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

Last quarterly update: May 20, 2015

Africa and Middle East
Visa Office Processing Times in weeks
(based on a complete application package)
Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates 7
Accra – Ghana 8
Algiers – Algeria
Amman – Jordan 5
Ankara – Turkey 9
Beirut – Lebanon 7
Cairo – Egypt 6
Dakar – Senegal 6
Harare – Zimbabwe
Lagos – Nigeria 51
Nairobi – Kenya 8
Pretoria – South Africa 15
Rabat – Morocco 5
Riyadh – Saudi Arabia 4
Tel Aviv – Israel 6
Tunis – Tunisia 12
Asia and Pacific
Visa Office Processing Times in weeks
(based on a complete application package)
Bangalore – India 4
Bangkok – Thailand 10
Beijing – China 7
Chandigarh – India 3
Colombo – Sri Lanka 10
Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam 9
Hong Kong – China 5
Islamabad – Pakistan 12
Jakarta – Indonesia 5
Manila – Philippines 7
New Delhi – India 3
Shanghai – China 7
Singapore – Singapore 9
Sydney – Australia 8
Europe
Visa Office Processing Times in weeks
(based on a complete application package)
Bucharest – Romania 8
Kyiv – Ukraine 5
London – United Kingdom 6
Moscow – Russia 6
Paris – France 3
Rome – Italy 3
Vienna – Austria 4
Warsaw – Poland 5
Americas
Visa Office Processing Times in weeks
(based on a complete application package)
Bogota – Colombia 4
Buenos Aires – Argentina 5
Guatemala City – Guatemala 7
Havana – Cuba 3
Kingston – Jamaica 8
Lima – Peru 4
Los Angeles – United States 5
Mexico City – Mexico 5
New York – United States 11
Port-au-Prince – Haiti 6
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago 5
Santiago – Chile 2
Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic 6
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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