Schengen visa applications get rejected quite often.
On average it takes 3 times to go to the consulate or visa application centre before your Schengen visa is approved.
Very often people believe that they know exactly what documents a consulate requires for a Schengen visa but in reality it is not so.
So what can be done if your Schengen visa application was rejected? Well, there can be two different cases when it happens. A visa officer may inform you that your Schengen visa application can not be accepted because you need to provide some extra documents to support your visa application. In this situation what you need to do is gather the documents requested and submit your Schengen visa application again and you do not have to pay embassy fee again. Normally, you are allowed to do that within a few days from the original day of submission. The second situation that needs to be mentioned is when you see a rejection stamp in your passport instead of a Schengen visa label, which means your visa is refused. The rejection stamp is not a very good thing at all for it prevents you from getting a Schengen visa until you have it cancelled by the consulate which put it inside your passport.
If your Schengen visa application got rejected, you would have to reapply for your visa and pay the embassy fee again. Though you can reapply for a Schengen visa any time after the refusal, the first thing to do is to find out why the visa was not approved. If you fail to identify the reason, the chances that your visa application will be rejected again are very high.
You can make an appeal if you do not agree with the consulate’s decision. You can find out what the procedure is on the Schengen embassies web sites.
Quite often applicants do not have the complete application pack but still sure that one missing document will not matter, the truth is that each piece required must be submitted and it is better to provide more paperwork than the consulates ask for than less.