I had planned to visit Switzerland last year for Christmas and New year and I was denied visa. I was sent invite by my Swiss family hosts. They stated in the invitation letter to provide me with accomodation, free meal and sight-seeing for my twenty days visit. The two reasons the Swiss embassy stated were insufficient fund in which I provided an account statement with $4000+, second reason that my intention to leave the member state could not be ascertained. I paid for flight already, bought insurance and my trips cost to Abuja which was wasted alas due to visa denial.
I figured out that things are difficult for Nigerians given the poverty and population factor which results in high patronage of embassies. I'm considering applying to a Mexico embassy now for tourism which I have already booked an appointment with. My future plan later this year is to study in Europe, and given the refugee crisis and all, I think I stand a little chance getting a study visa from Nigeria . Going to Mexico where my younger brother is already settled to get papers and prepare for my autumn studies in Europe from there tilts the odds in my favour I believe. Please, I need you to provide me with helpful tips on how I can secure a Mexico tourist visa. I would be applying as a student like I did with the Swiss embassy. My statement of account balance is $3,700. What other ways can I demonstrate to the consular that I would return in order to secure my visa.
Another question I have is that I checked for flights to Mexico and I would need to transit via Europe or America mostly. Do I need to apply for transit visa or I won't need to?, since I do not intend to leave the airport.