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 finalized between July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Processing times are subject to change.

Last quarterly update: August 27, 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 24
Ankara – Turkey 11
Beirut – Lebanon 17
Cairo – Egypt 17
Dakar – Senegal 19
Nairobi – Kenya 20
Pretoria – South Africa 14
Rabat – Morocco 7
Tel Aviv – Israel 9
Asia and Pacific
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Beijing – China 10
Colombo – Sri Lanka 9
Hong Kong – China 11
Islamabad – Pakistan 47
Manila – Philippines 16
New Delhi – India 17
Singapore – Singapore 27
Sydney – Australia 11
Europe
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Bucharest – Romania 17
Kyiv – Ukraine 12
London – United Kingdom 28
Moscow – Russia 27
Paris – France 8
Rome – Italy 12
Vienna – Austria 16
Warsaw – Poland 13
Americas
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Bogota – Colombia 14
Buenos Aires – Argentina 16
Guatemala City – Guatemala
Havana – Cuba 10
Kingston – Jamaica 22
Lima – Peru 7
Los Angeles – United States 27
Mexico City – Mexico 17
New York – United States 39
Ottawa (Case Processing Centre) - Canada 17
Port-au-Prince – Haiti 23
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago 17
Santiago – Chile 26
Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic 15
Sao Paulo – Brazil 5

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. 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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