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It all starts with the diagnosis. We run a scan at the Schengen Central Division in order to confirm that you have been subject to an alert in the SIS, to know which country made it and why.

 

The scan result dictates our action. On that basis we implement the most efficient strategy directly in front of the Schengen Central Division, and/or locally. Not to appeal the visa refusal

but to waive the source of the alert in the SIS. So you can re-apply to and be re-eligible for a Schengen visa.

Step 2:

HOW WE DO IT?

Step 1:

Issues With The Schengen System?

Schengen Visa Refused? 

Entry Denied to Schengen Territories?

Unwanted citizen by Schengen Authorities?

ARE YOU SEEKING TO SOLVE ANY OF THESE PROBLEMS?

We have the solution!

Our out of the box approach addresses your issue. Promptly and efficiently.

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THE USUAL APPROACH

 

In general, when you have been denied a Schengen visa, the refusing country advises to appeal the decision in front of a national appeal court. This can be long and costly. Moreover the appeal judgment usually confirms the first-instance refusal decision.

WHAT IS THE UNDERLYING PROBLEM BEHIND IT?

In case you face any of these problems while you have met all the requirements to obtain a visa / enter a Schengen country, this means that you are subject to an alert in the Schengen Information System (SIS).

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT AND MORE EFFICIENT?

We do not appeal the decision. We do not go through the national appeal circuit. 

We rather address the source of the alert that has led to your visa refusal. We go directly in front of the Schengen Central Division to clear your name from the Schengen Information System (SIS) and make you re-eligible for a Schengen visa. 

A focused approach that makes you save time and money!

 
 
 
 

We are a team of multi-lingual experienced international lawyers and professionals based in Beirut, Paris, Amsterdam and The Hague who can help you clear your name from the Schengen Information System (SIS) in order to be re-eligible for the Schengen visa.

I. We offer a completely different approach, procedure and circuit.

II. We are experienced specialists in this field. We have successfully solved a large number of cases with a success rate of 100%.
 

III. It is not a typical lawyers’ task to waive an alert in the SIS system. It requires as well a deep and global understanding of the SIS system, and a full human interaction with both the client and the system.

IV. Our team is fluent in 7 languages (French, Arabic, English, Italian, Spanish, German and Dutch) with the necessary academic background that makes us efficient.

Success Cases

CASE 1

A Middle Eastern client was refused visa to Switzerland where he wanted to go and enjoy vacation with his family.

His wife and children obtained the visa while his visa was denied. No reasons were given by the Swiss consulate. He was notified the refusal and had one month to appeal in front of the federal court in Switzerland.

This would have cost him a lot of time and money with no guarantee about the outcome.

Instead, we managed to solve his problem by going directly in front of the Schengen Information System (SIS) authorities in the Hague where we found out that his name was falsely registered on the terrorist SIS black list. It was a simple confusion with another homonym.

His Schengen problem was solved within 5 months and he was granted visa.

 

KNOW MORE

What is the purpose of SIS?

The main purpose of the SIS is to help preserving internal security in the Schengen States in the absence of internal border checks. The scope of the SIS is namely 

  • Border control cooperation > The SIS enables competent authorities, such as border guards and visa issuing and migration authorities, to enter and consult alerts on third­-country nationals for the purpose of refusing their entry into or stay in the Schengen Area. 

  • Law enforcement cooperation > The SIS supports police and judicial cooperation by allowing competent authorities to create and consult alerts on missing persons and on persons or objects related to criminal offences.

 

Currently, the Schengen Information System is used by 26 countries. Among the current participants 

  • The 22 EU Member States that are part of the Schengen Area

The Schengen Area encompasses most EU Member States, except for Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the United Kingdom.

 

  • 4 Associated Countries that are part of the Schengen Area

Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Iceland fully operate the SIS.

Applicants for a Schengen visa whose applications are refused are, by law, entitled to appeal the decision i.e. to try to have the decision overturned and changed, so that the visa is granted.

 

The Schengen Visa Code grants rights to applicants for a Schengen visa. However, in practice these rights are rarely

acknowledged or honoured.

I. No reasons are given for refusal

The issuing embassy or consulate is not required to provide a reason for rejecting the application. Most denials are issued without any concrete reason. If or when given, the stated reasons for refusal are so vague that the applicant can only guess at the true reason for refusal.

II. What to appeal?

The vagueness of Article 32 (reasons for refusal) has the effect of making the refusal process opaque, leaving the visa section totally unaccountable and rendering an appeal impracticable; that is, it is impossible for an applicant to lodge an appeal without knowing the specific reasons for the refusal.

 

 

III. A local lawyer needs to be appointed

Schengen visa appeal needs to be made pursuant to the appeal country law or local practice of the Schengen country which has rejected the visa application or denied the visa (locus regit actum). In other words, the Schengen visa appeal is not governed by a central European policy, and individual countries have the freedom of establishing their own procedures and Schengen visa appeal methods.

Consequently, the foreign applicant should appeal to the local national court, through a national lawyer. The assistance of a national lawyer is required by law and only national lawyers can appeal the applicant's refusal. Applicants cannot appeal personally and the foreign lawyers are not authorized to appeal the national refusals.

 

 

IV. A Schengen visa appeal will take months with doubtful result at the end

 

The appeal process is likely to waste the applicant’s time and cause yet more grief and confusion by falsely raising his hopes.

 

The appeal will be decided months after the applicant’s case filing and if unsuccessful, the applicant might receive no notification. His appeal will simply vanish.

 

Moreover, appeal judgment usually confirms the first-instance refusal decision.

Applicants for a Schengen visa whose applications are refused are, by law, entitled to appeal the decision i.e. to try to have the decision overturned and changed, so that the visa is granted.

 

The Schengen Visa Code grants rights to applicants for a Schengen visa. However, in practice these rights are rarely

acknowledged or honoured.

The SIS, is a highly efficient large-scale information system/governmental database used by European countries to maintain and distribute information on individuals. The intended uses of this system are for national security, border control and law enforcement purposes.

 

Currently, the SIS is used by 26 countries. Among the current participants:

• The 22 EU Member State that are part of the Schengen Area

• 4 associated countries Iceland: Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland and Lichtenstein

 
 

For more info about Schengen, email us at schengen@jalladlawfirm.com

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