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How long will it take to process my application?

Due to the impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we

  • are experiencing delays in receiving applications
  • can’t process applications normally
  • can’t provide accurate processing times

For guidance on your situation, find out how you’re affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19).

We can’t tell you exactly how long it will take us to process your application. Each application is different and takes a different amount of time to process.

We can give you an estimate, based on your application type.

Check the processing times to find out how long it takes us to process most applications.

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