The processing time from the acceptance of the application to the return of the passports to the visa application centre is usually about three weeks.

If you plan to travel abroad during this period, the application can be accepted without a passport. Corresponding documents such as flight tickets, hotel bookings, invitations, etc. must be presented at the time of application.

The passport must then be issued immediately after return via the visa application centre. After the passport has been issued, a further processing time of approx. 14 days is to be expected.

The Embassy would like to point that it is generally not possible to issue a passport after it has been received by the Embassy.

Please make sure you make an appointment on time.

The decision to approve or reject applications is taken only by the diplomatic mission. We therefore ask you to submit you application on time.

Please note: We would like to draw your attention to the fact that the diplomatic missions request missing or additional documents by e-mail. Therefore we ask you to check your e-mails beforehand.

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