Processing times - upon receipt of a complete application - are given as general guidelines and will vary according to the applicants nationality and the type of visa.
There is no expedite procedure for a visa, and the Visa Section cannot influence this timeline of process.
Reminder : Do allow at least 15 days for visa processing but do not submit your application more than 3 months before your planned dates of travel.
Warning : passports cannot be withdrawn once they have been delivered to the Visa Section and until the visa processing has been completed.
- For short stay visas: depending on nationalities* so between 48 hours and 3 weeks
- For long stay visas for studies or work: on average 3 weeks
- For long stay visas for other purposes: from 2 or 3 weeks to 2 months
* A longer processing time is required for holders of passports from the following countries :
15 to 20 days (2 to 3 weeks) if you are a citizen of one of the following countries:
|Cameroon||Central African republic||Chad|
|Palestinian Authority||Rwanda||Saoudi Arabia|
|Somalia||Sri Lanka||South Sudan|
|Zimbabwe||US Refugee Travel Document||US Re-entry Permit|
Please note that the Visa Section will only replies to status queries if the application remains pending beyond the normal processing times.
Thank you for your understanding.