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Decision on Visa Application



Decisions on Schengen visas are taken by the consulate within 15 calendar days since the lodging of an application.

In practice, most of the applications are decided within 2 - 5 days.

The review period can be extended in individual specific cases to 45 calendar days, when further examination is needed in cases of consultations, need of additional supporting documents etc.


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 about the application status can be obtained via the Ministry of the Interior website, alternatively by contacting the Ministry of the Interior.

Please do not contact the Visa Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with inquiries about the application status - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not process these applications nor does it dispose of relevant information.