The Visa Code provides the following grounds for Schengen visa rejection:
- Submitting a false, counterfeit or forged travel document.
- Not providing justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay.
- Not providing proof of sufficient means of subsistence, both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to the country
- If you have already stayed for three months during the current six-month period in the Schengen area.
- If an alert has been issued to you in the SIS.
- You are considered to be a threat to public policy, internal security or public health
- Not providing proof of holding adequate and valid travel medical insurance
- If there are reasonable doubts as to:
- the authenticity of the supporting documents
- the veracity of the contents of the supporting documents
- the reliability of your statements
- your intention to leave the Schengen area before the expiry of the visa you applied for
I think for most Filipinos, items 2, 3, and 8 are the most common reasons for visa rejection. The eyes of the visa examiners are trained to check for any signs of inconsistency and fraud.
Related: What to Do if Your Schengen Visa Application is Denied
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