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.
Most people will receive an answer within two weeks of submitting their application to a Visa Application Centre, embassy or consulate.
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 summer holidays, the waiting time is unfortunately longer than normal. After the summer we will try to reduce the waiting time.
This information was last updated on 10 July 2018. It will be updated again on 14 August.