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The consular authority endeavour to shorten the time to obtain an appointment at Visa Application centre. The appointment is available within 24 hours (week day), but it may vary slightly during the high season.

Once visa applications have been transferred to the consular authority, the processing time will vary according to the visa type:

For short-stay visas: 7 working days in average, if supporting documents are complete requiring no additional checks. The consular authority will make efforts to maintain it throughout the year, including high seasons.

Processing times are given as general guidelines and will vary according to the volume of applications, the need for additional documents and the applicant’s nationality.