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, applicants will receive an answer within 45 days after the application is registered at the embassy.
Note that it will take a couple of days from when the case is delivered to the application center, consulate or embassy until it is registered at the embassy. The waiting time applies from the day the application is registered with the embassy.
You will normally receive an answer to your appeal within 8 months of submitting your application for a visitor's visa to the Visa Application Centre, embassy or consulate.
In connection with the corona situation and the opening of the borders, UDI has been given several tasks that must be prioritized. The waiting time may therefore change and get longer while your appeal is being processed. Here you can read what can make the waiting time change and how you can stay up to date.
This information was last updated on
20 July 2022
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