The waiting time for citizenship cases is between 0 - 7 months

For the moment, the waiting time for citizenship cases varies. Some cases we can consider immediately, and you will receive the answer within a few days. In other cases, it can take up to seven months before you receive an answer. 

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 citizenship 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.

When do we spend more time than estimated?

Sometimes it takes more time than normal for us to consider a case. There is usually a reason for this, for example that we are waiting for information from you as the appellant or that we need information from other sources, such as an embassy, the police or UDI.

Waiting times may change

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