Once you submit your application, you must wait until the Embassy has made a decision on your case. (Please see Processing Time page on Short Term Visa section for more information), and provided that a complete file is submitted. However, it may take longer in certain cases.
You can track your application using the reference number on your receipt, which is issued to you on the day of your appointment. If you have opted for the SMS service you will be notified via SMS and email regarding the status of your application. The final SMS you will receive will inform you when the application has been processed.
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For applications submitted in Manchester and Edinburgh, passports will be returned via DX Securemail Courier at a cost of 14.95 per envelope. This is a mandatory requirement, and there is no passport collection facility.
Applications submitted in London may be collected in person between 16.00 – 17.30 Mon – Fri excluding declared holidays. However, you may also opt to have your passport returned via DX Securemail.
You will be able to begin tracking your DX Securemail envelope on the day after you have been notified it is being dispatched to you from the Visa Application Centre. Please use the 10 digit number from the DX Securemail sticker on your receipt to track your envelope. Please go to the following DX Securemail website
and enter your 10 digit DX tracking number and your postcode. Please call DX Securemail directly on the number provided on the website regarding any issues with delivery.
Applicants are advised to check that the visa granted meets with their travel schedule.