Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Norton360 security: Tec*h support CONTACT 1:800:681:7208 antivirus
  2. 2 Why do you visit X or Y?
  3. 3 ATM
  4. 4 No PNR code on Trenitalia online ticket?
  5. 5 First Timers Traveling to Italy - Help!
  6. 6 Greek honeymoon: He wants sightseeing, she wants beaches
  7. 7 ATM help
  8. 8 Mobile wifi for Europe travel
  9. 9 One evening : Lausanne or Geneve ?
  10. 10 Euro Travel & Trivia Quiz #185
  11. 11 8-days in Greece, Rhodes or Crete?
  12. 12 Paris..The St. Germain area.
  13. 13 Trip Report Five Days With Rabbies in Devon and Cornwall
  14. 14 Driving Bruges to Paris. Is it worth the drive?
  15. 15 Paris Restaurants esp in Marais
  16. 16 Help with Scotland Itinerary
  17. 17 Madrid and Andalucia Itinerary and Travel Advice
  18. 18 itinerary recommendation 6 nights Spain (Barcelona/Madrid)
  19. 19 Trip Report Paris: Museums, food and wine -- May 2017
  20. 20 Scotland at Christmas itinerary
  21. 21 International drivers permit
  22. 22 Spain Itinerary
  23. 23 Advice on 1 day trip to Black Forest
  24. 24 Croatia Intinerary August 2017
  25. 25 Allocating time in Barcelona - Gaudi tickets
View next 25 » Back to the top

Schenghen Visa for Indian living in US on H1 visa without a stamp

Jump to last reply

Schenghen Visa for Indian living in US on H1 visa without a stamp - REJECTED

A friend of mine got his H1 visa approved last year (got the 797 approval notice) but has not traveled out of the US since and does not have the H1 visa stamped on the passport.

He had to travel to France for some work. To be able to re-enter US from Fance he decided to get his visa stamped in Paris and got a date at the Paris consulate. H then applied for the Schenghen visa at the Boston consulate and the lady taking his interview said that his application had been accepted, gave him a receipt and said that he could come to collect his passport in about 2 weeks and check for the date online. He got the receipt and kept checking online for the date to collect his passport. But until two weeks later also his application status said "is being processed". So he sent an email to the French consulate at Boston and did not get a reply.
A French consulate officer finally got back to him after a couple of emails saying that his visa had been rejected since he does not have a visa stamp in his passport and that the appointment at the US consulate for stamping in Paris was not good enough!!!!

So basically after more than 2 weeks of no information whatsoever they rejected it and the entire time his application was just lying there with no one to tell him about the rejection.

The least the French consulate could do was to inform him well in time or atleast update their so called status checking link with some information. They do not even have a phone number where you can make any inquiries of any sort.

5 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement