Cyanide 3 | 9 4 Jun 2012 #1I am going to appeal against my Schengen visa refusal (Polish visa) , I love Poland and I even run a website about it , And Now I really want to visit it as a tourist and also do some photography for my website and also visit the country I like , but they refused my visa , Should I tell them about my love about Poland and about my photography and website ? I did not tell them because I did not want them to see I am so amazed about Poland then they would think I am going to stay there and never come back but I wanna come back before expiry of my visa . So in the appeal letter should I tell them about it ? (About the website and photography)The reasons written in refusal letter :1. There's no proof of your intension about leaving Poland and returning to the country of residence before the expiry of the visa2. It turned out that the information submitted in support of the objectives and conditions of the intended stay was not reliable3. And also the person who gave me the passport back told me that also the embassy was not convinced what you are going to do in Poland , where you are going to stay, How your stay will be in PolandFor #1 : I showed them a letter from my university that I am studying in my country and I have 4 more years to finish my studies. I also showed them the COMPLETELY PAID flight ticket !! (Departure and RETURN) 100% paid ... I showed them Bank account flow that I have money in bank for the trip and I showed the HOTEL RESERVATION + the hotel sent me an invitation letter which they had written in it that I have paid 50% of the hotel money.But I don't know why they think the documents are not reliable !!!!! All my documents were correct with stamp and sign...Also they asked me , do you have any friends in Poland ? I said NO!I have friends in Poland but I have NEVER met them in REAL , so that is why I said no. Because If I say yes they might want a photo but my friends in photo are my long time Internet penpals , I have never met them , But seems like it was better If I said yes ?What should I do now ? Make appeal letter and attach the passport of one my friends to this appeal letter ? Will that be good ? And also tell my friends to type a letter to the embassy ?They asked me what you are going to do in Poland , I said I am going as a Tourist to visit Pomeranian Castles in Poland , and they asked me : How do you know about Pomeranian Castles ? I said from Internet. And that's all the truth.I just lied once that I said I have no one in Poland , but I don't think it is a lie , I just said NO because I have NEVER met those people I have in Poland in REAL! That is why I said no ....How can I make an appeal letter ? What should I exactly do to get the visa ? I should go to Poland ... I have reserved the Hotel , paid for it , paid for ticket , paid for insurance ...Based on those 3 reasons of refusal , What should I do ? What documents should I attach ?And once again should I tell them about my Website ?And by the way I have NO TIME to tell my friend to make an OFFICIAL invitation , (Because this invitation will take about 12 days to be made and I have only 6 days til making an appeal) So is it effective that my friend make a non-official invitation and write in it we know each other over internet and he will show me the city and will guarantee my departure from Poland ? and also attach his passport to that letter ? How will it be ?