Please note that the processing of your visa application will only begin after the printed and signed application with all supporting documents has been submitted to the Visa Application Centre and the visa fee has been paid. Applications that are sent in electronic form cannot be processed. It is not possible to submit an application by mail or fax.
Please note that your online visa application form will be available for modifications and printing for 90 days after it’s completed. In order to retrieve your completed visa application form you will need your registered email ID and password. After completing your visa application form, print and submit your application to the Visa Application Centre within 90 days.
If you have already started filling in or have completed your visa application form, you can retrieve and download the application form under your registered email ID.
You are required to print your visa application form and a barcode sheet which will be generated upon completion of the visa form as part of this process. We recommend you to use a laser printer. You are required to submit the visa application form and barcode sheet along with the supporting documents to the Visa Application Centre. You can also print your completed visa application form at the Visa Application Centre.
We suggest that you have the following information at hand before you start:
FAQ for visa application
Do I have to use an application form filled online or may I submit paper application form as before?
You can use a paper application form as well, but we recommend using an application form filled online whenever possible. This will facilitate and speed up application handling process in the Embassy.
If I submit in the visa application form today, when will the visa be ready?
Processing of visa application begins on the day when printed and signed application with supplementary documents and biometric data (ten fingerprints) is submitted to the Visa Application Centre, and the visa fee has been paid, not on the day when filling in the application. Estimated processing times depends on the purpose of the travel.
If I fill in the application form today, when can I submit it? Do I have to submit the form on the same day or can I come later?
It is not necessary to submit the application on the same day, but it needs to be submitted within 90 days of filling the application. Note that planned travel date cannot be before the date you are submitting the application.
Am I allowed to make changes into my application form filled online afterwards or should I make changes with a pen on the paper or do I have to print a new application and a barcode sheet?
You can make changes into the online application before you submit your application for processing. You are able to return to the online visa application system by clicking the link Retrieve Visa Application Form and using your personal username; in the end, a new application form with a barcode sheet must be printed.
What language can be used to fill in the application form?
The application form can be filled only in English.