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Visitor Visa Rejection: Appeal Procedure

Hi all,
We have applied for Schengen visa for by brother in law and sister in law in Swiss embassy delhi. But we have received rejection based on following reason:
1. Purpose of travel unclear
2. They are not sure if they will return

Kindly let me know if anyone has appealed the decision. I want to know the procedure and chances of getting positive reply after the appeal.
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Re: Visitor Visa Rejection: Appeal Procedure

Not my story, but someone I know had this situation.
They then went about documenting 1 and 2 before they appealed. They were successful.

1. visit to family, holiday only, want to see Swiss scenery, want to have a context of where relatives live, so when we are back in India, we'll be able to understand what they mean when they say they've been down to town or to the mountains

2. bank accounts in India, business connections, employment contracts, registrations at school, memberships of organisations, churches, temples, mosques, etc., letters confirming long-standing connection to society, etc., "we look forward to welcoming them when they return home to India", etc.
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Re: Visitor Visa Rejection: Appeal Procedure

This may help.

https://www.sem.admin.ch/dam/data/se...klaerung-e.pdf

And this:

"The Embassy has refused my visa application (receipt of form refusing a visa)
If your visa application has been refused, you have the right to appeal (notification by means of a standard visa refusal form under Annex 10 of the Visa Provisions SEM) within 30 days of receipt of the refusal. The appeal must be made in writing (in German, French or Italian) with a statement of grounds. It may be submitted by the applicant’s host in Switzerland, or their legal representative, to the following address:
State Secretariat for Migration (SEM)
Quellenweg 6
3003 Bern-Wabern
If you do not have a host or legal representative, the appeal may be submitted to the Swiss representation abroad.

The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) requires an advance on costs before beginning the visa appeal process."

"How do I remit an advance on costs?
The Visa Directives provide that the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) acknowledge receipt of appeal and request the appellant to remit within 30 days an advance on costs of CHF 200.- (Art. 63 Administrative Procedure Act). The advance must be made using the pay-in slip annexed to the secretariates's acknowledgment notice."

"SEM has rejected my appeal
Under the provisions of Article 47 of the Federal Act on Administrative Procedures (VwVG, SR 172. 021) and Articles 31–33 of the Federal Act on the Federal Administrative Court (VGG; SR 173.32) you may appeal against a decision within 30 days of receiving the decision. Your appeal should to be sent to the Federal Administrative Court at the following address:
Bundesverwaltungsgericht
P.O. Box/Postfach
9023 St Gallen
You should give the reasons for your appeal and submit any evidence you have. In addition, you should enclose a copy of the decision you are appealing against in one of the three official languages (German / French / Italian). The period for filing an appeal is 30 days. Appeals will be considered if submitted to the competent authorities, a Swiss post office, a Swiss Embassy or Consulate within the 30-day deadline. Appeals submitted after the deadline will not be considered (Art. 21(1) Administrative Procedure Act)."

https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home...ise/faq.html#6. Questions on granted or refused visas
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Re: Visitor Visa Rejection: Appeal Procedure

Is there someone who has previosly filed an appeal for the rejection of visitor visa?
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Is there someone who has previosly filed an appeal for the rejection of visitor visa?
It is not as complicated as it might look,

You can write a letter in which you motivate that they will return, and what the purpose is of the visit, the more proof/motivation you hand in for this the better, Doropfiz his post has given you a lot of info on this.
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Re: Visitor Visa Rejection: Appeal Procedure

As Doropfiz mentioned, you could emphasize this is a family reunion and that you have close relationship with your family. To establish that they will return, you could provide letter from the employer. Or if they are self employed details about their business.
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