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, 2013 to December 31, 2013. Processing times are subject to change.

Last quarterly update: March 10, 2014

Africa and Middle East
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates 47
Accra – Ghana 59
Amman – Jordan 62
Ankara – Turkey 53
Beirut – Lebanon 64
Cairo – Egypt 59
Dakar – Senegal 58
Nairobi – Kenya 63
Pretoria – South Africa 58
Rabat – Morocco 59
Tel Aviv – Israel 40

Asia and Pacific
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Beijing – China 58
Colombo – Sri Lanka 65
Hong Kong – China 12
Islamabad – Pakistan 63
Manila – Philippines 61
New Delhi – India 63
Singapore – Singapore 64
Sydney – Australia 22

Europe
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Bucharest – Romania 57
Kyiv – Ukraine 57
London – United Kingdom 65
Moscow – Russia 61
Paris – France 60
Rome – Italy 62
Vienna – Austria 62
Warsaw – Poland 55

Americas
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Bogota – Colombia 51
Buenos Aires – Argentina 64
Guatemala City – Guatemala 62
Havana – Cuba 56
Kingston – Jamaica 66
Lima – Peru 19
Los Angeles – United States 62
Mexico City – Mexico 62
New York – United States 60
Ottawa (Case Processing Centre) - Canada 61
Port-au-Prince – Haiti 29
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago 65
Santiago – Chile
Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic 59
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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