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, 2013 to December 31, 2013. 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: March 10, 2014

Africa and Middle East
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates 22
Accra – Ghana 17
Amman – Jordan
Ankara – Turkey 53
Beirut – Lebanon
Cairo – Egypt 11
Dakar – Senegal 22
Nairobi – Kenya 12
Pretoria – South Africa 13
Rabat – Morocco 10
Tel Aviv – Israel 14

Asia and Pacific
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Beijing – China 24
Colombo – Sri Lanka 12
Hong Kong – China 14
Islamabad – Pakistan 52
Manila – Philippines 12
New Delhi – India 15
Singapore – Singapore 30
Sydney – Australia 12

Europe
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Bucharest – Romania 16
Kyiv – Ukraine 16
London – United Kingdom 29
Moscow – Russia 13
Paris – France 7
Rome – Italy 20
Vienna – Austria 19
Warsaw – Poland 12

Americas
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Bogota – Colombia 25
Buenos Aires – Argentina
Guatemala City – Guatemala
Havana – Cuba
Kingston – Jamaica 22
Lima – Peru
Los Angeles – United States 31
Mexico City – Mexico 13
New York – United States 38
Ottawa (Case Processing Centre) - Canada 17
Port-au-Prince – Haiti
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago 15
Santiago – Chile
Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic
Sao Paulo – Brazil 18

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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