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 finalized between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015. Processing times are subject to change.

Last quarterly update: May 20, 2015

Africa and Middle East
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates 14
Accra – Ghana 29
Amman – Jordan 9
Ankara – Turkey 9
Beirut – Lebanon 7
Cairo – Egypt 19
Dakar – Senegal 25
Nairobi – Kenya 23
Pretoria – South Africa 18
Rabat – Morocco 4
Tel Aviv – Israel
Asia and Pacific
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Beijing – China
Colombo – Sri Lanka 8
Hong Kong – China
Islamabad – Pakistan 32
Manila – Philippines 4
New Delhi – India 35
Singapore – Singapore 15
Sydney – Australia
Europe
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Bucharest – Romania
Kyiv – Ukraine
London – United Kingdom
Moscow – Russia 52
Paris – France
Rome – Italy
Vienna – Austria 18
Warsaw – Poland
Americas
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Bogota – Colombia 12
Buenos Aires – Argentina
Guatemala City – Guatemala
Havana – Cuba
Kingston – Jamaica
Lima – Peru
Los Angeles – United States
Mexico City – Mexico
New York – United States
Ottawa (Case Processing Centre) - Canada
Port-au-Prince – Haiti
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. 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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