Sunday, August 21, 2011

Processing times for federal skilled worker applications processed by visa offices outside Canada


The tables below indicate application processing times at Canadian visa offices outside Canada. The times are based on how long it took to process 80 percent of all cases between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. Processing times are subject to change.
Processing times for applications received on or after June 26, 2010 are unavailable as sufficient final decision data does not exist.
Last quarterly update: July 26, 2011
Africa and Middle East
Visa OfficeProcessing Times IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Applications received BEFORE February 27, 2008Applications received BETWEEN November 28, 2008 and June 25, 2010
Accra - Ghana87-
Cairo - Egypt6917
Dakar - Senegal41-
Damascus - Syria8918
Nairobi - Kenya7413
Pretoria - South Africa7818
Rabat - Morocco6613
Tel Aviv - Israel5316

Asia and Pacific
Visa OfficeProcessing Times IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Applications received BEFORE February 27, 2008Applications received BETWEEN November 28, 2008 and June 25, 2010
Beijing - China4818
Colombo - Sri Lanka5515
Hong Kong - China5718
Islamabad - Pakistan8726
Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia5116
Manila - Philippines7615
New Delhi - India8715
Seoul - South Korea5118
Singapore - Singapore6716
Sydney - Australia5215
Taipei - Taiwan5318
Tokyo - Japan6913

Europe
Visa OfficeProcessing Times IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Applications received BEFORE February 27, 2008Applications received BETWEEN November 28, 2008 and June 25, 2010
Ankara - Turkey4515
Berlin - Germany4516
Bucharest - Romania5914
Kiev - Ukraine4613
London - United Kingdom5320
Moscow - Russia4720
Paris - France5617
Rome - Italy-15
Vienna - Austria5016
Warsaw - Poland7114

Americas
Visa OfficeProcessing Times IN MONTHS
(based on a complete application package)
Applications received BEFORE February 27, 2008Applications received BETWEEN November 28, 2008 and June 25, 2010
Bogota - Colombia5914
Buenos Aires - Argentina-12
Buffalo – United States5421
Caracas - Venezuela6214
Guatemala City - Guatemala-17
Havana - Cuba-11
Kingston – Jamaica5119
Lima - Peru4612
Mexico City - Mexico4415
Port-au-Prince - Haiti--
Port of Spain - Trinidad and Tobago5523
Santiago - Chile--
Santo Domingo - Dominican Republic4819
Sao Paulo - Brazil3816
Notes
  • You can view your application status online.
  • If it has been longer than the time shown above since you applied and your visa office has not contacted you, you may wish to contact the visa office that is processing your application by e-mail, letter or fax. The Call Centre does not have information about applications processed outside Canada.
  • (-) indicates that not enough data are available. Processing times are shown only where an office has finalized 10 or more cases in the past 12 months.