The processing time for applications is maximum 15 days, as per the Schengen Regulation. In exceptional cases, this period may be extended up to 30 calendar days, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed and when additional documentation is needed in specific cases, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 calendar days.

When lodging the application to the Visa Application Center, applicants shall pay the Visa Fee and Service Fee, which may only be paid in INR, and present the following Basic Documents:

1 Visa application form – Fully completed and signed by the applicant
2 Two recent passport-sized pictures – In colour, 3.5 x 4 cm (approx. 1.2 x 1.6 inch)

– Facing forward, white background

3 Passport – Valid for at least three months after date of return to India

– Containing at least two blank visa pages

– Issued within the previous ten (10) years

– 1 copy of the identification page and 1 copy of all visa pages

4 Medical insurance

(holders of diplomatic passports are exempted)

– Minimum coverage 30,000 EURO, for medical costs and medical repatriation, valid in all Schengen countries during the whole validity of the issued visa.