Each embassy sets its own processing times for visa applications, as do the issuing authorities for eVisa applications. Generally, they keep to this timing, but some factors can cause fluctuations such as high volumes of applications, or technical issues. Some embassies also have to submit applications to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of their country, which can cause processing to take significantly longer.
Unfortunately, our powers do not extend to influencing the processing times set by the embassies! As a general rule of thumb, we would recommend applying for your visa at least 1-2 months from your departure date, but again, make sure you check the processing times for the visa you’re applying for. It’s also worth noting that processing times normally do not include weekends.
You can find approximate processing times under ‘Important Info’ when you search for your visa on our website. For more detailed instructions on how to use our website, flick over to this help section; All about The Visa Machine / How does the website work?
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