What is the change? Visa applicants at the German Consulate in Bangalore are experiencing delays due to an increased number of visa applications.

What does the change mean? The German Consulate alerted applicants that wait times for visa appointments at the consulate could exceed four weeks. Currently, visa appointments appear to be booked through June. Visa applicants at the consulate should expect delays and plan accordingly.

  • Implementation timeframe: Immediate and ongoing.
  • Visas/permits affected: National visa types.
  • Who is affected: People applying for national visas at the German Consulate in Bangalore.
  • Business impact: Business travelers may need to adjust timelines if their visa appointments or visa processing are delayed.

BAL Analysis: Those in need of visa services should expect delays as described above. Applicants are encouraged to plan their travel well in advance to accommodate the extended wait times.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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