I am applying for an MVV visa to NL. My sponsor is recognized sponsor by IND. I have been told that because it is a recognized sponsor, it will take two weeks. Until now it is been three weeks and no answer.

  • Call IND and ask ETA for it Commented Aug 8, 2016 at 3:14
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    You have been told by who? The government of the Netherlands?
    – ouflak
    Commented Aug 8, 2016 at 13:39
  • @EugenMartynov i did, they don't know Commented Aug 18, 2016 at 19:04

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I recently got approval on mvv, it took three weeks to get the approval letter so I think it's fine. After that I have had to go to the Dutch embassy to get an mvv sticker on my passport, and that takes 1 or 2 weeks (it goes to Washington, and I'm in south America)

  • do you mean that, in some instances, the visa is sent to the consulate in Washington DC, where the applicant picks it up? Wouldn't this depend on other factors?
    – Giorgio
    Commented Aug 14, 2016 at 18:58
  • @Dorothy I really don't know, I suppose that's just really the normal procedure.
    – nMoncho
    Commented Aug 14, 2016 at 19:12
  • @nMoncho was that in August? (The holiday month). For me, now it has been more than a month and yet no answer Commented Aug 18, 2016 at 19:04
  • @user2059935 yes totally. As far as I know the papers were turned in August 18th. Today I got the update on the sticker, my passport is ready for pick-up. Has the company gave any info?
    – nMoncho
    Commented Aug 19, 2016 at 0:58
  • @nMoncho Congratulations for your visa. I hope all goes good with you. The company said (two weeks ago) that we have to wait because it is holiday month in the Netherlands, and that makes sense, but now it has been 33 days. i applied on July 19. can I ask you please when did you submit your application to IND ? Commented Aug 19, 2016 at 11:26

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