May 23, 2024

Schengen Visa processing time for travel to Germany reduced to 8 weeks

The processing time for Schengen visa for travelling to Germany has been brought down to eight weeks and efforts are on to reduce it further, Georg Enzweiler, Deputy Head of Mission at the German Embassy here, said Wednesday.

A Schengen visa is a short-stay (up to 90 days) visa that allows a person to travel to any member of the 27-country Schengen Area of Europe for tourism or business purposes.

The delays in visa processing have been a dampener for Europe travel.

The German Embassy had in April issued an advisory saying, due to a sharp increase in demand for Schengen visas, longer waiting times for appointments and longer visa processing times apply.

The processing time for Schengen Visa starts only once the application reaches the Consulate. This might take up to six working days depending on the delivery conditions and public holidays.

According to new data from the German National Tourist Board, Indian tourists spent more than 6.23 lakh nights in Germany in 2022, a 209 per cent increase compared to the previous year, but the number was still 65 per cent of the pre-pandemic levels .

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   A Schengen visa is a short-stay (up to 90 days) visa that allows a person to travel to any member of the 27-country Schengen Area of Europe for tourism or business purposes.
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