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Third Countries whose Nationals are Subject to Prior Consultation According to the Visa Code

In accordance with Art. 47 of the Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code) Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs about third countries whose nationals are subject to prior consultation according to the Art. 22 of the Visa Code.

The general processing time is a minimum of 2 weeks except for applicants from the countries listed below in which case a minimum processing time is 3 weeks:

For list of the countries please go here.

Remark: Under Article 22 of the Visa Code, a Member State may require the central authorities of other Member States to consult its central authorities during the examination of visa applications lodged by nationals of specific third countries or specific categories of such nationals.

Such consultation does not apply to applications for airport transit visas.