After the visa office receives your application it will be reviewed to make sure it is complete. An incomplete application will be returned to you unprocessed or may be refused.
If your application is complete, the following may be requested:
For more detailed information on processing times please see Average processing times
If you move or change your address, email address, telephone number or any other contact information while your application is being processed, you must notify the visa office.
After the visa officer has assessed your application, your passport and other original documents where a copy has been provided will be returned to you. Please note that original bank statements are not returned. If you sent fraudulent documents, they will also not be returned.
If your application is approved, the visa will be in your passport . For information on expiry dates, duration of stay, etc, please refer to After receiving a visa
If your application is refused, you will receive an explanation why your application was refused.