My husband went to France (Roubaix/Lille) on a scientific visa (for PhD) on a scholarship. I applied for a long-stay visa a few months later. I am financially dependent on my husband, so I mentioned 'husband' in 'means of support'. A week later, they returned my passport and a letter of refusal.

The reason mentioned is no evidence of means of sufficient resources covering the entire period of stay. NOTE: the residence permit of my husband is work/employed category, not student. The amount he receives is ~1,000 euros each month. I attached bank statements of his French bank account of the last two months (as he created his account 2 months ago). I also attached letter of award of scholarship.

What could be the reason of rejection. What can I do to avoid chances of refusal next time?

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    As noted in the comments to your (now deleted) question on Travel, €1000 is not very much. (Does he pay for his accommodation--and potentially for yours if you join him--from that money?) You yourself noted that the minimum in Roubaix is over €600 per person, which is more than he receives. The refusal seems unsurprising with that in mind.
    – phoog
    Dec 16, 2017 at 19:22
  • I deleted the comments mistakenly. Dec 17, 2017 at 6:19
  • I wanted to delete my question from Travel and repost it to Expatriates. Dec 17, 2017 at 6:20
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    It really does look like the visa office are saying that he does not have enough money to support you as well as himself.
    – user16259
    Dec 17, 2017 at 6:23
  • Okay, we are 200 euros short from minimum wage. I also work as a freelancer. Now, I have started working for two organization. They are based in different countries. Should I ask them to send me some letter/contract(to show with visa application) that I work for them (from home) and they pay me monthly. Would these letters sufficient? or they may cause some trouble? Dec 17, 2017 at 6:29


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