What happens to my application while I wait?

  1. Once you have submitted all the application documents to the embassy, the embassy will decide within 15 days whether you can be granted a visa.
  2. If the embassy is in doubt about whether you can be granted a visa, they will forward your case to UDI.
  3. As soon as your application is next to be processed, UDI will consider and normally make a decision in your case within 45 days of submitting the application to the VFS application centre, embassy or consulate. 
  4. Once your application has been processed, the embassy will notify you. If you have authorised someone to represent you in connection with your case, this person will be notified and has to inform you.