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, 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 13
Accra – Ghana 14
Amman – Jordan 22
Ankara – Turkey 10
Beirut – Lebanon 18
Cairo – Egypt 20
Dakar – Senegal 19
Nairobi – Kenya 27
Pretoria – South Africa 19
Rabat – Morocco 8
Tel Aviv – Israel 9
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 9
Islamabad – Pakistan 36
Manila – Philippines 17
New Delhi – India 16
Singapore – Singapore 30
Sydney – Australia 14
Europe
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Bucharest – Romania 16
Kyiv – Ukraine 12
London – United Kingdom 29
Moscow – Russia 18
Paris – France 8
Rome – Italy 10
Vienna – Austria 17
Warsaw – Poland 9
Americas
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Bogota – Colombia 12
Buenos Aires – Argentina 13
Guatemala City – Guatemala
Havana – Cuba 10
Kingston – Jamaica 25
Lima – Peru 14
Los Angeles – United States 32
Mexico City – Mexico 18
New York – United States
Ottawa (Case Processing Centre) - Canada 15
Port-au-Prince – Haiti 21
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago 16
Santiago – Chile 24
Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic 14
Sao Paulo – Brazil 8

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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