If you have new documentation for your case, you must send it to the embassy.
If the UDI asked you to send us the documentation, you can send it directly to us. You can send it to the person who asked for it, or send it in as described on this page.
You can find information about this under Want to apply: Visit and holiday.
If your application is processed by the embassy in the country you live in,
you will normally receive an answer within 15 days after handing in your application
at the Visa Application Centre, the consulate or the embassy.
If your application is processed by an embassy in another country, this will take a few more days, since your application will be sent by courier to and from the embassy.
You’ll find information on the embassy’s web pages on how long this will take.
Most cases are processed by the embassy, but if the embassy is in doubt about whether you can be granted a visa, they will forward your case to the UDI.
In such cases, most applicants will receive an answer within four weeks of submitting their application to the Visa Application Centre, embassy or consulate.
In a few, very special cases, however, the case will not be processed until up to eight weeks of the application being submitted to the Visa Application Centre, embassy or consulate.
Most people will receive an answer within 6 months of submitting their application to the foreign service mission.
Due to the recent summer holidays, the waiting time is unfortunately longer than normal. We will be working to reduce the waiting time throughout the autumn.
This information was last updated on 13 November 2018. It will be updated again on 18 December.