How long does it take to get an answer to my appeal?

If your application for a visitor visa has been rejected by the embassy, you must check the relevant embassy's website for information on waiting times (external website). UDI cannot answer how long it will take the embassy to process your case.

If the embassy does not change its decision, and sends it over to UDI for processing, you will be notified of this by e-mail. If the appeal is sent to UDI, it may take up to 13 months for you to receive an answer. The processing time is calculated from when the application for a visitor visa was registered by the embassy or consulate. You can read more about this here.

Please note that the waiting time may change. Here you can read about what can cause the waiting time to change and how you can stay updated.