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Deadline to documents: What you must know about visa application process

The time a country takes to process a visa application depends on volume and seasonal demand

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Namrata Kohli New Delhi
India was the third country after China and Turkey in terms of number of Schengen area visa applications this summer, said the European Commission about a passport stamp that allows visa-free travel to over 29 countries in the continent.

Getting a visa should be a priority when you plan a foreign trip. “Visa applications tend to take a long time to process, often due to high demand and bureaucratic inefficiencies,” says Abheek Anand, a businessman in Delhi who will travel to California later this year. “Many countries require extensive documentation, which can be cumbersome and confusing for us applicants. Moreover,

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First Published: Jun 20 2024 | 5:20 PM IST

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