The result of your application
You will be notified by email when your application has been processed, provided you have given your email address to the Visa Application Centre. You can also be notified by SMS against a fee.
The result can be picked up at the Visa Application Centres, or it can be delivered by courier service.
If you have been granted a visa, a sticker will be placed in your passport. Please check the duration of stay specified on the sticker. The duration of stay indicates how many days you are allowed to stay in the Schengen area.
If you are granted a single-entry, two-entries or a multiple shorter than 6 months, an additional 15 days will normally be added to the period you can make your travel (this 15-days is called Period of Grace). Still, you cannot stay longer than the number of days you are granted.
For example if you are granted a visa for 90 days, from 01.01.2020, an extra 15 days are added, so that the period you can travel is from 01.01.2020 to 15.04.2020. This does not mean that you can enter 01.01.2020 and stay until 15.04.2020, as this will result an overstay of 15 days.
If your application has been rejected, you will receive a written explanation as to why it was rejected. You can appeal the decision.