Today it normally takes 7 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.
How long you have to wait may change. In that case, the new information will apply to you, even if you have been told a different waiting time previously. We update the information on this page once a month.
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 18 months from you handed in your documents to the police or at the embassy until you receive an answer.
This information was last updated on 19 November 2020. It will be updated again on 17 December.