Processing times for temporary work 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, 2013 to March 31, 2014. Processing times are subject to change.

Last quarterly update: July 22, 2014.

Africa and Middle East
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates 7
Accra – Ghana 3
Algiers – Algeria -
Amman – Jordan 4
Ankara – Turkey 3
Beirut – Lebanon 2
Cairo – Egypt 3
Dakar – Senegal 3
Lagos – Nigeria 6
Nairobi – Kenya 5
Pretoria – South Africa 5
Rabat – Morocco 2
Riyadh – Saudi Arabia 6
Tel Aviv – Israel 5
Tunis – Tunisia 2

Asia and Pacific
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Bangkok – Thailand 4
Beijing – China 3
Chandigarh – India 20
Colombo – Sri Lanka 4
Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam 6
Hong Kong – China 6
Islamabad – Pakistan 6
Jakarta – Indonesia 3
Manila – Philippines 7
New Delhi – India 4
Shanghai – China 3
Singapore – Singapore 6
Sydney – Australia 3

Europe
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Bucharest – Romania 4
Kyiv – Ukraine 2
London – United Kingdom 3
Moscow – Russia 6
Paris – France 1

Prague – Czech Republic

2
Rome – Italy 2
Vienna – Austria 3
Warsaw – Poland 2

Americas
Visa Office Processing Times
IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Bogota – Colombia 2
Buenos Aires – Argentina 2
Guatemala City – Guatemala 2
Havana – Cuba 2
Kingston – Jamaica 2
Lima – Peru 3
Los Angeles – United States 6
Mexico City – Mexico 1
New York – United States 5
Port-au-Prince – Haiti 2
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago 1
Santiago – Chile 3
Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic 3
Sao Paulo – Brazil 2

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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