The waiting time for your case depends on whether you have submitted your documents to the police or a VFS Application Centre before or after 1 January 2022. This is because UDI is changing the way we process applications, aiming for more applicants to get their application decision faster. You can read more about why we do this.
The waiting time is calculated from the date you handed in your documents to the police or the VFS Application Centre.
If you call us, we will not be able to give you any further information regarding the waiting time than what you find here. If we need more information to process your application, we will contact you.
Today it normally takes 12 months from you handed in your documents to the police, an embassy, consulate or a Visa Application Centre abroad, until you get an answer to your application.
If the UDI has to make additional investigations, it may take longer until you get an answer. If you have been notified that you will be summoned for an interview with the police or at the embassy, it will normally take a total of 15 months from you handed in your documents to the police or at the embassy until you receive an answer.
After handing in your documents to the police or the VFS Application Centre, it may take up to 4 months before we go through your application.
This information was last updated on
28 April 2022
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