IRCC, the government of Canada’s department in charge of immigration, refugees, and Canadian citizenship on Wednesday, November 16 updated the visa processing times for Visitor Visas & Extensions, Super Visas, & Work Permits, and Study Permit outside Canada.
The visa processing time for Canada’s visitor visa has reached a new high of nearly 6 months.
Canada Visa Processing Times
The most recent update indicates that it could take up to 164 days to obtain a temporary residence visa for anyone applying from India in order to visit, study, or work in Canada.
The above-mentioned link allows our readers outside of India to check the length of time it takes to process visas for their particular countries.
This processing time indicates how long it took us in the past to process most complete applications. If your application is incomplete, it may be delayed or returned.
Your processing time begins when we receive your complete application and ends when we reach a decision. It may vary depending on the number of applications received.
According to IRCC, the processing times will vary based on:
- the type of application submitted
- if the application is complete
- how quickly do we expect to process applications we’ve already received
- how easily we can verify your information
- how long do you take to respond to any requests or concerns?
- other factors
It is important to note that a temporary resident visa, which is also known as a Visitor Visa, is required for foreign nationals to stay in Canada for a short period of time, usually 6 months or less, for a variety of reasons such as tourism, business, and family visits, among others.
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Canadian Embassy assured to reduce the wait time
Last month the Canadian Embassy in India assured to assured that it is working to improve the situation since it understands their “frustration and disappointment.”
In a social media update, the Canadian Embassy stated that it would make every effort to reduce the wait time. However, the wait times in India continue to increase and touch new highs of around 24 weeks.
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