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, 2013 to March 31, 2014. Processing times are subject to change.

Last quarterly update: July 22, 2014

Africa and Middle East
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates 38
Accra – Ghana 64
Amman – Jordan 68
Ankara – Turkey 65
Beirut – Lebanon 67
Cairo – Egypt 72
Dakar – Senegal 60
Nairobi – Kenya 66
Pretoria – South Africa 59
Rabat – Morocco 62
Tel Aviv – Israel 46

Asia and Pacific
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Beijing – China 61
Colombo – Sri Lanka 68
Hong Kong – China 14
Islamabad – Pakistan 66
Manila – Philippines 65
New Delhi – India 66
Singapore – Singapore 66
Sydney – Australia 22

Europe
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Bucharest – Romania 60
Kyiv – Ukraine 60
London – United Kingdom 68
Moscow – Russia 62
Paris – France 62
Rome – Italy 63
Vienna – Austria 73
Warsaw – Poland 59

Americas
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Bogota – Colombia 53
Buenos Aires – Argentina 64
Guatemala City – Guatemala 66
Havana – Cuba 59
Kingston – Jamaica 68
Lima – Peru 20
Los Angeles – United States 63
Mexico City – Mexico 65
New York – United States
Ottawa (Case Processing Centre) - Canada 64
Port-au-Prince – Haiti 34
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago 66
Santiago – Chile
Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic 63
Sao Paulo – Brazil 59

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 by e-mail, letter or fax. 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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