Please note that temporary resident visa, study or work permit applicants who do not include a legible 2D barcode page as part of their application should expect longer processing times (for more information, please see 2D barcode page).
For detailed information on processing times for permanent residence applications at Canadian visa offices, please see the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website.
Find out average processing time for 95% of applications submitted directly at the Visa Section of the Embassy in the last 4 weeks: 22 working daysFind out average processing time when an application is submitted at the VAC.
* 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:
Please note that any of above checks could require approximately 15 additional working days and on rare ocasions more than that.
Completing the temporary resident visa, study and work permit forms electronically (typing the information) is easier and reduces the risk of errors that can slow down the application process.
Once the application is completed electronically, click on the “Validate” button located at the top or bottom of the form and print your application form. This will generate a barcode* page (page 5 of 5). When submitting your application, to ensure your encoded data is captured, you must include the last page (page 5 of 5) which contains your unique barcodes.
*See image below:
Note : This barcode page will not appear if you fill out your application by hand.