It happened last year. I’m ITman and expert in digital marketing. Me and my friend wanted to attend in a conference in Barcelona. It was about entrepreneurship and start-ups. We had a month to start the conference and getting answer for visa request usually takes 2 weeks from Spain embassy. We just wanted to go there, attend in a conference and spend money and come back. It had professional propose. But they made us wait for a month . We even packed our bags. After a week i was calling them everyday. They told us because the time of conference is passed so you are AUTO REJECTED! It was their fault to take a lot of time and it cost us a lot of money.