Processing times for sponsorship of parents and grandparents applications

Note: As of November 5, 2011, no new applications to sponsor parents or grandparents will be accepted for processing for up to 24 months. Parents and grandparents of Canadian citizens and permanent residents have a new option for visiting Canada – the Parent and Grandparent Super Visa. This temporary pause will allow us to focus on those applicants already awaiting a decision and reduce the backlog in the parents and grandparents category.

The tables below indicate application processing times at Canadian visa offices once Step 1 has been completed. The times are based on how long it took to process 80 percent of all cases between April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015. Processing times are subject to change.

Last quarterly update: May 20, 2015

Africa and Middle East
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates 27
Accra – Ghana 77
Amman – Jordan 77
Ankara – Turkey 76
Beirut – Lebanon 76
Cairo – Egypt 73
Dakar – Senegal 74
Nairobi – Kenya 75
Pretoria – South Africa 64
Rabat – Morocco 74
Tel Aviv – Israel 63
Asia and Pacific
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Beijing – China 71
Colombo – Sri Lanka 72
Hong Kong – China 57
Islamabad – Pakistan 80
Manila – Philippines 76
New Delhi – India 75
Singapore – Singapore 76
Sydney – Australia 52
Europe
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Bucharest – Romania 74
Kyiv – Ukraine 72
London – United Kingdom 78
Moscow – Russia 73
Paris – France 70
Rome – Italy 70
Vienna – Austria 80
Warsaw – Poland 66
Americas
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Bogota – Colombia 64
Buenos Aires – Argentina 76
Guatemala City – Guatemala
Havana – Cuba
Kingston – Jamaica 78
Lima – Peru 22
Los Angeles – United States 80
Mexico City – Mexico 69
New York – United States
Ottawa (Case Processing Centre) - Canada 69
Port-au-Prince – Haiti 51
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago 73
Santiago – Chile
Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic
Sao Paulo – Brazil 15

Note

  • You can view your application status online.
  • If it has been longer than the time shown above since you applied and your visa office has not contacted you, you may wish to contact the visa office that is processing your application. The Call Centre does not have information about applications processed outside Canada.
  • (–) indicates that not enough data are available. Processing times are shown only where an office has finalized 10 or more cases in the past 12 months.
 
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