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 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 15
Accra – Ghana 15
Amman – Jordan 23
Ankara – Turkey 14
Beirut – Lebanon 23
Cairo – Egypt 19
Dakar – Senegal 25
Nairobi – Kenya 21
Pretoria – South Africa 21
Rabat – Morocco 8
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 14
Hong Kong – China 7
Islamabad – Pakistan 32
Manila – Philippines 14
New Delhi – India 13
Singapore – Singapore 30
Sydney – Australia 11

Europe
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Bucharest – Romania 14
Kyiv – Ukraine 13
London – United Kingdom 11
Moscow – Russia 18
Paris – France 8
Rome – Italy 13
Vienna – Austria 14
Warsaw – Poland 8

Americas
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Bogota – Colombia 15
Buenos Aires – Argentina 13
Guatemala City – Guatemala 26
Havana – Cuba 9
Kingston – Jamaica 25
Lima – Peru 12
Los Angeles – United States 26
Mexico City – Mexico 16
New York – United States 30
Ottawa (Case Processing Centre) - Canada 15
Port-au-Prince – Haiti 14
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago 21
Santiago – Chile 22
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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