You will receive a response from the Department of Civil Affairs within two to three months of the date on which the Department received the application accompanied by the necessary documentation and information.
The application being submitted at least two months in advance is thus a prerequisite for appointment being able to be effected on the day the conditions are met.
For applicants who satisfy the conditions on a Saturday, Sunday, public holiday or one of the days that the Ministry is closed (usually the Friday after Ascension Day and the days between Christmas and New Year), however, appointment takes place on the next working day.
Appointment may not be assumed even if you have not received a response from the Department of Civil Affairs before the expiry of the abovementioned deadline.
In case of rejection
You cannot appeal a decision made by the Department of Civil Affairs to another authority. You are able to bring the Departments decision before the courts.