When will I receive an answer to my application for a visitor visa?
If the application is processed by the responsible embassy in the country where you apply, you will usually receive an answer within 15 days after submitting the application at the VFS application centre, embassy or consulate.
If your application is processed by an embassy in another country, it will take a few more days, because your application must be sent by courier to and from the embassy.
The vast majority of applications are processed by the embassy, but if the embassy is in doubt as to whether you can get a visa, they will send your application to UDI.
We cannot answer whether the case will be sent to UDI, since it is the embassy that decides this. If your case is sent to UDI
- you will be notified by e-mail or SMS
- you will usually receive a response within 45 days of submitting the application at the VFS application centre, embassy or consulate
You will find more information about our waiting times here.