Processing time for applications is a minimum of 5 working days for Tourist visas, and a minimum of 2 – 5 working days for Business visas. Please note that all processing times are minimum and can take longer in some cases.
Please be advised that due to the aforementioned minimum processing time, we are not able to guarantee the return of passports by specific dates for travel.
NOTE PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU CHECK THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ASCERTAIN ANY DATES THAT THE CONSULATE WILL BE CLOSED, AS THIS WILL ALSO AFFECT THE PROCESSING TIME OF YOUR APPLICATION.
For the following nationals the visa processing time takes a minimum of 14 working days: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Belarus, Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Kazakhstan (diplomatic passport only), Dem. Rep. of Congo, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, North Korea, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam.