Processing Time

Please ensure that you file your visa application at least 2 weeks prior to your trip!

As a rule, missions require 15 days to decide on an application for a short stay visa.

Kuwaiti nationals: The Processing time by the Embassy takes at least 5 days, plus two days for visa applicaiton and Passport delivery.

Other nationalities: The Processing time by the Embassy takes at least 15 days, Plus two days for visa application and Passport delivery.

The Processing time can exceed the above mentioned period in case your applications needs further scrutiny or if you need to submit additional documents.

During this time, neither the Embassy nor the Visa Application Centre can provide any information on the details of your application. Inquiries regarding the status of visa applications can only be handled after completion of the above stated processing period.

The visa clearance is a computerized process – the German Embassy has no influence of the processing time.

During the peak travel season there may be a waiting period for making an application to a German mission. Persons requiring a visa to enter Germany should therefore submit their applications in good time which is at least 2 to 3 weeks prior to the travel date. You may apply as early as 90 days before your entry date to Schengen area.

Note: The applications are delivered to the Embassy the next working day.