We often see questions from people suffering from "post-submission anxiety." (Not sure if this is a real term or a TravelSE-ism.)
Most of these questions are closed for various reasons -- off topic, etc -- but it would be nice to close as a duplicate of a canonical explaining what post-submission anxiety is and what to do about it (ie: take a deep breath and move on. Que sera, sera. There's nothing you can do about it right now.)
I propose creating a country-agnostic canonical question along the lines of "I have submitted an application and am now having second thoughts. What can I or should I do?"
What the canonical would cover
- Country-agnostic -- this is not a problem restricted to applicants for one type of visa or country.
Brief description of common scenarios:
- I made a typo/clerical error
- I forgot to include something
- I would like to submit the past 10 years' tax returns to make my application stronger
- They asked for XYZ and I gave it to them but I'm not sure it's enough
- I did ABC, but should I have done DEF instead?
- What can I/should I do?
- My application is already sent, can I amend it?
- I'm concerned that my application is not strong enough. Is there some way to tell if I will probably get a visa?
What the canonical answer would (hopefully) cover:
- There's nothing to be done, let the process run its course.
- For certain countries (eg US) there will be an in-person interview during which you can present any additional evidence, correct a clerical error.
- Worrying about what-ifs isn't going to help the current application.
Relevant questions on TravelSE:
- UK VISA post submission anxiety
- Clerical error in UK visa application, but form already submitted - what should I do?
- Urgent help with visa application
- Could I have approached South African Embassy without going through VFSGlobal for faster visa processing and news updates?
- How can I explain to New Zealand Immigration that I am not barred re-entry to UK?
... etc. The above are mostly UK but there's lots more for other countries as well.