Processing times for study permit applications processed by visa offices outside Canada

The tables below indicate application processing times at Canadian visa offices outside Canada. The times are based on how long it took to process 80 percent of all cases between January 1, 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 WEEKS
(based on a complete application package)
Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates 10
Accra – Ghana 5
Algiers – Algeria
Amman – Jordan 8
Ankara – Turkey 12
Beirut – Lebanon 6
Cairo – Egypt 8
Dakar – Senegal 8
Harare – Zimbabwe
Lagos – Nigeria 21
Nairobi – Kenya 12
Pretoria – South Africa 16
Rabat – Morocco 8
Riyadh – Saudi Arabia 4
Tel Aviv – Israel 4
Tunis – Tunisia 14

Asia and Pacific
Visa Office Processing Times
IN WEEKS
(based on a complete application package)
Bangkok – Thailand 10
Beijing – China 7
Chandigarh – India 3
Colombo – Sri Lanka 9
Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam 12
Hong Kong – China 8
Islamabad – Pakistan 11
Jakarta – Indonesia 5
Manila – Philippines 12
New Delhi – India 3
Shanghai – China 6
Singapore – Singapore 9
Sydney – Australia 8

Europe
Visa Office Processing Times
IN WEEKS
(based on a complete application package)
Bucharest – Romania 10
Kyiv – Ukraine 5
London – United Kingdom 7
Moscow – Russia 9
Paris – France 4

Prague – Czech Republic

3
Rome – Italy 3
Vienna – Austria 5
Warsaw – Poland 5

Americas
Visa Office Processing Times
IN WEEKS
(based on a complete application package)
Bogota – Colombia 5
Buenos Aires – Argentina 6
Guatemala City – Guatemala 6
Havana – Cuba 6
Kingston – Jamaica 7
Lima – Peru 7
Los Angeles – United States 10
Mexico City – Mexico 6
New York – United States 17
Port-au-Prince – Haiti 5
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago 5
Santiago – Chile 2
Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic 7
Sao Paulo – Brazil 6

Notes

  • 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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