Processing times for sponsorship of spouses, common-law or conjugal partners and dependent children applications

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 and 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 15
Accra – Ghana 16
Amman – Jordan 24
Ankara – Turkey 14
Beirut – Lebanon 24
Cairo – Egypt 18
Dakar – Senegal 24
Nairobi – Kenya 21
Pretoria – South Africa 22
Rabat – Morocco 9
Tel Aviv – Israel 10

Asia and Pacific
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Beijing – China 9
Colombo – Sri Lanka 13
Hong Kong – China 7
Islamabad – Pakistan 33
Manila – Philippines 15
New Delhi – India 15
Singapore – Singapore 31
Sydney – Australia 11

Europe
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Bucharest – Romania 15
Kyiv – Ukraine 14
London – United Kingdom 11
Moscow – Russia 17
Paris – France 8
Rome – Italy 13
Vienna – Austria 17
Warsaw – Poland 8

Americas
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Bogota – Colombia 14
Buenos Aires – Argentina 14
Guatemala City – Guatemala 29
Havana – Cuba 9
Kingston – Jamaica 27
Lima – Peru 11
Los Angeles – United States 28
Mexico City – Mexico 17
New York – United States 33
Ottawa (Case Processing Centre) - Canada 16
Port-au-Prince – Haiti 16
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago 20
Santiago – Chile 21
Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic 14
Sao Paulo – Brazil 11

Notes

  • 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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