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, 2014 to December 31, 2014. Processing times are subject to change.

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 21
Accra – Ghana 32
Amman – Jordan 9
Ankara – Turkey 9
Beirut – Lebanon 7
Cairo – Egypt 18
Dakar – Senegal 30
Nairobi – Kenya 22
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 13
Hong Kong – China
Islamabad – Pakistan 33
Manila – Philippines
New Delhi – India 40
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
Paris – France
Rome – Italy
Vienna – Austria
Warsaw – Poland
Americas
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Bogota – Colombia 15
Buenos Aires – Argentina
Guatemala City – Guatemala
Havana – Cuba 12
Kingston – Jamaica
Lima – Peru
Los Angeles – United States
Mexico City – Mexico
New York – United States
Ottawa (Case Processing Centre) - Canada
Port-au-Prince – Haiti 25
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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