- You are encouraged to apply online or through the nearest visa application Centre (VAC) as applications submitted directly to the visa office may take longer to process. By submitting an application through a VAC, you will be able to take advantage of the extended hours of service, online tracking of your application and the assurance that your application is complete and all the proper documentation is included. We are confident that this will lead to more efficient processing of your application. Visit the CIC website for more information on VACs (Mexico, Venezuela)
- You should apply for a visa or permit at least six weeks prior to traveling, beginning to work or beginning your studies. We recommend that you do not buy your airline ticket before your visa has been approved.
- This visa office will not respond to case status enquiries within the processing times above.
- The applications will be processed in the order they are received.
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.
Temporary Residence Visa Applications:
Temporary resident visa (visitor visa)
Temporary work permit
Travel document for permanent resident returning to Canada
|10 days ||3 weeks||4 weeks ||N/A|
|10 days ||3 weeks ||4 weeks ||1 week|
|15 days||4 weeks||6 weeks||Up to 2 weeks|
|15 days||4 weeks||6 weeks||2 days in 80% of the cases.*|
* These are approximate 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 which do not include a legible 2D barcode;
- incomplete applications;
- requirement to complete a medical examination;
- background or security checks required;
- criminal record;
- required interview;
- verification of documents needed; or
- any other factor that may complicate your case.
Please note that any of above checks could require approximately 15 additional working days and on rare ocasions more than that.
Learn more about the temporary visa application, study or work permit forms.