Processing time

The processing time for applications is normally up to 15 calendar days after the embassy or consulate has received the application. In some cases, applications are sent to the Directorate of Immigration (UDI), and the processing time in these cases may be up to 45 calendar days.

When further scrutiny of an application is needed and additional documentation is required, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days, in specific cases.

Please note that depending on where you hand in your application, it will take some days from when the case is submitted to the application center until it is received at the embassy. If we need to request further documentation from you, the processing time may be longer.

Applications for Schengen visas may be submitted up to six months prior to intended entry to the Schengen area. The embassy strongly recommends that you submit your application as early as possible.