I am a British citizen who moved to the Republic of Ireland and trying to bring my mother to Ireland to live with me who is a Pakistani national. I applied for my mother's visa on her behalf on the 21st February and now it has been nearly 4 months and I still have not recieved any response of the decision which I check it every Tuesday online:
I did contact the email@example.com and they simply responded with similar to what is already written on their website:
The application referred to is currently awaiting examination.
Due to the large volume of applications of this type, the visa office is currently experiencing some delays in the processing of applications. While every effort is made to process these applications as soon as possible, processing times will vary, having regard to the volume of applications, their complexity, the possible need for the visa office to seek further information in relation to certain applications, and the resources available.
I would like to know if that long wait is actually normal and if so, what is the maximum time wait that can be expected? My mother and I are both separated since nearly 4 months now and she is all alone at a old peoples care home and I really miss her and need her to be with me in Ireland instead.
Stupid question but is there anything else I can do to speed up the process?