Processing Time

WHEN TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION AND PROCESSING TIME

You are not allowed to submit your application more than 3 months before the start of the intended visit.

You should plan applying for your visa taking into account:

  • Appointment scheduling with VFS Global
  • Processing time by the Consular Authority.

Processing time: it may vary according to the applicant’s nationality and the time when the visa application is requested:

  • Short Stay: 5 working days (provided the file is complete)
  • Long Stay: 15 working days (provided the file is complete)

Specific cases when further documentation is required: may take up to 4 to 8 weeks

Please note:

  • Appointment delays and processing time given are indicative only.
  • The Consulate may ask for further documentation.
Applicants may be requested to appear at the Consulate for an interview