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Processing Times

  • You should apply for a visa or permit at least six weeks prior to traveling.
  • This visa office will not respond to case status enquiries within the processing times above.
  • Applications will be processed in the order they are received.

These are not a guarantee of how long it will take to process your application.

Temporary Residence Visa Applications:


Temporary resident visa (visitor visa) 

Study permit

Temporary work permit

Travel document for permanent resident returning to Canada


10 days 4 weeks4 weeks N/A


10 days 4 weeks 4 weeks 1 week

Some applications take longer to process for various reasons. For example, the following factors could delay the processing of your application:

  • incomplete applications;
  • requirement to complete a medical examination;
  • Mandatory background or checks;
  • Previous criminal record;

Permanent Residence (Immigration) Applications:

For detailed information on processing times for permanent residence applications at Canadian visa offices, please see the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.

Learn more about the temporary visa application, study or work permit forms.



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