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Processing time

The processing time for visa applications is normally up to 15 calendar days. The Visa Section would like to inform all applicants that the average processing time is currently up to 30 days.
We therefore ask all applicants to apply well in advance of their intended travel date

The counting of days starts from the day the Embassy receives your application, which normally happens on the first workday after the application is submitted to VFS.

Some applications are subject to prior consultation in one or more Schengen countries before a visa may be issued. The processing time in these cases will usually be at least 10-12. Applications may in some cases have to be referred to the immigration service in Denmark and may thus take between 30 and 60 days to process — the latter when the immigration service requires further documentation. For more information on third countries whose nationals are subject to prior consultation with Schengen member states, please refer to the website of the Danish Immigration Service https://www.nyidanmark.dk/da-dk/Lovstof/schengen_indrejse/visa_code_handbook_visumhaandbogen.htm (annex 16)

 

Applicants will be contacted by VFS when a decision is reached and submitted documents are ready for collection. Documents belonging to applicants from other countries than Ghana can be returned by courier, provided that the applicant has paid the courier fee when submitting the application to VFS.