I am a foreigner living in Japan. I applied for shengen visa to participate in a conference.
My application is now in pending status (I completed finger prints, payment etc) until i submit original invitation letter from the conference organizers . The conference organizers usually send an invitation letter in PDF file. I found it difficult to get the original one from them. My question is in order to skip the Inv. letter requirement, can i change my visiting purpose to tourist? Is it improper conduct? Does the consular officer see it as a fraud?
Any of your comments are greatly appreciated.