Schengen visa for EU citizen Spouse (non EU)/Facilitating visa question(s)
My question(s) is regarding a Schengen/Facilitating Visa of a Spouse of an EU citizen.
We want to request this visa for my husband ( Egyptian). I am Spanish living in the Netherlands so I am under the directive 2004/038/EC .
We understand that for this kind of entry visa they cannot request the normal documents as for an ordinary Schengen Visa ( hotel reservations, travel itinerary, letter from employer…. Etc.) . We have to present a copy of our valid passports and the marriage certificate that proofs to the Consulate that he is a family member of a EU citizen.( and of course the picture and the visa form)
The agency that deals with the Dutch visas in Egypt ( VFS Global) first told my husband he had to present all the documents as for a regular tourist visa, When he mentioned that that is not lawful and that he is under the EC Directive 2004/038 then they changed the version and said ok but we need proof that me ( EU citizen) I am resident in The Netherlands and proof that I have a job. I think this is also not really required for a sort stay visa as for stays up to 90 days no requirement is needed for EU citizens ( an in extension for their family members) I am ok providing these documents if it helps not getting the visa rejected though but I think this is more for the long stay visa.
Now, we obviously want for him to stay here for the full 90 days, during which we will process the request for his permanent residence at the Immigration office.. My question is, should be put that in the visa form and be brutally honest with them or should be just ask for a multi-entry visa saying that is so he can visit me while every now and then or while the permanent visa process takes place?
Also we read that they can only refuse the visa in case of public health issue, public policy , public security and in the case of a fraud marriage. I understand rejections are rare and they have to be documented but, how can they determine if a marriage is a fraud just from a certificate? I am worried because I read so many bad experiences and I just want to make sure that at least we don't make any mistake during the process.
Will he also have to have an interview for the visa like for a normal Schengen visa with lots of questions? Would it be advisable to provide some kind of evidences to show that our marriage is real, if so what would you suggest?
Also, if they grant him the visa and he wants to stay longer than the 90 days, can we request an extension while he is here or maybe a different kind of visa so he doesn't have to leave me?