The ability to find out about the readiness of a visa depends on the specific consulate or visa center. As a rule, the date of arrival for the passport is appointed when accepting documents. But you can often find out at what stage of consideration they are by phone or via the Internet.
It is necessary
- - a computer;
- - access to the Internet;
- - telephone.
If there is an opportunity to find out about the readiness of a visa via the Internet, a link to the required service is present on the consulate's website (most often in the visa information section) and the visa center, if any. The search can be carried out on the basis of a consulate or center, or a single database with information about visas of a country of interest around the world (for example, located on the server of its Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
To enter the system, an identifier is required, which depends on a specific consulate or visa center. This can be the number of documents or receipt of payment of the consular fee, login and password used for registration when filling out the visa application form online, etc.
In any case, after entering the requested data and clicking on the appropriate button, the system will display the information you are interested in.
If the consulate or visa center provides this information by phone (perhaps not in all foreign missions), its number is usually indicated on the website of the consular office or visa center and is accompanied by instructions for identifying when calling.
The phone number can also be indicated on the document issued by the consulate or visa center after the package has been submitted for a visa.
In this case, you are required to call, introduce yourself, name the identifiers, if necessary, and ask about the readiness of the visa.
In some consulates, lists of ready visas may be posted on the front door or on a stand next to it. In this case, you need to come to the consulate at the time when the visa should be ready and look for your surname in the lists (usually they are drawn up in alphabetical order, but they can also be formed by the date of visa readiness).