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Immigration


24 May 2017

SCHENGEN AREA: Increased waiting times to get an appointment at consulates or embassies expected

Due to the busy summer period, applicants hoping to obtain a Schengen Visa should expect longer waiting times to get an appointment at a Schengen Visa issuing embassy or consulate.

It can be especially busy in the US for non-US citizens with residence there hoping to obtain a Schengen Visa (up to 3 months). However, the busy period should be noted for Schengen embassies and consulates worldwide.

Applicants typically have to schedule their appointments online (walk in’s are usually not permitted) and the requirements can differ between embassies. Further to this in the US, appointments have to be scheduled in the state of residence, meaning that flexibility to travel to a neighbouring state is usually not possible.

How does this affect the client?

Employers and applicants should take the increased lead times into account over the summer period and start applications for Schengen Visa’s as soon as possible. Since the requirements can differ between embassies and consulates it is advisable to call them directly to check what is needed so that there is plenty of time for preparation of necessary 

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