Processing Times for Temporary Resident Visa Applications Outside Canada

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Depending on your country of application, the amount of waiting time varies before you can get your Canadian visa. The following table, sourced from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, is based on experience 80 per cent of applications received by the agency.

Please note that waiting time applies to complete application package — applicant submitted all required documents and answered all questions in the application form. Otherwise, waiting time could be longer as application may be returned or, worse, refused.

This update: July 10, 2015

Africa and Middle East
Visa Office Number of Days
Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates 11
Accra – Ghana 23
Algiers – Algeria
Amman – Jordan 26
Ankara – Turkey 52
Beirut – Lebanon 23
Cairo – Egypt 32
Dakar – Senegal 14
Harare – Zimbabwe
Lagos – Nigeria 55
Nairobi – Kenya 9
Pretoria – South Africa 30
Rabat – Morocco 10
Riyadh – Saudi Arabia 24
Tel Aviv – Israel 24
Tunis – Tunisia 24

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Asia and Pacific
Visa Office Number of Days
Bangalore – India 14
Bangkok – Thailand 16
Beijing – China 14
Chandigarh – India 23
Colombo – Sri Lanka 27
Guangzhou – China
Ho Chi Minh – Vietnam 42
Hong Kong – China 8
Islamabad – Pakistan 70
Jakarta – Indonesia 3
Manila – Philippines 8
New Delhi – India 9
Seoul – South Korea 35
Shanghai – China 14
Singapore – Singapore 17
Sydney – Australia 27
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Europe
Visa Office Number of Days
Bucharest – Romania 8
Kyiv – Ukraine 4
London – United Kingdom 11
Moscow – Russia 14
Paris – France 9
Prague – Czech Republic 12
Rome – Italy 13
Vienna – Austria 17
Warsaw – Poland 9

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Americas
Visa Office Number of Days
Bogota – Colombia 17
Buenos Aires – Argentina 5
Caracas – Venezuela 19
Guatemala City – Guatemala 33
Havana – Cuba 16
Kingston – Jamaica 34
Lima – Peru 5
Los Angeles – United States 42
Mexico City – Mexico 6
New York – United States 52
Ottawa (Case Processing Centre) – Canada 14
Port-au-Prince – Haiti 28
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago 8
Santiago – Chile 10
Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic 13
Sao Paulo – Brazil 7
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