Hash1 13 Jul 2018 #391I'm sorry they rejected you the visa. I also applied around 28th of June and my friend met your wife who was applying for her visa at the consulate in mumbai. We are exchange students going to Warsaw from India. We study international relations and my special area of interest is consular relations and conflict resolution fyi.From what i understand, you shouldnt have mentioned everything in the cover letter as you did like vacationing etc. It had to be crisp and to the point because it has to reflect the visa that you are requesting for. For example if i applied for a Student Type D visa and mentioned that i would visit Austria and go sight seeing, my chances of being rejected would be much higher as the consluar would not be able to determine the exact reason of wanting a Type D student Visa. To top it off, you did not have an interview neither did I or my friend. All the consular sees are your papers and judges based on that.Now for the appeal part: Most appeals are rarely overturned. The fact that they stamped your passport is much serious as it will remain in it till your passport expires. Wherever you apply from be it Dubai or Abu Dhabi, they will have it in their system. It also reflects badly when you apply to other western countries embassies/consluates.I have been born and brought up in the GCC and I can tell you without a single doubt that if you had applied in Dubai, you would have got the visa. Each consulate behaves differently in countries. But now that you have a stamp stating that they rejected it in Mumbai, the chances are next to nothing.Create a strong appeal, write an appeal letter stating and assuring your return to India. It would be better if you could buy a return ticket if you havent to show them that you are serious about it. Appeals are rarely successful but still i wish you luck.The rudeness of the embassy/consulate staff is due to the low international standing of Indians and their image across the world as tourists or potential visitors. You will not see this in other countries when you apply for a visa.Me and my friend are also very tensed about our visa decision which will be out next week. But we have written explicitly and categorically that we are returning to India because we have to graduate next year and we wouldn't in our right minds stay back in Poland and jeopardize our degree.