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Decision on Visa Application



Schengen visa applications are decided within 15 days after the application is accepted by the consulate.

Exceptionally, the review period may be extended to a maximum of 45 days when further examination, consultation or verification is needed. The consulate will inform the applicant if this happens.


Decisions on long-term visas and residency permits are taken by the Ministry of the Interior within the legal period based on the visa type and purpose of stay.

Information on application status is available on the Ministry of the Interior website, alternatively by contacting the Ministry of the Interior.


Please do not contact the Visa Department / consulates with inquiries about application status during the examination period. Consulates contact applicants as soon as the decison on the visa application is available.