Please note that neither the Embassy nor our consulates can be held responsible for technical difficulties, human errors or shipping delays in the processing of passports, permits and visa applications.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to apply in time for the intended departure.
For passports: 5 weeks prior
For permits: 3 months prior
For visas: A minimum of 18 days prior (15 days of processing plus shipping).
Please note that the processing times may be longer than this during peak travel season (June, July, August and December) due to case volume or if cases require further scrutiny.