Visa Processing Time
Visa Processing Time

Strictly do not finalize travel plans before receiving the visa applied for. All processing times below are average processing times. Please plan your travel accordingly.
VFS /Embassy of India would not be responsible for any inconvenience/problems faced as a result of finalizing travel plans before obtaining the visa.

Applicants are requested NOT to sending their documents by Post/Courier as we do not accept postal application. Postal applications will not be processed.

Average processing time varies as explained below. Please finalize your travel arrangements only after you obtain an appropriate visa. VFS / Embassy of India, Brussels will not be responsible for any inconvenience/problems faced as a result of finalizing travel plans before obtaining your appropriate visa.

Normal Applications
Most visas for Belgian/Luxemburg nationals and permanent residents of Belgium would be processed within 4 to 6 working days after submission of application.

Processing time for UK applicant’s visa will take 4 to 5 weeks. Applicants are therefore advised to apply well in advance of the proposed date of travel to ensure that they get a visa in time.

Please Note: Please note that only applicant with Belgian or Luxemburg passport are allowed to apply for the Employment Visa, as per the directives from the Embassy of India, Brussels.
Non Belgian nationals can apply provided they are domiciled in Belgium or Luxemburg for at least two years. They need to attach a copy of resident card of last 2 years validity.

Please note: There is NO Emergency Employment Visa. The processing times for visas are estimates only. These are based on information and experience of the Embassy of India, Brussels.

Applications Submitted in Antwerp and Luxembourg

Processing times for general applications submitted in Antwerp and Luxembourg will take minimum 7 to 10 working days plus transportation time from Brussels to Antwerp & Luxembourg centers. This may vary for Reference cases and visa categories where the processing time is longer.

The processing of your application is subject to the procedures and timescales of the Embassy of India, Brussels, over which we have no control.