponds to 1,700 to seven denied applications, depending on the number of applicants, as some nations apply for a Swiss Schengen Visa less frequently than others.
Prior to this, the Swiss embassy in New Delhi declared it would not accept requests for Schengen visas for travel to India. Till October, the Swiss embassy’s decision to stop issuing visas for Indian tours will stand.
The choice was made in response to an increase in the volume of applications that need to be handled. The damaged operators said that they had been instructed to schedule group travel for a later date so that visas could be applied for and obtained in advance of the departure date.
The most lucrative group trips for tour companies are those that take place outside of India, so they are making every effort to ensure that participants can arrive at the event promptly.
Simon Bosshart, Head of Markets East at Switzerland Tourism, claimed he is aware of the problem, but the Swiss embassies are experiencing a staff deficit, which makes it more difficult to handle a high volume of inquiries.
Foreign nationals must apply for a Switzerland Schengen visa and provide various items, including a passport, two passport photos, copies of prior visas, and a properly completed and signed Swiss visa application form.
In addition, candidates must show documentation of round-trip air tickets, having reserved lodging in Switzerland, having sufficient funds, and having obtained travel insurance, among other things.