Processing times for provincial nominee applications

The tables below indicate application processing times at Canadian visa offices. 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.

These processing times only apply to the federal part of the processing (at the visa office) once we have received the complete application. It does not include the time it takes for the province or territory to process the nomination certificate.

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 16
Accra – Ghana 17
Amman – Jordan
Ankara – Turkey 63
Beirut – Lebanon 42
Cairo – Egypt 11
Dakar – Senegal 21
Nairobi – Kenya 16
Pretoria – South Africa 14
Rabat – Morocco
Tel Aviv – Israel 17
Asia and Pacific
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Beijing – China 31
Colombo – Sri Lanka 15
Hong Kong – China 14
Islamabad – Pakistan
Manila – Philippines 15
New Delhi – India 18
Singapore – Singapore 38
Sydney – Australia 28
Europe
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Bucharest – Romania 27
Kyiv – Ukraine 13
London – United Kingdom 29
Moscow – Russia
Paris – France 7
Rome – Italy 21
Vienna – Austria 25
Warsaw – Poland 28
Americas
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Bogota – Colombia
Buenos Aires – Argentina
Guatemala City – Guatemala
Havana – Cuba
Kingston – Jamaica 25
Lima – Peru
Los Angeles – United States 44
Mexico City – Mexico 17
New York – United States 44
Ottawa (Case Processing Centre) - Canada 17
Port-au-Prince – Haiti
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago 17
Santiago – Chile
Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic
Sao Paulo – Brazil 15

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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