Processing times for government–assisted refugee 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 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 21
Accra – Ghana 49
Amman – Jordan 26
Ankara – Turkey 11
Beirut – Lebanon 16
Cairo – Egypt 34
Dakar – Senegal 9
Nairobi – Kenya 31
Pretoria – South Africa 14
Rabat – Morocco
Tel Aviv – Israel

Asia and Pacific
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Beijing – China
Colombo – Sri Lanka
Hong Kong – China
Islamabad – Pakistan 22
Manila – Philippines
New Delhi – India 39
Singapore – Singapore 11
Sydney – Australia

Europe
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Bucharest – Romania
Kyiv – Ukraine
London – United Kingdom
Moscow – Russia 43
Paris – France
Rome – Italy
Vienna – Austria
Warsaw – Poland

Americas
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Bogota – Colombia 58
Buenos Aires – Argentina
Guatemala City – Guatemala
Havana – Cuba
Kingston – Jamaica 3
Lima – Peru
Los Angeles – United States
Mexico City – Mexico
New York – United States
Ottawa (Case Processing Centre) - Canada
Port-au-Prince – Haiti 13
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago
Santiago – Chile
Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic
Sao Paulo – Brazil

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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