The waiting time for visa cases is 8 months

This means that we process most visa cases within eight months. Right now we have few visa cases for processing, and waiting times vary. Some cases we process quickly, while others can take up to nine months to process. The reason is that we need to investigate further in some cases before we can make a decision. Sometimes we are waiting for information from you as the appellant or we need information from other sources, such as an embassy, the police or UDI.

The waiting time starts running from the date your case is received by UNE. You will be notified as soon as we have considered your appeal.

What can you do to ensure your case is processed as quickly as possible?

You can ensure that we have all the documents we need to consider your case. UDI has a checklist for the documents required in visa cases (external link). You don't need to send us the same documents that you have already submitted to UDI.

It is also important that you read UDI's decision and the reason for rejecting your case.

Waiting times may change

We will update the information on this page once a month.