Germany: Schengen Visa Processing Delays for Indian Nationals

Key Points  

  • Germany shared that Indian nationals are facing longer processing timelines for a Schengen area visa and appointments


The government of Germany announced that Indian nationals applying for a Schengen area visa will be faced with longer wait times for appointments and visa processing. Interested applicants must schedule an appointment with VFS Global, Germany’s worldwide visa processing service provider.  

According to the government, processing for Schengen visas begins once the application has reached the German consulate. Generally, this can take up to six working days. However, due to the application peak season, the average time has increased to 15 days or more. 

What are the Changes?  

The German government noted that the processing time of Schengen visa applications has increased.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Germany’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.

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