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 finalized between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Processing times are subject to change.

Last quarterly update: July 10, 2015

Africa and Middle East
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates 35
Accra – Ghana 79
Amman – Jordan 77
Ankara – Turkey 77
Beirut – Lebanon 79
Cairo – Egypt 72
Dakar – Senegal 77
Nairobi – Kenya 79
Pretoria – South Africa 67
Rabat – Morocco 76
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 74
Hong Kong – China 62
Islamabad – Pakistan 80
Manila – Philippines 76
New Delhi – India 77
Singapore – Singapore 75
Sydney – Australia 35
Europe
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Bucharest – Romania 75
Kyiv – Ukraine 71
London – United Kingdom 82
Moscow – Russia 74
Paris – France 71
Rome – Italy 66
Vienna – Austria 81
Warsaw – Poland 66
Americas
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Bogota – Colombia 65
Buenos Aires – Argentina 76
Guatemala City – Guatemala
Havana – Cuba
Kingston – Jamaica 78
Lima – Peru 26
Los Angeles – United States 83
Mexico City – Mexico 74
New York – United States
Ottawa (Case Processing Centre) - Canada
Port-au-Prince – Haiti 53
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago 74
Santiago – Chile
Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic
Sao Paulo – Brazil 22

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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