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 January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. Processing times are subject to change.

Last quarterly update: January 29, 2015

Africa and Middle East
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates 26
Accra – Ghana 76
Amman – Jordan 74
Ankara – Turkey 73
Beirut – Lebanon 74
Cairo – Egypt 72
Dakar – Senegal 71
Nairobi – Kenya 73
Pretoria – South Africa 64
Rabat – Morocco 69
Tel Aviv – Israel 66
Asia and Pacific
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Beijing – China 67
Colombo – Sri Lanka 71
Hong Kong – China 28
Islamabad – Pakistan 74
Manila – Philippines 72
New Delhi – India 73
Singapore – Singapore 73
Sydney – Australia 41
Europe
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Bucharest – Romania 73
Kyiv – Ukraine 69
London – United Kingdom 76
Moscow – Russia
Paris – France 67
Rome – Italy 67
Vienna – Austria 77
Warsaw – Poland 66
Americas
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Bogota – Colombia 64
Buenos Aires – Argentina 71
Guatemala City – Guatemala
Havana – Cuba 70
Kingston – Jamaica 75
Lima – Peru 20
Los Angeles – United States 78
Mexico City – Mexico 67
New York – United States
Ottawa (Case Processing Centre) - Canada 69
Port-au-Prince – Haiti 45
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago 71
Santiago – Chile
Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic
Sao Paulo – Brazil 23

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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