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Once you submit your application, you must wait until the Embassy has made a decision on your case.

Decisions about visa applications must normally be made within 15 days. In some cases, applications will require further enquiry, in these cases, the maximum processing time is 45 days. In certain situations, The Icelandic Embassy of New Delhi will be required to ask the Iceland Immigration Service to process an application.

Application processing time counts from the time an admissible application is submitted at a diplomatic mission. 'Admissible' means that the mission has decided that the Schengen conditions for submitting an application have been met.

Track your application online

You can track your application using the reference number on your receipt, which is issued to you on the day of your appointment. If you have opted for the SMS service you will be notified via SMS and email regarding the status of your application. The final SMS you will receive will inform you when the application is ready for collection in the Visa Application Centre.

  • You can find general information, agreed in the Schengen cooperation in India. Click here for common Information for Schengen Visa Applicants in India.

Collection process

Collection of passport can be done within the collection timings from Monday to Friday except Declared Holidays.

Please ensure you bring your receipt with you, which is issued to you on the day of your appointment.

Upon collection of passports, applicants are advised to check that the visa granted meets with their travel schedule.

If you have opted for the courier service, your passport will be dispatched to you via Blue Dart Express.

Third party collection of the documents or passports is not permitted, except in the following cases:

  • Immediate Family Member (that is Parents, Children, Spouse)
  • A person collecting on behalf of Government officials if authorized on the Government letter head.
  • Red Carpet Representatives if authorized on the Company’s letter head

If any of the above comes for passport collection, they need to carry the following documents:

  • Original Government ID card
  • Original payment receipt
  • Original authorization letter from applicant