In order to benefit from extended business hours and on-site client service, and to minimize delays caused by incomplete documentation, we recommend that applicants for temporary residence (visitors, passengers in transit, students and workers) submit applications at the Visa Application Centre (VAC).
Temporary resident applications submitted directly to the visa office at the Embassy of Canada must be presented at the reception window during reception hour. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their visa applications at least 4 - 6 weeks in advance of their planned travel date.
Reception hour: Wednesdays ONLY
9:00 to 11:00
Service limited to 30 clients
Visa Application Center: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
EACH applicant for a Temporary Resident Visa must complete the required forms. This applies to all applicants, including minor children.
Visa applications will require a minimum of 15 working days to process.
These applications will require a minimum of 15 working days to process.
* Note: These are average processing times only. Some applications take longer to process for various reasons. For example, the following factors could delay the processing of your application:
Applications are dealt with in the order in which they are received.
In all cases, when your application is accepted for processing you will be advised when to come back to the Embassy to pick-up the decision.
In order for you to pick up the decision, and your passport and other documents, you must present:
In order for a third party (family member, travel agent, co-worker, etc.) to pick up the decision, and your passport and other documents, the third party must present:
For more detailed information on processing times for all other categories of applications at Canadian visa sections, including the Santiago, Chile visa section, please see the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.