Germany: Increased waiting time for employment visa appointments
What has changed
For the foreseeable future, there will be an increase in waiting time for employment visa appointments at the German diplomatic mission in India. The increased wait time can result in delays in the approval process and employment start dates.
Who is affected
All clients who have employees who will apply for employment or dependent visas at the German diplomatic mission in India.
What to expect
Delays in obtaining employment visa appointments will impact possible start dates for employment or assignment in Germany. Currently, the processing time for approval of the employment visa can take up to two (2) to three (3) months. Approval of the dependent visa can take up to four (4) months.
Visa Lounge strongly recommends applicants schedule appointments in advance.
What you need to do
Employers and applicants should take into account the recent increase in processing times and overall timelines required to complete the immigration process.
Contact Visa Lounge Global Immigration for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.