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.

Emigra Worldwide 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 your Emigra Worldwide representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.