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How long will it take to process my application to sponsor someone to live in Canada?

See the processing times to find out how long it will take to process your application.

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Our goal is to reduce wait times for spouses and partners. To do this, we are working to process the applications in the spousal sponsorship backlog.

Waiting for your application to be processed? Avoid further delays by

  • answering quickly if we ask you to give us more information; and
  • following the instructions in our requests.

If you fail to respond, your application could be refused.

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